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It makes a refreshing change to know that your energy and natural resources lawyers understand your sector inside out. 

We understand that a rapid pace of innovation combined with tougher regulations and emerging technologies mean both opportunities and risks. That’s why you’re looking to us to provide greater value. To go beyond just legal advice and help you make the right decisions.

We’re proud of the fact that our energy and natural resources group is built from true sector specialists. Individuals that really understand what clients in this sector need and are able to answer questions better than anyone else.

With a strong track record in power projects our expertise has evolved with the industry to include renewables, energy from waste and oil & gas, as well as increasingly international projects and transactions. This commitment to flexibility is one of the reasons we are trusted to advise five of the ‘big six’ companies, including EDF, Centrica and Scottish Power, as well as other major utilities such as ESBi (the Irish State power company). Clients also include leading independents such as Renewable Energy Generation Plc, Renewable Energy Systems Plc, Banks Renewables, lenders and funds such as The Renewable Infrastructure Group (TRIG) and regulators including OFGEM and the Oman Regulator. 

We put ourselves in your shoes. Many of our lawyers have worked as senior in-house counsel for large multinational energy and oil companies and our secondment programme means that we’re working with many clients day-in-day-out. Over the last year our lawyers have joined the teams at BG, EDF and Nexen, amongst others. It’s important to us that you feel you have the right people working on your team, providing clear, commercial advice, across the legal disciplines that is practical and grounded in real industry insight.

"They produce excellent work. They display flexibility, adaptability and are very easy to work with."

Chambers & Partners UK Directory 2017 – Energy & Natural Resources, UK wide

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What we do

Working not just nationally, but internationally from our offices across the UK, we are one of the largest dedicated energy teams in the UK. This means that we can provide huge depth of specialist resource across a full range of services including:

  • M&A in the Energy Sector 
  • Energy finance 
  • IPOs 
  • Major offshore wind schemes 
  • Project development for new onshore renewables projects 
  • Combined cycle gas turbine schemes 
  • Energy from waste
  • Consenting for major infrastructure schemes 
  • Environmental impact assessments 
  • Energy disputes through the High Court and International Arbitration 
  • Grid connection
  • Energy trading 
  • Carbon trading 
  • Anaerobic digestion 
  • Wave and tidal energy 
  • Green Deal 
  • DNO licensing 
  • CFDs
  • Renewables Obligation Certificates (ROCs) 
  • Carbon reduction commitment (CRC) 
  • Climate Change Levy 
  • Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) 
  • Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) 
  • Transmission including OFTOs 
  • Power sale and purchase
  • Oil and gas E&P in the UKCS and internationally 
  • LNG/FLNG projects 
  • Farm-ins and farm-outs 
  • Petroleum licensing, including concessions and production sharing agreements 
  • Joint operating agreements and unitisation agreements 
  • Transportation and processing agreements 
  • Marketing and sales agreements 
  • Pipeline schemes
  • Work for contractors.

Sector expertise

We have expertise across a range of sectors including:

Examples of work

  • Advising East Anglia Offshore Wind Limited on all aspects of the development of the first three projects to be developed in the East Anglia Round 3 offshore wind zone including consenting, agreements with The Crown Estate, onshore grid connection route (Real Estate, compulsory acquisition and grid) and the OFTO (offshore transmission owner) aspects
  • Acting for Navitus Bay Development Limited, who are an offshore wind farm (Navitus Bay Wind Park) with a target capacity of 970 MW, generating power for up to 700,000 homes each year.  Bond Dickinson has provided consenting, environmental and compulsory acquisition advice on the project through the pre-application process and examination phase
  • Advising Renewable Energy Systems Limited (RES) and InfraRed Capital Partners Limited (InfraRed) on the sale of a portfolio of 14 operational onshore wind farms and four solar PV parks in the UK, Republic of Ireland and France to The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (TRIG), a new investment company. The sale was funded by the £300 million initial public offering (IPO) raised by TRIG on the London Stock Exchange, the largest ever flotation of a dedicated UK-based renewable energy fund
  • Acting for Knottingley CCGT Power Station on the application for a development consent order for the Knottingley 1500 MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station and associated infrastructure
  • Advising long-standing client Sumitomo Corporation, one of the world's largest integrated trading companies, on the sale of Summit Petroleum Limited and its subsidiary companies to Aberdeen-based Ithaca Energy for $170 million
  • Planning enquiries for two waste to energy projects for ITA and Veolia.