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EXPERTISE Utilities

We have a market-leading utilities practice focused on delivering complex power, renewables, waste and water deals worldwide.

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Recognised sector experts across a variety of jurisdictions

Our utilities team advises clients across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas in relation to some of the most complex and significant transactions in the utilities sector.

Our lawyers have a deep level of industry knowledge and help their clients with the development and financing of new capacity, acquisitions and disposals of utilities businesses and assets, and with general regulatory advice. We also advise on complex utilities sector arbitrations and litigations.

Renewables

We act for sponsors, funders, contractors and authorities in relation to the acquisition, development, operation and financing of renewables projects across the globe including wind (onshore and offshore), solar (PV and CSP), hydro, geothermal and tidal.

We also provide discrete regulatory advice in these complex and ever-changing areas.

Conventional power

We advise on the development, financing, operation, acquisition and privatisation of independent power projects (IPPs) worldwide.

Our expertise covers power purchase agreements, fuel supply arrangements and all the associated construction and operation sub-contracts, commercial bank financings, ECA-led and Islamic financings for power generation assets, and transmission and distribution businesses.

Nuclear

We advise on the unique issues regarding the development and construction of new-build nuclear generation capacity.

Our experience includes nuclear-specific construction and finance issues, international and national nuclear liability law, regulatory frameworks and state aid issues. We also have market-leading experience in the decommissioning and waste management sectors.

Waste and Biomass

In the last ten years, our waste and biomass team has closed over 40 projects across the globe that will process over 4 million tonnes per annum of municipal/merchant waste and biomass, generating over 550MW of renewable electricity. The team is widely recognised as a market leader in the sector.

Water

We act for all participants in water and waste water utility projects.  We advise on the development and financing of water and waste projects, which includes large-scale desalination in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia, and our expertise also covers the broader regulated water utilities sector.

The firm has a tremendous power sector practice. CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2016

Recognition

As a leading international firm, we are proud to be recognised by clients and industry bodies for our achievements and the contributions we make

  • 2016

    Mergermarket Middle East M&A Awards

    Middle East Energy, Mining & Utilities M&A Legal Adviser of the Year

  • 2016

    Partnerships Awards

    Best Waste/Energy/Water Project (Thames Tideway Tunnel)

  • 2015

    Asian-MENA Counsel Magazine 2015

    UAE Energy and Resources Firm of the Year

  • 2015

    Legal 500 2015

    Projects, Energy and Natural Resources Law Firm of the Year

  • 2015

    Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards

    Energy & Resources Law Firm of the Year

  • 2014

    IJ Global Asia Pacific 2014

    APAC Hydro Deal of the Year

  • 2014

    IJ Global Awards 2014

    Legal Adviser of the Year – Renewables

  • 2014

    Project Finance Magazine Awards 2014

    African Solar Deal of the Year (Ouarzazate)

  • ​2016

    Chambers & Partners

    Energy & Natural Resources, UK, Renewables & Alternative Energy: Tier 1

  • ​2016

    Chambers & Partners

    Energy & Natural Resources, UK, Power: Tier 2

  • ​2016

    Chambers & Partners

    Projects: PFI/PPP: Tier 1

  • ​2016

    Chambers & Partners

    Energy & Natural Resources, Asia-Pacific Region: Tier 2

  • ​2016

    Chambers & Partners

    Energy & Natural Resources, Australia: Tier 1

  • ​2015

    Legal 500

    Power (including Electricity, Nuclear & Renewables): Tier 1

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