Hewitsons' Energy team can advise on all aspects of renewable and conventional power generation and clean technology. Our Energy lawyers are drawn from across the firm, deploying their expertise to assist our clients with their Energy projects and transactions, whether they be project sponsors, investors, lenders, supply chain members or service providers. Our Energy specialists have in-depth knowledge and experience of the sector, built up over many years, and combine this with their commercial skills and absolute client focus to help our Energy clients to achieve their goals.
Our expertise covers the following areas:Corporate
Our Corporate lawyers’ experience in the Energy sector includes advising on company and asset sales, joint ventures, investments, fundraising, group re-organisations, company structures and advisory work, and corporate governance. Commercial Contracts
We advise on a range of commercial contracts relevant to Energy projects, including O&M, EPC, supply and services arrangements.Technology and Intellectual Property
Our team advise on the creation, protection and development of technology and IP, including pursuing or defending an infringement of a patent or trade mark. They can help maximise the value of Energy-related technology, drawing on their understanding of the sector, but can also help projects with their procurement and commissioning of new technology.Construction
We have a leading team of Construction lawyers, who have won plaudits for their effective and pragmatic approach to meeting clients’ needs. They have an in-depth understanding of Construction law, based on their work with contractors, project developers, funders, design and construction professionals, as well as manufacturers. We provide the full range of Construction law services, including all forms of dispute resolution.Project and Concession Agreements
Hewitsons has wide experience in structuring and drafting for projects, including the main concession or project agreement, together with step-down arrangements and the interface with subcontractors.Land and Leasing
Our Real Estate team have a deep understanding of Energy and other infrastructure projects. Working with both private and public sector clients, and across a variety of structures, they combine legal and technical skills with commercial know-how and pragmatism. Working closely with their Construction, Planning and Dispute Resolution colleagues, the Real Estate team provides the full range of services required for Energy projects.Planning and Environment
Hewitsons’ Planning and Environment team advise project developers, investors, contractors, land owners and local authorities on all aspects of planning and environmental law. Our work includes advising generally on planning applications, including Environmental Impact Assessments. We also have extensive experience of drafting and negotiating Section 106 Agreements, and all other types of infrastructure agreements, including those required for Energy projects. We have advised the Energy sector in relation to permitted development rights available to them, Certificates of Lawfulness and planning issues generally. We also deal with planning appeals, judicial reviews and other High Court Challenges. We also advise in relation to the compulsory purchase of land and compensation issues.Finance
Our multi-disciplined Finance lawyers advise banks, private equity houses, private funders, corporates and institutions on a range of finance transactions, from project finance, corporate borrowing and real estate finance to acquisition finance, construction finance and inter-creditor arrangements. Competition and State Aid
We have significant experience in advising on competition law and state aid issues, and can guide you through the legal, procedural and practical aspects of the competition law regimes and state aid rules.Procurement
Hewitsons has substantial experience of advising on the legal aspects of all stages of the procurement process, including preparation of contract advertisements and notices, tender strategy and documentation, approaches to evaluation and scoring, and contract award challenges.Health and Safety
Our team of lawyers can advise on the range of health and safety issues that may be faced by an Energy project, including enforcement action, health and safety claims and compliance matters. Our specialists also advise on all aspects of environmental law and compliance, including contaminated land.Dispute Resolution
Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers are highly experienced in advising on disputes. They can guide you through the litigation process or advise on the various alternatives to going to court, including mediation, arbitration, adjudication or early neutral evaluation.