ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 

We offer one of Kenya’s first fully fledged climate change practices, and based on our significant depth of experience in climate law, we ensure that clients benefit from incentives offered to organizations pursuing low carbon and climate resilient development and minimize the risks of non-compliance with emerging laws and regulations.

In addition to climate change, our environmental law practice is involved in addressing legal questions that arise in the management and use of fisheries and the blue economy, water, waste, agriculture and food systems, biodiversity, forestry and the management of chemicals.

We also use our knowledge of local markets and our familiarity with international best practices to bring practical solutions to solve your most pressing legal challenges in energy and natural resources, with expertise in renewable energy and energy efficiency, energy access and distributed generation, and restructuring and regulation of the electricity sector.

Key Services:

In environment and climate change we can help in:

  • Environmental law, planning and permitting matters
  • Climate finance and carbon finance transactions
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Legislative drafting for national and county laws
  • Legal and policy reviews and policy monitoring
  • Obtaining the necessary permits, licenses and approvals for carbon project implementation.
  • Climate change law training and capacity building
  • Reviewing and negotiating carbon contracts
  • Protection and management of intellectual property for clean technologies

 

In energy and natural resources, we can help in:

  • Project contract documentation including Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Mine Development Agreements and mining leases
  • Financing energy and natural resource projects including assisting project sponsors on their joint venture and equity financing arrangements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Policy and legislative drafting
  • Institutional, policy and regulatory reviews
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals for energy and natural resource projects
  • Representing clients in matters before administrative bodies such as the Energy Tribunal and the National Environmental Tribunal
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