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DLA Piper
160 Aldersgate Street

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London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

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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.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

The energy and natural resources sector team at DLA Piper offers clients ‘wide experience in oil and gas issues and significant commercial experience that adds value for clients’. Leaning on its global network for support, the UK team is well placed to service international clients on cross-border matters and acts for large multinational companies, as well as governments. The team, which handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, is headed by Natasha Luther-Jones and James Carter, who focuses on high-profile and high-value disputes; Nacim Bounouara is a name to note for project development and financing work; and Philip Chong is a key name for international arbitration. The practice was recently bolstered by the arrival of Iain Elder from Shearman & Sterling LLP in April 2022, and Stuart Murdoch, who joined in Edinburgh from Burness Paull LLP, in May 2021.