At Browne Jacobson we’re proud to lead the way in advising on waste and recycling matters, whether for the public or private sector. Our specialist team has advised on some of the most important and valuable transactions in the sector. Across every piece of work we’ve brought in-depth knowledge of the law and the market relating to waste management.
We understand that you value our deep understanding of policy and the regulatory landscape, as well as our practical, hands-on experience of the waste and recycling sector.
We make it our business to be at the forefront of society’s biggest issues, advising in relation to the establishment and transfer of many of the UK’s Energy from Waste facilities. Recovery of energy from waste not only keeps waste out of landfill, but also is a valuable source of renewable energy, reducing the dependence on burning fossil fuels. How society disposes of its waste and the extent to which we reduce, reuse and recycle waste are critical factors in addressing today’s environmental agenda. By tackling waste in this way, we understand we are all making our contribution.
Our waste sector team is valued for its expertise and experience by the waste industry, funders and local government alike, each of which have a stake in the delivery of waste and recycling services, Energy from Waste facilities and education and information on how we can protect our precious environment by reducing our waste.
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.