The Energy & Natural Resources sector is going through a period of great change. With oil price fluctuations, climate change, ongoing market regulations, new technologies and fuel poverty affecting projects, we understand the pressure some of our clients are under. At the same time, renewable energy is growing at an immense rate. The vast expanse of land, plentiful wind, rivers, waves, tide and sunshine available in Scotland and the rest of the UK provides a great opportunity to develop renewables projects. Furthermore, the sector continues to develop ever more innovative technologies and systems to support it.
Our lawyers have excellent environmental experience. When it comes to renewable energy, we have assisted clients with onshore wind projects, hydro and solar energy and biomass, providing advice and assistance with insider knowledge and practical know-how. We have good links with Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and Scottish Government, ideally placing us at the forefront of development.
We ensure we can offer clients the most up-to-date and relevant industry insights by immersing ourselves within the sector. We are not just lawyers, but contributors to the development of the sector as a whole, and to the UK economy. For example, MacRoberts was involved in advising Edinburgh Community Solar (ECS) on the UK’s largest community solar power scheme. Furthermore, Nick Jones is a member of the Scottish Renewables Onshore Wind Group, and the Scottish Property Federation Building Standards and Sustainability Working group, meaning that he is not only well-informed about developments in the sector, but actually involved in shaping the future of Energy & Natural Resources policy.
MacRoberts lawyers have undeniable expertise and an in-depth understanding of the Energy & Natural Resources sector. With a full comprehension of both the challenges and opportunities facing our clients, we provide innovative solutions to even the most complex legal problems. Our team doesn’t just provide advice for our clients, we work collaboratively with those in the sector, pioneering projects and contributing to the future of Energy & Natural Resources in Scotland, and the rest of the UK.
The clients we work with value our integrated approach to projects from land matters, consents and procurement through to build-out, operations and disposals.
We take the time to understand your business, to identify your business goals and risks, reflecting these in the commercial advice we provide. We offer practical, clear advice based on expert knowledge and experience, tailored to fit your specific requirements.
Partner and Sector Head Nick Jones has specialised in the real estate aspects of renewable energy projects, particularly onshore wind, for over 17 years.
Ian Bowie advises clients in a wide range of energy and natural resources areas, including electricity transmission and distribution, the whisky industry and extraction of aggregates and coal.
YEARS’ FIRMWIDE EXPERIENCE
YEARS OF SECTOR EXPERIENCE
They put themselves in our shoes and really get an understanding of the business.
They show strong leadership and understand the commercial approach.
Nick Jones has particular expertise on the property documentation side of renewable energy projects. Sources trust his judgment and say “He can be relied upon to offer solutions”.
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