Laura Sochat

Associate Principal
Laura Sochat | Energy | Charles River Associates

Laura Sochat is an associate principal in CRA’s Energy Practice. She is an economist with over 10 years of experience.

Ms. Sochat provides consultancy services to clients in the energy industry in the context of international arbitration, strategy, and regulatory advisory projects. She has acted as project manager on a range of investment treaty and commercial cases in many geographies and has been retained as co-expert on a commercial case.

Ms. Sochat has extensive experience in the development of quantitative and qualitative arguments through in-depth analytics of commercial data and review of factual evidence in the context of international arbitration. For clients operating through the energy value chain, Laura provides advice on asset valuation, project and company financial modeling, and economic and statistical analysis. She also often advises clients on regulatory issues, in the context of strategy development, regulatory reviews, and stakeholder engagement processes and impact assessments.

In addition to her experience in the energy industry, Ms. Sochat also has experience in the competition, telecoms, and financial sectors.

Prior to joining CRA, Laura worked at another consultancy, where she was part of both the competition and quantitative finance practices. Prior to that, Laura was a Teaching Fellow for the Economics department at the University of Warwick. Laura speaks English (fluent) and French (native).

Ms. Sochat holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Essex and an MSc in Economics and International Financial Economics from the University of Warwick.

Selected engagements

  • 01
    Carve-out of integrated utility in Romania 
    A complex carve-out of a large integrated utility consisting of renewable generation, electricity distribution, and energy retail was required following its...
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  • 02
    Valuation of an energy technology firm 
    As part of an international growth strategy, the client, a subsidiary of a major Australasian utility, required a valuation of a European technology firm which...
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  • 03
    Pre-arbitration proceedings analysis for operators of CCGT power plants and desalination plant
    For the operators of CCGT power plants and of a desalination plant, CRA was retained to conduct pre-arbitration proceedings analysis in relation to contractual...
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