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Clean energy and sustainability

Key issues in clean energy and sustainability law

The face of global renewable and clean energy development is constantly changing, with increasing environmental awareness and focus, backed by government incentives and emerging technologies. To stay competitive, now more than ever, you need legal advisers who understand the industry.

Eversheds Sutherland’s clean energy and sustainability lawyers work daily in the industry, and recognize and understand the issues you are facing. From the 20 per cent renewable energy target set by the European Council, to federal tax incentives in the US, to global corporations’ sustainability initiatives, to the government-imposed bidding process for Chinese wind projects, the market is always changing, and we can advise you on this ever-evolving landscape.

Experienced clean energy and sustainability lawyers

Our clean energy and sustainability team advises on all aspects of renewable and clean energy technologies across the globe. We have experience with virtually every type of alternative energy source, including:

  • onshore and offshore wind
  • solar (PV and CSP)
  • biomass
  • waste and landfill gas to energy
  • biofuels
  • wave and tidal
  • hydro generation

Our work on clean energy projects includes:

  • project development, from initial siting and planning through to commercial operation, including all aspects of development, construction, operation and maintenance arrangements and claims management
  • tax equity and debt financing, with particular experience representing sponsors and tax equity investors
  • long-term financeable PPAs and financial hedges
  • counselling clients in acquisitions and dispositions of renewable energy assets, including in auctions and bankruptcy sales
  • negotiating joint venture and co-ownership arrangements between sponsor entities and investors involving renewable energy facilities

Eversheds Sutherland is recognized throughout the industry as one of the leading international practices in the clean energy space, with the UK team being awarded Renewable Legal Advisor of the Year by Euromoney/Ernst & Young.

Contact our clean energy and sustainability team

If you would like any further information or need advice on clean energy and sustainability law, then please do not hesitate to contact our legal team.