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Renewable Energy

In the rapidly growing renewable energy sector, particularly in the area of wind energy, solar and biomass, having clear and practical advice from a team that understands the sector and its ecosystem is essential. Like many countries, Ireland is experiencing the changing dynamics in regulations and licencing.

Fieldfisher's Ireland based Renewable Energy Team has specialist expertise in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector, particularly in the area of wind energy, solar and biomass. We advise a wide range of stakeholders operating in the energy sector, from market leading semi-state entities to private developers and banks. We provide legal advice on all aspects of energy projects, from the planning stage through to the financing, construction and operation of the project. We have particular expertise acting for developers on project financing and on the sale and purchase of energy projects.

Areas of Practice:

  • Project Finance (acting for borrower)
  • Project Finance (acting for lender)
  • Project sales and acquisition
  • Grid transfers
  • Project due diligence
  • Lease options and wayleaves / over-sail agreements
  • Consenting process including Planning advice
  • Contestability arrangements
  • PPAs
  • REFIT eligibility
  • Market issues: iSEM / grid code compliance / RESS

Recent deals

Our Renewable Energy Team has developed a niche practice in the renewable energy sector, particularly in the area of wind energy, solar and biomass. The Renewable Energy Team has deep sectoral knowledge in advising financiers, market participants and customers on all aspects of energy law, including renewable energy, energy-related mergers and acquisitions, energy regulation, development and/or project finance of energy projects.

We recently advised Hamburg Commercial Bank AG on the project financing of a wind farm in Co Clare and the vendors of an operational wind farm in Co. Donegal on its sale to a third party.