The UK District Energy Association Associate Member:

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and award winning, international law firm. Clients, including over 50 Global Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, rely on our expertise in legal disciplines and have worked with us in 130 countries. Those clients tell us that our firm is distinguished and exceptional personal commitment and a strong focus on helping them to achieve a commercial advantage. As a result, we have a 92% loyalty rate among major clients. Furthermore, our distinctive approach has seen BLP receive 8 Law Firm of the Year awards since 2004, and, in 2015, named a top-five 'legal game changer of the last decade' by the Financial Times.

Our leading District Energy practice advises on all areas of district and community energy projects with a particular focus on the development, financing and operation of energy assets and related infrastructure. Our clients in this sector range from sponsors and financiers to utilities, government agencies and tenants.

We provide advice on the full energy pathway from regeneration, through distribution (primary and secondary networks) connection and supply arrangements, and legacy arrangements and across a range of technologies including gas, biomass and efW.

We provide a specialist, integrated legal service across all relevant disciplines, including assistance with regulatory accreditations and entitlements, planning, permitting, construction and procurement, supply, operation and offtake. We also advise in relation to a wide range of funding structures for such projects, including corporate and project finance.

We work closely with our market leading Real Estate and Planning practices in relation to the integration of District Energy schemes with sustainable developments. This includes dealing with MUSCO/ESCO structures, long term concession agreements, estate management companies, heat metering and heat charging and lease service charges.

Our involvement with a broad range of projects and clients across the sector means that we are ideally positioned to provide innovative and commercial solutions to new issues when they arise. We provide pragmatic advice to our clients informed by good market practice and a deep knowledge of the requirements of all project participants.


Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
Adelaide House
London Bridge

Tel: +44 (0)207 064 3300


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