10 July 2020
The past year was a highly successful one for the international energy team of Taylor Wessing. The team's improved ranking in this year's Clean Energy League Tables is proof of this: the team took sixth place in the Project Finance by number of transactions category, and eighth place in the M&A Deals category (and eleventh place in terms of M&A deal value). In 2018, Taylor Wessing had already moved up into the top 20 in these categories. The again significantly improved rankings document the successful cooperation in the recent past with top-class clients across jurisdictions. Clean Energy projects, for example, were not only advised across borders within core Europe, but also in Australia, the US and Africa.
Participation in the Clean Energy League Tables was the third in a row, and the further improved results are proof that the legal experts, with their cross-border cooperation in the Taylor Wessing Energy team, are now part of the benchmark for "clean energy" on the global stage.
"The energy market, and in particular the issue of clean energy, can only be thought of and dealt with internationally. With our international energy team, we have therefore established an international team with experts from Germany, England and France at its core from the very beginning and positioned ourselves as a committed partner for the clean energy industry. This was the right course to take, as shown by our steadily improving rankings in the Clean Energy League Tables from year to year," says Carsten Bartholl, Head of the international Energy Industry Group at Taylor Wessing.
The Clean Energy Legal League Tables rank the most active law firms in the global clean energy sector in 2019. Rankings are based on deals tracked by Clean Energy Pipeline’s Data Team.
Qualifying transactions must be classified within at least one of the following sub-sectors: advanced materials & technologies; biofuels; biomass; clean coal; energy efficiency; environmental services & remediation; geothermal; green transportation; hydro; hydrogen generation; marine; microgeneration; recycling & waste; solar; sustainable agriculture; water & wastewater treatment; and wind.