Power and renewables

Our specialist power and renewables team advises on the development, financing, acquisition and divestment of power projects and businesses. Technologies run from conventionals through renewables to energy from waste projects.
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We advise across the whole power sector including:

  • structuring power projects
  • corporate and project financing
  • asset/corporate M&A
  • construction contracts
  • power purchase arrangements
  • EPC and O&M contracts
  • fuel supply, transportation and connection agreements
  • energy from waste projects
  • energy regulatory
  • planning and environmental issues
  • real estate
  • equipment finance
  • dispute resolution.

Stephenson Harwood advises clients across the full spectrum of renewable energy:

  • wind farms
  • biomass
  • energy-from-waste
  • biofuels
  • solar
  • marine power
  • energy storage
  • cleantech projects
  • hydrogen.

The lawyers you choose to work with on your renewable energy projects need to have a deep understanding of renewables. They must also have an appreciation of the impact of de-carbonisation incentives, and the wider political landscape in which renewable energy operates.

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"The team have worked hard to get to know the ins and outs of our business, which has helped form a collaborative relationship where they are viewed internally as almost being a limb of our own legal team (in particular areas). This has proved vital in scenarios where quick understanding of our frequently arising issues and risk profile/appetite are required for urgent advice." 
The Legal 500 UK 2022

Power plants

We advise companies such as Cofely ( part of GDF Suez ) on power plants and district energy projects

Solar

We advise Lightsource, the UK's largest solar PV developer, on the development of commercial scale solar projects in the UK

Wind

We advise clients on both on-shore and off-shore wind farm projects, including construction, turbine supply and O&M agreements.

Biomass

We advise companies such as E.ON and Drax in relation to biomass supply contracts and assist with the conversion from coal to co-firing

Energy from waste

We advised on the £3 billion energy from waste project for the North London Waste Authority, one of the largest projects in Europe

Capital markets

We advised KSK Power Ventur PLC on its £260 million AIM IPO and subsequent fundraisings to move to the UK's Main Market

Equipment finance

We are currently acting for a lessor on the provision of equipment for anaerobic digestion plants on a quasi project financings basis

South East Asia

We advised on Phu My 2.2 power project in Vietnam, the first BOT power project in that country

Middle East

Advised the Ministry of Electricity of Iraq in connection with its IPP program and its general procurement processes

Africa

We advised Africa Finance Corporation on its strategic investment into AIM listed Ncondezi Energy which owns and operates power plants in Mozambique

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