Mhairi Main Garcia
Counsel, Ashurst Dubai
Mhairi Main Garcia is Vice-Chair of the board of the Clean Energy Council, a non-profit association providing a forum for both private and public sector organisations participating in the clean energy sector across the MENA region. A practising lawyer, Mhairi is a counsel in the energy team of international law firm Ashurst LLP specialising in energy and infrastructure projects. She has a passion for renewables and clean energy and focuses in particular on advising on corporate and commercial aspects of renewables projects, including solar (PV and CSP), wind and waste-to-energy, in addition to advising on conventional power, water, wastewater and district cooling projects. Mhairi advises sponsors, lenders, contractors and public sector clients in numerous jurisdictions across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe. Some of her recent solar experience includes advising on the Ouarzazate (Noor I), Noor II and Noor III CSP independent power projects in Morocco, the Shams Ma’an PV independent power project in Jordan, bids for the DEWA phase 2 and phase 3 PV independent power projects and a bid for Abu Dhabi’s Sweihan PV independent power project. Mhairi is admitted as an attorney in the State of New York and a solicitor in England and Wales.