• To achieve a transition to Net Zero it is absolutely critical to accelerate the evolution of the Hydrogen economy in the UK. This will require a concerted effort from all stakeholders to design, fund and implement projects across the hydrogen ecosystem from production, storage, distribution and usage across the built environment and transportation sectors.

    Bevan Brittan has over 30 years advising private and public sector clients on complex, high-value and nationally critical Energy projects. As energy sector innovators we have used this market proven experience in conjunction with our understanding of the hydrogen market and novel technological solutions to support our clients across a range of hydrogen projects.

    Experienced, knowledgeable, accessible, and deliver what they say they will.

    Legal 500, 2023
  • Our multi-disciplinary Energy team is able to work with developers, contractors, investors and procuring authorities throughout the life of a hydrogen project.  As part of this holistic support we support our clients to understand the dynamic hydrogen regulatory framework, to develop fundable contract structures and allocate commercial and legal risks in a manner that supports a viable and successful outcome for the project.

    Our specialist team offers a full suite of legal services including on:

    • Hydrogen generation, storage and distribution projects
    • Hydrogen fuel and transport projects
    • Hydrogen regulatory advice
    • Public law and procurement
    • Government funding and Subsidy Control
    • Consents, planning permission and environmental permits
    • Real Estate
    • Commercial contracts and project delivery structures
    • Engineering procurement and construction (EPC) contracts
    • Funding – corporate, debt and equity
    • Corporate – shareholder and joint venture issues
    • Health and safety issues
    • Disputes
  • How we can help

    Our team’s experience includes advising a:

    • leading international chemicals and sustainable technologies company on various legal issues in respect of their hydrogen technologies business, including the development of a hydrogen refuelling station
    • UK gas network operator on legal issues in respect of the development of an Integrated Transport Electricity and Gas Research Laboratory (InTEGRel). This includes a Customer Energy Village which will be a test site to research different technologies for decarbonising home energy use, including the role of hydrogen for heating, smart digital solutions and heat pumps
    • client on the development of a Smart Local Energy System (SLES) in West Sussex, a £31 million SmartHubs project which includes the development of a 2MW electrolyser which will enable onsite generation for a hydrogen bus and passenger car refuelling station
    • UK Government department on the ‘Hydrogen for Heat’ funding programme for research into technologies which will replace natural gas
    • international gas network operator on the evolving regulatory framework for the distribution of hydrogen
    • UK bus company on the frameworks arrangements for the procurement of hydrogen buses.

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