Energy and Natural Resources

When it comes to conventional or alternative power, grids, oil & gas and petrochemicals or mining and metal production, ARCLIFFE LLP has extensive and unique experience throughout CEE, having advised on a number of signature transactions.

The lawyers of ARCLIFFE LLP have the expertise you require to cover all stages of a wind farm or a photovoltaic solar project, as well as a project related to hydro or biogas.

With respect to construction and engineering projects, we have the experience you require, having advised EPC contractors, fabricators, major subcontractors, equipment suppliers, owners and operators in relation to major projects (both upstream and downstream).

We advise on concessions, permitting, environmental and licensing issues. We work with our clients on obtaining exploration and extraction rights, operation, processing, transportation and sale of hard minerals. We advise on the development of metal smelter and processing operations.

Our services can include: bankers’ level due diligence; real estate acquisition; planning and zoning; environmental issues; cabling, transportation and grid connections; project finance; joint ventures; construction and development; negotiation of contractual conditions with contractors, designers, project managers, suppliers; negotiation of electricity off-take and supply arrangements; and fostering exit strategies and transaction follow-through.

A selection of our collective knowledge, includes advising:

  • Continental Wind Partners in connection with the selling of the first significant wind energy project (600 MW) in Romania (Dobrogea) to Czech-based CEZ.
  • Jinchuan Group in connection with the acquisition of a Hungarian copper mine.
  • Advising Rompetrol Group NV in the acquisition by Trade House “KazMunaiGaz” JSC, Kazakhstan in the largest M&A transaction to date in CEE amounting to US$ 2.7 billion;

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