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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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News: 14 JANUARY 2021

Allen & Overy advises Ørsted on the 605.2MW Greater Changhua 1 offshore wind project in Taiwan

Allen & Overy has acted as legal adviser to energy company Ørsted (as sponsor) on the construction arrangements and sale (and related purchaser financing arrangements) of a 50% stake in the 605.2MW…

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Publications: 30 SEPTEMBER 2020

Climate litigation in Europe in the wake of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic that has forced more than half of the world’s population into restrictive lockdowns of varying degrees has also triggered sudden drops in greenhouse gas emissions and a…

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Publications: 11 SEPTEMBER 2020

Podcast: What’s driving Indonesia’s electric vehicle industry?

This week’s episode of G&R Airtime examines Indonesia’s competitive edge in the electric vehicle industry, but also the challenges players in this sector face.

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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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