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Jean-Luc M. Delpy

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Jean-Luc Delpy is an experienced corporate attorney who guides U.S. and non-U.S. corporate clients through cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, commercial contracting and corporate governance matters.

Professional Biography

Jean-Luc regularly counsels clients through all aspects of complex mergers, acquisitions and divestitures and the formation of joint ventures. In addition, he has extensive experience with commercial legal matters, including reviewing, drafting, and negotiating term sheets, letters of intent, master service agreements and other commercial contracts. Jean-Luc also assists clients with general corporate governance matters, such as the selection of the appropriate legal entity, entity formation and dissolution, internal corporate reorganizations, and related compliance issues.

Jean-Luc has extensive power and energy industry experience. Prior to joining Baker Donelson, he worked for almost eight years at a Fortune 500 global power and utility company as in-house counsel where he provided legal advice and transactional support for project development, equipment procurement, renewable energy credits (RECs) and retail energy supply agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances, and M&A transactions.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Represented minority partner in the sale of its entire interest in a 1.7GW coal fired power facility in India.

  • Represented seller of a minority stake in a 1.4GW portfolio of two combined-cycle gas generation power plants and two battery energy storage assets in California and Arizona.

  • Represented seller of a 1.4GW portfolio of two thermal power plants and one energy storage facility in Northern Ireland.

  • Represented seller of 973MW of peaking generation power plants in Ohio and Indiana.

  • Represented buyer of a leading independent US renewable energy developer.

  • Represented seller of its partial ownership interests in two coal-fired power plants in Ohio.

  • Represented seller of a controlling interest in a 163MW thermal power plant in Sri Lanka.

  • Represented seller of a retail electric business serving customers in Ohio.

  • Represented seller of a retail electric business serving customers in Illinois and Indiana.

  • Represented buyer of a leading residential and C&I solar power project developer from founding partners.

  • Joint Ventures

  • Represented an existing member in a transaction which increased its ownership interest and brought in new equity investors in a leading technology developer for energy providers.

  • Represented a founding member in a capital raise to bring in a new minority investor for a leading battery-based energy storage system business.

  • Represented founding member in the formation of a global joint venture for battery-based energy storage technology.

  • Represented project developer in the formation of a joint venture for the construction and operation of a 10MW battery energy storage system in India.

  • Energy Contracts and Project Development

  • Drafted a fuel supply agreement on behalf of an oil and gas exploration company for the supply of gas to a crypto-currency mining offtaker.

  • Supported RFP for power purchase agreements and supported negotiations of retail supply agreement with a multinational technology company to power its data centers with renewable energy.

  • Negotiated master supply agreements and master purchase agreements for utility-scale battery-based energy storage technology business.

  • Advised developer in connection with build-own-transfer agreement for development of utility-scale battery-based energy storage project in California.

  • Supported development team in connection with the development and sale of utility-scale battery-based energy storage projects in Arizona.

  • Drafted and negotiated supply agreements with robotics developers to develop solutions for solar generation projects.

  • Advised an EV startup on issues related to engaging contractors to install EV chargers in the homes of the startup's customers.

  • Advised an EV startup on the acquisition of already installed EV chargers from an affiliated public utility.

  • Advised a public utility on questions related to the installation of EV chargers for C&I and public entity customers.

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America ® "Ones to Watch" in Corporate Law (2023)


  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2012, magna cum laude
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 2009


  • Louisiana, 2021
  • Virginia, 2012

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