Ravetto Associés has significant experience in assisting operators with all the legal aspects of their plans to develop, construct, operate and dismantle renewable energy production facilitiesor heat production and distribution facilities:
– Implementation of a partnership between the various parties, when required.
– Securing land tenure (promise to lease / sale, acquisition of land from local authorities by obtaining a Declaration of Public Utility, when needed and appropriate).
– Permitting: assistance in acquiring the proper authorizations and permits for producing energy, construction permits, and environmental permits.
– Contracts related to the construction and operation of the facility: turnkey contracts, delegated project management agreements, construction agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, contracts for connection and access to the network, and sales agreements.
– Creating and follow-up on project companies: drafting statutes and shareholders’ agreements when needed.
Our firm can rely on correspondent firms that it is in the habit of working with on questions related to common law, tax law, or labor law that involve issues on which it does not have in-house expertise.
Accompanied an industrial consumer in the development of a biomass cogeneration facility reperesenting a total investment of 180 million €: structured the partnership with an energy firm, secured land rights, incorporated the project company, prepared the tender bid in reply to the CRE’s call for tenders, drafted the major contracts (biomass supply, AMO, EPC, O&M), implemented financing.
Assisted and provided legal security to an European energy firm in the development of 4 wind farm projects with a total power of 50 MW: followed up on lease agreements (prolongation and transfer), the modification of local zoning laws in order to enable the issuance of construction permits, advised on the constitution of applications for environmental permits and on discussion with the DREAL, and accompanied the firm in the repowering of a park.
Analyzed, for a hydroelectric facility operator, the legal validity of the solution proposed by the administration in order to restore pisciculture continuity on a facility constructed on a class-2 waterway and drafted arguments presented to the DREAL.