Energy innovation

As the way energy is generated, used and optimised changes, the use of innovative technologies is driving more efficient business models and helping to tackle the decarbonisation challenge. Understanding the way legal frameworks are adapting to foster innovation is paramount to success. 

Whether you are a new market disruptor, a 'traditional' energy business looking to keep pace, or a sophisticated prosumer, we can guide you through everything you need to know.  

Our extensive energy market experience is complemented by our commitment to being a leading digital firm.  Because we embrace digitalisation, we can help our energy and technology clients future-proof their strategically important projects and transactions.

Ensuring energy businesses and technologists talk the same language can be a challenge. Our clients know us for our ability to lead effective communication to get results. We can help you achieve the right outcome for any contractual, transactional, security or advisory concern your organisation is facing.  


Hydrogen is an important part of the energy transition. It is playing a key role in the global effort to decarbonise the energy system.

Whether you're an investor or an industry supplier, you need to understand the risks and legal developments affecting the hydrogen economy. We work with clients to identify and overcome a wide range of challenges from the evolving regulatory requirements and government incentive schemes, to project structuring and adoption of new technologies. 

Our team is passionate about helping clients drive positive change in the energy market. We collaborate with developers and investors to explore the issues associated with using hydrogen across power generation, heating, transport and manufacturing.

Find out more about our experience of advising clients on hydrogen matters. 

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage

The use of Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technologies is critical to the development of a low carbon energy system. Investment in this exciting area of energy innovation is growing rapidly globally. 

CCUS projects are often complex and expensive. This means that successful investment and project delivery requires a mix of legal expertise to navigate evolving regulatory and policy frameworks. This is true when converting old assets and developing new projects. 

Drawing on over 20 years of experience in energy and power markets, our team includes CCUS specialists from a range of legal disciplines, including planning, construction, project development, regulatory and project financing. The team also includes M&A specialists with extensive experience across the offshore environment.

Together they help investors, developers and other stakeholders deliver CCUS projects: from transport and storage to industrials, gas power, blue hydrogen and the supply chain.

Learn more about our CCUS capabilities and the key project development considerations in this exciting area.


Flexa GmbH

Osborne Clarke has advised Flexa GmbH on the establishment of a virtual power plant regarding contractual and corporate law, regulatory issues and data protection and copyright in connection with algorithms and AI models. Read more.


Advised Foresight on its involvement in a new green hydrogen joint venture, Grenian Hydrogen, with Statkraft and Progressive Energy, to develop electrolytic hydrogen projects in the UK.

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Advised leading Danish PV and battery storage operator Obton on a 600MW battery storage pipeline, one of continental Europe's largest battery storage projects to date.

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Advised Limejump on its optimisation and dispatch services contract suite for batteries and other distributed generators, as well as advising on the acquisition of the company by Shell Petroleum.

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Statkraft and Statera

Advises on Statkraft and Statera's strategic partnership to facilitate low carbon energy. 

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Advised Foresight on its acquisition of various energy storage assets, including the 50MW Clayfords Energy Storage project which holds the development rights to construct a 50MW lithium-ion battery storage plant based in Buchan.


Advised BGF on its investment in Stark, a leading provider of energy data and analytics services.

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Bluefield Partners

Advised Bluefield Partners on the acquisition of an 80MW portfolio of two DNO-connected development stage battery storage projects.

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4 Renewable Energy

Advised 4 Renewable Energy on battery storage financing and associated optimisation agreements.

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The Renewables Infrastructure Group

Advised The Renewables Infrastructure Group on the acquisition of a battery storage facility in County Durham.

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Advised eCAPITAL on the venture capital investor-led financing round of clean-tech company Numbat.

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Klima Energy Transition Fund

Advised Klima Energy Transition Fund on its Series B financing round of digital energy trading platform Enmacc.

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China Huaneng Group

Advised China Huaneng Group on the supply and installation contracts for two adjacent 49.9MW battery storage projects at Minety in Wiltshire which, on completion, was the largest battery storage project in Europe.