In spite of the tragic events in Japan in 2011, nuclear power is still recognised in many countries as an essential part of the energy supply mix in order for governments to reduce carbon emission and improve energy security.
Given the scarcity of nuclear new builds until very recently, there are very few law firms who can lay claim to a credible track record in this very specialised sector.
Allen & Overy provides pioneering advice on a broad spectrum of issues that encompass the entire lifecycle of these assets, for example, the establishment of new laws governing nuclear regulation, development, consenting, environmental and planning process, through to the construction, financing, operation, maintenance and ultimately their refinancing or sale. We are at the forefront of the nuclear energy 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), governments, equipment suppliers, manufacturers, engineers and nuclear fuel miners and processors on market leading projects and transactions globally. These transactions are supported by our specialists in areas such as environmental law, regulatory, tax and planning.
News & insights
News: 07 JANUARY 2020
A&O has marked the end of Q4 2019 with a stellar performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019.Read more
News: 18 DECEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy has advised Palisade Investment Partners (Palisade) on its acquisition of the Snowtown 2 Wind Farm from Tilt Renewables.Read more
News: 26 NOVEMBER 2019
Allen & Overy announced its role advising the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and North American Development Bank (NADB) on their US$200 million in green loans to Energética Nova S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), a leading energy company in Mexico, to fund four solar power plants across the country with a total capacity of 376MW.Read more
Publications: 29 OCTOBER 2019
Partner Matthew Townsend and Senior PSL, Sara Feijao explain how climate change has risen to be a key concern for large listed companies and the reporting regime with which companies need to comply in the UK.Read more