We would like to introduce you to Clarion, our people and values and how we work side by side with our clients across the UK and internationally, offering a full suite of legal services.

For us, it’s all about the relationship. We know that strong partnerships deliver results. We are a team of experienced, talented and committed people who want to get to know you. We look to develop long-term relationships with you, gaining a thorough understanding of your needs, objectives and operating environments to tailor our advice to your requirements.

Our model is based on a combination of recruiting talent from international firms and nurturing and developing our own lawyers from paralegal or trainee solicitor through to partner. We do this whilst operating from a single site, allowing us to maintain our commitment to keeping our cost base low.

This means we are able to provide top quality advice on a commercially attractive basis and we already do this for many businesses like your own. We make it a priority to invest our time in getting to know you and your business, and this is just one of the things that differentiates us from other law firms. We want to understand your real issues, rather than just serving your immediate needs. That way, we can provide the insight and expertise your business really needs and
understand where we can best add value so we can invest in your success.

“We place significant commitment on supporting you in all of your legal needs, whether you are a dynamic new UK based disruptor, or amongst the largest global energy businesses.” – Christian Hellmund, Partner

Our Energy & Projects Team
Our Energy & Projects team comprises of more than 30 specialists in a variety of areas across our business. The team has a dedicated energy and low carbon infrastructure focus to assist clients with their energy procurement, energy management and implementation of energy efficiency measures to drive down costs, carbon emissions and to transition to Net Zero.

The team draws together our in-depth knowledge, expertise and industry experience of the energy, renewables and low carbon economy sector to deliver excellent legal advice in a commercial context and we assist clients to navigate through the rapidly changing legislative and regulatory energy and renewables environment to harness opportunities whilst operating a responsible business.

District Energy/Heating Focus
One of our areas of specialism within the energy sector is District Energy/ Heating Networks and decentralised energy solutions. Such solutions can offer a lower carbon heat supply solution and are being adopted more and more across the UK.

Members of our Energy & Projects team have worked on a multitude of district energy projects, using various energy generating technologies (incl. CHP & waste heat), offtake methods, ESCO structures and partnering arrangements. Clients we advise include:

– Private sector:
• Asset owners
• Management companies
• Developers
• Funders

– Public sector:
• Local authorities (incl. their energy service companies (ESCOs)
• Housing associations

We advise on contracts including the following:

– Heat Supply Agreements:
• Commercial Supply Agreements (incl. voids & common parts)
• Residential Supply Agreements (Heat Trust compliant) (incl. various policies)
• Housing Association Supply Agreements
• Developer Supply Agreements
– Construction – Design, Build, Operate and Maintenance (DBOM) Agreements
– Infrastructure Kit Supply Agreements
– Connection Agreements
– Capacity Sharing Agreements
– Power Procurement & Management (incl. Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs))
– Master Services Agreements between the management companies/landlords and ESCOs
– Operation & Maintenance
– Concession Agreements
– Metering & Billing Services Agreements
– Smart Innovation & Interface with electrical infrastructure (incl. electric vehicle
(EV) charge points

We advise on energy service company (ESCO) structuring & set up (incl. joint venture), complex heat offtake arrangements (e.g. from EfW facilities), contentious matters and energy disputes such as design defects and faulty equipment.

We also advise on:

– Energy regulation (including generation, distribution and supply of electricity, gas and water) as well as specific licensing or licence exemptions; and

– Governmental subsidies and financial incentive schemes such as Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), Green Gas certificates and various carbon emission saving schemes and governmental programs such as the Capacity Market (CM) or energy storage and balancing services.



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