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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.

News & insights

Publications: 26 MAY 2021

Financing U.S. carbon capture projects - published in Project Finance International

This article, penned by partners Sam Kamyans, John Marciano and associate Sam Guthrie of Allen & Overy’s global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure practice, provides a guide to…

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decarbonisation

Publications: 24 MAY 2021

Industrial decarbonisation in the UK: The scene is set

The decarbonisation of industrial processes will be fundamental to the UK achieving its net zero ambitions. It will require the establishment and scaling of new infrastructure segments at a pace never…

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System of pipes

Publications: 21 MAY 2021

Carbon Capture, Use, and Sequestration (CCUS) Webinar

This webinar featured a case study approach to a CCUS project to identify the key commercial arrangements and risk pressure points that sponsors, tax equity and cash equity investors, and lenders…

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City, sun reflecting from the glass buildings

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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