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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:

  • helping ReneSola Ltd (A NYSE-listed company) with the acquisition of project rights, corporate set-up, planning and grid advice, full due diligence, construction and procurement advice and disposal of six projects at the same time, totalling 30MW of solar PV projects, within tight deadlines
  • supporting Mongoose Energy Ltd through acquisition and funding of three 5MW solar PV projects, including corporate set-up, full due diligence, funding, drafting a bespoke grid sharing agreement, and addition of storage to existing ground-mounted solar
  • advising a high-street lender on the funding for ground-mounted and rooftop solar, and several single 500kW wind turbine projects
  • 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
  • advising developer Mi-Grid Energy Ltd on full due diligence relating to a three-turbine 15MW project in Devon and Cornwall requiring nine easements, a bespoke connection agreement, a power purchase agreement and subsequent disposal to a fund
  • acting for SunFarming UK Ltd (an international solar developer) regarding development of over 30MW of ground-mounted solar projects, covering off real estate due diligence, putting in place options for leases, and subsequent disposal.

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