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Energy Project Finance

Power demand has increased dramatically over the last 30 years in the UK and abroad.

This growth – linked with the privatisation of power generation, transmission and distribution – has opened up opportunities for clients to fund power-generation schemes through project financing rather than equity funding.

Proven legal expertise in energy project finance

Stephens Scown advises on all aspects of debt finance, working for banks, other institutional lenders and borrowers on a range of energy and project-related finance matters.

Whether you’re a funder or borrower, we can help with the preparation of offer materials, conducting due diligence, negotiating contracts and drafting appropriate documentation, and finalising the security documents required for each individual project.

Our energy project finance expertise includes:

  • facility agreements
  • subordination
  • security documents
  • project finance specific security documents, such as assignments and direct agreements
  • energy specific project documents – property leases, licences, power purchase agreements, grid matters, storage
  • energy project due diligence.

Our experience includes:

  • acting for the borrower in relation to the £19 million financing of a wind farm in Scotland
  • advising and acting for a lender in relation to the £2 million project-financing of a wind farm in Gloucester
  • acting for the borrower on a £3.2 million project-financing of a solar farm
  • supporting a bank financing a solar development company
  • helping a developer with funding for a portfolio of energy storage projects
  • acting for client on the finance of £7.5 million in relation to an energy-from-waste (EfW) plant
  • acting for a bank on a £3.6 million funding of a solar farm in the South West.

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