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Energy

Energy

With regular changes in energy strategy and priorities at a national level, keeping up with new legislation and regulation in the energy sector can be tricky. 

That’s why you need a proven powerhouse law firm with a specialist Energy team on your side.

Deep and wide understanding of the energy sector 

The Stephens Scown Energy team has an excellent working knowledge of the marketplace, providing expert support for the energy sector while advocating and advising renewable energy projects and initiatives. We’re recognised by the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for our wealth of experience in the sector.

Specialist knowledge, qualifications and experience

We have a core team of expert energy lawyers with excellent technological experience and certified knowledge, while many have unique industry qualifications – such as Sonya Bedford MBE, whose Global Wind Organisation WINDA Delegate Training Certificate qualifies her to not only scale a wind turbine but rescue trapped operatives.

Our commitment to the energy sector means we have working knowledge and experience of the issues our clients face, and a knack for identifying and implementing innovative and effective solutions through close collaboration.

Drawing on wider legal expertise from across the firm

We hand-pick our project teams based on your needs, and can call on trusted expertise from across our Planning, Construction, Commercial, Employment, IP/IT,  Disputes, Project Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate teams to help you achieve your goals.

Our energy law expertise includes:

  • consents and planning applications for energy projects
  • full legal support on energy projects from concept to construction and throughout the project lifecycle
  • power purchase agreements and grid connections
  • project finance
  • energy regulation
  • construction and operational advice
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • IP/IT
  • energy disputes
  • corporate and commercial
  • community energy projects.

Our experience includes:

  • Advising an international developer on the acquisition of project rights, planning and grid advice and full due diligence on multiple 50MW+ subsidy free solar PV ground mount with co-located battery schemes
  • Advising a developer in respect of borehole heat networks for new residential housing developments, including property due diligence, providing bespoke ground loop leases with  amendments to existing residential property documentation and service agreements with each of the dwelling owners for the provision and supply of heat
  • Providing a bespoke suite of documents including power purchase agreements and charging service level agreements for a client to facilitate the deployment of a fleet of electric buses
  • Supporting landowners on the deployment of various stand-alone battery projects on their land ranging in size from 50MW to 250MW
  • Advising a fund on the deployment of multiple rooftop solar PV schemes with blue-chip corporate PPA offtakers
  • Advising developer Mi-Grid Energy Ltd on full due diligence for a 15MW three turbine wind project in Devon and Cornwall requiring nine easements, a bespoke connection agreement, a power purchase agreement and subsequent disposal to a fund
  • Acting for a lender in relation to a £2m project financing of a wind farm in Gloucester, which included full due diligence on turbines imported from outside Europe
  • Acting for multiple landowners in respect of co-located battery & solar PV projects as well as new wind projects in Wales
  • Acting for generators in relation to RHI/FIT subsidy and accreditation disputes with Ofgem including taking complaints to the PHSO
  • Advising community energy groups in the deployment of local hydro projects.

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