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.

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 2019

What the team is known for

Acts for a wide range of clients, such as network operators, energy developers and funders, on a variety of high-profile matters. Able to handle renewables and waste issues, as well as traditional energy mandates. Also valued for the environmental and planning expertise available across the firm, as well as knowledge of project financing matters.

Strengths

Sources say: "They are a very good and knowledgeable firm."

Work highlight

Advised the Evermore Group, which is the parent of Belfast Power, in relation to the development of a new 480 MW CCGT plant at Belfast Harbour.

Notable practitioners

Head of the firm's energy team Neasa Quigley is well respected for her experience across a wide range of corporate energy matters. One client reports: "She has an absolute commitment to supporting clients, which is great in demanding transactions."

Notable practitioners

Neasa Quigley is praised by clients as "an excellent lawyer who is always easy to reach" and for being "fantastic and strategically astute." She is perceived as one of the premier corporate energy lawyers in Northern Ireland by market commentators, with one saying: "She has excellent core skills for the sector."

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