Renewable energy and infrastructure

More and more businesses are being affected by new regulations and new issues. We are a full-range supplier of advice in all energy and climate related matters, to private as well as public undertakings in industrial, infrastructure and energy production sectors. We assist clients with traditional legal advice, transaction counselling and dispute resolution in the field of renewables.

Our advice

We provide clients with legal and commercial advice in all aspects of the renewables sector. We have in-depth knowledge of the framework conditions that different businesses must comply with, and assist with advice in connection with the following:

  • support for renewables projects
  • financing of renewables projects
  • transactions
  • contract negotiations
  • licensing issues for energy production, grid and infrastructure
  • requirements in terms of energy law, environmental law and other areas, for the operation of production and demand facilities
  • regulatory requirements for the operation of infrastructure, including questions related to tariffing, grid connection, etc.
  • physical and financial trade in energy; through organised markets and bilateral agreements
  • trade in climate quotas

Technology sharing

Renewable energy has always been dominant in the Norwegian electricity market. Hydroelectric power is by far the most important, however, wind power now accounts for about 10% of Norwegian power production. The development and operation of new renewable energy is crucial for solving the climate challenges, and the renewables sector is gaining increasing attention. The market depends on the grid, with the development and operation of infrastructure as key factors.

Broad experience

We have a large and broad client base in the renewables field and have extensive experience in assisting the traditional power industry with issues related to the entire industry chain. In wind power, we assist both the manufacturer and supplier side with regulatory issues. We also provide assistance to banks financing a project, or parties who wish to purchase a project. Our extensive experience from all parts of the market means that we quickly become familiar with the various issues and can provide good strategic advice to our clients.

What you can expect from us

We have several specialists in this field with extensive experience from all parts of the industry, and also work closely with academic communities. We put together the most optimum team for each case, across departments, based on specialist expertise and industry know-how.


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14 February 2022

Offshore wind on the NCS: Government press conference and public consultation

On Wednesday 9 February, four Norwegian ministers presented the government’s plans for the next steps in the development of offshore wind on the NCS. Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Labour) lead the presentation, held in Oslo Harbour. A public consultation letter was published later the same day.

What we have done

Arntzen de Besche has assisted bp on joint venture with Deep Wind Offshore to develop South Korean offshore wind projects

We are proud to have acted as legal advisors to bp with this joint venture, seeking to further develop the offshore wind opportunities in South Korea. As a part of the agreement, bp has acquired a 55 percent stake in Deep Wind Offshore’s (DWO) early-stage offshore wind portofolio, which includes four projects across the Korean peninsula with a potential generating capacity of up to 6GW.

Arntzen de Besche assists European energy giant E.ON in agreeing strategic cooperation with Horisont Energi

European energy giant E. ON announced on Wednesday that they have entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Norwegian listed company Horisont Energi, a clean energy company with plans to transform gas into ammonia and hydrogen and to offer CO2 transportation and storage. E.ON will as part of this cooperation acquire a 25% stake in Horisont Energi. Arntzen de Besche is assisting E.ON as legal advisor in the transaction.

Large investment in new wind power in Trøndelag in Norway

On January 3, 2019, TrønderEnergi announced that it will expand with 1 TWh of new wind power in Trøndelag, Norway. This is divided into four projects: Frøya, Hundhammerfjellet (Vikna), Stokkfjellet (Selbu) and Sørmarkfjellet (Flatanger and Osen). The investment is estimated to be approx NOK 3 billion.


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