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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.

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View of treetops

Publications: 29 September 2022

Hydrogen: Latest EU policy updates

On 18 May 2022, the European Commission has presented the REPowerEU Plan envisaging the transformation of Europe’s energy system in light of the energy market disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of…

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System of pipes

Publications: 08 September 2022

Market Horizons podcast: Mandatory and voluntary carbon markets

In this episode of Allen & Overy's Market Horizons podcast series, Derivatives & Structured Finance Senior Associates, Victoria White and Kate Whelan (London), and International Capital Markets…

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Aerial view of wind turbines in the countryside

Publications: 05 August 2022

Liberalization of the distancing rules for onshore wind farms in Poland

Polish government approves act loosening the distancing rules for onshore wind farms.

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Publications: 08 April 2022

The British Energy Security Strategy

Yesterday the UK Government published its British Energy Security Strategy in response to the impact that global energy supply constraints post COVID recovery and the outbreak of war in Ukraine has…

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