We specialise in advising sectors being disrupted or changed by technology. Renewables is certainly one of these sectors. We have one of the leading international renewable energy practices in the world and are recognised by the international league tables as such. In March 2021 we were recognised by Clean Energy Pipeline as the Number 1 Law Firm in clean energy M&A deals globally by volume and most of our are lawyers are individually recognised for their contribution to the sector.

Our global renewables team has an exceptional track record in advising on all renewables/cleantech technologies, including solar, wind (onshore and offshore), biomass, marine and energy from waste.

An everchanging sector needs to the point expert legal advice and lawyers that act swiftly.

Working with us, you 'll benefit from the in-depth knowledge of our energy sector specialists, plus our considerable network across Europe, Middle East and AsiaPac. Drawing on experts from a range of legal disciplines; we advise on all aspects of renewables projects, including development, operation, financing, offtake, acquisition and dispute resolution. Our legal advice is both pragmatic and cohesive.

Our dedicated renewables team acts for:

  • Developers
  • Investment funds and other equity investors
  • Funders, including banks
  • EPC contractors
  • Corporate purchasers of renewable energy

Our team also has a passion for advising on the hot topics that arise in this fast paced and changing sector, including:

  • Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (Corporate PPAs)
  • Integration of storage with renewables technologies
  • Innovative renewables financing structures, such as vendor financing and forward financing
  • Grid sharing arrangements
  • Regulatory advice, for example renewable benefits eligibility or financial services regulation of corporate PPAs
  • Technology development agreements

If you'd like to know more about how we can help take your business further, please get in touch with Elizabeth Reid in London, or Sophie Dingenen in The Hague.

EEG 2021 & More Series

EEG 2021 - the final update

EEG 2021 & More - It's done - for now!

We will be talking about the new Renewable Energy Sources Act - the EEG 2021 - which finally went through the parliamentary process: After amendments to the original draft, the Bundestag passed the bill after second and third readings on 17 December 2020. One day later, the final bill was approved by the Bundesrat, so the EEG entered into force on 01 January 2021. But apart from the parliamentary steps, what are the final elements of the bill and which specific goals sets the EEG 2021? This video will guide you through this, giving a status update as well as a brief summary of all changes and taking a closer look on the state aid reservation.

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EEG 2021 More Grid expansion

EEG 2021 & More - Grid expansion

In our first two videos we have had a first look at the update of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, we checked the status of the parliamentary procedure and discussed targets of various expansion paths. Today we are talking about the grid expansion, clarifying changes on the Bundesbedarfsplangesetz, examining further procedures and explaining revisions of further statutes for accelerate permitting and the use of established corridors for supplementary use.

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EEG 2021 - More expansion paths

EEG 2021 & More - Expansion paths

Our video series on the EEG 2021 continues: In our new video we take a look at the parliamentary procedure and examine the content of the bill - which targets are set and what do these goals concretely mean for the individual forms of renewable energy? Which expansion paths are set for solar, biomass and wind? We also deal with the European side and the criticism that has been levelled at the bill.

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EEG 2021

EEG 2021 & More

We’d like to present to you our new video series as the German Federal Cabinet on 23 September cleared two important legislative proposals: Bill to overhaul the Renewalbe Energy Sources Act (EEG 2021), no surprisingly covering renewable energy, and Bill to update the Federal Requirement Plan Act (Bundesbedarfsplangesetz) to upgrade the power grids.

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