Hydrogen is one of the most talked about technologies as a potential driver to decarbonize the energy system. The end uses for hydrogen are multiple and include applications in the industrial sector, transport and heating, as well as in the power sector.
The development of hydrogen production capacity, storage and transportation markets will be important if large-scale, international hydrogen value-chains are to emerge.
We are one of the leading international legal practices helping clients navigate both the opportunities and the challenges of developing hydrogen projects. Our in-depth industry knowledge across oil and gas, power and renewable energy is a huge advantage for us when assisting clients in emerging technologies such as hydrogen, where it is becoming clear that project structures, methods of financing, and the contracts are all based on existing models in which we are well-versed.
We are trusted by our clients to deliver first-in-jurisdiction and first technology projects. We offer our clients creative legal solutions to difficult business problems by benchmarking technology deployment across different jurisdictions. We have a thorough understanding of the structures, risk profiles and complex regulatory regimes that are critical to the success of closing ground breaking, multi-faceted hydrogen transactions around the world.
Energy transition newsletter
Issue 2 – February 2023
EU scales up green subsidies: How you can benefit from new support for clean investments
The European Commission (EC) published its “Green Deal Industrial Plan for the Net-Zero Age” (the Plan) on February 1, 2023. The Plan may present new opportunities for companies to benefit from State aid and other financial support.
“The Green Mining Value Chain”
The critical role of mineral production in the achievement of a sustainable energy future cannot be understated.
The Regulatory Energy Transition Accelerator: Enabling collaboration among the world’s energy regulators as they facilitate the move to net-zero
The transition to net-zero involves profound changes to how energy is produced and consumed, and requires the combined effort of many players, including government and policy makers, utilities, energy proponents and consumers.
Firm named Environment and Climate Firm of the Year at Who’s Who Legal Awards
The annual awards recognise the world’s leading law firms and lawyers across 35 practice areas and industries according to Who’s Who Legal’s independent research.
Norton Rose Fulbright represents Banco Santander, S.A. on US$22.3M ECA-backed financing for Eletronuclear’s Angra 1
Norton Rose Fulbright represented Banco Santander, S.A. in the closing of a US$22.3 million ECA-backed loan to Brazilian utility company Eletronuclear.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises in relation to bp’s entry into the world’s largest renewables and green hydrogen project
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright advised the leading green fuel developer InterContinental Energy on bp’s entry into the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (also known as the AREH project). The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is the world’s largest renewables and green hydrogen energy hub with 26GW of renewable energy planned for the Pilbara region of Western Australia
Norton Rose Fulbright advises ENEOS on B2B solar generation Joint Venture with TotalEnergies
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Japan-based ENEOS Corporation on its Joint Venture with TotalEnergies to develop onsite B2B solar distributed generation across Asia.
Norton Rose Fulbright advises the Djermaya Solar project on the first IPP in Chad
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised the project company, Djermaya CDEN Energy S.A.S., on the development and financing of phase 1 of a solar project with a total capacity of approximately 34 MWp to be located 30 kilometers north of N’Djamena, Chad. Djermaya CDEN Energy S.A.S. is owned by DIPF Africa Limited and Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company InfraCo Africa Limited The project consists of the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a 60MW greenfield solar photovoltaic plant developed in two phases, a transmission line and associated interconnection facilities. This is the first solar project to be designed, financed, built and operated by an independent power producer (IPP) in Chad.
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