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Sustainability

Sustainability solutions for businesses

We are one of the few law firms in the UK with a dedicated Clean Energy, Waste & Sustainability practice – a multidisciplinary team of over 90 lawyers with a real passion for all things ‘green’.  As well as acting for a wide variety of clients in the clean energy and waste sectors, we advise businesses seeking to decarbonise, implement sustainability strategies, protect against rising energy costs and enhance their green credentials without falling foul of greenwashing.

We help clients:

  • Identify new sources of revenue, including from:
    • On-site energy generation
    • Wastes produced by their business
    • Moderating / managing their energy demand
  • Re-use waste generated by their business
  • Reduce their energy costs
  • Decarbonise their transportation
  • Improve their energy efficiency
  • Reduce their carbon emissions
  • Avoid breaches of environmental regulations
  • Improve the security and stability of their energy supply

In addition to the commercial and regulatory expertise of our dedicated Clean Energy, Waste and Sustainability team, the firm has experienced lawyers across a broad range of practice areas who regularly advise on:

  • All aspects of ESG – Environmental, Social & Governance
  • Greenwashing
  • Planning consents and environmental permitting
  • Pre-planning issues including Biodiversity Net Gain
  • Options for lease, leases, easements and wayleaves
  • Construction contracts, equipment supply and installation contracts
  • Operation and maintenance arrangements
  • Project acquisitions, refinancings, disposals, joint ventures and transaction structuring
  • Investments and funding arrangements – both equity and debt
  • Development/deployment of new technologies, including intellectual property and licencing arrangements
  • End of waste and product liability

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Sustainability solutions for businesses

Download our sustainability solutions explainer to see how businesses across all sectors could generate new revenue streams and/or make cost savings at the same time as enhancing their green credentials. This will be of particular interest to any business with a significant energy demand, a net zero target, and/or spare land or roofspace that could be monetised by hosting third party-funded energy assets.

Testimonials

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