Sector

Renewable Energy

The renewable energy sector is changing rapidly, from funding and legislation through to technology and supply chain. With these changes come new legal requirements and exposure to risk, so it is vital that you are advised by sector specialists.

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Our renewable energy sector expertise spans across the areas of solar power, wind power, wave and tidal, biomass, energy from waste, waste disposal and recycling, combined heat and power plants and hydropower and comprises of more than 50 specialists from across the firm.

Our team of experts has worked on energy projects and their financing for many years across the UK and overseas, giving us real experience in all aspects of the evolving renewables sector.

We act for four out of the top ten water and waste-water utility companies in England and Wales, as well as clients across the rest of the sector, ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals, developers, funders, investors, electricity and gas suppliers and customers, all the way down the supply chain.  

Our clients include ScottishPower, Partnerships for Renewables, Infinergy and Burcote Wind, Power-Gen, Santander, E.ON Climate & Renewables UK Development Ltd, The Highland Council, E.ON and EDF Energy.

A recent quote from Chambers & Partners says our team: ’continues to impress with the strength of its renewables offering'. Our solicitors are referred to ’as excellent specialists who are very methodical and commercially aware,’ and who have handled a number of complex matters for the likes of ScottishPower, British Gas and Siemens’’

Introducing the Renewables Task Force

The Renewables Task Force is DWF’s team of more than 50 legal experts who specialise in meeting the needs of clients with renewable energy challenges. We can connect you with the best legal expertise, from feasibility to the disposal of a completed project: consenting, procurement, financing, commissioning, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and supply of energy from renewable sources.

For further information and to download our FREE Renewables Task Force Guide please see below.

We can also offer a FREE Renewables Project Health Check - find out more here>>

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Some of our experts

Andrew Symms

Partner - Head of Energy & Industrials

I am a partner in our Construction, Infrastructure and Projects Group as well as Head of Nuclear and Biomass and Head of Energy and Industrials.

Catherine Haslam

Partner - Head of Solar

My specialist area is commercial landlord and tenant law in the context of telecommunications mast sites and renewable energy schemes.

David Gilchrist

Partner - Head of Gas and Electricity

A partner in our Corporate and Commercial team in Scotland, I am a member of our Energy and Industrials Steering Group and lead the Scottish CR team.

Wayne Lawrence

Partner - Head of Commercial and Corporate Energy

I am the Executive Partner for Edinburgh and a Partner in our Corporate team with a strong track record in managing and advising on IT procurements and outsourcing projects. I have also extensive legal experience in corporate energy and the renewable energy sector.

Renewables Task Force - The one stop legal support for your renewable energy challenges

Our Task Force team includes over 50 legal experts from across our business. Our FREE guide will connect you with the best legal expertise, from feasibility to the disposal of a completed project: consenting, procurement, financing, commissioning, generation, transmission, distribution, storage and supply of energy from renewable source.

Click here to download your FREE copy of the Renewables Task Guide today...