Today's conventional electricity industry faces substantial challenges. While global demand for electricity continues to grow, climate change policy drives pressure to reduce reliance on traditional fossil fuels and shift to cleaner generation technologies such as natural gas, renewables, nuclear, carbon capture and sequestration. The same pressures drive policy and regulatory changes at every level of government in every corner of the world, imposing new challenges on traditional energy generation, distribution, transmission and retail companies. Developed economies face the additional political challenges of securing increased diversity of supply and price stability for consumers. Developing economies have imperatives to bring the full benefits of reliable energy supplies to all their people. Conventional generation has secured a firm place in the generation mix for the foreseeable future.
Dentons' lawyers understand the industry and its challenges. We are immersed and well-connected in the market. We work across conventional generation technologies (coal, gas and oil), for transmission, distribution and retail businesses, and on market design and reform at the wholesale and retail levels.
Whether you are an energy company, investor or lender—we add legal value based on market insight and our focus is on optimizing your interests. Look to our lawyers for cross-border, multidisciplinary assistance—from project development and financing, to restructuring and privatization, to litigation and dispute resolution.
At Dentons, you can rely on real industry expertise and exceptional local knowledge gained through extensive work in worldwide electricity market design and daily contact with major industry players.
The development of the global LNG market and the commoditisation of hitherto expensive floating storage technology (both FSUs and FSRUs) have provided an impetus for a modern twist on power projects, allowing CCGTs to accept gas from international LNG cargoes.