Energy and utilities

Today, the world relies on the energy industry more than ever.


We work closely with the specialist businesses across energy generation, transportation and supply, including large integrated utilities, established network businesses, independent project developers, funders and the new breed of energy supply and services companies, as well as major energy consumers, providing legal advice that helps them all flourish in highly competitive markets.

Our focus areas


Energy consumption

In energy consumption, we focus on provision of domestic, commercial and industrial energy to end-users, maximising the efficient usage of electricity and gas, plus new energy service models.

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Energy generation

In energy generation, we work with utilities, developers and funders with a range of challenges, from planning and site acquisition to operations, right through to decommissioning, in areas such as fossil fuels, nuclear and renewables.

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Energy management

Our energy management practice focuses on advising leading clients that are active in the transportation of energy and the services for management of power-flows across networks.

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Waste and water

Our waste and water practice advises corporates who operate at a local and global scale, on a broad range of legal disciplines, as well as developers and funders on resource management infrastructure projects.

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Experience


CHORUS Clean Energy AG

Advised on the purchase of a wind farm in Hürth near Cologne.

ENcome Group

Advised on the acquisition of the O&M business of ENERQOS.

RWE

Advised on the sale of a 50% stake in the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm to Norway’s Statkraft, and the negotiation of associated joint venture and development agreements connected to the project.

InfraRed

Advised on its debt and equity investment in the Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay – a unique power project that utilises the world’s second largest tidal range.

RWE npower

Advised on its acquisition of specialist energy management company RUMM.

Cape plc

Advised this international provider of critical support services to the energy and mineral resources sector on its £37m acquisition of Motherwell Bridge Limited.

Guru Systems

Advised smart payment and energy-efficiency tech start-up on its supplier and customer contracts.

Powerday

Acted on various waste/fuel supply contracts and on their participation in the Hoddesdon energy from waste project.

Cory Environmental

Supported Cory at planning appeal on the refusal of a time extension for the restoration of a landfill project.

Green EfW

Advised on the financing of its UK Energy from Waste (EfW) portfolio, as well as advice on waste supply, construction, real estate and planning issues.

Solarplicity

Advised on complex cross-jurisdictional M&A, debt re-financing, tax and structuring issues.

Fred. Olsen Renewables Limited

Advised on the construction, financing and power offtake aspects of a series of Scottish wind farms of between 50MW and 138MW capacity.

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India lures foreign investors with renewables potential

India is a market of growing significance. The country’s second national wind tender recently [October 2017] produced record low prices of just INR 2640 (£30.7 €34.4 US$40.4) per MWh, while in

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