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Nuclear energy

Nuclear energy plays an increasing role in serving the growing demand for carbon-free electricity around the globe and is clearly back on the international political agenda. Commercial interest in the nuclear energy sector continues to intensify as more governments, corporations and other organizations recognize the significant opportunities that nuclear represents. But with opportunity comes many challenges, and awareness and familiarization with the legal framework and obligations in such a regulated industry is imperative.

Legal advice on nuclear energy law and regulation

Eversheds Sutherland can help you find new possibilities and identify strategic business opportunities in this important energy sector. We have an in-depth understanding of the nuclear industry, the agenda of the major players, and the regulatory and competition framework.

In recent years, our lawyers have been responsible for the most significant acquisitions of global nuclear businesses, bringing to bear Eversheds Sutherland’s skill in mergers and acquisitions, antitrust, intellectual property, employee benefits, government contracts and tax, to structure and close complex multinational transactions.

We have extensive experience in all aspects of the nuclear fuel cycle, from mining and enrichment to fuel fabrication and disposal. Eversheds Sutherland represents licensed nuclear site operators, technology and design companies, producers and suppliers of nuclear commodities, nuclear reactor vendors, owners, engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors, specialized nuclear services providers, nuclear insurers and reinsurers, as well as others involved in constructing nuclear power plants. We can also help you in managing the planning, technical and public relations issues that are likely to arise in relation to the development of new nuclear power stations and decommissioning of any existing fleet.

Our lawyers are involved in nuclear projects internationally, having recently engaged in the development of nuclear energy in Jordan and Egypt. In the U.S., Eversheds Sutherland’s lawyers help craft nuclear energy policy before the U.S. Department of Energy and in Congress, drawing on the firm’s broad knowledge in all matters of national and international energy policy. One of our lead partners is a board member of the International Nuclear Law Association as well as a member of the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Lawyer’s Committee.

Contact our nuclear energy team

If you would like any further information or need advice on nuclear energy law and regulation, then please do not hesitate to contact our legal team.

Robert Pitcher, Partner

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