Allens advises Equinor on offshore wind transaction with Oceanex Energy

Energy Renewable Energy

Allens has advised Norwegian energy company Equinor on its collaboration with Oceanex Energy to explore offshore wind opportunities in New South Wales.

The transaction is one of the first of its kind in Australia, with the new industry growing at an increasing pace as a result of the recent introduction of a new legislative framework facilitating the development of offshore wind projects. Allens has been at the forefront of the emergence of Australia's renewable sector, and offshore wind is an important element in the country's energy transition.

'We are very pleased to have advised Equinor on this significant transaction with Oceanex. Equinor is a world class offshore wind developer and operator, and an exciting new entrant to the Australian offshore wind market,' said lead Partner Jacqui Rowell.

The transaction is expected to complete in Q4 2022, subject to regulatory approvals.

See recent publications by Allens relating to offshore wind: Sector: Offshore wind.

Allens legal team

Core team

Jacqui Rowell (Partner, Projects), Michelle Bennett (Partner, Corporate), Melissa Keane (Partner, Projects), Jonathon Holborn (Senior Associate), Mayuri Dharmakulasingam (Associate), Paige Pittorino (Lawyer), William Gordon (Lawyer), Jessica Baker (Lawyer)

Other specialists

Wendy Rae (Partner, Corporate and FIRB), Joel Barrett (Partner, Intellectual Property), Stephanie Malon (Partner, Funds), Tom Tian (Managing Associate, Tax)

Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.