Expertise

Renewable Energy

We are experts in renewable energy law expertise has helped bring over 1,000MW of renewable electricity generation (largely on-shore wind) to the Irish electricity system since 1993.

From a financing perspective, we have acted for all of the main financial institutions involved in advancing credit (either bilaterally or on a club/syndicate basis) for the project financing of renewable energy wind farm projects in Ireland, including Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, Barclays Bank, Bremer Landesbank, DNB Bank, KBC Bank Ireland, KfW IPEX, Nord/LB and Ulster Bank.

We have also acted for a number of high profile sponsors in the acquisition and development of wind farm projects in Ireland, including Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners, SSE Renewables (Airtricity), Eco Wind Power and ABO Wind Ireland.

We advise market participants in relation to the interaction of their projects with the Single Electricity Market (the all-island wholesale electricity market), the REFIT feed-in tariff terms and conditions, merchant opportunities (including ‘supplier lite’ off-take arrangements), mergers and acquisitions in the renewable energy sector, refinancing, tax structures, new builds and development plays.

Recommendations

Chambers Europe, 2016

"Amongst the top energy firms" 

Legal 500, 2016

‘always provides clear and contextualised advice’

Recent Work

  • Advised Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners in their successful bid for the renewable generation assets of Bord Gáis Éireann having combined operating and in-construction capacity of approximately 500MW.
  • Advised Cloosh Valley Wind Farm Limited, a joint venture between SSE Renewables Ireland Limited and Coillte, in relation to the development of a 105MW wind farm forming part of the proposed Galway Wind Park, one of the largest on-shore wind farms to date in Ireland.
  • Advised Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners on their agreement to supply renewable electricity to Facebook Inc. to power its new Irish data centers.
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