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Renewables and Clean Technology

With the reduction of carbon emissions and the assurance of energy security so high on the agenda for governments and energy companies, renewable energy (on and off shore wind, solar, hydro and marine power) is as an essential part of the solution for slowing the pace of climate change and improving energy security.

With the reduction of carbon emissions and the assurance of energy security so high on the agenda for governments and energy companies, renewable energy (on and off shore wind, solar, hydro and marine power) is as an essential part of the solution for slowing the pace of climate change and improving energy security. 

With ambitious carbon reduction targets being set globally and regionally, many governments incentivise the development of renewables through support programmes, such as feed-in tariffs, which are having a positive impact on the pace of development of renewables. All these factors make this an exciting industry to work in, and one that requires its advisers to have sector–specific knowledge backed up by a global resource capability.


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 refinancing or sale. We are at the forefront of the renewable 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), 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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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

Mining company not liable for unlawful acts of Sierra Leonean police

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales has upheld the High Court’s verdict in Kadie Kalma & ors v African Minerals Ltd & ors [2020] EWCA Civ 144.  This is an important case for businesses exposed to human rights risks through their reliance on third parties, particularly state security forces, in relation to their operations abroad.  The finding in this appeal confirms the limits on the circumstances in which a company can be held liable for harms caused by such third parties.  

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Publications: 18 MARCH 2020

European commission publishes draft climate law: Europe’s “man on the moon” moment?

On 4 March 2020, the European Commission (the Commission) published a draft EU climate law, along with inception impact assessments for an EU carbon border adjustment mechanism and revisions to the Energy Taxation Directive.

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Publications: 06 MARCH 2020

Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive: towards an EU-wide ESG reporting standard

In December 2019, as part of the European Green Deal1,  the European Commission committed to reviewing the Non-Financial Reporting Directive 2014/95/EU (NFRD). The objectives of this review are two-fold: first, to improve disclosure of climate and environmental data by companies to better inform investors about the sustainability of their investments and, second, to give effect to changes required by the new Disclosure Regulation2  and the forthcoming Taxonomy Regulation.3

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News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O rounds off 2019 with stellar performance in global M&A league tables

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. 

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