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Osborne Clarke

2 TEMPLE BACK EAST, TEMPLE QUAY, BRISTOL, BS1 6EG, ENGLAND
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Alan John

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Osborne Clarke

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South West: Projects, energy and natural resources

Energy

Within: Energy

Osborne Clarke’s energy lawyers have particular expertise in corporate energy transactions and litigation, and in those respects the team ‘compares favourably to its South West competition’. Department head Alan John advised Foresight Group on its acquisition of Shotwick, which is the largest solar park in the UK. David Ferris, who has ‘real expertise in energy sector corporate transactions’, counselled innogy on its acquisition of Statkraft’s 50% holding in the Triton Knoll offshore wind project. Additionally, the team acted for Solarplicity in relation to a joint venture investment by Maas Capital for the installation of solar panels to provide electricity for affordable housing tenants across the UK, and also advised John Laing Investments on the acquisition, development and refinancing of an onshore wind farm. On the contentious side, Catherine Wolfenden is co-leading a team that is involved in a major judicial review procedure with nationwide industry effects. Also recommended are Carl Thompson, Matthew Lewis and Lara Burch.

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South West: Real estate

Environment

Within: Environment

Working across a range of industry sectors, Osborne Clarke regularly advises its clients on environmental concerns relating to renewables and housing development, distribution and supply chain agreements and climate change regulation. Matthew Germain is instructed by a number of corporate utility providers and waste management groups and is acting for those clients on the environmental aspects of various infrastructure projects. Germain also represented a recycling company in a major investigation by the Environment Agency. Moreover, the department has a dedicated contentious environmental practice led by senior associate Georgia Lythgoe, who specialises in health and safety and environmental crime. Alan John heads the environment department and senior associate Caroline Bush is another active member of the team. Key clients include Churngold Recycling, Northacre Renewable Energy and Barratt London.

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