Georgia Bellett advises energy companies, financial institutions, private equity firms, and project developers on a range of transactional and regulatory environmental matters, including climate change, renewable fuel programs, carbon neutrality, voluntary and compliance-grade environmental commodities, and low-carbon project development, including carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects.

Ms. Bellett’s experience includes transactional diligence, contract negotiation, and permitting.

Before joining Latham, Ms. Bellett worked in the banking and financial services practice of a leading New Zealand law firm. There, she advised some of New Zealand’s largest banks and corporations on a wide range of debt capital markets, corporate finance, and regulatory matters. She also completed a 5-month secondment at Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest renewable energy generator and electricity retailer.

Ms. Bellett’s experience includes advising:

  • An energy company on the development and project financing of a landmark carbon capture and sequestration project in the Middle East (2022 – ongoing)
  • Chevron on environmental commodity transactions, including carbon offset credits
  • Toyota on the expansion of its electric vehicle charging station capabilities and development of renewable energy generation projects (ongoing)
  • Rubicon Carbon on building up its carbon credits business
  • Emergent Forest Finance Accelerator on a US$1.5 billion REDD+ carbon credit transaction announced at COP-26 across 25 global companies, including Amazon, Salesforce, Unilever, Bayer, and Nestle (ongoing)
  • Meridian Energy, New Zealand’s largest generator of renewable energy, on the procurement of a wind farm*
  • ANZ Bank New Zealand, Bank of New Zealand, ASB Bank, and other participating banks on the financing arrangements for a NZ$6.25 billion business finance guarantee scheme provided to support New Zealand businesses affected by COVID-19*
  • WEL Networks, a large electricity distribution company, on the sale of Ultrafast Fibre Limited (2021 INFINZ M&A Transaction of the Year, New Zealand)*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California


  • LLM, University of California, Berkeley, 2022
    Certificate of Specialization in Renewable Energy and Clean Technology
  • BS in Neuroscience, University of Otago, 2017
  • LLB (Hons), University of Otago, 2017