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Helena Badger Queralt is a lawyer whose specialty is renewable energies. In our firm she advises clients with respect to operation and maintenance contracts for renewables installations, litigating cases related to bad banking practices (primarily swaps and mortgage interest rates), advising public administrations, and legalizing self-consumption installations. She also collaborates in the broader litigation pursued by the firm as well as in the preparation of legal due diligence reports in M&A transactions.

She participates in the firm’s contributions to the UNEF self-consumption and PPA working groups. She has advised the Cabildo de la Palma regarding hydroelectric exploitation, the Ajuntament de Molins de Rei regarding a district heating network and the Ajuntament de Navàs in relation to the installation of photovoltaic projects for self-consumption in public buildings.

Helena speaks English, Spanish and Catalan fluently and has an intermediate level of Italian. After graduating in law from the University Pompeu Fabra, she completed a Masters in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance at the University College of Turin. Helena amplified her knowledge with a Master of Commercial Law at the University of Birmingham, where she studied international private law, maritime law, insurance law and consumer protection law, culminating with the preparation of her thesis on the topic of abusive clauses in banking contracts.

Prior to arriving at our firm, Helena worked in consumer protection in the banking sector: firstly at the Catalan Consumers’ Agency in relation to preferential shares, then later at BBS Abogados in relation to ‘cláusulas suelo’, IRPH and swaps. Helena possesses an innate capacity to analyze contracts, in addition to a clear vision as to the rights and obligations that correspond to counterparties. She regularly attends meetings of the Catalan Biomass Cluster in representation of our firm.