The Power and Renewables Group at Hogan Lovells supports projects around the globe. Our team regularly collaborates with clients on their innovative and complex projects, including solar, wind (onshore and off), hydroelectric, geothermal, energy storage, biomass, biofuels, waste-to-energy, CHP plants, smart grid applications, and other advanced technologies. We bring a cross-discipline approach to the acquisition and financing of renewable assets, project development, project finance, commercial agreements, regulatory advice, permitting, technology licensing, and dispute resolution.

Renewable energy continues to take off around the world and continued phenomenal growth is predicted. The growth of energy-generating methods and increased market competition has also brought new participants into this sector and raised new challenges for those already involved. We work with major power and utility companies; independent power generators; financial institutions, including lenders and investment funds; and governments as the demand for power and efficient infrastructure continues to grow.

Representative experience

Advising Japanese electric utilities provider Chubu Electric Power Co Inc. on the acquisition of a strategic stake in Canadian geothermal technology company Eavor Technologies Inc.

Advised JX Nippon Oil & Gas in a deal to acquire full ownership of Petra Nova Parish Holdings, making JX Nippon the sole owner of the Petra Nova project, the world's largest carbon capture & storage facility.

Advising German-Swedish project developer SVEVIND Energy GmbH (SVEVIND) on the realization of one of the five largest hydrogen projects in the world.

Representing one of the largest public utilities in the U.S. in connection with its proposed US$5bn expansion of its transmission facilities.

Advising a global financial institution on the regulatory and compliance implications of trading derivatives in over 20 emerging market jurisdictions.

Advising offshore wind developers in the nascent U.S. market regarding federal permitting, cultural protection, and land use clearances.

Advised IFC and the City of Belgrade in connection with a PPP project to transform the city’s existing waste management practices.

Advising SOLA Group, a leading renewable energy solutions provider in South Africa, on the corporate aspects of its two 100-megawatt solar PV projects in South Africa.

Represented the Government of Canada and manufacturers Canadian Solar, Heliene, and Silfab in a favourable trade settlement with respect to the U.S. safeguard imposed on imports of Canadian solar products.

Advised on disputes relating to delay in commissioning a 1200 MW gas-fired power plant with CHP facilities in South Africa.

The Alstom/Drax consortium on its bid for the Department of Energy and Climate Change's competition to commercialize Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology in the UK.