Transactions & Projects
Our Environment & Safety Law Group is one of the most experienced transaction teams in the UK. Our aim is to help you understand and manage the risks, not simply find them.
The successful management of EHS and climate change liabilities and risks in the context of corporate and finance transactions requires not just a knowledge of the law, but also true commercial experience and an in-depth understanding of how these issues are treated in the real world. Our team includes some of the most experienced and respected lawyers to practice in this area of law.
From Brownfield redevelopment projects through to negotiating green leases, the team, in tandem with the firm´s real estate department, has the experience, knowledge and contacts to unlock your environmentally impacted real estate deals.
Underpinning many renewable energy projects are a range of incentives and flexible mechanisms. We have market leading experience of the UK´s feed-in tariff as well as the Kyoto Protocol. In addition, we regularly advise on mining, natural resources and energy projects.
“…a growing stand-alone practice including climate change, renewable energy and major projects.”
Practical Law Company, Cross-Border Environmental Handbook
Areas of particular expertise include:
- identifying and managing environmental, climate change and regulatory issues in corporate M&A, real estate and banking transactions
- renewable energy and natural resources projects
Recent highlights include advising:
- Phoenix Equity Partners on its disposal of ASCO, the oil and gas logistics company, and in particular the successful management via environmental insurance and vendor due diligence of compliance and contamination issues associated with facilities across Europe, Canada, the USA and Trinidad
- Bosch Solar Energy on the acquisition and development of a large solar park in Trefullock, England and in particular the UK´s various renewable energy incentives
- Peel Wind Power on a major on-shore wind farm and the buy-out of JV partner
- Infinity Bio-Energy Ltd. on its reverse takeover of a Brazilian bio-ethanol company
- Marwyn Materials on EHS issues associated with its £160m acquisition of UK aggregates producer, Breedon Holdings
- Liberty Mutual investment company on complex EHS and minerals issues arising on its South Crofty, UK mine investment
- Pinewood Studios on contaminated land issues and the placing of a complex environmental insurance policy relating to proposed large-scale real estate development
“…a force to be reckoned with in relation to corporate transactions.”