14 October 2014
Clifford Chance advises on landmark state aid approval for Hinkley Point C power plant
Leading international law firm Clifford Chance has advised EDF Group on its state aid case which has been approved by the European Commission (EC). The EC approved agreements between EDF Group and the UK government to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. Its decision followed a rigorous and detailed examination of the deal during a 12 month investigation.
Clifford Chance Antitrust partner Jenine Hulsmann commented: "We are delighted to have advised EDF Group on this major milestone in the development of the Hinkley Point C power plant. The power station will play an important role in meeting the future energy needs of the UK."
Led by Jenine, the Clifford Chance team included antitrust specialists Michel Petite and Patrick Hubert from the Paris office.