We’ve been working with clients on the production of electricity from fossil fuels (such as gas or coal), nuclear and renewables (such as solar, wind, anaerobic digestion, energy from waste and biomass) for over twenty years.

Our lawyers provide sector-focused project, transactional and regulatory advice to utilities, developers and funders in relation to the planning, site acquisition, project development, funding, operation and decommissioning of generation plants. We also act for contractors and others clients supporting development projects, such as landowners, network businesses, equipment providers and Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) contractors.

We advise on all aspects of the project life cycle from planning and site formation (including land options, leases, planning consents and grid connection), project development, negotiating finance and procurement contracts, to operation, maintenance and decommissioning of generation plant, as well as advising on power offtake contracts and accreditation for subsidies.

We are one of the few firms that has a market-leading reputation on merchant energy from waste projects and anaerobic digestion projects – advising funders, developers/sponsors, fuel suppliers and EPC contractors.

With offices in all major European jurisdictions, our renewable energy experience extends across borders, with in-depth expertise in all of Europe’s major economies. Our work ranges from advising clients at the cutting edge of distributed generation and system intelligence to contextualising changes to local energy regulatory regimes.

Experience


Foresight Group

Advised Foresight Group on acquisition of 35MW battery storage facility at Port of Tyne from RES, read more.

Greencoat Solar I

Advised the selling consortium of a 73.5MWp solar portfolio which has been acquired by Greencoat Solar I, one of the funds managed by renewable investment firm Greencoat Capital.

The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (“TRIG”)

Advised The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited on its acquisition of a 100% interest in Neilston Community Wind Farm.

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.

John Laing

Advised on the acquisition then re-powering (including funding for re-powering) of a large (89MW) onshore wind farm in north-eastern Germany.  

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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