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 New Zealand’s largest renewable energy generator and electricity retailer.

Ms. Bellett’s experience includes advising:

  • A large oil and gas company on the development, permitting, and contract negotiations for a US$1 billion CCS project [located in Saudi Arabia]
  • New Zealand’s largest generator of renewable energy on the procurement of a wind farm*
  • Participating banks on the financing arrangements for a US$6.25 billion business finance guarantee scheme provided to support New Zealand businesses affected by COVID-19*
  • A large electricity distribution company on the sale of one of its subsidiaries (2021 INFINZ M&A Transaction of the Year, New Zealand)*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham.

Bar Qualification

  • California

Education

  • 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