Our market leading waste and renewable energy team advises local governments, national government and the private sector in relation to waste collection, management and disposal and treatment solutions. Our core waste team is supported by a team of specialists in construction, employment (TUPE and secondment), pensions, real estate, planning and international law, enabling a full advisory service on the issues arising during the course of a large scale waste infrastructure project – whether in the United Kingdom or internationally.
We advise major waste operators on their bids to provide local authorities with a broad range of waste management solutions, particularly in respect of PFI/PPP bids for waste treatment facilities. We also advise commercial developers and funders on major capital projects, which often involve analysis of environmental law implications, drafting of appropriate contractual provisions to achieve appropriate management, risk allocation and mitigation for the treatment of hazardous substances or other specialist waste streams, drafting and negotiation of related warranties and indemnities, and the provision of supporting advice and legal analysis as required.
Where we act for local authorities and governments, we provide a specialist procurement services, advising on compliance with national and international procurement rules as well as planning the procurement process to maximise efficiencies and value for money for the local authority. Our experience has demonstrated that a well run procurement attracts a high number of bidders – maximising opportunities for an innovative and value for money solution.
For private sector providers, our unique expertise in procurement, and our strongly commercial outlook, mean that we are able to provide targeted, strategic advice, maximising the opportunities that the procurement may provide to the private sector, and anticipating requirements from procuring authorities.