Bird & Bird

Energy & Natural Resources Department

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What the team is known for Experienced renewables group with a wealth of expertise in solar work. Often called upon to handle commercial, regulatory and development matters for a number of energy companies. Clients include funds, contractors and developers. Frequently sought out to advise on energy matters with complex technological aspects, including smart energy investments.

Strengths Sources describe Bird & Bird as "an excellent firm with depth across multiple sectors."

"On the technological side of energy matters, no other firm comes close,"one impressed client reveals.

"They are always up to speed on things and go the extra mile to consider all the issues that might impact us," another client remarks.

Work highlights Advised Canadian Solar on the development of a number of newbuild solar projects in the UK.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Bonass
is highly experienced in transactional and regulatory matters in the solar industry. He regularly advises energy companies and investors on acquisitions and disposals, in addition to assisting with joint venture arrangements and the negotiation of power purchase agreements.
"He is a very good lawyer who is very knowledgeable, pragmatic and helps the client get things done."