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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Technology transforming the energy sector

Technology is a critical element and enabler for delivering sustainable infrastructure, for a low carbon future. Infratech is where technology meets infrastructure: linking smart solutions, data and digital business models with key infrastructure projects in a complex regulatory environment.

We work on cutting-edge Infratech transactions globally and have developed a deep experience in areas such as renewable power generation and distribution, smart technology, blockchain, fibre/digital connectivity, and data exploitation and security.

Our team consists of specialists across all legal disciplines, including specialists from our Tier 1-ranked Telecommunications, Media and Technology team, who bring decades of real-world experience of how to harness the power of disruptive technologies and navigate through the pitfalls of liability and regulation.

Predictions for Infratech in 2022 from Nadia Kalic, Partner

Partner Nadia Kalic says this year will be a gamechanger for how the energy transition can be achieved as she shares her exciting predictions for Infratech in the next video from our Tech Predictions for 2022 series. Some of the key infratech trends Nadia says to look out for are:

  • the metaverse as the next step in the evolution of Smart Infrastructure;
  • the increased use of DLT and asset tokenisation to unlock new sources of finance;
  • and ESG implications of Infratech transactions.

Recent client highlights

  • AtNorth, Iceland: advised Partners Group on its acquisition of atNorth, the largest sustainable data center operator in Iceland.
  • Fudura, the Netherlands: advised a consortium of DIF Capital Partners and PGGM Infrastructure Fund on their acquisition of Fudura B.V., a provider of electricity infrastructure, metering devices and data services for companies seeking solutions for energy efficiency and CO2 neutrality.
  • Sustainable Bitcoin miner, Australia: advised Iris Energy on US$1.5 billion Nasdaq IPO. It focuses on building, owning and operating data centres and electrical infrastructure which are currently utilised to mine Bitcoin.
  • Calisen Refinancing, UK: Advised Calisen in relation to the £1.1 billion refinancing of their UK smart metering business. European Digital Infrastructure Refinancing (Smart Meter) Deal of the Year 2020, IJGlobal Awards.
  • Project Reach, UK: Advised Network Rail on a roll out across the UK rail network of fibre and digital wireless infrastructure.
  • Smart meter development, Australia: advising on the smart meter rollout project for Jemena in Victoria.