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Clean energy and sustainability

Clean Energy & Sustainability

Renewable energy has transformed from a niche industry to the subject of daily headlines and a key component in addressing climate change issues. Increasing environmental awareness and focus, backed by government incentives and emerging technologies, has led to many new opportunities and challenges faced by energy operators in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

To stay competitive, energy operators need legal advisers with an in-depth understanding of the industry. Our renewable energy lawyers work daily in the industry and recognise and understand the journey ahead. From government policy such as the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme to global corporations’ sustainability initiatives, the market is always changing, and driven by the goals laid out as part of the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan in 2019 as well as national, European and international targets. We can advise you on this ever-evolving landscape.

Our energy lawyers are experienced across a wide range of needs affecting the renewable energy industry, including:

  • Renewable energy projects, financing and transactions
  • Project financing or refinancing
  • Acquisitions
  • Development work
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory work

We have experience with many types of renewable energy, including onshore/offshore wind, solar and biogas.

Facilitating cross border activity

We are the only all-island full service international law firm with the capability to offer advice from our offices in Dublin, Belfast and across the United Kingdom. We also work closely with more than 300 energy and infrastructure colleagues across 69 offices in 32 countries, allowing us to provide a seamless service across jurisdictions in Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East.

Eversheds Sutherland is recognised throughout the industry as one of the leading international practices in the clean energy space.