Energy finance is a specialist area that requires a combination of industry, regulatory and market knowledge with legal and risk management expertise, as well as a sound grasp of the financial fundamentals. With demand for power generation increasingly uppermost on the global agenda, investment in energy generation from renewable sources in particular has dramatically increased in recent years.
Our international team has a reputation for successfully delivering first-class support in all segments of the energy debt markets. We advise borrowers, sponsors, funds, banks, non-bank lenders and bond arrangers on all products, from bilateral and syndicated senior debt through to listed bonds and other debt capital markets products.
We have a market-leading European practice in renewable energy infrastructure, and members of our team have delivered finance to clean and traditional energy projects in Africa, the Middle East, South America, Asia and emerging markets.
We’re not just here to provide a legal overview, we understand the deeper strategic, cultural and political factors that impact the markets. We also have access to key market contacts and decision makers in our key geographies. Our goal is to support our clients from a project’s inception to expiry of the concession; through the whole lifecycle of the project.
Foresight Solar Fund
Advised on £200m+ solar portfolio long term and acquisition debt finance facilities.
Advising InfraRed on the financing of the Crook Hill wind farm.
John Laing Group
Advised on the purchase and financing of the wind farm Klettwitz (89MW).
Advised on the structuring and £75m project-financing of 178MW new build of peaking power.
Advised on the structuring and £30m project-financing of 51MW new build of peaking power, in each case supported by National Grid's Capacity Market contracts, TRIAD revenue and peak trading.
Advised on an approx. €100m financing of a wind farm (48W).
Insights: Infrastructure services
Unlock the gridlock: GB electricity industry calls for a fit-for-purpose connections regime
Environment | UK Regulatory Outlook May 2023
High Court rules on substantial modification test in the UK Public Contract Regulations
HMRC consults on excluding landlord contributions from the UK Construction Industry Scheme
Proposals to simplify the scheme for landlords and tenants and reform the current rules would be a positive development