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A number of factors are driving increasing interest in energy networks (electricity & gas transmission and distribution):

forecast growth in the demand for energy globally; the need to support new low-carbon generation capacity; the need to replace dated infrastructure to improve demand management (smartgrids & smartmeters); regulatory pressure in some jurisdictions to separate transmission, generation, supply and distribution businesses and increasing investor appetite for a stable regulated income stream.

Allen & Overy provides pioneering advice on the entire lifecycle of these assets, from the consenting and planning process, through to the construction, financing, operation, maintenance and ultimately their sale or refinancing. We are at the forefront of the energy networks market, advising debt funders (including banks, bond arrangers, ECAs, DFIs and multilaterals), sellers and acquirers (on M&A transactions), sponsors, corporates (including large vertically integrated utilities), suppliers, manufacturers and governments on market leading projects and transactions globally. These transactions are supported by our specialists in areas such as environmental law, regulatory, tax and planning.

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News: 06 JULY 2021

Allen & Overy PENRI Group wins ‘IJGlobal Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year’ and ‘The Asset Asia Pacific Project Finance Law Firm of the Year’

Allen & Overy’s Asia Pacific Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure (PENRI) group has won both ‘Asia Pacific Legal Adviser of the Year and ‘Asia Pacific Project Finance Law Firm of the…

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Publications: 02 JULY 2021

Clean hydrogen in Europe: The only way forward is together

Clean hydrogen is a central piece of Europe’s Green Deal goal of reaching climate neutrality. 

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Publications: 04 JUNE 2021

Dutch Court orders Shell to reduce CO2 emissions by 45%

On 26 May 2021, the Court of The Hague rendered a landmark decision in proceedings between Milieudefensie (a.o.) and Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS). Milieudefensie claimed, in short, that RDS must reduce…

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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