Renewable Energy

Schjødt's Renewable Energy and Clean-Tech group has a leading position. Our lawyers are chosen by some of the largest and leading players in this sector, in Norway as well as internationally, and we regularly represent some of the most prominent and promising renewable energy and clean-tech companies.

Having a nearly unrivaled position within oil & gas, it was a natural step for us some years ago to venture into the renewable sector. As a result, Schjødt's renewables team now consist of dedicated lawyers with extensive experience from a long and prominent string of renewable energy and clean-tech businesses and projects. Over the recent years, we have acted for companies involved in development and realization of some of Norway's largest wind farms, hydroelectric power plants and off-shore wind farms. We are serving major players in the solar industry, emerging energies such as tidal energy and bio energy, as well as public and private investors in the traditional hydro power plant industry in Norway. Our client base contains a mix of investors/stakeholders, industry players and municipalities/public authorities. Our team provides a full range of services clients, involving inter alia technology development and intellectual property rights, fundraising, regulatory and concessions, power trading, M&A and capital markets transactions, landowner rights, public support schemes and EC regulation affecting incentives to the industry.

Our team also include professionals with in-depth knowledge from working in-house leading industry players as well as public authorities of relevance for the industry.

Our services include

  • Incorporation and start-up
  • Regulatory/Concession
  • Power sales and trade of energy related financial instruments
  • Technology supply agreements and construction (turbines, balance of plant etc.)
  • Property rights, including dispute resolution, compulsory acquisition etc.
  • Technology and IPR
  • Industrial joint ventures
  • Public procurement
  • Equity/Debt financing & Project financing
  • Support schemes, state aid and antitrust
  • M&A and capital market transactions