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Energy and Natural Resources

While demand for energy and natural resources continues to rise globally, the falling cost of clean energy technologies, the move towards electrification, smart technology and unconventional hydrocarbons, is causing fundamental shifts in the global energy system. Businesses in this sector need insightful and timely advice from experienced lawyers they can trust, to guide them through the evolving energy landscape.

Notable deals

  • Advising British independent power company Yü Group plc on a new structured trading agreement with SmartestEnergy.
  • Advising HANSAINVEST Real Assets on the mezzanine financing of a SUNfarming Group PV portfolio with 116 MWp and 85 PV parks in Germany.
  • Advising British Pipeline Agency (a Shell/BP joint venture) on the property aspects of its operated infrastructure, including its national network of high pressure fuel lines together with its storage and processing facilities.
  • Advising Littop Enterprises Limited, Bridgemont Ventures Limited and Bordo Management Limited, three Cypriot companies, in respect of a c.US$6 billion investment treaty arbitration before the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, regarding a breach of the Energy Charter Treaty by the State of Ukraine.
  • Acting for Pura Vida Energy NL in its acquisition of a 35% shareholding interest in Gora Energy sp.zo.o and Liesa Energy sp.zo.o. (each of which held an oil concession in Poland) and the implementation of bespoke shareholder and joint venture arrangements, subscription of shares and loan documentation.
  • Advising Echo Energy plc, the AIM-quoted exploration and production company, on its acquisition of a 70% working interest in the Santa Cruz Sur Assets in the Austral Basin, southern Argentina from Petrolera El Trebol SA (a subsidiary of Phoenix Global Resources plc).
  • Advising Mirabaud Securities Limited, Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited and Cenkos Securities plc on a secondary placing on AIM by way of accelerated book build with secondary sale of existing shares to part fund a US$400 million acquisition of producing gas assets.

Alternative financing for mining: New horizons

In its third edition of its flagship alternative financing for mining guide, Fieldfisher's metals and mining team provides another astute insight into financing trends in the global mining industry.

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