Flagship deals secure top renewable energy award for Burges Salmon

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11 November 2011

Leading UK law firm Burges Salmon has been named ‘Adviser of the Year: Legal and Financial’ in the inaugural Renewable Energy Infrastructure Awards, sponsored by leading industry publications New Civil Engineer and Materials Recycling Week, in association with Infrastructure Journal.

Members of a multi-disciplinary legal team - combining the firm's environment, construction, planning, procurement, real estate, project finance and regulation expertise - received the award from the Minister for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Charles Hendry.

The winning submission detailed work delivered on behalf of three significant clients; Helius Energy plc, RES and New Earth Solutions - representing two flagship deals in the field of  biomass and energy-from-waste and the firm’s considerable expertise in energy regulation and consenting  renewables projects.

Emphasising the firm's credentials in renewables, Burges Salmon also advised on  a host of other nominated projects on the day including two other winning entries; ‘Renewable Energy Transaction of the Year’ for the Helius CoRDe project - entered by Rabobank International - and the ‘Best Use of Biofuel / Biogas’ - entered by Harper Adams University College.

Ross Fairley, head of renewable energy at Burges Salmon, says: "We are immensely privileged that our clients ask us to work on projects of this type and variety; if this leads to awards such as ‘Adviser of the Year’ then it is the icing on the cake. I would like to pay tribute to all members of the Burges Salmon teams who have worked on these and our other cutting edge projects."

Burges Salmon’s Energy & Utilities team has developed highly regarded, niche practices engaged across the full range of activities in the power generation and utility sectors. With experience in water, waste, nuclear, renewable or conventional, it can provide cost-effective and prudent advice throughout a project/plant life cycle.

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