Energy and Infrastructure
With an increasing focus on climate change and changing patterns and attitudes towards production and use of energy, the UK energy sector will be a key area of growth over the years to come.
The North East has a world-class reputation for delivering large scale and specialist engineering projects to companies in the energy industry. We advise a range of businesses operating across all parts of the supply chain, including within the oil & gas industry, the offshore wind sector and other renewable energy industries.
We provide support to energy and infrastructure clients across a full range of legal matters, including: raising equity and debt finance for growth, mergers and acquisitions, advising on succession issues, UK subsidy control, EU state aid and competition law advice, freeports, trade and export contracts, disputes and employee issues.
Developers and landowners
We have extensive experience of providing property, funding and development advice to commercial property and energy generation projects of all sizes and across a wide range of sectors. Our lawyers have worked with developers on a variety of onshore renewable assets, including wind farms, waste plants and ground and roof based solar installations, freeports and related projects, as well providing advice to the offshore wind sector. We can offer ‘cradle to grave’ advice to developers and landowners looking to access the renewable energy and onsite power generation markets.
Many of our SME clients are implementing energy efficient technology and measures to effectively manage their energy consumption. We have advised clients in industries as diverse as healthcare, retail, education and agriculture in implementing these solutions, putting in place effective legal structures and land rights to allow for the funding and delivery of projects, taking full advantage of incentives available to energy consumers.
We have developed relationships with a number of early stage technology companies that are developing technology to meet the needs of the renewable and traditional energy markets. We have worked on funding, joint ventures and a range of intellectual property matters for our clients in areas as diverse as electric vehicle charging, super-conductor materials, hydrogen power cells and cutting-edge atomic power technology.