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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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News & insights

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News: 08 JULY 2021

M&A deal values soar as transactions recover globally in H1 2021

Allen & Overy’s latest M&A Insights report* reveals a remarkable global recovery in M&A transactions during the first half of 2021. Deal values were up by 131% on the same period in 2020, while deal…

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News: 09 JUNE 2021

Allen & Overy advises on one of the world’s largest solar power plants

Allen & Overy advised CIM Group on a 250 MW solar photovoltaic project called Aquamarine being developed in San Joaquin Valley, California. The plant is part of the first phase of the Westlands Solar…

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News: 26 MAY 2021

Chambers USA 2021 recognizes 17 U.S. A&O practices, adding nine practice categories to their rankings

New York, NY – Chambers and Partners recognized a total of 17 A&O U.S. practice areas and 36 U.S.-based partners in its annual survey, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021. Of the…

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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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