Firms To Watch: Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

Freeths LLP has a dedicated clean energy, waste and sustainability practice with expertise in the fields of battery storage, solar PV and EV charging infrastructure.

Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables) in London

Allen & Overy LLP

Allen & Overy LLP is one of the leading firms in the power sector and regularly work on the entire lifecycle of an asset from consenting and planning through to the construction, financing and operation. The team advises a range of clients including governments, funders, corporates, financiers and manufacturers. The firm has strength in greenfield developments and is increasingly instructed in M&A and refinancings in capital recycling. Troy Edwards , Judith Kim and Mark Levy co-head the team with experience in international renewables transactions. Chris Andrew focuses on conventional and low carbon matters while Andrew Castle has experience in oil and gas projects. Mark Walker handles thermal power renewables issues and Gareth Price maintains his practice in acquisition and disposals as managing partner.

Practice head(s):

Troy Edwards; Judith Kim; Mark Levy

Other key lawyers:

Chris Andrew; Andrew Castle; Mark Walker; Gareth Price

Key clients

GemCorp Capital LLP

Ørsted

Masdar

GIG / Macquarie

NNB Generation

Work highlights

    Ashurst

    Ashurst‘s power and utilities practice ‘demonstrates an unparalleled grasp of commercial, technical and policy matters’ with expertise on projects spanning development, financing, operation, acquisitions and regulatory. These projects include conventional plants, nuclear, battery storage and interconnectors. The firm also has a market-leading energy from waste practice helping to close, restructure or refinance. Antony Skinner leads the London team with extensive experience in respect to development, financing and M&A. Nick Stalbow and Cameron Smith focus on energy from waste matters. Matthew Saunders handles renewables disputes while Anthony Johnson provides expertise in tidal, biomass and CCUS issues. Associate Lindsey Bouchara specialises in project finance for energy transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Antony Skinner

    Other key lawyers:

    Nick Stalbow; Cameron Smith; Matthew Saunders; Anthony Johnson; Lindsey Bouchara

    Testimonials

    ‘The team led by Anthony Johnson demonstrates an unparalleled grasp of commercial, technical and policy matters which makes their legal advisory service incredibly holistic. Extremely effective and are able to accommodate tough and ever shifting deadlines, their offering is superb.’

    ‘Their legal and commercial insight has significant depth, offering clear advice on very complicated co structs such as gainsharing mechanisms and change in law protections.’

    ‘The team are very experienced and work on a wide range of deals meaning they know both market precedents and participants well. They are pragmatic and have a can do attitude to getting a deal over the line.’

    ‘Antony Skinner is extremely pragmatic and works well with the partner on the opposite side, meaning we make good progress and don’t get stuck on small points. He’s very good at managing large numbers of lenders and running a process with a club efficiently.’

    Key clients

    BP

    Shell

    Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG)

    UK Government (BEIS)

    PPL Corporation

    Low Carbon and Waste Energy Power Partners

    Fortum Corporation

    Enfinium

    Conrad Energy Holdings Limited.

    Future Biogas Limited.

    Babcock International Group PLC

    Low Carbon Limited

    Octopus Investments Limited

    AMP Solar Group Inc

    ESB Energy

    Work highlights

    • Advised PPL Corporation on its GBP £7.8bn sale of UK electricity distribution group, Western Power Distribution, to National Grid.
    • Advised Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (UK Government) on CCUS and low carbon hydrogen programmes.
    • Advised Green Investment Group (GIG) – in relation to the joint development agreement with Enso Power to develop a pipeline of subsidy free solar projects in the UK.

    Clifford Chance LLP

    Clifford Chance LLP is at the forefront with regards to renewable power projects such as nuclear, offshore wind and low-carbon energies like hydrogen and CCUS. It fields a multi-disciplinary team providing expertise across all practice areas including corporate M&A, finance, projects, construction, litigation and dispute resolution. Dispute resolution is one of the corner stones of the energy offering with contentious matters being resolved through litigation ad arbitration. Russell Wells heads the energy and resources sector group and advises on transactions in emerging markets. James Pay focuses on the development of floating offshore wind projects while Jeremy Connick specialises in advising sponsors and lenders. John Wilkins and Nicholas Hughes are key lawyers.

    Practice head(s):

    Russell Wells

    Other key lawyers:

    James Pay; Jeremy Connick; John Wilkins; Nicholas Hughes

    Testimonials

    ‘A proper law firm with the full complement of competencies and lawyers that are prepared to give proper commercial legal advice and happy to take a position on things rather than treating all questions as theoretically possible and using it as an opportunity to cross-sell extraneous legal advice.’

    ‘Clare Burgess is a stand out individual. She is a force of nature and a wonder to behold in negotiations getting things done in an efficient and commercial manner keeping everyone on track. She quickly dismisses nonsense from counterparties by simply refusing to entertain it whilst managing at the same time to herself be entertaining.’

    Key clients

    Vattenfall

    Iberdrola

    Climeworks

    Actis LLP

    Globeleq

    Whitetail Energy

    EDF

    Genser Energy

    Global Infrastructure Partners

    AIP Management

    Azura Power

    AP Moller Capital

    CDPQ

    Eolien Maritime Ventures

    Standard Bank South Africa

    CDC Group

    Us International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

    Work highlights

    • Advised Vattenfall on the agreement with BASF on the sale of 49.5% of the offshore wind farm Hollandse Kust Zuid.
    • Advised on the development of the new Sizewell C nuclear power station in the UK.
    • Advised Globeleq and its consortium partners on the development and financing of the transformational Temane power project in Mozambique.

    CMS

    CMS has a well established power, renewables and alternative energy practice which advises on the full suite of first of a kind projects including commercial scale carbon capture storage projects, blue hydrogen and next generation nuclear fusion. In addition the team has been advising on offshore wind projects in emerging markets such as Vietnam and China. Practice head Munir Hassan advises on all aspects of electricity power generation and Louise Dalton focuses on flexible technologies such as energy storage. Dalia Majumder-Russell works on projects across Africa and North America while corporate expert Charles Currier advises on high-value transactions.

    Practice head(s):

    Munir Hassan

    Other key lawyers:

    Charles Currier: Dalia Majumder-Russell; Louise Dalton

    Testimonials

    ‘An ability to quickly understand complex and technical industry issues and work seamlessly with other teams such as competition.’

    ‘Juliet is a real trusted advisor. Her knowledge is great and she is wonderful to work with. A real extension of our in house legal team.’

    ‘Filip has boundless energy and was unrivalled in his ability to quickly digest and understand complex technical and economic industry regulation.’

    ‘I have been impressed by the long term vision of the team at CMS. They allow partners to dedicate time to advising on nascent sectors that may be 3 years away from becoming established. But this means when those sectors become investible, the CMS partners are significantly ahead of the knowledge curve.’

    ‘I rate Louise Dalton exceptionally highly. She is astute, patient, incisive and has an exceptionally broad knowledge base to draw on when advising clients on complex areas such as the co-location of solar and storage and the unintended exposures project’s may fall into.’

    ‘Good understanding of sector and regulatory issues/timelines in having to manage the types of price cap consultation processes which Ofgem has imposed on the energy market. In particular, working with issues such as the confidentiality rings and the difficulties those impose on consultees.’

    ‘High quality work. Most individuals are very easy to work with and take the time to understand client business as requirements.’

    Work highlights

      Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

      Herbert Smith Freehills LLP is a market-leading energy practice which is involved in significant decarbonisation projects involving cutting-edge technologies such as CCUS, platform electrification and carbon neutral LNG. Lewis McDonald heads the global energy team and is supported by leading practitioners Sarah Pollock, Matthew Job and Silke Goldberg. James Farrell has expertise in contentious matters such as multi-party competition litigation claims while Steven Dalton primarily focuses on emerging markets, acting on projects in numerous African jurisdictions. Martin Kavanagh is active in project finance and associate Dhananjaya Chak acts for sponsors and lenders on greenfield project transactions.

      Practice head(s):

      Lewis McDonald

      Other key lawyers:

      Silke Goldberg; Sarah Pollock; Matthew Job; James Farrell; Steven Dalton; Martin Kavanagh; Dhananjaya Chak

      Testimonials

      ‘All members of the team very quickly adapted to working in the new conditions, including using various types of online collaboration tools, which law firms are typically slow to adopt, and the challenges of the pandemic did not impact the quality of advice.’

      ‘I would recommend working with Silke Goldberg and Karen Rowe. Silke is very well-knowledge of the UK energy market and she is very pragmatic. Working with Karen is just great. She is always available and very attentive to details.’

      Linklaters LLP

      Linklaters LLP is at the forefront of the renewables sector working on projects from initial development through construction to financing , M&A, trading and disposal. The firm advises on every aspect of wind power projects and continues to dominate the greenfield offshore wind market in the UK in addition to other key areas such as energy from waste. Global head of energy and infrastructure Daniel Tyrer co-leads the practice with Chris Staples  who deals with cross-border mandates. Construction expert Richard Coar  specialises in advising governments, sponsors and funders while Charlotte Morgan handles project finance transactions. Jeremy Gewirtz focuses on emerging markets and Francesca Matthews leads on acquisitions and disposals.

      Practice head(s):

      Daniel Tyrer; John Pickett; Chris Staples

      Other key lawyers:

      Francesca Matthews; Jeremy Gewirtz; Charlotte Morgan; Richard Coar

      Key clients

      SSE Renewables

      Equinor

      MUFG Bank Ltd

      Banco Santander S.A

      Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

      Natixis

      Equinor

      Mainstream Renewable Power

      Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets Europe

      ITM Power

      Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

      Work highlights

      • Advised on the construction, development and £3 billion project financing of the Dogger Bank C phase of the Dogger Bank Wind Farm, owned by SSE Renewables and Equinor New Energy.
      • Acted as legal counsel to MUFG, Bank Ltd., Banco Santander, S.A., London Branch, Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Natixis on the project financing of Enfinium Skelton Grange and Kelvin energy-from-waste plants.
      • Acted for Mainstream Renewable Power on the 100% sale of its share capital, with 75% to be ultimately held by the renewable energy investment company, Aker Horizons and the remaining 25% to be held by the existing shareholders of Mainstream Renewable Power.

      Norton Rose Fulbright

      Norton Rose Fulbright is commended for its ‘deep renewables knowledge’ as the team advises across a range of practice areas including M&A, disputes, banking and finance. The practice has been active in climate regulation and policy work in addition to areas such as green bonds, corporate PPAs, CCUS and hydrogen projects. Rob Marsh heads the energy, infrastructure and natural resources team with support from Charles Whitney and Madhavi Gosavi who specialise in project financings. Julien Bocobza advises sponsors and lenders in the water and transportation sectors while Chris Down handles development and financing matters and Stephen Rigby is a go-to name for corporate finance mandates. Julien Bocobza has moved to White & Case LLP.

      Practice head(s):

      Rob Marsh

      Other key lawyers:

      Chris Down; Charles Whitney; Madhavi Gosavi; Stephen Rigby

      Testimonials

      ‘We have instructed Robert Marsh and his team on numerous project financings for wind farm and other renewable energy projects in the UK, Ireland and Spain. He is a stellar black-letter lawyer, very responsive, pragmatic and very easy to deal with. He found innovative solutions to get our financings and refinancings over the line. He is also an excellent source of industry knowledge and trends on innovative financing structures.

      ‘The firm has excellent legal professionals who are extremely dedicated and client-focused.’

      ‘Robert Marsh and his associates, in particular Ben Carrozzi, have delivered stellar legal advice on the complex financings and refinancings we have executed in the renewable space. They are very responsive, work incredibly hard and find innovative solutions to strategic issues along the way.’

      ‘Deep renewables knowledge, calm under pressured situations, supported bold action.’

      ‘We are working since several years on a transaction that is very sensitive. But we have noticed from our legal advisor that he is very patience with the parties involved. the main goal is to keep parties on board to get to a solution.’

      ‘You can count on Charles Whitney, he always has a solution and never leaves you in the dark. In my role as agent I can always call him to discuss lender-related questions. If necessary he will support you in calls with lenders and borrower during the weekend to get things done. I have not experienced this with other lawyers in the last 10 years.’

      ‘NRF has the deepest knowledge of the industry and specifics of Uzbek jurisdiction. As per my perception, NRF is involved in almost all of the largest energy projects in Uzbekistan, either from the sponsors or lenders side. This gives NRF unconditional advantage over other international firms and allows it to give the best possible advice to the clients. They also bring perspective from the global market, which helps clients to make decisions on certain commercial matters easier. It is always a pleasure working with NRF team.’

      ‘I have mainly worked with Charles Whitney and Chris Down. Both are exceptional lawyers. Charles is great in banking and finance matters, whereas Chris masters all the issues related to project documents. His engineering background is certainly an advantage to the clients. Both gentlemen are highly professional and easy to work with. When explained, they clearly understand local law peculiarities, cultural specifics and readily provide their advice and solutions that take into consideration these specifics. Great team to work with.’

      Key clients

      MUFG

      Brookfield

      Greencoat UK Wind plc

      Ministry of Finance of Angola

      EDF Renewables

      IFC

      Jinko Power

      Marubeni

      Masdar

      Neoen

      RWE

      Good Energy Group Plc

      CIBC

      Work highlights

      • Advised a consortium of lenders on the financial close of the third phase of Dogger Bank offshore wind farm.
      • Advised the senior and junior lenders on the SEK14.4 billion green senior and green junior financing for Solör Bioenergi.
      • We have advised Greencoat UK Wind plc and Greencoat Renewable Income LP on their acquisition of a 25 per cent stake in Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm from Danish pension fund PKA.

      Addleshaw Goddard

      Addleshaw Goddard acts for key players in the renewables market such as National Grid, SSE, BP and Greencoat Capital in addition to non-energy corporates and public bodies. Recent highlights for the team include advising a Chinese investor on a 500MW UK Solar Farm in North East England. Richard Goodfellow  is an expert in the downstream energy sector and co-heads the practice with Catherine Fearnhead  and David McEwing. Matthew Williams advises in areas of devleoping technology such as green hydrogen production and battery storage while Rory Connor has experience in project financing and development.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard Goodfellow; Catherine Fearnhead; David McEwing

      Other key lawyers:

      David McEwing; Matthew Williams; Rory Connor

      Testimonials

      ‘Good regional knowledge. Pragmatic.’

      ‘Paul Jones is a great lawyer, practical and a pleasure to work with.’

      Key clients

      BP

      SSE

      National Grid

      Engie

      Norfund

      CDC plc

      SGN

      Greencoat Capital

      Octopus Energy

      Zouk Capital

      Adjaristsqali Georgia LLC (AGL)

      INEOS

      Urenco

      Aberdeen Standard

      National Nuclear Laboratory

      Hydro Ludens

      Network Rail Infrastructure Limited

      Berkley Energy

      VGI

      Fountain Hydro Power Corp

      Work highlights

      • Advised Fountain Hydro Power Corp. on the refinancing of the 58 MW Bajo Frio hydropower project in Panama.

      Baker McKenzie

      Baker McKenzie has a multi-disciplinary team which advises on transactions and disputes across the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. The practice covers a range of disciplines from project development, construction and M&A to dispute resolution and project finance. The energy, mining and infrastructure group is headed by Richard Blunt with support from Neil Donoghue who has expertise in the nuclear sector. Mike Webster  specialises in the development of major energy assets while Susannah Davies focuses on joint venture arrangements, regulatory matters and corporate reorganisations. David Duncan  handles international mergers and acquisition transactions with experience in the infrastructure sector.

      Practice head(s):

      Richard Blunt; Neil Donoghue; Mike Webster; Steve Abraham; Andy Moody

      Other key lawyers:

      David Duncan; Susannah Davies

      Testimonials

      ‘Good collaboration and knowledge management.’

      ‘Strong work ethic and quality work.’

      ‘My experience with the team has always been a positive one. The firm and team have outstanding credentials, and have been working on more and more high profile transactions. I have worked with Baker McKenzie for the past 7 years on almost 80-90% of my transactions (both in the UK and in North America), which in itself is a testimony of their strengths and capabilities.’

      ‘There are many law firms around with their own set of skills but what differentiates Baker McKenzie is really their people. Overall, the experience has always been positive. Their partners, associates and juniors are pleasant to work with, they are usually very responsive and knowledgeable, and they are also very detail oriented. Due to my work with Baker McKenzie over the past 7 years, many tasks or assessments or reviews have become automatic, with almost no need from us to provide direction or guidance.’

      ‘The team is very experienced in the area and were able to guide negotiations expertly. As the renewable energy “world” is quite small they were also familiar with our chosen developer from previous projects so could advise us as clients what to expect.’

      ‘The team is very experienced in the area and were able to guide negotiations expertly. As the renewable energy “world” is quite small they were also familiar with our chosen developer from previous projects so could advise us as clients what to expect.’

      ‘Baker has been a valued partner for us in the nuclear energy field. Few firms have this type of experience because it is somewhat of a niche market. The regulations are complicated and limiting our exposure to liability is a big focus for Baker. They have historical knowledge of the nuclear sector and have offered innovative solutions to us on a variety of matters, including new plant projects, licensing, etc.’

      ‘The individuals we work with are incredibly responsive and knowledgeable. Stand out partners include Neil Donoghue and Jo Hewitt. They are proactive and deliver excellent work product on-time and on-budget. We value their objective advice. They will give us the correct answer/approach, even if it is not what we want to hear.’

      Key clients

      Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO)

      Suez

      Itochu Corporation

      Marguerite Fund

      Gazprom Export LLC

      Office Nationale D’Electricité et de l’Eau Potable (ONEE)

      CGN Europe Energy

      Sound Energy

      Equinix Inc.

      Kimberley-Clarke Limited

      Novartis Pharma AG

      Tokyo Gas Co Ltd

      Impala Platinum

      Fiera Infrastructure Inc.

      Westinghouse

      EDF Energy

      Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC)

      Infrared Capital Partners

      ING Bank

      Work highlights

      • Advised Fiera Infrastructure Inc. on its capital investment into the UK commercial and industrial roof top solar photovoltaic space for projects to be developed by Ortus Energy Ltd.
      • Advised Kimberley-Clarke Limited on the drafting, negotiation and execution of a virtual power purchase agreement with ORIT.
      • Advised Equinix Inc. in relation to the drafting, negotiation and execution of a virtual power purchase agreement with Neoen SA and Prokon.

      Bird & Bird LLP

      The energy and utilities practice at Bird & Bird LLP has expertise across a number of areas including renewables, energy management, electric transportation and waste to energy. The team are frequently instructed in M&A mandates while also being trusted advisors to renewables funds across the whole lifecycle of projects. Matt Bonass is experienced in the solar sector while Elizabeth Reid advises developers, investors and EPC contractors on all aspects of a renewable project. Michael Rudd is well-versed in the water and climate change sectors.

      Practice head(s):

      Matt Bonass; Michael Rudd; Elizabeth Reid

      Other key lawyers:

      Joshua Partridge

      Testimonials

      ‘Bird & Bird are highly responsive and work together with the client to make sure the client is looked after. They work across their different offices in different jurisdictions seamlessly, providing a “one-stop-shop” capability.’

      ‘Commercial awareness and adaptability. Given the nature of our business, decisions get changed very frequently, which means additional or new drafting. Bird & Bird have been excellent at adapting to our constantly changing circumstances.’

      Key clients

      Canadian Solar

      CNIC/Huaneng

      Island Green Power

      Padero Solar/PS Renewables

      BW Energy Storage Systems Pte. Ltd

      Stark Energy

      Amp Solar

      IM2 Solar

      Solarig

      Bia Power

      Hereys

      Bluefield Partners

      Next Energy

      Reichmuth

      Landsvirkjun

      Work highlights

      • Advised Canadian Solar pursuant to a project development agreement between Candian and Windel Capital to develop up to 1.4 GW of solar projects.
      • Advised Padero Solar on a joint venture for a large solar project in partnership with EDF.
      • Advised Bluefield Partners on most of their utility PPAs.

      Burges Salmon LLP

      Burges Salmon LLP advises large utilities, entrepreneurial developers, government and public bodies among a range of clients in areas such as the regulatory regime, disposals and financings. On the renewables front the team is well-versed in on- and offshore wind projects, solar, biomass, hydrogen and energy from waste matters in addition to acting on nuclear fusion. Low carbon project expert Ross Fairley co-heads the practice with Ian Salter who has expertise in the nuclear field. James Phillips is a regulatory expert and Nick Churchward is experienced in biomass and energy trading arrangements. Ian Truman has nuclear expertise with clients such as developers, regulators and insurers.

      Practice head(s):

      Ian Salter; Ross Fairley

      Other key lawyers:

      James Phillips; Nick Churchward; Ian Truman

      Dentons

      Dentons is frequently advising on power matters which are at the heart of the UK energy transition including new technologies such as battery storage, EV, compressed air and carbon capture. The firm has a large international presence which allows it to work on cross-border deals and recent matters include Xlinks’ remote generation project involving 10GW of solar and onshore wind in Morocco. Practice head Lucille De Silva  has particular expertise in power purchase agreements while Christopher McGee-Osborne  is experienced in negotiating commercial contracts. Charles July  advises on project development work and is supported by transactional lawyer Humphrey Douglas.

      Practice head(s):

      Lucille De Silva

      Other key lawyers:

      Christopher McGee Osborne; Charles July; Humphrey Douglas

      Testimonials

      ‘Solid practice, well resourced.’

      ‘David Cruickshank is an excellent practitioner with strong market knowledge.’

      ‘Dentons have created a large team of lawyers with diverse strengths, skills and knowledge. Their skill sets are all unique and yet complement each other so they can always field someone with exactly the specialist skills you need. The depth of their experience is particularly notable with many of their lawyers having decades of industry, government and regulatory experience. There simply isn’t an energy team in London to rival them!’

      ‘Christopher McGhee- Osborne is a standout experienced practioner in this field. He is very good at targeting client’s needs and always approachable and practical.’

      Work highlights

      • Advised Pale Blue Dot on the c. £4bn project development of the Acorn Carbon Capture & Storage project in Scotland.
      • Advised Britishvolt on the development of the UK’s first gigafactory.
      • Advised BEIS in respect of a seminal reform project in the electricity and gas markets.

      DLA Piper

      DLA Piper has a strong reputation in relation to large-scale wind solar power acquisitions, sales, financings and refinancings in addition to corporate PPAs, carbon capture storage and smart metering projects. The team has an excellent track record of advising on GHG reduction, emissions trading schemes and voluntary emission reduction markets. On the disputes side, the firm is routinely instructed in complex contentious cases that spans both litigation and international arbitration. Corporate PPA expert Natasha Luther-Jones heads the practice with James Carter. Andreas Gunst is highly regarded for his advice on renewables energy certificate schemes while Fredrik Lindblom focuses on energy project finance. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of Iain Elder from Shearman & Sterling LLP in April 2022. Associates Charlotte Eliades and Jeremy MacIver do cross-border renewable energy work.

      Practice head(s):

      Natasha Luther-Jones; James Carter

      Other key lawyers:

      Andreas Gunst; Fredrik Lindblom; Iain Elder; Charlotte Eliades; Jeremy MacIver

      Testimonials

      ‘Good experience in the voluntary carbon credit sector and expertise in multiple jurisdictions.’

      ‘Availability of team is helpful and their ability to pull in resources from different areas of the firm is also valuable.’

      ‘The team comprises of extensive experienced experts with very detailed understanding of the energy and infrastructure business. Solution orientated, out of the box thinking, practical and reasonable.’

      ‘I worked and continue working with contract execution team and together we were able to settle very complicated cases and continue solving issues.’

      Key clients

      Elgin Energy

      Greencoat Renewables PLC

      Carbon Streaming Corporation

      Kommunalkredit Austria, AG

      Hennes & Mauritz (H&M)

      BASF

      Rabobank

      NSG UK Enterprises

      UK Infrastructure Bank

      Aquapower AQWA

      National Grid

      Prime Capital

      Energy Infrastructure Partners

      Statkraft

      Goldman Sachs International

      Work highlights

      • Advised Elgin Energy on the sale of a 519MW portfolio of solar PV projects and 70MW of co-located energy storage capacity to ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Limited.
      • Advised Greencoat Renewables PLC, through a multi-jurisdictional team from the UK, Sweden and Germany, on the acquisition of the 101.1MW Ersträsk South Wind Farms.
      • Advised Carbon Steaming on their pipeline carbon and necessary legal structures for transactions and agreements for purchasing and selling carbon credits with a number of counterparties, including BP, Vitol, STX, Shell and other traders.

      Ernst & Young LLP

      Ernst & Young LLP is best known in the market for its expertise in structuring and implementing the sale of renewable energy projects. The firm provides sector-focused advice in practice areas including project finance, project development, M&A, joint ventures, regulatory issues and corporate finance. Charles Morrison leads the practice while Dimitri Papaefstratiou is well-versed in project finance. Simon Collier is known for his work on hydrogen and decarbonisation technologies. The team has also been strengthened by the arrival of Jean-Pascal Boutin and Rob McNabb from Eversheds Sutherland. Associate Robert Broom advises on energy sector commercial contracts and PPAs.

      Practice head(s):

      Charles Morrison

      Other key lawyers:

      Jean-Pascal Boutin; Dimitri Papaefstratiou; Rob McNabb; Robert Broom

      Work highlights

      • Advised Otovo on the structuring and implementation of its country entries to the UK, Portugal and Austria.
      • Advised Serengeti Energy Limited and Western Solar Power Limited in respect of the development and financing of a greenfield solar PV project in Zambia
      • Advised Mytilineos on the development of a new 400 Megawatt power plant in Tema, Ghana.

      Milbank

      The project, energy and infrastructure finance team at Milbank is led by John Dewar who is heavily involved in cross-border matters across EMEA and emerging markets. The practice has expertise in renewables and gas-to-power deals with particular capabilities in handling Americas work with several projects undertaken in Brazil. Chris Taufatofua is experienced in advising lenders, sponsors and contractors on a variety of international project financings while associate Suzanne Szczetnikowicz has been involved in green ammonia matters.

      Practice head(s):

      John Dewar

      Other key lawyers:

      Chris Taufatofua; Suzanne Szczetnikowicz

      Key clients

      JP Morgan

      Standard Chartered bank

      Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

      Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

      Nippon Export and Investment Insurance

      Japan Bank for International Cooperation and International Finance Corporation

      Societe Generale

      Norinchukin Bank

      Green Investment Group (Macquarie Capital)

      World Bank-PPIAF

      West African Power Pool

      OnCorp

      New Fortress Energy

      European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

      Overseas Private Investment Corporation

      International Finance Corporation

      Gas Natural Açu

      Export-Import Bank of Korea

      Public Investment Fund, Saudi Arabia

      Total S.A.

      Rio Energia

      EIG

      BPIFrance

      Apollo Investment Management

      OMERS

      Carlyle

      Sovereign Fund of Egypt

      Work highlights

      • Acted for the lenders and export credit agencies in connection with the US$690 million financing of a 500MW onshore wind farm located in Red Sea, Egypt.
      • Advised the Green Investment Group on the negotiation of corporate power purchase agreements in connection with the development of a portfolio of greenfield solar and wind power projects in Brazil.
      • Acted for World Bank-PPIAF and West African Power Pool in connection with the negotiation of PPAs and TSAs for electricity trading, through the Côte d’Ivoire-Liberia-Sierra Leone-Guinea regional power transmission interconnector.

      Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP

      Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP ‘has extensive experience within the renewable energy space’ with the team covering the lifecycle of projects including M&A, financing and project development. The practice covers the majority of renewable subsectors such as energy from waste, storage, biomass and solar with particular expertise in wind energy. Practice head Evan Stergoulis is well-versed in advising on the financing, development and acquisition of renewable projects. Simon Alsey and Ravinder Sandhu focus on high-value M&A while Adam Smith handles project finance and development matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Evan Stergoulis

      Other key lawyers:

      Simon Alsey; Ravinder Sandhu; Adam Smith

      Testimonials

      ‘Very good team.’

      ‘Very balanced approach during negotiations and open for reasonable arguments.’

      ‘Adam Smith was very responsive and always respectful. Very pleasant to work with.’

      ‘The team has extensive experience within the renewable energy space – in particular within offshore wind power (M&A/transactions, structuring, O&M/EPC/PPA’s, etc.).’

      The team have worked together for many years (previously as part of the WFW practice), are very pleasant and easy to work with and have the global presence needed for our firms investments (global renewable energy infrastructure projects).’

      ‘Solid industry experts who are all easy and very pleasant to engage with.’

      ‘The team has deep knowledge about the project finance best practices, market precedents, and local market practices.’

      Key clients

      Atlantic Green

      Atradius (The Netherland’s Export Credit Agency)

      AXA

      BlackRock Renewable Power Group

      Bluefield Solar Income Fund (Bluefield)

      CACIB

      Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

      CTBC

      Eksfin

      Emirates Global Aluminium

      Glennmont Partners

      Hycap

      Infracapital

      ING

      JERA

      Macquarie

      Maple Power (JV between Enbridge and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)

      Mizuho

      MUFG

      NextEnergy Solar Fund

      Nofar Energy

      Ørsted

      PKA Direct II K/S

      RockRose Energy plc

      Santander

      SMBC

      SSE

      Taiwan Cooperative Bank

      Tullow Oil

      UK Export Finance

      Vedera Partners

      Work highlights

      • Advised 20 lenders and hedge providers (including Bank of Taiwan and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) on the US$1.6 billion project financing of the 298MW Zhong Neng offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
      • Advised Hornsea 1 Limited on the £1.175 billion sale of its transmission assets to Mitsubishi Corporation and Chubu Electric Power.
      • Advised Ørsted Onshore A/S on its acquisition of Brookfield Renewable’s Irish and UK onshore wind business for €571 million.

      Pinsent Masons LLP

      The energy team at Pinsent Masons LLP is working on high-value mandates in the electricity, nuclear and renewables markets including projects for global offshore wind developers, nuclear fusion and utility scale solar parks. Co-head Stephen Tobin is involved in the financing of energy assets while Gareth Phillips specialises in the offshore wind market and obtains development consent for NSIPs. Peter Feehan leads the global cleantech market team with a growing e-mobility practice that focuses on electrical infrastructure development and the transition towards EVs. Murdo MacLean supports clients such as developers, owners and operators of power projects while Amy Stirling advises on large-scale solar projects in England.

      Practice head(s):

      Stephen Tobin; Gareth Phillips; Pete Feehan

      Other key lawyers:

      Murdo MacLean; Amy Stirling

      Testimonials

      ‘Very strong experience in the nuclear new build sector. Probably having advised on more contracts than any other firm. That brings a very strong knowledge of the market.’

      ‘John Mullee cares about the client relationship and invests a lot of personal time. Lynne Davy is spot on with detail and knowledge of the law, yet pragmatic and problem solving whilst an all around lovely person to work with.’

      Key clients

      Rampion Offshore Wind Limited

      enfinium Limited

      Capricorn Energy Limited and Cheiron Oil & Gas

      Asian Development Bank (ADB)

      ENI S.p.A

      The Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford

      SSE Renewables and RWE JV

      NEO Energy Upstream UK Limited

      E.ON Marubeni

      Island Green Power

      Diamond Transmission Hornsea One Limited

      Drax Group

      Ørsted Group

      Hyosung Heavy Industries

      Statkraft Group

      Ionity GmbH

      BayWa

      Blue Energy

      Work highlights

      • Advised EON Marubeni on their bid to Bristol City Council in supporting the Council on its vision to transform Bristol into a Net-Zero city by 2045.
      • Advised Island Green Power on two utility scale solar farms, Cotton Solar Farm and West Burton Solar Farm, planned at the sites of the former Cottam and West Burton power stations that are due to be decommissioned.
      • Advised ADB on the design and development of an innovative Energy Transition Mechanism (“ETM”) in Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.

      Shearman & Sterling LLP

      Shearman & Sterling LLP provides solutions to sponsors, lenders, government entities and infrastructure funds among other clients in the power sector. The team works on power project financings and development across Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and other emerging markets. The practice is headed by Ben Shorten who is experienced in advising multilateral development banks, export credit agencies and Islamic financiers. Sanja Udovicic handles complex natural resource and infrastructure transactions while John Inglis represents sponsors and financial institutions. Associate Trinh Chubbock focuses on M&A transactions and project development across the upstream, mid-stream and downstream energy sectors.

      Practice head(s):

      Ben Shorten

      Other key lawyers:

      Sanja Udovocic; John Inglis; Trinh Chubbock

      Testimonials

      ‘Strong awareness on commercial/institutional interest.’

      ‘The practice draws on a wealth of international experience, particularly for less boiler-plate financings, often in difficult emerging markets. The ability of the team to bring together an international team of seasoned professionals is second to none.’

      Key clients

      NEOM Company

      U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

      International Finance Corporation (IFC)

      OPEC Fund

      KfW IPEX

      Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar)

      Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

      BTG Pactual

      BNP Paribas

      Work highlights

      • Advised NEOM Company on all aspects of Project Helios, a $6.5 billion world-scale green hydrogen and green ammonia production facility.
      • Advised the lenders on the $12.5 billion joint venture for the Jazan IGCC/ASU project.
      • Advised the lenders on the $652.3 million financing of the Central Termica de Temane power project in Mozambique.

      Simmons & Simmons

      Simmons & Simmons have a large client base covering the private and public sector consisting of sponsors, financiers, governments, project companies and financial investors. The practice is experienced in renewables work within areas such as district heating, energy efficiency, biomass, hydro, solar and combined heat. Iain Duncan leads the team and acts for investment funds and corporates in relation to mining and metal power transactions. Alex Blomfield and Patrick Wallace are recognised as leading renewables practitioners with expertise in project development and financing. Andrew Petry handles banking mandates and PPPs while associate Rose-Anna Burnett focuses on investment in Europe. Marc Fèvre has expertise in clean energy and Simon Kenolty covers project development matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Iain Duncan

      Other key lawyers:

      Alex Blomfield; Patrick Wallace; Andrew Petry; Rose-Anna Burnett; Simon Kenolty; Marc Fèvre

      Testimonials

      ‘Experience of the most complex, challenging and strategically significant national and international projects.’

      Marc Fevre’s calm and collected approach is a key asset for the success of long-term projects. His experience with worldwide project finance and development allows him to provide creative and to-the-point solutions at a fast pace on this deal.’

      Key clients

      Mainstream Renewable Power

      The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

      Brookfield Infrastructure

      European Investment Bank, NordLB, KfW IPEX-Bank and Hamburg Commercial Bank

      Globeleq

      Umm Al Houl Power Q.P.S.C.

      Source Energie

      Stone City Energy

      NextEnergy Capital

      Ellomay Capital

      Emergy AS

      EuroCape Ukraine I LLC

      SyvashEnergoProm

      Macquarie Bank Limited

      Beo Clean Energy Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised BEIS on the £15 bn Nuclear Liabilities Fund and decommissioning of 8 nuclear power stations operated by EDF.
      • Advised Brookfield on the acquisition of a majority stake in one of Germany’s fastest-growing companies, Thermondo GmbH.
      • Advised NextEnergy Capital on UK Infrastructure Bank and Santander’s debt financing into its NextPower UK ESG fund.

      Squire Patton Boggs

      The energy and natural resources team at Squire Patton Boggs provides a full service offering in legal areas such as venture capital, project finance, tax, IP, energy regulation and M&A. The team is frequently involved in clean tech projects with particular strength in offshore wind as they advise sovereign governments, developers, regulatory authorities and infrastructure funds. Practice head Trevor Ingle has vast experience in joint ventures and private equity while Ian Wood  focuses on nuclear energy. Peter Stewart handles Africa mandates while Chris Thomson strengthened the team with his arrival from Dentons in March 2022.

      Practice head(s):

      Trevor Ingle

      Other key lawyers:

      Iain Wood; Peter Stewart; Chris Thomson

      Testimonials

      ‘We use the team for our oil and gas sector requirements, which includes M&A in the industry, our joint venture and licencing, including overseas, and in relation to our hydrocarbon offtaking arrangements.’

      Key clients

      EDF Energy Ltd

      EDF Energy Renewables Ltd

      EDF Energy Thermal Generation

      EDF Energy Supply

      EDF Nuclear Generation

      Cyclife SAS

      Regulatory Authority of Bermuda

      Fiji Electricity Authority

      MHI Vestas Offshore Wind A/S

      Magnox Limited

      Volta Energy Group Limited

      Ener-G Combined Power Limited

      Falck Renewables Limited

      Invenergy

      Postlane Capital Partners LLC

      RES UK & Ireland Limited

      Sumitomo Corporation IJ Systems

      Social Energy Limited

      So Energy

      Mercia Power

      Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE)

      Downing

      Global Wind Services US Inc.

      Vital Energi

      Sonnedix

      Cannock Renewables

      Guyana Department of Energy

      Habitat Energy Limited

      Work highlights

      • Advised EDF in relation to the disposal in 2021 to UK Transition Power of the entire issued share capital of EDF Energy (West Burton B) Limited.
      • Acted for Habitat Energy Limited in relation to its most recent venture capital financing round.
      • Acted for EDF Renewables UK on its new joint venture partnership with DP Energy on the Gwynt Glas project, a 1GW floating offshore project in the Celtic Sea.

      Watson Farley & Williams LLP

      Watson Farley & Williams LLP has an extensive client base consisting of banks, funds, asset managers, utilities and energy companies who approach the firm for advice. The practice has a cross-border focus with mandates in Africa, Middle East, USA and South East Asia. Henry Stewart leads the team with particular experience in solar PV and wind matters. Daisy East specialises in advising sponsors and lenders on all aspects of project-related finance transactions while Martin Lucas is well-versed in matters relating to offshore wind farms. Julian Nichol is experienced in legal issues surrounding conventional power assets.

      Practice head(s):

      Henry Stewart

      Other key lawyers:

      Daisy East; Martin Lucas; Julian Nichol

      Testimonials

      ‘Attention to the client market knowledge.’

      ‘Very responsive team that cooperate well internally. For the client that means there are fewer dropped balls and loose ends. They tend to think alongside their clients and facilitate introductions, innovations and suggestions appropriately and finally they are all pleasant people to deal with. All of this makes for a good working relationship.’

      ‘Partners are typically much more involved on the deal and remain coordinated throughout when working with other partner colleagues for subject matter expertise. Joined-up thinking between senior colleagues provides a lot of confidence.’

      ‘Daisy East is typically on-point and provides clear and well thought-out advice. Daisy has also been a pragmatic problem-solver on number of occasions to overcome legal complexities (that always arise) without adversely impacting the deal. Specialist focus in the energy sector means up to date knowledge on market precedents and market practices.’

      ‘Watson Farley & Williams has incredibly deep knowledge about offshore wind power projects in UK. Their advice was always comprehensive and they always heeded to client’s intention, which enables us to proceed our internal approval procedure effectively.’

      ‘Martin Lucas is one of the excellent lawyers among lawyers we have ever worked with. He has rich knowledge about market practice in offshore wind power projects in the UK. He is also familiar with the relationships between project companies and the government, which enables clients to analyze projects more effectively. In addition, he was a skillful negotiator.’

      ‘WFW are unique in their knowledge of the UK offshore wind industry. They never fail to provide timely clear advice.’

      ‘Unlike many competitors in the projects business, this practice has an extraordinary broad offering in-house. It offers top teams, with very strong experience and knowledge and a strong network of key players in its industry areas. It is also apparent that it has a very positive and strong culture and this manifests itself in the way it conducts its business.’

      Key clients

      Lightsource bp

      Dogger Bank Offshore Wind Farm

      Equinor

      Vattenfall

      Orsted

      InfraRed Capital Partners

      Macquarie / GIG

      Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Fund

      BlueFloat Energy

      North Star Renewables

      Société Générale

      Investec

      NatWest

      Nord/LB

      Palestine Power Generating Company

      Wentworth Clean Power

      Shams Ma’an Power

      Work highlights

      • Advised Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund as secured creditor regarding the energy administration of Bulb Energy Limited in the first ever use of the UK’s energy supply company administration regime.
      • Advised long-standing client LSbp in relation to a US$1.8bn revolving credit facility to be used for its global growth strategy of developing 25 GW of solar energy by 2025.
      • Advised the special purpose vehicles set-up by SSE plc and Equinor that are developing three offshore windfarms.

      White & Case LLP

      White & Case LLP is at the forefront of the energy transition advising governments, state-owned companies, sponsors, power purchasers, operators, investors and financiers on the entire lifecycle of power and renewable projects. The London team has significant experience in monetisation projects, corporate venturing, green bonds and finance with ESG requirements. The practice is headed by Carina Radford with support from Sandra Rafferty and David Baker who cover the full spectrum of issues. Richard Hill is experienced in construction-related contracts while Lis Blunsdon specialises in the regulation, operation and optimisation of energy assets. Jason Kerr focuses on emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

      Practice head(s):

      Carina Radford

      Other key lawyers:

      Sandra Rafferty; Richard Hill; Lis Blunsdon; David Baker; Jason Kerr;

      Testimonials

      ‘Very solid team where the skill actually matches the reputation. They are well staffed with expertise across all areas of the transaction, allowing them to provide an excellent one-stop-shop solution to clients. Their support was invaluable across not just the SPA negotiations, but also other key aspects such as W&I insurance, transitional services agreements, real estate, labour matters and energy management services agreements.’

      Key clients

      Republic of Azerbaijan

      EIG

      EIG

      Saudi Aramco

      Neoen S.A.

      Neom Green Hydrogen Project Company

      Republic of Uzbekistan – Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade

      VALOREM S.A.S.

      Sweihan PV Power Company PJSC

      PKN Orlen SA

      Ukrenergo

      Zorlu Renewable Energy

      TECO Guatemala Holdings, LLC

      Work highlights

      • Advised funds managed by EIG on the agreement to acquire the 1332 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station and 49 MW battery at West Burton B in Nottinghamshire, England from EDF Energy.
      • Advised Neoen, a leading French renewable energy company, on the construction and project financing of the Mutkalampi onshore wind farm in Finland.

      Bracewell (UK) LLP

      Bracewell (UK) LLP, overseen by managing partner Jason Fox  , focuses on emerging economies such as those in Africa and the Middle East with an excellent reputation in financings, acquisitions and project developments. Recent highlights include representing Eni on its acquisition of an offshore wind farm project from Equinor and SSE. Tracy London  focuses on negotiating procurement and construction contracts while Oliver Irwin  advises lenders and sponsors on the development of cross-border projects. Tom Jamieson has extensive project finance experience while Gordon Stewart advises financial investors.

      Practice head(s):

      Jason Fox

      Other key lawyers:

      Tracy London; Oliver Irwin; Tom Jamieson; Gordon Stewart

      Key clients

      Eni S.p.A

      Total Solar and Jinko Solar consortium

      Lenders to the Jinko Power consortium

      Marubeni Corporation and Kyushu Electric

      Marubeni Corporation and Al Jomaih Energy and Water Company

      Alcazar Energy Partners

      Fotowatio Renewable Ventures

      Harmony HB Limited

      Alcazar Energy Partners

      Early Power Limited

      Tè Power Company S.A.S.U.

      Northern Powergrid Holdings Company

      Jinko Power

      Work highlights

      • Advised Eni S.p.A. with respect to its acquisition of a 20 percent interest in the Dogger Bank (A and B) 2.4 GW.
      • Advised Early Power Limited in relation to Stage 1A of the Bridge Power Project.
      • Advised Fotowatio Renewable Ventures in connection with the project financing of a 55 MW Solar PV project in Armenia.

      Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

      Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP acts for regulated electricity suppliers and power purchasers on innovative PPA structures and supply arrangements. Sustainable energy expert Kiran Arora co-heads the team with Mark Richards who provides multi-disciplinary advice to public and private sector clients. Kenneth Addly is well-versed in negotiating and drafting infrastructure and service contracts while Helen Miller focuses on natural resources.

      Practice head(s):

      Mark Richards; Kiran Arora

      Other key lawyers:

      Helen Miller; Kenneth Addly

      Testimonials

      ‘I think they are excellent in all facets of the energy transition/renewables and working with a sophisticated team, whether its near-term power markets or standard M&A, we expect them to “keep-up” and they do so.’

      ‘Kiran Arora is an absolutely excellent lawyer who has a brilliant demeanor in both positive circumstances and more difficult negotiations.’

      Key clients

      Amber Infrastructure Limited

      Downing LLP

      AGR Renewables

      Gent Fairhead & Co

      Ancala Partners

      BT Group

      National Grid Group

      EDF Energy

      Macquarie

      NNB Generation Company (HPC) Limited

      NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited

      Raynham Farm Company (AD) Limited

      Corbiere Renewables Limited

      Nithio Holdings Inc.

      Schneider Electric Industries SAS

      Work highlights

      • Advised AGR Renewables on a market-leading £86 million project for the development, sale and construction of one of the world’s most advanced greenhouses, located in Cambridgeshire.
      • Advised Amber Infrastructure Limited on the development and management of a utility scale 49.9MW lithium-ion battery energy storage project.
      • Advised National Grid on the delivery of the second phase of a tunnelled 32km “electricity cable super-highway” across south London.

      Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

      The energy team at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP ‘is hard working, diligent and client focused’ with recognition for handling large scale projects and disputes. The team are instructed on clean energy deals by some of the largest dedicated investment funds such as Greencoat Solar and BlackRock. Robert Pitcher specialises in joint ventures and co-heads the global energy group with Diane Gilhooley. Stephen Hill handles M&A transactions while Indraj Mangat is experienced in asset finance matters.

      Practice head(s):

      Robert Pitcher; Stephen Hill; Mark Howarth; David Jones; Jubilee Easo; Diane Gilhooley

      Testimonials

      ‘A very well run team under the direction of Mark Howarth.’

      ‘Mark Howarth stands out in terms of his knowledge and leadership skills.’

      ‘Pragmatic, commercial advice provided in a timely fashion. Eversheds has developed a great understanding of our business and has developed strong and trusted relationships which represents a key strength.’

      ‘Supportive, go the extra mile to provide support and advice, set realistic timeframes for delivery and work to outperform and do so consistently.’

      ‘The team has some absolutely top-notch work and for good reason. They are dedicated, knowledgeable and very easy to work with.’

      ‘The Eversheds team is hard working, diligent and client focused.’

      ‘The Eversheds real estate team who have been working on our offshore wind farm project have been as asset to our project over the last 18 months. They are friendly, easy to work with and very pragmatic. They provide the perfect balance of ensuring that our interests are always protected, while also being pragmatic enough to progress agreements to meet our timescales and maintain our programme.’

      Key clients

      Investment Management Corporation of Ontario (IMCO)

      Energias Renováveis S.A.

      Equitix Group

      Reseau de Transport d’Electricite (RTE)

      EirGrid joint venture

      Sofia Offshore Wind Farm Limited

      Equinor New Energy Limited

      China Southern Power Grid International (HK) Co., Ltd

      Gresham House Energy Storage Fund plc (GRID)

      National Grid – National Grid Electricity Transmission Plc

      National Iranian Oil Company

      National Grid Ventures Limited

      NextEnergy Solar Fund (NESF)

      TechnipFMC PLC

      Menter Mon Cyf

      CITIC Resources Holdings Limited (CRH)

      Critical Project Services LLC

      National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC)

      Work highlights

        Gowling WLG

        Gowling WLG has an excellent transactional advisory practice with practitioners at the forefront of energy mandates in the corporate, finance and project development space. ‘The team is very commercial with a very target-oriented mindset’ with the corporate side being led by Gareth Baker. Nath Curtis advises funder and sponsor clients on net-zero projects while John Cooper specialises in providing public law advice. Gus Wood is a key name in relatino to regulatory issues while Jonathan Brufal provides support from Dubai.

        Practice head(s):

        Gareth Baker; John Cooper; Nath Curtis; Jonathan Brufal

        Other key lawyers:

        Gus Wood

        Testimonials

        ‘We very much enjoy working with the Gowling team. They get to the key issues and understand how to get a deal done. We work well with their team across a number of disciplines.’

        ‘Gareth Baker is very calm and assured and makes no fuss in getting deals done. Good communicator. Roisin Bergin is an up and coming lawyer with real drive and desire to do a great job for clients. Helen Emmerson is very good on real estate aspects, has a great work ethic and is pleasant to work alongside.’

        ‘The partners I have worked with, Jonathan Brufal and Andrew Newberry, have deep industry inside and experience. The team is very commercial with a very target oriented mindset.’

        ‘The local experience in the UAE and understanding of the end customer. Also the experience in dealing with a complex client structure.’

        Key clients

        Harmony Energy Income Trust

        Brockwell Energy Limited

        HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc

        Eelpower Limited

        Nova Innovation Limited

        Pioneer Point Partners

        Dore Hold Co Limited

        Nabuh Energy Limited

        Codford Biogas Limited

        Triple Point Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Company plc

        Energy Storage Africa

        BPCE Energeco

        AIB Group (UK) plc

        Mustang Energy Plc

        Bushveld Energy Limited

        Acciona

        Greenage Power Limited

        Pacific Green Technologies

        Work highlights

        • Advised HydrogenOne Capital Growth plc on its £107.35m fundraise and its listing on the premium listing segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market.
        • Advised Eelpower on a £100 million joint venture partnership with specialist solar power renewable energy listed fund NextEnergy Solar Fund.
        • Advised Energy Storage Africa on the project development and finance of a 50 MW battery storage project in Malawi.

        HFW

        HFW‘s expertise in the construction sector has been instrumental in attracting clients in relation to offshore wind farms, oil rig decommissioning projects and international port developments. The practice has a strong track record for advising on international power projects such as hydro-electric, nuclear and energy from waste. The team is commended for its ‘vast range of experience in offshore wind’ which is the primary area of expertise for Richard Booth. Max Wieliczko heads the team and is experienced in high-value energy disputes along with Michael Sergeant who is well-versed in international arbitration.

        Practice head(s):

        Max Wieliczko

        Other key lawyers:

        Richard Booth; Michael Sergeant

        Testimonials

        ‘The team has a vast range of experience in offshore wind and are proactive in protecting clients position while also aiding develop strategy to solve matters.’

        ‘Ability to understand the technical elements of the claim and develop strategy.’

        ‘HfW are my go-to law firm when I have a legal dispute that is complex and not “run of the mill”. Their ability to think outside the box and quickly attend meetings / calls is crucial to facilitate a strategy and scenario options enabling, where possible, the timely and appropriate resolution of the dispute.’

        ‘Max Wieliczko is unique in his ability to think outside the box and whilst appropriate resolution is always my desired approach. I feel reassured that he is “in my corner” should formal proceedings be ultimately required. His tenacity and desire to achieve the best result for his client is what makes him stand out from the rest.’

        Key clients

        Visser & Smit Hanab B.V.

        Barhale Limited

        Belectric Gulf Limited

        Posco Plantec

        Al Gihaz Contracting Co

        Work highlights

        • Acted for a tier 1 contractor in respect of a £300m dispute in relation to the T&I package for a large offshore wind farm development off the shores of France.
        • Acted for an EPC contractor in relation to the disputes arising under three separate Energy from Waste projects in different parts of the UK.
        • Advised an offshore contractor on the circa £800m EPCI Contract for the 3.1GW East Anglia Offshore Wind Farm.

        Lux Nova Partners Limited

        Lux Nova Partners Limited specialises in low carbon and renewable energy work across several practice areas including dispute resolution, M&A, financing, policy and regulation.  The practice is also well-versed in corporate PPAs overseas in jurisdictions such as Kenya and Sub-Saharan Africa. Tom Bainbridge is recognised for his expertise in the district heating sector and co-heads the team with Louisa Cilenti who specialises in clean energy financing and Sandy Abrahams. Nikola Zahariev regularly acts for fund managers, developers and contractors.

        Practice head(s):

        Tom Bainbridge; Louisa Cilenti; Sandy Abrahams

        Other key lawyers:

        Nikola Zahariev

        Key clients

        BEIS

        Bristol City Council

        BYD UK

        Considerate Hoteliers Ltd.

        Ecotricity Group

        Energetik

        Gemserv

        Hammerson

        Inobat Auto

        Kyotherm SAS

        Lend Lease

        Metropolitan Housing Trust

        Metropolitan Kings Cross

        Nexta Capital

        Open Utility Ltd

        Ørsted

        Oxford City Council

        Pinnacle Power

        PNE / WKN Group

        Podium Asset Services

        Riding Sunbeams

        Renewable Energy Assurance Ltd

        RheEnergise

        RWE

        Shoreham Port Authority

        Social and Sustainable Capital

        SSE: Beatrice and Dogger Bank Offshore Windfarms

        Telford Homes

        Triple Point Heat Networks

        Utility FM

        Vattenfall

        Sustainable Bright

        BBP (Better Buildings Partnership)

        District Eating (Innovate UK)

        Cuckmere Community Solar

        2G Energy

        1energy Group

        Getec

        Heat Pump Association

        Wendling Beck Environment Project

        Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust

        Enfinium

        The Silvertown Partnership LLP

        Elm / Alpha Real

        Demand Logic

        TH DM Ltd (Tottenham Hale Esco)

        Smartenergy AG

        Guru Systems

        Charity Bank

        Entomics

        Brent Pure Energy

        QBots Energy

        Syzygy Renewables

        Lightsource Labs

        Fair Heat

        Veolia

        Evora

        Ramboll

        Work highlights

        • Managed delivery of BEIS’ £320m Heat Network Investment Programme (HNIP).
        • Advised Vattenfall Heat UK Limited on multitudes of new-build District Heating projects.
        • Advised InoBat Auto on their strategic development agreement with IFC for investment in their planned 32GW (€1.2bn) lithium-ion battery cell manufacturing production plant in Serbia.

        Mayer Brown International LLP

        Mayer Brown International LLP offers full coverage across the power sector from conventional thermal generation and nuclear to solar, wind and waste to energy matters. In addition the practice has a good track record in cross-border mandates concerning pipelines, interconnectors and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Kirsti Massie has particular focus on new energy technologies and co-heads the team with Meredith Campanale who has acted for lenders and sponsors on projects across different jurisdictions. David Fraher focuses on multilateral and syndicated financings.

        Practice head(s):

        Kirsti Massie; Meredith Campanale

        Other key lawyers:

        David Fraher

        Testimonials

        ‘Mayer Brown’s understanding of highly complex financing structures in a very technical sector is a key differentiator. However, what really makes the Mayer Brown team stand out is their collaborative nature. They are, by some way, the most collaborative legal adviser that I have worked with, always focused on working together with the clients’ financial (and other) advisers in order to get the best possible outcome for their clients.’

        ‘Meredith and Katie were both an absolute pleasure to work with. They were always friendly and extremely personable in all our dealings. Unlike other firms I’ve dealt with they were very focused on supporting each other and working together to get the best outcome for the client.’

        Key clients

        Green Network Energy

        Green Network UK

        British Land

        Investec Bank

        AIB Group (UK)

        Banco de Sabadell

        Kommunalkredit Austria

        Migdal Insurance Company

        Schroders UK Infrastructure Debt I Fund

        JERA

        Work highlights

        • Advised Green Network Energy on its Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR) process.
        • Represented the finance parties led by Investec in their role as arrangers and lenders, in relation to a £192 million refinancing of the Saltend, Indian Queens and Deeside power plants.
        • Represented JERA with respect to its joint venture arrangements and other development contracts and French registration requirements for a floating offshore wind platform.

        Osborne Clarke LLP

        Osborne Clarke LLP has adopted decarbonisation as a core competency, and its work in this area includes supporting businesses with regulatory engagement, being involved in the alternative fuels market and advising on carbon reduction. Simon Hobday focuses on decentralised power projects such as smart grid matters and co-heads the team with Matthew Lewis. James Watson supports funders, investors and developers of projects while Rob Horne is experienced in the construction sector. Hannah Roscoe advises on M&A, joint ventures and restructurings.

        Practice head(s):

        Matthew Lewis; Simon Hobday

        Other key lawyers:

        James Watson; Rob Horne; Hannah Roscoe

        Testimonials

        ‘The teams that I work with regularly take time to really understand my business and remain on top of goals and changes of direction as each year progresses. ‘

        Key clients

        LimeJump

        Statera Energy

        OVO Energy

        John Laing Environmental Assets Group Limited

        Foresight

        Toucan Energy

        Downing

        Western Power Company Limited

        Octopus Renewables

        RWE Renewables

        InfraRed Capital Partners

        Aberdeen Standard

        Work highlights

        • Advised on the creation of AMPYR Solar Europe, a tri-partite joint venture that will develop at least 4GW of solar projects across the UK, the Netherlands and Germany.
        • Advised specialist asset manager Gresham House on its acquisition of a 50MW solar farm from Anesco as part of a £100 million partnership.

        Prospect Law Ltd

        Prospect Law Ltd is best known for its multi-disciplinary approach to the energy sector, combining expertise in dispute resolution and transactional areas of law. The firm continues to focus on nuclear decommissioning projects with a growing number of mandates in Small Modular Reactor (SMR) technologies and alternative forms of nuclear power generation. On the renewables front the team frequently advise on floating wind and battery storage projects. Edward De La Billiere focuses on the non-contentious side and co-heads the practice with Edmund Robb, a highly regarded barrister.

        Practice head(s):

        Edward de la Billiere; Edmund Robb

        Testimonials

        ‘Prospect Law have a broad range of experts at their disposal who can bring years of experience to bear without having to use one of the larger international firms. I’ve used them for all of my commercial and litigation work for nearly ten years and have always found them to be approachable, pragmatic, responsive and cost effective.’

        ‘The whole team have a “can do” attitude and I’ve found them always to be approachable and commercial in their approach. I particularly like working with Ed de la Billiere and Edmund Robb the two main partners in the business. Both draw on years of experience and have never let me down when it comes to bringing the right colleague into the mix.’

        ‘Prospect Law have been a constant part of our business plan and ongoing movements in renewable energy for some time.’

        ‘We see their expertise as a key part of our strategy and their overview and management of our legal obligations and due diligence has been of huge value in UK, MENA and India.’

        ‘Their expertise means they can carry an overview of DD for legal firms in other countries, which adds additional value and comfort.’

        ‘Edward and Edmond as senior partners within Prospect Law offer the advice with a personal and protective view of us and our investors within the development and purchase of renewable assets.’

        ‘They are quick to flag potential issues and always hold a pragmatic view of what needs to be done and why during the last few years particularly through the pandemic and the slow down that has caused with many projects, investors and lenders pausing or readjusting their terms.’

        ‘The teams strength is that they know what they are doing, they keep you informed and are prepared to give anything a go. They give good advice on the strength and weakness of your case and suggest possible options how it should progress.’

        Key clients

        Radioactive Materials Transport Users Committee (RAMTUC)

        Erith Group Ltd

        Hackney London Borough Council

        Camden London Borough Council

        Brent London Borough Council

        Slaughter and May

        Slaughter and May acts on all aspects of UK and international energy and infrastructure projects including offshore wind, biomass, renewables, gas-fired plants and nuclear power. The team advises on  regulatory reform and applies market knowledge on financings and M&A. Hywel Davies  has particular experience in public and private M&A and co-heads the practice with Michael Corbett  who is well-versed in corporate finance and company advisory matters. Richard Todd  focuses on alternative energy matters while Oliver Moir  handles the full spectrum of project issues. Azadeh Nassiri  is a key practitioner in the team.

        Practice head(s):

        Hywel Davies; Michael Corbett

        Other key lawyers:

        Richard Todd; Oliver Moir; Azadeh Nassiri

        Testimonials

        ‘Outstanding lawyers and legal product. Excellent client service.’

        Key clients

        Ørsted

        Schroders plc

        Trilantic Europe VI GP S.a.r.l

        Viridor Limited

        EDF Energy

        Drax Group

        Aker Horizons AS

        OVO Energy

        Centrica plc

        ContourGlobal

        Work highlights

        • Advised Ørsted on its disposal to Norges Bank Investment Management of a 50% interest in the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farm.
        • Advised EDF Energy on its arrangements with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the Nuclear Liabilities Fund relating to the decommissioning of eight nuclear power stations in the UK.

        Trinity International LLP

        Boutique firm Trinity International LLP has an off-grid power practice which focuses on financing solutions and commercial structuring of off-grid power projects. The firm is known for its primary market presence in Africa where it advises on all types of transactions from solar, wind and geothermal to gas-powered plants and nuclear. Paul Biggs  has expertise in private and public sector infrastructure projects and co-heads the practice with Simon Norris who advises developers, investors and financial institutions. Other co-head Kaushik Ray covers project and corporate finance transactions. Conrad Marais is a key contact in the team.

        Practice head(s):

        Paul Biggs; Simon Norris; Kaushik Ray; Conrad Marais

        Testimonials

        ‘Trinity is a clear market expert when it comes to Africa, having an ear to the ground and footprint on the pulse. We have engaged the team in numerous mandates and their market knowledge, commercial focus and subject and jurisdiction matter expertise is exemplary.’

        ‘Well respected in the industry.’

        ‘Very practical approach and always available.’

        ‘The Trinity model and team are quite unique in our experience – a small, senior team led by partners that provides excellent advice and service with a commercial approach and competitive pricing.’

        ‘Excellent advice from an experienced senior team, coupled with availability and responsiveness and a commercial approach.’

        ‘Trinity is unique. Their fee structure enables developers to develop projects in risky jurisdictions, If it was not for them we would not have been able to finance our projects. Given the amount of risk they take as a firm, they tend to be more involved in the development stage of the transaction and actually act as codevelopers, where they bring immense knowledge to the table. I see them as the go to firm in Africa.’

        ‘Simon Norris is a phenomenal lawyer and a great project manager. He has assisted me in co-managing the development of the project. He is smart, hard working, prompt and always goes beyond the call of duty.’

        Key clients

        Tulu Moye Geothermal Limited

        IFC

        Asian Development Bank

        The Standard Bank of South Africa

        Gigawatt Global

        Nedbank Limited

        The Development Bank of Southern Africa

        Absa Bank Ghana Limited

        Absa Bank (Mauritius) Limited

        Société Générale S.A.

        Société Générale Ghana plc

        The Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited

        Ninety One SA Proprietary Limited

        Ninety One Assurance Limited

        Ninety One Africa Credit Opportunities Fund 2

        Inspired Evolution

        Renewable Energy Performance Platform

        Scatec Solar ASA

        KfW

        Government of Mozambique

        Government of Zambia

        Government of Uganda

        African Development Bank

        The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited

        Nedbank Limited

        European Investment Bank

        FMO

        Proparco

        DEG

        Trade and Development Bank

        East African Development Bank

        Eksport Kredit Fonden

        The African Trade Insurance Agency

        Seychelles Energy Commission

        Work highlights

        • Acted for the project company on the US$1 billion Tulu Moye geothermal IPP in Ethiopia.
        • Advised IFC in relation to the creation and structuring of a programme, designed to allow mini-grids in African markets to be financed by private debt financiers in order to add much-needed scale to mini-grid development on the African continent.
        • Acted for the Seychelles Energy Commission and the Government of Seychelles in respect of the first ever private power project in Seychelles and Africa’s first floating solar IPP’s on sea water.

        Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

        Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP advises on developments, projects and disputes relating to onshore wind, offshore wind, CCUS, decarbonisation of heat and hydrogen projects. The team are instructed by some of the largest players in the renewable energy development space including EDF, E.ON and Iberdrola. Richard Cockburn  regularly works with developers and contractors and heads the energy and utilities team. Sebastian Briggs acts on the sale, purchase and financing of renewable projects with support from Chris Towner. Corporate expert Simon Hewes focuses on M&A and private equity transactions.

        Practice head(s):

        Richard Cockburn

        Other key lawyers:

        Sebastian Briggs; Chris Towner; Simon Hewes

        Testimonials

        ‘Very good commercial knowledge of the energy sector leads to practical, realistic advice and suggestions. Broad team means they have specialists to call on when specialist advice is needed.’

        ‘Partners are approachable, get to know us and our matters and keep in regular contact. Gareth Miles is hard-working and very experienced in energy matters for both landlords and developers/tenants, so can give balanced, practical advice.’

        ‘Partner-led service. Willing to be flexible on different billing arrangements. Excellent on technology. Work very collaboratively and take on board feedback.’

        ‘Bright, passionate and diligent.’

        Key clients

        Babcock Offshore MCS Aviation

        Cardiff Council

        Centrica

        Cheshire East Council

        East Anglia Offshore Wind Ltd

        EDF Energy Renewables Ltd

        Energie Baden Wurttemberg

        E.ON

        Equinor

        Gigabox Developments

        Iona Capital

        Macquarie

        National Grid

        National Tube Stockholders (NTS)

        Npower

        Petrofac

        Renewable Energy Generation

        Renewable Energy Systems

        RWE

        Scottish Power Renewables/Scottish Power Generation

        Shell

        Simpsons Malt

        Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

        South Tees Development Corporation

        Statkraft

        Sumitomo Corporation

        Tampnet

        Tekmar Energy Limited

        Temporis Fund

        The Crown Estate

        The Oil and Gas Authority

        The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG)

        Total E&P UK Limited

        VAALCO – Oil & Gas

        Vitol Group (Vitol SA and Vitol E&P)

        Windel Energy

        Work highlights

        • Acted as sole advisor to Renewable Energy Systems Limited on all aspects of the development of their significant onshore wind, storage and solar portfolio in respect of new development and life extension projects.
        • Advised Solihull MBC in relation to the Solihull Town Centre Low Carbon Energy Network.
        • Advised South Tees Development Corporation in relation to all aspects of a joint venture for the ownership, operation, upgrade and expansion of the electricity distribution infrastructure at the 4,500 acre Teesworks site.

        Foot Anstey

        Foot Anstey has particular strength in solar, energy storage, nuclear and EV infrastructure with multiple cross border mandates in jurisdictions such as Spain and Myanmar. Key clients include EDF Renewables, Pivot Power and Gridserve. Chris Pritchett advises clients on electrification matters and co-heads the practice with Stuart Cleak who focuses on energy generation and battery storage. Other co-head Ian Stubbs specialises in transactional aspects of projects.

        Practice head(s):

        Chris Pritchett; Stuart Cleak; Ian Stubbs

        Testimonials

        ‘The Foot Anstey energy team has provided our battery energy storage business with excellent property and commercial/project sales advice across a variety of development projects from option/lease negotiations through to SPV sale of the project and associated rights.’

        ‘The Foot Anstey energy team have have become a fundamental part of our project delivery team and have always provided us with high quality good value advice on all legal aspects that we have sought and engaged their assistance. They have a can do attitude and always look to solve problems rather than create them which is a crucial starting position from my viewpoint and helps to differentiate them from others.’

        ‘We have worked particularly closely with and would recommend without hesitation Kutahya Chery and Chris Prichett on the property and commercial side and Karl Bradford on the corporate sale side.’

        ‘Good commercial awareness and pragmatic approach to problem-solving.’

        ‘Stuart Cleak and Chris Pritchett acted as extended members of the in-house team. Passionate about the area and focused on solutions to drive projects forward rather than point-scoring.’

        ‘Ian Stubbs is perhaps the most technically capable non-contentious construction lawyer in the south west.’

        Key clients

        British Solar Renewables (BSR)

        WElink

        Wave Hub Development Ltd / Celtic Sea Power

        GRIDSERVE

        Pivot Power (EDF Renewables Limited)

        Innova Capital Limited

        Plymouth City Council

        Eden Geothermal

        Regener8 Solar and Regener8 Earth

        Zenobe Energy

        Work highlights

        • Acted as British Solar Renewables’ main legal adviser across a number of workstreams.
        • Supported Pivot Power on its £1.6 billion battery infrastructure project.
        • Assisted Plymouth City Council to deliver up to 50 multi-modal mobility hubs across Plymouth for business and the public.

        Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP

        Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP has an international practice with a leading presence in African markets through offices in Paris, Istanbul and Shanghai. The energy team assists clients on issues such as emissions credits trading, corporate PPAs, PV projects off-grid power arrangements. Colin Graham leads the practice with experience in corporate and commercial projects while Matteo Matteucci advises financial investors and governments on cross-border mandates.

        Practice head(s):

        Colin Graham

        Other key lawyers:

        Matteo Matteucci

        Testimonials

        ‘The team works on industrial projects in the energy sector A team very available which respects the client and challenges it at the same time. A good service of billing with the draft discussed before final version.’

        ‘The partners highly respect the client. Very good knowledge of the sector and high operational experience particularly for the execution phase of the contract. Excellent know how. Real team spirit, which is rare for a law firm where both partners and associate may intervene.’

        ‘Deep level of client service, professionalism. Very sophisticated knowledge on a wide spread of topics around energy and infrastructure as well as corporate commercial. Very good, global international perspective with an anchorage in English law practice.’

        ‘Colin Graham is a stand up professional with total knowledge, insight, strategy, commercial and legal. Go-to-guy for complex cross border infrastructure, energy, maritime matters. No hesitation.’

        Key clients

        Argo Clean Energy LLC

        Delta Offshore Energy

        Edvance SA

        Electricite De France

        PowerChina Huadong Engineering Corporation

        Work highlights

        • Advised EDF on the design of a generation III nuclear reactor in Sizewell.
        • Advised Edvance in the context of the negotiation of a professional services contract.
        • Advised Delta Offshore Energy on the development of a 3,200 MW gas-to-power project in Vietnam to be supplied by an integrated LNG import project.

        Keystone Law

        The renewable and green energy team at Keystone Law is experienced in all the main areas of power development including solar, waste-to-energy, offshore wind and hydrogen. The team are well versed in offtake and PPAs, joint venture arrangements and related commercial agreements. Key names include Richard Temple and Jon Close, who is experienced in public procurement. Jon Moorhouse is another key practitioner in the team.

        Other key lawyers:

        Richard Temple; Jon Close; Jon Moorhouse

        Key clients

        Ecotricity Generation Limited

        Vertical Future

        Mustang Energy PLC

        Primorus Investments PLC

        Seven Seven Capital

        3ti Energy Hubs Limited

        Calon Energy Limited

        Wheelabrator Technologies Inc

        The Sky Mining Company Ltd

        Lexoo Limited

        MA Energy Limited

        UK Power Solutions Limited

        Cotswold Energy Group Limited

        A13 Engineering Limited

        Design Installation Service Limited

        Work highlights

        • Advised the London-based soil-free farming group Vertical Future on its £21 million Series A fundraising.
        • Advised Zero Carbon Farms on planning matters for their proposed second farming facility in London.

        King & Spalding LLP

        King & Spalding LLP is known for advising energy sponsors and lenders on the full lifecycle of energy assets including financings, international transactions and construction matters. Much of the work done is cross-border with the team acting for the largest electric utility in South Korea and advising on a hydropower plant in Mozambique. Kelly Malone focuses on development issues and co-heads the practice with Nikhil Markanday.

        Practice head(s):

        Kelly Malone; Nikhil Markanday

        Key clients

        European Investment Bank

        EDF

        Equinor

        Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

        Total

        Bandwidth Cloud Services Limited

        Borealis

        Future Earth, Inc.

        Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa

        JERA

        Korea East West Corporation

        Korea Electric Power Company

        MODEC, Inc.

        Mitsui OSK Lines

        Shell Trading Investments Limited

        Telecom Egypt

        European Investment Bank

        EDF

        Equinor

        Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

        Total

        Bandwidth Cloud Services Limited

        Borealis

        Future Earth, Inc.

        Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa

        JERA

        Korea East West Corporation

        Korea Electric Power Company

        MODEC, Inc.

        Mitsui OSK Lines

        Shell Trading Investments Limited

        Telecom Egypt

        Work highlights

        • Advised HCB on the financing for the rehabilitation and refurbishment of the Generator Unit and HVDC Converter Station at the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Power Plant in Mozambique.
        • Advised KEPCO on its bid for the Jafurah 70MW-320MW Jafurah gas and steam co-generation power project to be located in eastern Saudi Arabia.
        • Advised HCB on the financing for the rehabilitation and refurbishment of the Generator Unit and HVDC Converter Station at the Cahora Bassa Hydroelectric Power Plant in Mozambique.

        Shakespeare Martineau LLP

        Shakespeare Martineau LLP is increasingly involved in the renewable transport and heat sectors acting for energy networks and operators of electricity connectors. The firm is experienced in the sustainable transport field with a focus on EVs in addition to storage, renewable heat and energy retail projects. Andrew Whitehead leads the team with experience in advising clients in the utilities sector. Mark Bartholomew‘s specialism relates to electricity interconnectors while Sushma Maharaj advises on the full range of services arrangements including concession agreements, connection agreements and supply contracts.

        Practice head(s):

        Andrew Whitehead

        Other key lawyers:

        Sushma Maharaj; Mark Bartholomew

        Testimonials

        ‘Shakespeare Martineau has a good understanding of the energy business, in particular electricity interconnectors. The team continually keeps up to date with the developments in this area to provide excellent service to our businesses.’

        Key clients

        National Grid

        Grain LNG

        Cadent Gas Limited

        Npower Limited

        Last Mile Infrastructure Group

        Statera Energy Limited

        Octopus Energy Limited

        Compleo Charging Solutions UK Limited

        Severn Trent Green Power

        Shell Energy Retail Limited

        Highway Stops Retail Limited

        British Independent Utilities

        BritNed Development Limited

        Marble Power Limited

        FPC Electric Land Limited

        Electricity North West Limited

        Forsa Energy Gas Holdings Ltd

        Tetronics Technology

        Certas Energy

        Coventry and Solihull Waste

        South Staffordshire Water plc

        Anglian Water

        SUNEL UK

        Whitetower Energy

        rePLANET

        Ripple Energy

        Birmingham University

        FW Thorpe Plc

        Macquarie Bank

        Utilita Group

        Bryt Energy

        Work highlights

        • Supported National Grid ESO in the development of Network Option Assessment (NOA) Pathfinders.

        Stephenson Harwood

        Stephenson Harwood has expertise across a range of conventional and non-conventional energy sources including offshore wind, hydrogen and combustion of residual waste. Tony Concagh specialises in offshore energy and co-heads the practice with Rebecca Carter who advises both public and private sector clients.

        Practice head(s):

        Rebecca Carter; Tony Concagh

        Testimonials

        ‘Tom Adams is very good.’

        ‘Hardwork, innovation, responsiveness to client needs and being available whenever needed.’

        Key clients

        Green Africa Power

        Lightsource Renewable Energy Limited

        North London Waste Authority

        Valero Energy

        Covanta Energy

        Highview Power Limited

        Corre Energy

        European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

        Black Sea Trade and Development Bank

        Monobase Wind BV

        Fabricom S.A./N.V.

        Protium Green Solutions

        Blackwood Biofuels

        Work highlights

        • Advised NLWA on all legal aspects of its North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP).
        • Advised European Bank of Reconstruction and Development on a EUR24.5 million project financing for the construction and operation of a 30MW photovoltaic plant in the Kamianka region, Ukraine.