The regulatory, commercial, safety and technical complexities of the nuclear industry extends into the design of the legal structures that are put in place to support their development, operations and ultimate decommissioning.
The nuclear sector needs a specific breed of legal advisor with a combination of sector expertise, drawn from across many areas of law, and the ability to integrate this advice into a coherent structure.
We work with clients in all stages of the nuclear fuel cycle to do just that, including advising governments, developers, lenders, investors, suppliers and regulators.
EDF SA, EDF Energy and NNB Generation Company Limited (a subsidiary of EDF)
Advising on the development of new nuclear generating stations in the UK, including planning, real estate, the income support mechanism, financing, corporate, regulatory and construction and on its four joint ventures for nuclear new build with a Chinese consortium led by China Guandong Nuclear (CGN); including Hinkley Point C, Sizewell and Bradwell B developments
Brookfield Business Partners
Advising on its purchase of Westinghouse Electric Company for approximately US$4.6 billion from Japan's Toshiba Corp. Westinghouse Electric Company is a leader in the supply of nuclear technology with presence in more than 20 countries worldwide
Urenco - nuclear
Advising in relation to a series of contractual and strategic regulatory issues in the nuclear sector
Suppliers of goods and services to the nuclear industry
Advising suppliers of goods and services to the nuclear industry including Caterpillar and Jacobs in relation to nuclear liability regimes and other specific industry issues
Advising on their successful bid for the NDA's management and operations contract of 12 nuclear decommissioning sites in the UK