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Brian R. Chappell


Brian R. Chappell

Brian Chappell has been an active part of the ever-evolving energy industry for over 25 years. As co-chair of the firm's Power and Renewables Global Industry Sector Team, Brian continues to drive innovation in the energy industry.

Brian has been a registered professional engineer since 1996. His background as an electrical engineer allows him to bring a rare perspective to the table with insight and experience to assist clients in solving commercial, technical, and legal challenges in order to successfully achieve their goals — whether it is an M&A transaction involving an international portfolio of assets, structuring new and innovative joint ventures, investments in new technologies, or the development and financing of energy projects in emerging markets.

Brian is listed in Chambers Global, Projects; Chambers USA, Projects; and Legal 500 US, Energy. The Chambers Global Guide notes that Brian's clients have described him as "hard-working, responsive and he doesn't over-lawyer the deal."

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Brian spent 10 years in the electric utility industry holding a variety of positions, including Director of System and Reliability Planning and Director of Contract Administration for BGE.

"He is hard-working, responsive and he doesn't over-lawyer the deal."

Chambers Global Guide

Representative experience

Representing clients in connection with the purchase, sale, development, and financing of over 5,000 MWs of wind and 2,000 MWs of solar projects.

Representing clients in the financing of over US$1bn of renewable energy projects.

Representing a major equipment supplier in strategic equity investments and JV arrangements for over 2,100 MW of natural gas generating facilities.

Representing SunEdison in connection with the acquisition of Silver Ridge Power and the associated international portfolio of solar projects.

Representing Exelon Corporation in connection with a strategic equity investment in a portfolio of 75 fuel cell projects.

Representing SolarCity in connection with the acquisition of a 100 MW portfolio of community solar projects.

Representing a major energy company in connection with a strategic equity investment in an emissions-free natural gas generating technology.

Representing a major energy company in the auction and sale of a 2,200 MW portfolio of natural gas generation facilities.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, University of Maryland School of Law, 1999
  • B.S.E.E., University of Maryland, College Park, 1990


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Maryland State Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Maryland


Energy: Renewable/Alternative

Legal 500 US


Energy Transactions: Conventional Power

Legal 500 US


Projects: Renewables & Alternative Energy (Nationwide)

Chambers USA

Latest thinking and events

Hogan Lovells Events

Going Global

Tokyo: 16 November 2017 at 09:30 - 18:00 ; Osaka: 13 November 2017 9:30 - 18:00

Published Works

New Era for U.S. Nuclear

Project Finance Legal Advisers Review 2005/2006
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