Renewable and Low-Carbon Power
Low-carbon technology provides the viable alternative to traditional energy sources and will if adopted on a greater basis help reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Our legal team have worked in the renewable and low carbon sector for over half a decade and continue to help global parties develop in the UK, Europe and international jurisdictions.
The services we provide include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Utilities management.
- Contractual agreements.
- Corporate agreements.
- Concessions and framework agreements.
- Procurement (private and UK/EU public procurement).
- Debt finance and equity investment term sheets, instruments, facilities, agreements and advice.
- Structured finance support.
- Research and development (R&D) collaboration.
- Offtake agreements such as power purchase contracts.
- Fuel supply agreements.
- Operation & maintenance agreements.
- Engineering procurement and construction agreements.
- Development agreements.
- Co-development agreements (e.g. contractual joint ventures, and special purpose vehicle (50:50/other) joint ventures).
- Planning, environmental and property.
- Grant funding.
- IP issues involved with clean energy technologies (from electronic vehicle charging technology advice to refuse derived waste synthetic gas gasification/pyrolysis type energy from waste or waste to energy technologies).
How We Work
Our team have deep renewable energy law backgrounds working both in top 20 UK and US law firms and in renewable energy companies, so provide our clients with a technically-aware, commercial, and bankability-geared, legal advice and transaction support to get results.
We’ve successfully worked on ad-hoc assignments either brought in by clients to advice from the get-go, or to take over a matter when specialist legal advice becomes necessary to lend credence to exits/debt financiers/equity investors examining their involvement in a transaction, or have also been asked by certain companies to second our lawyers into the companies to review subsisting contracts and amend contracts where necessary, training companies on good contracts’ processes and on basic commercial legal terminology and to provide a seamless connection between legal support and the board/key stakeholders. With the years that our team have been in the industry we are often called on to assess the trajectory of a prospective project or transaction and help steer it back on to an optimal pathway for all key stakeholders.
Our team have extensive experience in planning, environment and regeneration issues, and support our renewable energy lawyers when the project or transaction requires support from dealing with s.106 agreements, to planning appeals or applications to advice on public consultations, to advice on hazardous materials removal, to building rectification works to regenerate old housing stock to converting brownfield sites.