Energy and Renewables

Our team of dedicated corporate, planning, environment, property, regulatory, finance, property and commercial lawyers has unrivalled experience in the energy and renewables sector in Northern Ireland. Our enviable broad client base ranges from on-shore and off-shore renewable power generators to the electricity network owner in Northern Ireland.

We are also in the unique position in the Northern Ireland legal services market of being able to offer the full range of specialist legal services to our energy clients entirely from our Belfast based team, without relying on external Dublin or London based resources. This means we are in a position to deliver unparalleled services at very competitive rates.

Key Contacts

Neasa Quigley, Partner, Head of Energy and RenewablesTeam

Gary McGhee, Partner, Head of Planning & Environmental

Rosemary Carson, Partner, Real Estate

Emma Cooper, Partner, Real Estate

Dawson McConkey, Partner, Real Estate

Dorit McCann, Partner, Head of EU and Competition

Seán mac Cann, Associate, Corporate

What we do

  • Energy Regulation
  • Grid connection
  • Power purchase agreements
  • EPC & O&M contracts
  • Project Finance
  • Procurement
  • Renewable Support Advice
  • EU & Competition
  • M&A
  • Site Assembly and Project Structuring

What Others Say About Us

​Chambers and Partners UK 2016

What the team is known for

Prominent multidisciplinary energy practice with particular expertise in sector transactions and planning issues. A one-stop shop for a number of major renewable energy developers and utilities groups. Additional experience in unconventional gas.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They'll engage directly with the issues and tell it to you straight."

"The firm pulled out all the stops to get everything done for us."

Work highlights

Acted for WH Energy on the development of an anaerobic digestion project, assisting with the establishment of a joint venture and in negotiating engineering, procurement and construction contracts and feed-supply agreements.

Advised Rathlin Energy on plans for the exploration of hydrocarbon resources for fracking in County Antrim.

Notable practitioners

Neasa Quigley is a prominent corporate lawyer with a focus on the energy sector. Sources are quick to underscore her experience in the renewables space, where she recently assisted Connective Energy with project financing for an anaerobic digestion facility. One client describes Quigley as "outstanding," adding: "She goes way beyond the call of duty on my work."

Significant clients SONI, firmus, SSE, RES, TCI Renewables.

Legal 500 2016 (First Tier)

What the team is known for Prominent multidisciplinary energy practice with particular expertise in sector transactions and planning issues. A one-stop shop for a number of major renewable energy developers and utilities groups. Additional experience in unconventional gas.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"They'll engage directly with the issues and tell it to you straight."

"The firm pulled out all the stops to get everything done for us."

What's new?

Richard Murphy joined the team from Pinsent Masons in 2015.

Work highlights

Acted for WH Energy on the development of an anaerobic digestion project, assisting with the establishment of a joint venture and in negotiating engineering, procurement and construction contracts and feed-supply agreements.

Advised Rathlin Energy on plans for the exploration of hydrocarbon resources for fracking in County Antrim.

Notable practitioners

Neasa Quigley is a prominent corporate lawyer with a focus on the energy sector. Sources are quick to underscore her experience in the renewables space, where she recently assisted Connective Energy with project financing for an anaerobic digestion facility. One client describes Quigley as "outstanding," adding: "She goes way beyond the call of duty on my work."

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