We have developed a market-leading practice in the waste and resource management sector with extensive technical knowledge and cross-border expertise accumulated from our involvement in major projects in the UK over the last five years. Our waste and resource management team offers our clients up-to-date, industry aware knowledge of the issues relevant both to the public and the private sector as they seek solutions that meet their regulatory obligations.

Our lawyers advise on all aspects of waste and resource management activities, including procuring, consenting, constructing and financing new infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions in the sector, regulation of activities, regulatory compliance and enforcement.

As businesses diversify and compete for renewable energy opportunities, our experience in the mainstream waste and resource management sector can also prove invaluable in areas such as environmental consenting and large-scale regeneration schemes. We offer clients practical and commercial advice across a broad range of legal disciplines including corporate, environmental, finance, planning, construction, projects, property, and public sector.

We have used Shepherd and Wedderburn for a number of years for large projects, corporate and property work. They provide focused and commercially oriented advice on a par with the best City of London firms. Value for money is exceptional and client care paramount. I would not hesitate in recommending them.

Simon Pugsley, Head of Legal

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Aqua Resources Fund
Acted for Aqua Resources Fund on its €20 millon investment in convertible bonds conferring an interest of c.28% in Waterleau Group NV, a global watewater and environmental technology, solutions and services company
Grundon Waste Management, Combined Power and Heat (Highland) Limited and Buchan CHP Limited
Acted for Grundon Waste Management, Combined Power and Head (Highland) Limited and Buchan CHP Limited on their energy from waste proposals and appeals
Acted for ScottishPower on the design, build, finance and operation of a sludge treatment plant at Daldowie, carried out under a PFI contract with Scottish Water
Viridor Waste Management Limited
Acting for Viridor Waste Management Limited in two recent planning inquiries for waste proposals including successfully obtaining permission for a £200 million energy from waste facility at Dunbar
Viridor Waste Management Limited
Acted for Viridor Waste Management Limited on the South Lanarkshire Council and West Lothian Council procurements for Residual Waste Treatment Infrastructure
Waste Resources Fund LP
Acted for Waste Resources Fund LP (managed by FourWinds Capital Management) on its provision of an expansion capital funding package of up to £14 million to Monsal Holdings Limited, the UK's leading advanced digestion technology business