Clean Energy & Renewables

Clean Energy & Renewables - Australia

Specialist advice to help your projects flourish

From cleantech ‘build-outs’ to solar projects and offshore investments in greenfield turbines, the clean energy and renewables space in Australia is awash with opportunities. For those investing, it is a space primed for growth – with success depending on your ability to manage rapidly advancing technologies and increasing regulatory demands.

In a market where innovation is key, our renewable energy lawyers help financiers, developers and retailers get creative. As a client, you benefit from our deep understanding of green regulations, which helps you to reduce the risks associated with major developments, sales and leases.

Multidisciplinary expertise

Drawing together expertise across corporate, finance, environment, property, tax and intellectual property, we give you valuable advice on renewable energy law, including:

  • Land options and leases, including rental and revenue-sharing arrangements
  • State development and environmental approvals 
  • Federal environmental and Foreign Investment Review Board approvals
  • Connection and off-take arrangements 
  • Panel and inverter supply arrangements, including warranties and guarantees, and handover and interface issues
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Project financing.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

With environmental disputes gaining more prominence in the international political arena, how do we effectively enforce breaches of environmental laws?

01 November 2017

Changes in government policy to reduce state support of the renewable energy sector have led to a significant volume of investment arbitrations being initiated against states.

01 November 2017

For contracts where ease of execution and enforcement are key priorities, the CISG can offer a number of advantages.

01 November 2017

Interim measures provide a useful tool for foreign investors seeking to protect their ongoing interests in pending disputes with sovereign states.

01 November 2017