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When it comes to energy and renewables, we know what we're talking about. We've been involved in the sector for over 20 years, advising on a wide range of projects for a variety of organisations.

Our experienced legal team is one of the few that can provide UK-wide legal advice, supporting projects in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Our clients span the sector, from high growth entrepreneurial companies to large utilities. We act for all parties, including developers, banks, equity investors, contractors and suppliers. We've also advised government departments on the implementation and operation of energy efficiency and renewables policy.

Our specialist team of legal experts advises clients on all aspects of renewable energy projects including project finance, commercial, construction, corporate, environmental, health & safety, planning and property law. This includes advice on planning issues, leases and title issues, construction/supply chain contracts, grid connection arrangements, power purchase, FIT and ROC agreements; and finance and related security documents.

In a market report by The Lawyer and Clean Energy Pipeline, we ranked in the top five for European M&A deal activity; completing 26 deals worth approximately £168 million. 

We also ranked seventh for European project finance deals, having advised on 18 deals worth £182 million.

Highlights

  • Advising British Solar Renewables for the UK’s largest solar park, on the site of RAF Lyneham and on the acquisition of the 50MW ground mounted Swindon Solar Farm from Belectric Solar Limited.
  • Advising Ecotricity on refinancing its existing portfolio of 19 operational solar and wind projects to release just short of £70 million.
  • Advising Peel Energy on the 50.35MW Frodsham Wind Farm site, which with 19 turbines makes it one of England’s largest onshore wind farms, capable of powering up to 25,000 homes.
  • Acting for Aurium Capital on financing a portfolio of under construction and consented/operational ground and roof mounted solar PV developments (combined capacity 80MW).
  • Advising Low Carbon on its response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response tender. This resulted in them being awarded a 40MW battery storage site in Glassenbury, Kent and a 10MW battery storage site in Cleator, Cumbria.

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