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With a fully integrated approach, our multidisciplinary team offers tailor-made and complete services to our clients in all energy projects.

Energy Projects

Our dedicated energy practice provides tailored, pragmatic solutions for both renewable and non-renewable energy projects, energy infrastructure projects and litigation.

Offering full-service legal advice, our energy team works hand-in-hand with other specialisms within our firm. They have worked with the construction and planning and environment team on various onshore and offshore wind projects; with the finance team on project financing of independent project; and alongside the corporate team, on setting up SPV and fund structures for independent power projects.

We have experience in all areas of law relevant to energy projects, such as onshore and offshore wind projects, solar projects, biomass and CHP power plants, and the placing of power cables and pipelines.

Furthermore, our team has a solid track record in financing and fund structuring, together with security interests, debt rescheduling and conversion. We also have expertise in drafting law and regulatory texts for public authorities.

In cross border matters our ability to provide solutions is greatly enhanced by our relations with leading law firms in other jurisdiction.

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