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Renewable energy and green investments

We offer full-service legal support for renewable energy matters and the green transition. Contact us for questions about onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, solar energy, electricity markets, and energy infrastructure such as power grid and district heating.

We are also heavily involved in green technologies, such as green hydrogen and ammonia production, biopower projects, battery solutions, energy and battery recycling.

Our energy team provides advice to a wide range of clients in the energy industry, including power producers, grid companies, energy traders, project developers, international investors, industrial end-users, as well as suppliers, contractors, lenders and other players in the power market.

The group’s extensive experience within the energy industry enables us to provide commercial, practical and progress-oriented advice.

Based on customer satisfaction and assessments from rating agencies such as Legal500 and Prospera, Wikborg Rein is one of Norway’s leading law firms in the field of renewable energy.

Our specialists are involved in all phases of project development in the power sector. They have particular experience negotiating contracts related to power production and distribution. We have also assisted a number of Norwegian and international clients with physical and financial power purchase agreements.

The team has extensive experience with all legal issues relevant to transactions and disputes related to power generation and distribution.

We offer

We regularly advise on:

  • Investments in and development of onshore and offshore wind, hydropower, district heating and power grids
  • Licensing and regulatory framework for power generation, including questions under the Energy Act, the Offshore Energy Act, the Waterfall Rights Act, the Watercourse Regulations Act and the Water Resources Act
  • Framework for grid operations and power sales, including in accordance with the Energy Act, NEM regulations, control regulations and settlement regulations
  • Issues related to real estate, such as use and access rights to land and waterfalls, as well as landowner relations
  • EU energy regulations, including EU energy market packages
  • Renewable energy financing
  • Power purchase agreements (PPAs)
  • Construction and supply agreements, such as agreements on turbine supply, civil works and electrical work
  • Share purchase agreements, shareholder agreements, consortium agreements, business transfers and other transaction and cooperation agreements
  • Energy taxation
Contacts
Profile image of Tormod Ludvik Nilsen
Partner, Global Head of Renewable Energy
E-mail tln@wr.no

Renewable energy and the green shift

Our full-service legal assistance in renewable energy and the green shift covers a broad range of areas, including onshore and offshore wind, hydro and solar power, the power market and infrastructure, such as grids and district heating. We are also actively involved in cutting-edge green technologies, such as green hydrogen and ammonia, biopower, battery solutions, energy and battery recycling.

Our energy team offers expert advice to a diverse range of clients in the energy industry, including power producers, grid companies, power sales companies, project developers, international investors, large end users of power, suppliers, contractors, and lenders. Our extensive experience within the energy industry enables us to provide commercial and practical advice. Our commitment to excellence has earned us high ratings from respected legal research agencies such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Prospera, making Wikborg Rein one of Norway’s leading law firms in the field of renewable energy.

Our energy & sustainability series – Rein Wikborg

Wikborg Rein's Energy & Renewables team is truly engaged in supporting the green shift, where renewable energy and a transition to low carbon solutions will be key elements to succeed. For this purpose, we have set up our own energy & sustainability series – Rein Wikborg* – where we will publish short video lections on legal issues that are important to understand the green shift. We will publish four videos before the summer, with more to follow after the summer holidays. Enjoy!

See all of our videos here

Renewable Norway

Wikborg Rein has been chosen as the legal partner for Renewable Norway - the most important industry organization for players in the power market. The organization represents approximately 400 companies involved in production, distribution and trading with power in Norway.

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Read our articles on Renewable Energy and Green Investments

12/06/2024

Wikborg Rein assisting with Nel ASA's spin-off and listing of Cavendish Hydrogen ASA on Oslo Børs

We have had the pleasure of assisting Nel ASA and Cavendish Hydrogen ASA in the spin-off of Nel's hydrogen fueling division and listing of Cavendish's shares on Oslo Børs.

25/04/2024

We have assisted Infranode and Lyse with their acquisition of Sandefjord Bredbånd

We have assisted Infranode and Lyse with entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Sandefjord Bredbånd AS for an enterprise value of NOK 1,012 million. Subject to completion, Lyse will acquire 10% of the shares, and Infranode, the remaining 90%, from Sandefjord municipality.

01/03/2024

WR ESG Alert: The EU Council fails to endorse the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, leaving the future of the Directive hanging in the balance

In this month's ESG alert, we highlight the EU Council's failure to endorse the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive and the European Parliament's efforts to combat gender-based violence, and provide an update on various environmental developments at the EU and Norwegian levels.

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