Richmond, Va.-headquartered law firm Hunton & Williams LLP has formed a global, cross-disciplinary legal team to advise corporations and investors on issues related specifically to sustainability and efforts to increase the use of renewable energy.
As part of the firm’s renewable energy practice group, the sustainability and corporate clean power team will counsel corporations and investors on matters related to clean power procurement; green bonds and similar clean power financing and investment transactions; the development of sustainable facilities, including data centers; tax equity investments; joint ventures with renewable energy companies; securities law compliance; renewable energy certificate trading; project permitting and real estate; and environmental law compliance.
“Retailers, manufacturers and technology companies are either entering the renewable energy arena for the first time or are significantly bolstering their current positions,” says partner Eric R. Pogue, who heads the firm’s efforts in this space. “This multidisciplinary initiative will focus on the unique legal issues that companies face in meeting their sustainability and clean power procurement goals.”
The global firm comprises more than 750 lawyers serving clients in the U.S., Europe, Latin America and Asia.