Our Energy and Utilities sector expertise

The energy and utilities industry is rapidly changing and the growth of renewable energy is accelerating year on year. Due to the fast-moving nature of this sector, clients need advisers who understand how to navigate a rapidly changing environment.  We can help you to find solutions today, whilst preparing for the new challenges of tomorrow.

Our lawyers understand the key issues faced by organisations involved in this sector.

We work collaboratively with legal experts from across our firm to provide energy and utilties legal  expertise tailored to each client. We appreciate the challenges faced by those operating in this sector and our team draws on specialists in commercial, corporate, real estate, employment law and dispute resolution.

Every client is unique so we will take the time to understand the key issues you are facing and we will work with you to provide a solution that fits your objectives.

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Our expertise in the Energy and Utilities sector

Our expertise in the Energy and Utilities sector

Expertise you can trust

Overseas energy company

Providing real estate advice to a client that aims to be Africa’s most respected energy business. This has included landlord and tenant advice including negotiating and completing several leases, underleases and lease assignments , plus providing extensive advice on the nuances of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

Green energy

Challenging the current methodology of rating in the niche area of green energy in a class action against the Valuation Office (VOA). The challenge is based on the significant and unique risks of both electrical and gas to grid AD plants. The issues are highly complex and a successful outcome should have wide-reaching and beneficial consequences for all those operating in this sector.

Acquisition

Acting for an institutional investor on the acquisition of a number of large portfolios of residential rooftop solar PV systems.

Acquisition

Acting for a London listed company on the acquisition of a number of oil producing companies in Europe and Africa.

Land rights for EV charging

Securing land rights for substations supplying electric vehicle charging points throughout England in a commercially important and time critical project.

Land rights for electricity and water infrastructure

Securing land rights for electricity and water infrastructure for large regeneration projects This included complex title structures and land holdings which required detailed analysis and negotiation with several parties.

Employment advice

Provided general employment advice to one of the largest dedicated power market analytics companies in Europe.

Employment advice for ‘start-up’

Provided ‘start up’ advice in relation to staff contracts of employment and consultancy agreements taking account of IR35 to a wind and grid-connected solar company, with interests in both the domestic and overseas market.

Matt Akers
Heidi Copland
Adam Williams
Emily Wood
Gemma Clark

News and insights

Penalties for breaching environmental legislation

Insights

An overview of the environmental regulator’s approach to the enforcement and prosecution of environmental offences which outlines the potential penalties and other implications for a businesses who breaches environmental legislation

25/02/2015

Enforcing possession orders – how not to do it

Insights

We explain how not to enforce possession orders, as shown in London Borough of Southwark -v- AA [2014] EWHC 500 (QB)

29/09/2015