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Osborne Clarke advises Octopus Renewables on UK rooftop solar deal


Written on 21 July 2020

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised Octopus Renewables, the specialist clean energy investor arm of Octopus Group, on its acquisition of a 9.1MW portfolio of operational residential UK rooftop solar assets. 

The deal builds on Octopus Renewables’ leading position in the UK solar sector and will complement its existing rooftop solar portfolio in the UK and France.

The newly acquired solar assets cover more than 2,700 rooftops situated across the UK, with a significant proportion concentrated in Manchester and Birmingham.

David Ferris, Osborne Clarke Partner, said: “We were delighted to support Octopus Renewables on this significant transaction for the Octopus Group and for the UK solar sector generally.”

The Osborne Clarke team was led by Partner David Ferris with support from Associate Director Chris Yeo and Associate Becky Eade in the Corporate team. A cross sector team of specialists including: Partner Mathew Oliver, Associate Emily Clarke (tax), Partner Carl Thompson and Senior Associates Duncan Parker and Caroline Bush (all projects) and Associates Charlotte Walker and Holly Dwyer (real estate) also advised.

Osborne Clarke has an established and well-respected position as one of the leading law firms advising on renewable energy projects and transactions. For over 20 years, it has helped clients to seize new opportunities and meet the challenges of making energy generation clean, affordable and secure. The combination of the team’s experience and understanding of the energy sector means they are regularly called upon to support businesses on all aspects of their commercial, regulatory, corporate, finance and construction legal needs.