Our expertise in energy law
Just one part of our responsibilities to our clients within the energy and natural resources sector is to immerse ourselves fully in every aspect of the sector and, with decades of experience as one of the best law firms for clean energy, we have gained a great depth of experience across the various forms of energy and power. We apply that experience to identify the best route through the complex issues that affect organisations operating in this sector.
As part of our work within the energy and natural resources sector, the Womble Bond Dickinson energy law firm team regularly assists clients with a full range of legal issues affecting deals, operations, projects and disputes relating to:
- Clean energy
- Energy transition
- Conventional and renewable energy development and generation
- Energy service and provision
- Energy infrastructure, including transmission, transportation and distribution
- Upstream, midstream and downstream energy
- Energy storage
- Energy trading and cost-of-service rate making
- Negotiation of energy purchase agreements and related hedging arrangements
- Electricity, gas and water utilities
- Siting, consenting, licensing and permitting
- Energy-related patents and IP protection
The wide net which we have cast over the entire energy sector translates into our ability to advise our clients confidently on all legal matters within the industry and further build our reputation as one of the best law firms for energy.
In the UK, we advise on the full range of issues affecting major utility businesses and developers of power/renewables projects. We guide clients at all stages of a project's lifecycle, including planning and consenting, JDAs and JVs, real estate acquisition, project finance, M&A and construction. Our team has a deep understanding of the regulatory codes and agreements needed to access energy grid infrastructure. In addition, we advise on a range of industry issues such as price caps, heat networks, smart meters, DSR, onsite generation and grid solutions (including vehicle-to-grid, energy storage and flexibility markets).
In the US, our team represents major integrated utility companies, complex joint venture participants, independent power producers, facility operators, banks, private equity funds, international diversified energy companies, and renewable project developers in a broad range of energy sector transactions in the US and around the world. Our work covers the full spectrum of renewable technologies including: offshore wind, wave and tidal, solar, geothermal, methane/biomass (including energy from waste and anaerobic digestion), ethanol and hydrogen.
We work in partnership with a range of industrial and manufacturing businesses on their strategies for onsite generation/distributed energy as a way to generate and distribute their own electricity (and heat), frequently from clean energy.
Are you in need of legal advice and guidance from a leading energy law firm? At Womble Bond Dickinson, we employ exceptional lawyers who are experts in this sector and can provide solutions to you and your organisation. To browse through our energy and natural resources lawyers and professional staff, simply follow this link to our people search page.