Waste and bioenergy

Our experienced team of waste and bioenergy lawyers supports clients with the challenges and opportunities associated with these highly regulated sectors. 

Waste resource management

We advise waste corporates on the full spectrum of waste resource management issues covering all aspects of compliance and risk management. This includes waste regulation and related environmental law.

Energy generation and fuel production projects

Our clients include utilities, contractors, developers/sponsors, suppliers and funders. We advise them on energy generation and fuel production projects, including energy from waste, anaerobic digestion, biomass, biogas/biomethane and biofuels.

The expertise of our team covers the full scope of a project: from development, permitting, construction, operation and asset management, power and materials offtake to route-to-market. We also advise on commercial and regulatory issues and project financing.

Energy asset transactions

We are one of a few firms with a market-leading reputation for merchant bio-energy projects. The team regularly advises energy and investment funds on acquisitions and disposals of assets in this area.



Advised Foresight/JLEN on its partnering with and £80m funding for CNG Fuels to develop its portfolio of biomethane compressed natural gas refuelling stations.

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Advised Biffa on its acquisition of Company Shop Limited (which identifies and redistributes surplus stock) for an upfront enterprise value of £82.5m.

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Advised Foresight on its purchase of Rula Developments (Immingham), the sustainable fuels technology company.

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Advised OURRY Group, which specialises in road transport, waste collection and disposal, on all legal aspects of the acquisition of BIG BENNES SAS.

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Advised JLEN on an investment of up to £26.7m for the development a glasshouse project connected to an anaerobic digestion plant.

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Mura Technology

Advised Mura Technology, the global pioneer of an advanced plastic recycling solution, on its multi-million dollar partnership with Dow to help solve the global plastic waste crisis.

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Advised JLEN on its acquisition of a 70% equity stake in Bio Collectors Holdings Limited, which holds the rights and operational assets of the anaerobic digestion plant and the Bio Collectors waste collections business.

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