In the offshore field, we have particular expertise of the legal issues arising in connection with the installation and operation (O&M) of wind turbine generators. Our work also extends to photovoltaic and onshore wind farms, biomass-energy and storage systems. Our firm has particular knowledge and experience of the planning and investment risks related to offshore facilities and with regard to issues of environmental and product liability.
We advise businesses on legal issues relating to shipbuilding and the construction of marine and offshore facilities, transformer substations and submarine cable-laying, or to mechanical engineering. This strong focus enables us to advise our clients throughout offshore or near-shore wind farm planning, construction and operation phases, including the controlling and handling of deficiencies in performance. For many years our clients have benefited in these areas from our extensive knowledge of the industry as well as from our specialist legal and technical knowledge.
Where maritime construction law disputes arise, for example involving physical defects, warranty issues, delay or impediments to delivery, we represent our clients before the ordinary courts of law and in both national and international arbitration proceedings. Our lawyers are frequently called upon to act in arbitration proceedings as arbitrators, adjudicators, or legal experts.
Our expertise also extends to the structuring of joint ventures and equity-funded investment vehicles.