Advances in technology continue to drive the renewables sector, nuclear is facing wide-scale new build and decommissioning challenges, while legislation and funding present a diverse range of problems and opportunities. To add to that, concerns over energy supply and uncertain environmental, social and political conditions particularly in sectors such as oil and gas, mean that the risk of accidents and pollution are significant.
Our international energy team contains experts across all areas of energy, from renewables and nuclear to utilities, oil and gas and conventional power generation. From the conversion waste to energy, to the implementation of blockchain projects in the energy sector, DWF has the sector specialists to advice you on the new and emerging challenges that your business faces.
The energy team is committed to service excellence and the delivery of commercially relevant results and outcomes. Whatever your project, we use our legal knowledge to save you time and money and to reduce risk.
We work for clients across the globe including: ScottishPower, SUI SouthernGas, Essar, Yingli, Babcock, Horizon Nuclear, Vensys Turbines, Atkins, Doosan, United Utilities and Certas Energy.
On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") rendered an important judgement in case C-284/16, Slovak Republic v. Achmea. The CJEU declared invalid the investor-State dispute settlement ("ISDS") arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and Slovakia ("intra-EU BIT").
The Dublin office of international legal business DWF acted for Capital Stage AG on its partnership with the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to invest in a 140MW portfolio of solar PV projects under development by Irish solar developer, Power Capital.
New regulations are now in effect in Itay relating to the activities of the GSE and to the behaviour of the operators towards the GSE. Our energy experts in Italy take a closer look at the GSE Guidelines for the operation of plants other than PV plants.
The GSE has issued a statement providing clarity on how the fiscal incentive of the "Tremonti Ambiente" Law could be combined with the feed-in-tariffs regulated under the "Conto Energia" programmes, established between 2005 and 2013. Our energy experts in Italy explore the position in more detail.
After the latest CfD allocations Christian Hellmund takes a look at the future for UK renewable offshore technologies, in this article for Energy, Oil and Gas Magazine.
International legal business DWF has advised mid-market private equity firm LDC on its £85m value sale of pipeline inspection system business Mini-Cam to Buckinghamshire-based technology group Halma plc.
The unexpected result of last week's General Election has opened a period of political uncertainty of unknown length. We await additional detail this week as the Conservative government looks to identify the priorities which it can reasonably expect to be able to take forward, alongside ongoing negotiations with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party as to what support is available from…
The results are all in and it is clear the previous Conservative Party government no longer has an outright majority in Parliament with which to pursue its previous articulated Brexit agenda.
Our international energy team comprises of more than 100 specialists across four continents. It draws together our in-depth knowledge and experience of the sector to deliver excellent legal advice in a commercial context.