At Browne Jacobson, we are dedicated to supporting the net-zero agenda. We support our clients in closing a wide array of energy and infrastructure transactions, investing in and developing clean energy technology and infrastructure, and navigating the challenges and opportunities arising in a transformational period for the sector.
Our energy and infrastructure expertise spans the entire ‘asset’ lifecycle, with our highly experienced, sector-aligned teams enabling us to deliver advice underpinned by asset and sector expertise. This expertise includes advising on renewables (including wind, solar and tidal), hydrogen, water, energy-from-waste (EFW), district heating, power generation and storage, electric vehicles/associated charging infrastructure, oil and gas, nuclear, energy disputes and utilities, in each case across a variety of funding models (including PFI/PPP).
At Browne Jacobson we stand apart from other firms because of our asset/sector level expertise. We have been mandated on some of the most significant and award winning transactions in the sector within the UK market.
With sector-relevant expertise across the full range of legal disciplines, we anticipate and understand the issues which can arise in transactions in this sphere. We deliver constructive, innovative and pragmatic solutions and services on all energy and infrastructure investment or activity across the sector, both domestically and internationally.
Our clients include sponsors, equity investors, financiers, corporates, Government/public sector clients, construction companies, developers, landowners and energy purchasers. This deep experience and understanding, across both the public and private sectors, has established us as one of the leading energy and infrastructure sector teams in the UK.
At Browne Jacobson, we are proud to support our clients in delivering these essential transactions. Working together we drive a direct and positive impact on economic and social prosperity as well as a sustainable energy commitment.
Advising PBE Group, a global designer and manufacturer serving the mining, tunnelling, construction and associated industries in connection with growth acquisitions and an international holdco refinancing.
Advised award winning cleantech company, H2GO Power, a developer of green technology using its proprietary hydrogen storage technology and AI platform, on its investment round.
Advised Sunday Times Top 10 Green Tech To Watch company, Aceleron Limited, developer of sustainable and reusable battery solutions, on its equity investment from BGF and Mercia Asset Management.
Advised he management sellers of CARE Fertility (CARE), a market leader in the UK’s fertility and IVF heath sector on the sale of the entire issued share capital of CARE by PE firm Silverfleet to Nordic Capital.
“The Browne Jacobson team worked seamlessly and to a very tight timescale in order to help us to achieve a great result in this complex cross-border deal. The team has great commercial awareness, fully available and great knowledge in complex deal structures and really gets to the root of what a business is trying to achieve”
“…The firm demonstrated real depth across its energy and infrastructure practice in assisting the delivery of a string of high profile and complicated transactions for us [providing] an excellent value proposition…and delivering top-quality advice underpinned by deep sector knowledge and an appreciation of our commercial needs”
“I also want to thank…[the Browne Jacobson team] for the strong and highly commercial advice they gave on this complex project. The team did everything they could to meet the critical timescales in place and made us feel like a number one priority.”
“We operate in a fast moving, highly innovative sector and the confidence shown by Zouk Capital in the business through its investment will be critical in helping us to deliver our long term strategic vision. We are delighted with the support provided by [the] team at Browne Jacobson which has been first rate”
Browne Jacobson’s lawyers have advised Suez SA and its shareholders on its acquisition of its former UK waste management business – Suez R&R UK - from French headquartered business Veolia for an enterprise value of £2 billion.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist cleantech lawyers have advised AIM listed Clean Power Hydrogen Group Limited (CPH2) on its licence agreement with Bentec GmbH, a member of the Kenera business of the KCA Deutag Group. Kenera will manufacture CPH2’s unique membrane-free electrolysers from its facility in Bad Bentheim, Germany.
Rolls-Royce has shortlisted six locations for its first factory for small nuclear power stations. We look at the impact on regions & local businesses
Browne Jacobson’s specialist cleantech lawyers have advised AIM market listed Clean Power Hydrogen Group Limited (CPH2) on its global licence agreement with GHFG Ltd.
This article covers, at a high level, some of the legal issues that arise in the lifecycle of the innovation and deployment of new technology within the energy sector. It is not intended to be a comprehensive account of all legal aspects.
First Hydrogen has identified 4 sites in the UK where it plans to locate large hydrogen refuelling stations for commercial vehicles. The sites will also accommodate on-site hydrogen production of between 20 and 40 MW (totalling 80 MW - 160 MW across all 4 locations) and will serve the urban areas of Greater Liverpool, Greater Manchester, London and the Thames Estuary. The plans form part of the Energy division’s strategy to develop green hydrogen production projects, initially in the UK and Canada.
The climate emergency has reached a point where real and substantial damage is being caused to both the planet and society. There has been a shift from planning and theorising the most effective solutions, to a phase where practical, efficient, and sustainable solutions are required at speed.
There are a number of factors which have contributed to the crisis including the huge increase in wholesale natural gas prices, which have risen some 250% since the start of 2021. Since the start of last year, over 30 energy firms have gone bust in the UK alone.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist energy & infrastructure lawyers have advised the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) on a significant £31m funded tidal energy project, located in Anglesey, off the North West coast of Wales.
Browne Jacobson has broadened its national construction and engineering offering with the appointment of construction partner Zoe Stollard into its Birmingham office.
The levelling up white paper sets out a set of 12 priority ‘missions’ to be pursued by national and local government in the years to come. With measures covering regeneration, communities, connectivity, education, R&D, employment, and health.
Browne Jacobson’s specialist government and infrastructure lawyers have provided legal advice to Oxford City Council on a high-profile infrastructure project which will support the City of Oxford in its sustainable goals strategy through the launch of an electrical vehicle (EV) charging hub.
The case for low carbon hydrogen in hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and what the Government is doing to deliver on low carbon hydrogen production.
Browne Jacobson’s government and infrastructure team have advised Manchester City Council on the set up of the Civic Quarter Heat Network (CQHN), which aims to provide the City with an efficient and environmentally friendly heat and power network.
Outline of the Government’s ambitious Hydrogen Strategy and how we can support low carbon energy projects and related queries.
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has just launched its consultation on the future of subsidy control law (previously known as state aid) in the UK.
New measures have been announced today by HM Treasury and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with the aim of supporting the UK’s community of next-generation technology businesses.
Public and private bodies throughout the country are exploring their options for developing new networks and expanding existing networks, both with and without central government support.
Parallel importers seek to exploit price differentials for goods sold in different countries. The EU principle of exhaustion of rights prevents businesses from enforcing their IP rights to restrict this secondary trade within the EU if the goods were first marketed in the EU with their consent, other than in limited circumstances.
A recent commission decision regarding the reacquisition of the Hamburg District Heating Network (Decision) has given some useful insight in to ensuring that investment in to a district heating scheme by a public body is done in a way which is compliant with state aid principles, specifically the market economy operator principle (MEOP).
Brexit has brought with it a great deal of uncertainty for environmental law.
In this update, we review various aspects of a ‘no deal’ Brexit and the Withdrawal Agreement which organisations in the energy sector should know about.
In the wake of the Brexit withdrawal deal being unequivocally rejected by Members of Parliament on 15 January 2019, there is significant uncertainty for not only the gas sector but for the economy in general.
Browne Jacobson has appointed Peter Allen as Partner to its Manchester office, as it continues to grow its North West corporate practice.