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Harper Macleod assists in wind farm development

Wednesday April 6th, 2011

The Public Sector and Energy teams at Harper Macleod LLP recently helped the Forestry Commission Scotland (“FCS”) to finalise arrangements with four developers in a move which could help Scotland meet its Renewable Energy targets.

It is also thought the move could help generate an annual windfall of £2.5m for local communities.

FCS will work in partnership with the developers to explore the potential for some 500MW of additional wind capacity to be developed on the national forest estate.

The two teams, led by Partners James McMorrow and David Bone, with assistance from Corporate Partner, Tom Thomas, provided dedicated advice and support to FCS’s in-house procurement and renewable energy teams, including coordinating all stages of the procurement process, advising on a wide range of commercial and regulatory issues and drafting bespoke legal documentation regulating the relationship between FCS and the successful developers.

David Bone commented: “It has been a fantastic year for our Public Sector and Energy teams, rewarded with their wins at the Scottish Legal Awards, and these transactions for FCS have been a big part of that work. It will take many years to bring all the potential projects to fruition and we look forward to being involved during that process.”

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