Energy

When you’re operating in an industry as fast paced and competitive as energy and utilities, you need lawyers with real capability who can deliver swift transactions, innovative solutions and prompt resolutions to complex disputes. That’s where we come in.

> Our energy sector lawyers 
> Our experience in the energy sector
> Our clients 
> What our clients and others say about us
> Legal resources you may find useful

Offering genuine energy sector strength

We believe that clients in this highly specialised sector require a core team of advisers with real industry knowledge.

That’s why we have a team in place with proven expertise in oil and gas (upstream, downstream, natural gas and LNG), renewables and clean technology (wind, tidal, solar photovoltaic and anaerobic digestion). This depth of knowledge allows us to deliver practical and commercial advice, specific to our clients’ needs.

Services we offer include advising on industry specific transactions, tax and contracts, resolving commercial and construction disputes, and giving expert advice on renewable energy projects to developers, investors and landowners.

Our team can also call on our wide range of lawyers across the firm with specialist expertise in other key areas, such as banking, corporate, tax, competition law, planning and environmental law.

This allows us to deliver a fully integrated service to our energy sector clients, which include leading names in oil and gas exploration through to independent contractors, suppliers, developers, landowners, investors and consultants.


Our energy sector lawyers

Our specialist energy team can advise on industry specific transactions, tax and contracts, including LOGIC terms and conditions, EPC and O&M contracts and gas and electricity trading agreements. 

Our lawyers have particular expertise in resolving commercial and construction disputes in the oil and gas sector (including E&P and offshore). 

We also provide expert advice on renewable energy projects for developers, investors and landowners.

Our experience in the energy sector

Our recent work includes advising on the following:

  • The Lower Kihansi Hydro Power Project in Tanzania, which will provide 40 per cent of the country’s energy requirements. The $275 million construction involved Tanzanian Government and World Bank funding, Chinese and Italian contractors and Norwegian engineers. 
  • The world’s first large-scale eco city on Chongming Island off the coast of China. 
  • The operation and investment by a university client of the £3.5 million Carbon Connections Fund awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England for investment into early stage businesses in the carbon reduction sector. 
  • A bid from a leading water company for a new biomechanical waste and electric production facility in East London. 
  • A £15 million multi-jurisdictional claim involving a multinational oil company, arising out of a well failure. 
  • A £36 million project to establish an energy centre at Addenbrookes Hospital, which will save the Hospital £1 million each year in energy bills and reduce its carbon footprint by 25,000 tonnes per year. 
  • A multinational company that manufactures and supplies metering equipment following claims by three major utility companies. 
  • A multinational oil company following a vessels collision with the Sante Fe 140 offshore drilling rig. 
  • An independent contractor providing diving and ROV services to the oil, gas and renewable energy industry under the LOGIC General Conditions or Contract for Marine Construction. 
  • Landowners, developers and investors in relation to a variety of wind and solar energy projects across the UK.

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    Our clients  

    Our energy sector clients include:

    • Aquaterra Energy Limited 
    • Biossence Renewable Energy Limited 
    • Centrica 
    • Eon 
    • Elster Group Gmbh 
    • Gardline Group 
    • John Wood Group Plc 
    • Mossolar Limited 
    • New Earth Solutions 
    • 3Sun

    What our clients and others say about us

    • Legal 500 rates us for our energy work: “The firm continues to gain ground on its nearest competitors, particularly in the energy sector.” Members of our energy team have also been praised by the legal guide for “having an excellent reputation among clients” and for “knowing clients’ businesses intimately”. 
    • “The advice we get is focused on our needs and requirements. They got to know our company really well and know what we want to achieve." Client quote in Chambers UK

    Legal resources you may find useful

    • Technology Law Update: Updates, opinions and the latest UK technology law news in a blog by our technology lawyers.
    • Practical Completion: Our construction law blog provides useful and regular snippets of information on legal issues affecting the construction and engineering industry. It is aimed at all those working or otherwise interested in the industry.
    • Plan-it Law: Our planning and development law blog is written by our planning lawyers and discusses the latest legal and policy developments relating to planning.

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