Lux Nova Partners is a unique kind of law firm.
We focus exclusively on clean energy and our team of City-pedigree lawyers are purpose driven, delivering high quality advice with transparency on fees.
Tom Bainbridge advises on commercial and regulatory matters. He has worked on numerous clean energy deals in the UK and overseas. These include a number of groundbreaking deals such as the first utility scale wind farm in the Middle East, the world’s first carbon-financed biomass re-fuelling of a coal fired power station, and a pioneering carbon capture and storage project. He has also advised on utility and urban solar, wind, and biomass projects and a broad range of other commercial and regulatory matters in the clean energy sector. Tom has worked on many beacon, low carbon heat and cooling projects in and around London and other major cities, constituting some of the largest urban energy infrastructure deals in the UK. He is also deeply involved in policy formation, chairing a number of professional bodies and having given evidence before Parliamentary inquiries.
“His knowledge, understanding and willingness to explore new ideas are very impressive” and “He has a very broad skill set and has the ability to apply detailed and forward-thinking logic to problems.” (Chambers UK).
Recommended lawyer: Legal 500, Chambers & Partners
Contact Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org +44(0)7454 779 892
Louisa Cilenti Louisa advises on clean energy corporate and financing matters. She has two decades’ experience across a wide range of infrastructure projects. She specializes in the structuring and financing of clean energy projects, including negotiation of joint venture arrangements, M&A documentation for equity investment/divestment, and debt financing and security documentation (advising borrowers and lenders). She has worked on a number of groundbreaking UK and international deals, with a track record in emerging markets, including advising the project sponsors on the financing of the first utility scale wind farm in the Middle East (the Tafila project). She has also advised on utility scale and urban solar, wind, biomass and waste-to-energy projects, as well as hydropower projects and a broad range of other commercial and community projects in the clean energy sector. She is especially known for her expertise in the financing of large scale community energy projects, where she has acts for a number of the leading funders in the community energy sector.
“Louisa is very switched on and understands all the ins and outs of the type of deals we are involved in.” (Steve Rademaker, Director, ESCO NRG).
Recommended lawyer: Legal 500
Contact Louisa: email@example.com +44(0)7803 755 964
Sandy Abrahams specialises in clean and low carbon energy projects and UK climate change legislation. She has worked on a wide range of renewable energy deals, including acting on the development of the first utility scale wind farm in the Middle East, advising on utility scale solar farms in Jordan and working on two of the UK’s largest, low carbon district heating schemes, based in London. Sandy advises on the full range of project documents required for clean and low carbon energy development. She is also actively involved in policy development, assisting representative bodies of community energy groups to push through changes to feed-in tariff legislation and helping industry to develop transformational models encouraging local energy generation and supply, providing strategic legal advice to clients such as Pure Leapfrog, Community Energy Scotland and Open Utility.
“Sandy is thorough, professional and practical. She has a wealth of energy sector experience and is always able to communicate in plain english – a quality that shouldn’t be underestimated. We work with her closely and she is a valuable part of our team.” (James Johnston, CEO, Open Utility).
Rory Tait specialises in the provision of advice on renewable and low carbon energy generation projects as well as providing commercial and regulatory advice in the clean energy sector. He has worked on projects across the renewable technologies including large-scale and domestic solar PV, biomass power and CHP, onshore and offshore wind, biogas and AD as well as renewable heat projects including projects under the RHI. He has advised on the RO, FIT and RHI regimes extensively and has advised on projects both in the UK and overseas (including Romania and Africa). He also advised on the first pathfinder ESCO project in North East England. Rory was involved in advising the Association of Electricity Producers in relation to the drafting of the legislation introducing the Renewables Obligation (the Utilities Act 2000). As the Secretary (and a Director from 2009 to 2014) of the Renewable Energy Association he regularly advises on policy and legislative proposals from Government in the clean energy arena.