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Eversheds ranked as the top legal adviser to cleantech industry in Europe

  • Netherlands
  • Energy and infrastructure


Eversheds have been ranked as the number one European law firm, in an independent listing of the top 10 law firms providing services to the cleantech industry.

The ranking is based on interviews and opinion canvassed in the market by Shawn Lesser, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Atlanta-based Watershed Capital Group, an investment bank specialising in assisting cleantech businesses. Shawn is also a Co-founder of the GCCA Global Cleantech Cluster Association, "The Global Voice of Cleantech."

The ranking looks at the top ten European law firms, which have provided unparalleled assistance to small start-up entrepreneurial companies through to multimillion Euro companies involved in clean technology, including renewable energy sources and energy efficiency.

Commenting on the listing, Michelle Thomas, partner and Head of Clean Energy and Sustainability, said:

"Eversheds advises the clean energy industry across the entire project lifecycle from real estate and consenting through to construction, debt and equity financing and M&A across all technologies. It is a testament to the commitment, expertise and capability of the team that we have been recognised in first place in this ranking."

Shawn Lesser, Co-founder & Managing Partner of Atlanta-based Watershed Capital Group added:

"Law firms are an essential part of the process of addressing a wide variety of issues relevant to different sectors of clean technology companies. In my opinion Eversheds are true global leaders in Cleantech. They have an extremely strong team committed to the space."