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 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
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!
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.
Read our articles on Renewable Energy and Green Investments
Offshore wind power is a promising renewable energy source that can help the world achieve its carbon neutrality goals and China is one of the world’s largest offshore wind markets. However, the Chinese offshore wind sector is changing, especially after the government subsidies for offshore wind projects were phased out at the end of 2021.
On 29 March 2023, the Norwegian Government announced the opening of Norway’s first offshore wind tenders in the areas Sørlige Nordsjø II and Utsira Nord.
The Energy Commission has asked for extraordinary measures to reach our climate targets and to ensure that ample access to renewable power still will constitute a competitive advantage for Norwegian industry. How Norway will achieve massive development of renewable energy in order to realise both emissions cut and new green industry, was the topic when we invited to a seminar at the National Museum.