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.
How do you navigate the key steps in the development of an energy project, particularly in an emerging or challenging market? Download our simple six step guide to check that you have considered all of the key areas.
The UAE Cabinet has approved a potentially game-changing investment law, which will allow up to 100% foreign ownership/investment in on-shore businesses in the UAE. It is not yet known whether or not the new law will apply to all types of entities and/or across all sectors.
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Following the success of DWF's City of London Blueprint for Growth report in 2017, the business has once again surveyed FTSE 100 leaders on the future opportunities and challenges facing their businesses for a new one-year-on report.
There remains no guarantee that, from the intended Brexit day of 30 Match 2019, the current tariff-free movement of goods between the two territories will not cease. Various models for future relationships are in debate, but the UK is currently ruling out the simplest (and least change) model of remaining in a customs union with the EU.
Fuelling the UK’s love of cars: what does the future hold?
Many commentators now believe that Africa is primed for a new energy revolution, bypassing decades of energy infrastructure expenditure and creating a renewable, off-grid energy system.
Navigating new regulatory regimes can be a long and complex process, often hindered further by a language barrier and different hours of work.
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").
Following the launch of the revised arbitration rules of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) (the DIAC Rules) during Dubai Arbitration Week in November 2017, their adoption by Ruler’s Decree is now (according to confidential sources) imminent and likely to coincide with the official adoption of the new United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Arbitration Law, which is to replace the UAE Arbitration Chapter, that is, the arbitration-specific provisions of the UAE Civil Procedures Code.
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.
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.