We’re committed to working with clients in tackling climate change. We’ve closed some of the most important cleantech and renewable energy projects in the market during recent years. Our highly experienced cleantech team provides a full and seamless range of practical and innovative solutions to our clients on cleantech and renewable energy projects, both domestically and internationally.
At Browne Jacobson we are known for being experienced, trusted advisors across a wide range of clean technologies including hydrogen, wind, solar, battery, EV charging infrastructure, waste, biomass, nuclear and tidal.
We cover the full asset life cycle, from the primary creation origins of the underpinning technological concept, through the regulatory, procurement, planning and authorisation phase to the raising of equity and debt capital, development and operation, the everyday operational aspects (including negotiating the ongoing commercial contracts, advising on agreements with governments, licence/distribution agreements and securing/protecting the related IP) and the sale/acquisition of assets/businesses, including the provision of sector-focussed advice on asset level legal due diligence.
Our cleanteach and renewables practice also includes drafting and negotiating commercial energy contracts. We act for sponsors, equity investors, debt financiers, E&I major corporates, public sector clients, tech SMEs, University spinouts, contractors, construction companies, developers, landowners and energy purchasers, and are familiar with the concerns and objectives of all the participants in these transactions. With our in-depth understanding of renewable energy and the wider energy sector, we are able to use existing know-how and add value at the point of instruction with little or no learning curve.
Most importantly, we’re committed to driving forward the important issue of environmental sustainability and climate change. We recognise that tackling climate change and achieving net zero is of fundamental importance, with this commitment underpinning every client relationship. We work closely with you, engaging in debate and policy making, and using our strong contact base to facilitate connections and collaboration.
Advising Aceleron on growth strategy, fundraising and commercialisation of patented compression technology to develop and deliver fully maintainable, upgradable batteries.
Advising award-winning H2GO Power on investment rounds and R&D collaborations to develop its proprietary hydrogen storage technology and AI platform.
Advising Clean Air Power, a global innovator in the transports sector with a long history as a provider of low carbon technologies, on R&D collaborations.
Advising on the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) £31m funded tidal energy project.
“I also want to thank the excellent work of the Browne Jacobson team on this project, whose in-depth knowledge of our business and experience in this sector has been invaluable. As usual they went the extra mile to help us achieve this successful outcome.”
Below are some of the questions we are regularly asked by startups, covering a range of topic areas.
The increased use of artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionising the way businesses operate and is having a disruptive impact in sectors that have traditionally been slow to modernise.
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.