Energy & Renewables
Energy and renewables is a fast growing sector, offering great opportunities for landowners, developers and investors; and an area within which we can help you take advantage.
Sustaining, renewing & investing in the future of renewables
Our energy and renewables team, made up of multi-disciplinary specialists from our agriculture, corporate, construction and commercial property departments, have accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge advising on new power generating technologies.
We understand the issues, opportunities and risks that you may face in the sector, and will guide you through the complex and specific legal aspects of a wide variety of energy and renewable projects and developments.
How we can help you:
We have extensive experience advising on renewable projects, advising landowners, developers, banks and investors. Projects can range from small domestic ventures, to large scale commercial projects such as solar parks or multi landowner cable and pipeline easements.
We can advise you from conception to commissioning, including the legal aspects of financing and re-financing. We also advise landowners in relation to the implications of third party renewable projects, such as onshore easements required for major offshore projects.
Working with landowners, developers and investors we have advised on a large number of onshore wind farm projects ranging from single, 300/500KS-1MW turbines, through to multi-landowner projects of 15-40 megawatts. Our legal expertise includes assistance with regards to the purchase and installation of commercial wind turbines, including:
- Relevant financial corporate structures
- Contract negotiation
- Commercial risk analysis
- Option and lease agreements
Wind Farms - Offshore Renewable Support
The offshore renewables industry encompasses so much more that the turbine installations. Involved in this far reaching industry are ports and logistics, transport, technical operations and maintenance and much more. Our in-depth understanding of the offshore wind sector and support services has seen us providing expert legal advice to many of the supporting organisations.
Biomass - Anaerobic Digesters
We have built up considerable experience and knowledge in the biomass field and have advised on projects such as; the acquisition and construction of a 400KW facility in Huddersfield. We are used to working on projects that have standard form construction engineering contracts on tight timescales and often with complicated structuring and funding issues. We can help you with:
- Supply and construction contracts for a facility
- Structuring of any joint venture arrangements
- Funding and feedstock supply arrangements
Renewable Crops - Miscanthus
As NFU appointed lawyers in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, we have worked with and advised around 80 growers of miscanthus on the termination of their growers' contracts and the subsequent migration of supply to a local power station.
We can also provide advice on:
- Growers' contracts
- Contracts with power companies
Why choose us?
We can provide:
- 10 strong multi-disciplinary team of sector specialists
- A proven track record of realised renewable energy projects
- An excellent understanding of requirements from the perspective of landowners, developers and investors
- The ability to respond to evolving legislation
- A cost effective, high quality service
- The ability to advise nationwide