Our international energy team supports clients collaboratively across the full spectrum of renewable and alternative energy and understand the commercial and technical issues underpinning offshore and onshore wind, solar, energy-from-waste and biomass, nuclear, hydrogen, tidal and hydro, geothermal, EV charging, energy and storage solutions and circular economy solutions.
PGGM and Ampere
Advised on the acquisition of a stake in an offshore wind farm (367MW), including on all planning and regulatory aspects as well as the financial incentives.
Advised on the bid for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm project (350-400MW).
Advised on the acquisition of a stake in the Gwynt y Môr offshore wind farm (567MW), including on all consenting and regulatory issues, such as the Renewables Obligation and the OFTO regime.
Advised on the contract for construction and delivery of plant and materials to Dong Energy for the Burbo Bank offshore wind project.
Windfarm Construction EPIC
Advised the EPIC contractor throughout the installation phase for one of Scotland’s largest windfarms. We advised in relation to fabrication subcontracts, material price escalation clauses, engineering and fabrication quality issues, vessel utilisation issues, work permitting, variation disputes and supplier insolvency.
Advised on a joint venture with a Chinese conglomerate for servicing offshore wind farms in China.
Acting for an engineering contractor in relation to a dispute arising out of the construction and operation of an offshore windfarm.
ICC offshore wind turbine arbitration
Represented vendor of subsea levelling tools for turbine foundation piling in claims for payment against main contractor of offshore wind farm.
Advised the sponsor of the Bicker Fen and Walkway wind farm projects in England.
Advised on a €243 million loan facility for wind farms in Portugal (200MW).
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Royal Bank of Canada and BNPP
Advised on the financing of a 200 MW portfolio of operational and to be constructed wind farm projects in the UK, France and the ROI.
Advised on the development and financing of the €1.1 billion wind farm development of wind farms in Eastern Europe. This is the largest onshore wind farm in Europe.
Advised on the project financing of the acquisition and development of a portfolio of UK onshore wind projects.
Advised NIBC as the sole lender on the bridge financing of a portfolio of renewables projects in England and Wales, in addition to advising on the project financing of the acquisition and development of a portfolio of UK onshore wind projects.
Advised Nordex, one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers, with the review, negotiation and finalisation of a master transaction agreement pertaining to a wind project located in the South of India.
Asia Development Bank, the Indian Renewable Energy Agency and DZ Bank
Advised on two wind power projects run by Tata Power Company Limited.
Wind turbine manufacturer
Advised on contracts to integrate novel vertical-axis wind turbines into commercial and mixed-use developments.
Advised on the Drone Hill wind farm project in Scotland.
N.V. Nuon Energy
Advised Nuon on the disposal of a wind farm in Shantou, People's Republic of China.
Yellow Door Energy
Advised Yellow Door Energy on US$31.2 million financing for solar projects in addition to advising on a US$50 million revolving construction facility deal. Yellow Door Energy is a UAE-based sustainable energy provider, which has more than 110 megawatts of solar assets currently operating, or under construction, in the UAE, Jordan, and Pakistan.
Advised LOGOS SE Asia on its joint venture with European super utility to install rooftop solar panels for all LOGOS' Asia assets.
Advised this Belgian contractor on its successful entry into the UK solar PV market and are now advising them on projects in other EU jurisdictions.
Advised on the project financing of 38,000 solar PV panels on social housing in the UK.
Advised TotalEnergies on its complex joint venture, and associated commercial arrangements, with Japanese energy group, ENEOS.
Yes Bank Limited
Advised Yes Bank Limited, an Indian publicly listed bank on all English law aspects of the various term loans and working capital facilities to various subsidiaries of SoftBank Energy for several solar power projects in India forming part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission - an initiative of the Government of India and State Governments to promote solar power, with a target of 100 GW.
Advised Total Eren on the Singapore law aspects of its acquisition of a solar project in Cambodia. This acquisition increased Total Eren's capacity, enabling it to develop almost 4GW of renewable power capacity.
Auhua Clean Energy
Advised AIM-listed Auhua Clean Energy on its acquisition of Singapore- and Taiwan-based solar manufacturer Ziolar Technology.
Advised Indigo Energy, a solar power energy services provider, on structuring and commercial arrangements in Myanmar.
Solar and battery farm
Advising a solar energy company on its dispute in relation to the operation of its connected battery storage developments.
Energy from waste and biomass
North London Waste Authority
Advised on the North London Heat and Power energy recovery project, a £799m contract to build the largest energy from waste (EfW) project in Europe. The EfW has been designed to be carbon capture ready and we are now advising the Authority on the implementation of its strategy to deliver a carbon capture transportation and storage facility.
TIRU SA, part of the EDF Group
Advised on the Exeter energy from waste project.
Advised Covanta on its strategic partnership with Green Investment Group/Macquarie to develop, fund and own EfW projects in the UK and Ireland including four investments in facilities at Earls Gate, Rookery South, Newhurst and Protos.
E.ON Climate & Renewables
Advised on biomass contracting for the European biomass and co-firing conversion projects.
Advised Asiatic Group, owner and operator of power plants in Cambodia and a biomass power plant in Malaysia, on various transactions.
Advised on the funding of Nevis Power's biomass-fired CHP power plant (50MW) in Wales.
Power station disputes
Acting on a large number of power station disputes including for a subcontractor in a claim against the main contractor in respect of the construction of a hydroelectric power station, a Local Authority in relation to a dispute arising out of the construction of a waste to energy plant, and a number of contractors on various biomass plants.
Advised U-Battery, an advanced/small modular nuclear reactor technology, on its legal affairs, external engagement and outreach activities.
Barakah nuclear power plant
Acting for a joint venture between Hyundai Engineering and Construction and Samsung C&T in its dispute against Korea Electric Power Corporation in relation to the construction of the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates.
Nuclear power station arbitration
Representing a power producer in arbitration arising out of the delay to the construction and operation of a 750 MW coal-fired power plant.
Nuclear third party liability
Advised on the regime governing liability for nuclear damage in the UK and internationally, focusing in particular on how this impacts potential investors in a nuclear power project as well as insurance requirements for the developer.
Nuclear power station
Representing the claimant in LCIA arbitration proceedings concerning the production of faulty turbines for a nuclear power station.
Protium Green Solutions
Advised Protium Green Solutions on its £40.5 million fundraising, the largest funding round that has been secured for a green hydrogen energy firm in the UK.
Advised the sellers of Arcola Energy, a systems engineering company, on the company's acquisition by Canadian listed company Ballard Power Systems. Arcola Energy, based in the UK, specialises in hydrogen fuel cell powertrain and vehicle systems integration.
Green hydrogen developer
Advised a developer on an innovative hydrogen production and fuel supply project in the UK. The circa £40 million project involves the construction and operation of a hydrogen production facility at a major production facility.
Jericho Energy Ventures
Advised Jericho Energy Ventures, as lead investor, on its equity investment into Supercritical Solutions.
UK hydrogen developer
Advised a large UK hydrogen developer on its collaboration agreements for undertaking pre and full feasibility studies to produce and utilise green hydrogen to decarbonise a manufacturing facility in northern England.
Tidal and hydro
InfraCo Africa Limited
Advised on the procurement of an EPC contractor for the Western Power Hydro Project in Zambia.
Bank Invest New Energy Solution
Advised on the investment in marine current turbines.
Advised on the acquisition of the Rheidol hydro-electric power station in Wales (50MW).
Southeast Asian state energy company
Advised a Southeast Asian state-owned energy company on the establishment of a hydropower plant in Myanmar.
Advised a subsidiary of Nava Bharat on a disposal of its entire equity interest in a 150MW hydro power plant project in Laos.
Tidal energy project
Acting for a main contractor in a relation to a dispute with its sub-contractor arising out of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a power utility conversion building and associated equipment for a tidal energy project.
Green Africa Power
Advised this UK Government funded investment vehicle on a number of project financings, including advising on geothermal projects throughout Africa.
Acting for Zenobē Energy, one of the UK's largest independent owners and operators of electric battery storage who assist bus operators nationwide in converting their bus fleets from diesel to electricity, support included:
on their £20 million receivables financing with NatWest in respect of the fixed income streams under lease agreements for bus chassis and embedded lease contracts for bus batteries and charging infrastructure.
on operating leases and hybrid finance/service agreements for the provision of bus batteries and charging infrastructure to major bus companies in the UK including:
Abellio, Arriva, First Group, National Express and Stagecoach.
Petronas and Petronas Ventures
Advised Petronas and its corporate venture capital arm, Petronas Ventures, on its Series C1 investment into Shenzhen Immotor Technology. Immotor is a smart energy network company that has pioneered an innovative power battery exchange platform present in more than 60 cities across the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Acting for Axis Bank in relation to the partnership with The Private Infrastructure Development Group guarantee arm, GuarantCo on providing a US$200 million guarantee facility towards accelerating the e-mobility eco-system in India as part of fulfilling India's COP26 Glasgow commitments towards decarbonizing the Indian industrial ecosystem.
Energy and storage solutions
Gore Street Capital
Advised a solar project fund established by Gore Street Capital to acquire and operate a number of energy storage projects in the UK. The fund has holdings in 9 energy storage projects, with a market capitalisation of £78m.
Gore Street Capital
Advised on a secondary fundraising for the fund, an investment trust investing in utility-scale energy storage projects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Advised Highview Power, a London-based cryogenic energy storage company, on a US$46 million investment by Sumitomo Heavy Industries.
Circular economy solutions
ESG Investment Fund
Advised on a venture capital equity investment into a UK-based plastic recycling business.
Advised a developer on an innovative plastics recycling project that takes plastic waste and creates food grade polymers that are used to recreate food packaging and plastic bottles.
Sindicatum Sustainable Resources
Advised Sindicatum Sustainable Resources on a US$20 million investment into a coconut husk business in Australia.