We are one of the pre-eminent legal advisers in the global offshore wind sector, offering a team that has a passion for, and has grown up with the industry. We have been involved with offshore wind right from the start having have advised on all aspects of the development, financing, operation, sale and purchase of more than forty five offshore wind projects across Asia, Europe, the UK, Europe and Americas.
We have garnered a reputation for understanding the complex issues that are specific to offshore wind quickly and to provide our clients with the innovative solutions they need, when they need them. We are now using that experience and knowledge to help our clients succeed in new markets.
We firmly believe that we are one of the very few global law firms which can offer a unique blend of market leading expertise and international coverage. We continue to support industry innovation as our clients push the boundaries of both technological and geographical advancement, from the largest and most advanced projects in the world to the exploration of new frontiers.
We are prepared to invest with our clients as these new frontiers are explored and very much take a long-term view with regard to relationships and opportunities. As well as servicing leading clients and projects, we are active participants in industry bodies and keen contributors to thought leadership in this space.
Vineyard Wind financing for offshore wind farm
Developing offshore wind energy in India
In June 2022, it was reported that India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) would open bids for offshore wind energy blocks.
Australian offshore wind regulatory update
On 8 December 2022, the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water released two guidance documents on the feasibility licence application process as well as the forms to be completed by feasibility licence applicants.
Project Bonds and Energy Transition: A proven financing solution
The stricter monitoring/disclosure and liquidity requirements faced by banks in the wake of the global financial crisis mean that projects can often no longer be funded by traditional bank debt alone. The debt capital markets have stepped up to the challenge and project bonds are on the rise, particularly amidst the green finance boom.
Financial Services Regulatory Developments in ESG
ESG is high on the regulatory agenda. Businesses, governments, regulators, financial services firms and individuals all have a part to play in tackling climate change and this view is increasingly shared across society.
A Boost to Integrity in the Voluntary Carbon Market
The Integrity Council for the Voluntary Carbon Market launches the Core Carbon Principles for the Voluntary Carbon Market
EU scales up green subsidies: How to benefit from support for clean investments
On March 9, 2023, the European Commission (EC) adopted changes to its State aid framework to support its “Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age” (the Net Zero Plan) presented in February 2023. The Net Zero Plan is part of the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050.
Energy Transition Services
We are committed to helping our clients evolve and thrive as the world changes and would be delighted to discuss how we can help you.