Under the leadership of Mark Whitehead, who is highly regarded for his advice on energy infrastructure matters, Ward Hadaway LLP takes a cross-departmental approach to energy projects, advising clients with operations across the fossil fuel, renewables, utilities, distribution and energy technology sectors. The group is particularly highlighted for its expertise in biogas generation projects and acts for funders, developers and contractors; it is currently advising EOS Project Developments on the financing of a biogas to grid facility in Somerset. Colin Hewitt also contributes to the practice and is noted for his knowledge of upstream and downstream hydrocarbon issues.
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Ward Hadaway LLP
Other key lawyers:
Lower Drayton Biogas
Newcastle International Airport
Teesside International Airport
Muckle LLP’s client base encompasses a wide variety of energy industry sectors, ranging from traditional oil and gas companies to businesses in the nuclear and energy technology sectors. The group also draws on the expertise from across the firm to assist with property, finance, construction, corporate, competition and contractual mandates. Corporate specialist Andrew Davison heads up the cross-departmental group, which also includes development expert Libbie Henderson, who regularly handles greenfield and brownfield regeneration matters and land-based energy projects, and construction specialist Lucilla Waugh.
Other key lawyers:
Libbie Henderson; Lucilla Waugh
Port of Blyth
Port of Tyne
Penultimate Power UK Ltd
Jersey Electricity PLC
The Banks Group
Blue Water Energy
Morrison Data Services
SK Utilities (t/a Smart Utility Management)
ExaMotive SA/OPLY UK Limited
Aura Newcastle Limited
Aura (Newcastle) Project Company
Aura (Newcastle) Project Company Phase 2
- Acting for the Aura Newcastle upon Tyne group of companies in relation to the implementation of Newcastle upon Tyne City Council‘s decarbonisation programme, for which NCC has been successful in obtaining grant funding from the Government for the design and installation of solar photovoltaic panels and heat pumps in a number of schools in the North East of England.
- Advised the Newcastle upon Tyne University on the funding for a heat networks investment project with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
- Acted for ten separate landowners in negotiating and agreeing Options for Leases for a proposed 1,200-acre solar farm in the North East of England.