With the seismic political and social changes that we are experiencing in the UK at the present time it can be hard to keep up with new legislation and regulation in the energy sector.  That’s why you need a team of lawyers working for you who are committed to the energy sector.

The Stephens Scown team really understands the marketplace and have a deep seated passion not only for renewable energy, but for the wider energy sector. We are also recognised by the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession for our “wealth of experience”.

We have a core team of energy lawyers who have extensive experience across the key technologies and unique industry qualifications such as Sonya Bedford’s Global Wind Organisation WINDA Delegate Training Certificate (which enables Sonya to scale a wind turbine) and the teams dedication to technology with qualifications in wind, hydro, marine, biomass and solar.  Our commitment to the industry means we truly understand the issues our clients face and we work closely with them to find innovative solutions.

It doesn’t stop there. Our core team works collaboratively with experts from across the firm. We hand pick our project teams based on our clients’ needs, utilising the expertise of the planning, construction, commercial, employment, IP/IT,  disputes, project finance, mergers and acquisitions and real estate teams.

Our energy law expertise includes the following:

  • Consents and planning applications for energy projects
  • Full legal support on energy projects from inception through to construction and throughout the life of the project thereafter
  • Power purchase agreements and grid connection solutions
  • Project finance
  • Energy regulation
  • Construction and operational advice
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • IP/IT
  • Energy disputes
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Community energy

Our recent energy experience

ReneSola Ltd. (A NYSE listed company) –  acquisition of project rights, corporate set up, planning and grid advice, full due diligence, construction and  procurement advice and disposal of 6 projects at the same time totalling 30MW of solar PV projects with the requirement to meet strict deadlines.

Mongoose Energy Ltd. –  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. Also advising on disposal of all projects and set up of a licenced supply company.

High Street Bank –  providing advice to a lender on the funding on ground mounted and roof top solar and several single 500kW wind turbine projects.

Social and Sustainable Capital –  acting for the lender in relation to a £2 million project financing of a wind farm in Gloucester which included full due diligence turbines imported from outside of Europe.

Mi-Grid Energy Ltd. – advising a developer on full due diligence of three turbines 15MW project in Devon/Cornwall requiring 9 easements, a bespoke connection agreement, power purchase agreement and subsequent disposal to a fund.

SunFarming UK Ltd. (International Solar Developer) –  acting on the development of over 30MW of ground mounted solar projects, assisting with real estate due diligence, putting in place Options for Leases and subsequent disposal, including corporate set up.

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