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UK UK-wide Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy

The Renewables & Alternative Energy sub-section recognises firms and lawyers with expertise in relation to the financing and development of renewable energy projects, as well as those handling corporate transactions and regulatory issues in the sector. Projects covered include, but are not limited to, both onshore and offshore windfarms, solar developments, biomass facilities and waste-to-energy plants.

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Band 1
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    Linklaters
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    Linklaters draws on an extensive global network of energy lawyers to offer a stellar service to clients in power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. The team offers expertise across a range of areas, including project finance, development, corporate issues and disputes. The firm is also well respected for providing regulatory advice in the water and nuclear sectors. It frequently leads in big-ticket matters across the energy industry, including major waste-to-energy, LNG and offshore wind projects. The firm fields significant expertise in developments in Africa, Russia and CEE. Its lawyers are instructed by an array of impressive clients, including multinational oil and gas companies, export credit agencies and international financial institutions and investors.
  2. Allen & Overy LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 1
  3. Norton Rose Fulbright
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Burges Salmon LLP
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    Burges Salmon LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Burges Salmon has a notable nuclear power and renewables practice with a real depth of experience in dealing with domestic issues. The firm is also adept at handling conventional power and utilities regulatory work. The team is regularly engaged in onshore and offshore wind matters, solar developments and biomass projects. The firm offers standout expertise in renewable and emerging technologies, including battery storage and waste-to-energy plants. The team frequently advises on the real estate, environmental and financing aspects of significant renewable developments. It is also adept at advising clients on regulatory matters, particularly issues pertaining to nuclear developments.
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a go-to practice for financing, corporate and disputes work in the oil and gas, power and renewables sectors. The team acts for a wide array of high-profile clients, including oil majors, power developers, lenders and private equity companies. The firm is able to draw on an impressive international network of offices to provide an enviable level of service on complex matters. Its energy lawyers are also equipped to advise on matters involving infrastructure funds and joint venture platforms. The team enjoys a noteworthy reputation for advising on power transactions in Africa, particularly Egypt, Ghana and Nigeria.
  3. 2
    Eversheds Sutherland
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Eversheds Sutherland handles notable work in emerging markets, including the Middle East and Africa. The firm offers a range of experience in alternative energy work as well as power issues. Its expertise includes project development, disputes and corporate matters. Its lawyers additionally advise on the regulatory and commercial contracting aspects of power projects as well as major offshore wind farm and solar developments. The firm represents a wide array of clients, including corporates, developers and funds. It is also equipped to advise on interconnector projects and nuclear sector matters.
  4. Watson Farley & Williams
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    Watson Farley & Williams
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Watson Farley & Williams has a respected team with an enviable reputation for its expertise in relation to solar projects, as well as both onshore and offshore wind farms. The group handles the full breadth of issues relating to renewables projects, including transactional, commercial and financing matters. Its lawyers frequently represent lenders, sponsors and investors, among other clients, often advising on multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions. The firm possesses additional capabilities in upstream and midstream oil and gas transactions, including acquisitions and divestments.
  5. Ashurst
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 2
  6. CMS
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
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    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard has an extensive UK network capable of handling a range of energy work. The firm has the capacity to oversee the transactional, regulatory and contentious aspects of renewables developments. The team regularly handles wind, solar and hydropower projects and is noted for working with a number of well-known energy groups. Its lawyers possess noteworthy experience in advising on offshore transmission systems and energy storage facilities.
  2. Dentons
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    Dentons
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 9 Years Ranked
    Dentons offers impressive strength and enviable depth of resources to clients across a wide range of energy issues, including power, renewables, and oil and gas projects. The firm tackles regulatory work as well as project development, financing, corporate and disputes work. The team demonstrates the ability to handle matters in numerous jurisdictions across the globe, including Africa and the Middle East, as well as domestic matters.
  3. Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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    Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 7 Years Ranked
    Orrick has a well-known renewables team with substantial experience advising on M&A transactions and financings. The firm provides development and regulatory advice on a wide range of renewable energy matters, including in wind, biomass and waste-to-energy projects. Its lawyers regularly act for major energy companies and investment funds. The team is adept at advising on projects across the globe, including Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
  4. Herbert Smith Freehills
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 3
  5. Pinsent Masons
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. DLA Piper LLP
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    DLA Piper LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper offers extensive expertise in advising lenders on the project financing of solar and wind farm developments. The firm is also adept at assisting corporate clients with the preparation of power purchase agreements for energy sourced from renewable energy assets. The team represents clients in both domestic and international transactions, with a focus on those concerning developments in Nordic countries. Its lawyers are frequently involved in the establishment of regulatory frameworks for the development of renewable energy projects in various jurisdictions.
  2. Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
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    Gowling WLG (UK) LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Gowling has a respected energy practice with a strong reputation for regulatory work in the power and renewables sectors. The firm's expertise includes corporate, financing and regulatory work. It possesses significant experience in project development and management, including in nuclear, solar and energy storage projects. The team represents a wide array of clients in both the public and private sectors, including regulators and utility companies. Its lawyers advise clients in a number of jurisdictions, including the UK, Africa and North America.
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    Osborne Clarke LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Osborne Clarke is best known for its renewable energy work, encompassing solar, wind and waste-to-energy projects. The team handles a range of transactional matters, as well as project financings and regulatory issues. It is also equipped to advise on the property and planning aspects of renewables projects. Its lawyers represent a number of utility and network companies as part of a wider investor, developer and contractor client base. The firm regularly assists on matters involving smart energy solutions and battery storage technology. It is capable of advising clients on projects in the UK, the Middle East and Asia.
  4. Slaughter and May
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    Slaughter and May
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Slaughter and May has a comprehensive energy practice focusing on corporate and financing work. The firm's expertise includes power, renewables, and oil and gas matters. It receives particular recognition for advising on the acquisition and financing of upstream oil and gas assets in the North Sea and off the coast of Africa. The team regularly represents financial institutions, energy companies and governments. The firm's other areas of strength include advising on the decommissioning of nuclear power stations and the acquisition of onshore and offshore wind farms.
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    Squire Patton Boggs
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Squire Patton Boggs is an emerging presence in the renewables sector, with experience in offshore wind and solar project developments. The team possesses additional capacity in the power sector, advising on regulatory and governance issues impacting nuclear power plants and battery storage infrastructure. Its lawyers also provide expertise in energy disputes, including international arbitrations and proceedings before the Commercial Court.
  6. Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP
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    Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4 | 9 Years Ranked
    Womble Bond Dickinson has a respected practice with extensive expertise in a variety of low-carbon energy developments, including solar projects and both onshore and offshore wind farms. The team is able to handle the full range of issues relating to such developments, including real estate, regulatory and commercial matters. Its lawyers are capable of handling international work, including matters involving the Middle East, Africa and North America.
  7. Bird & Bird
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4
  8. TLT LLP
    Energy & Natural Resources: Renewables & Alternative Energy
    UK 2023 | Band 4