25 November 20223 minute read

DLA Piper recognized as Outstanding Legal Advisor of the Year at the inspiratia Energy and Sustainability Awards

DLA Piper has been recognized as this year’s Outstanding Legal Advisor by inspiratia, the global thought leader in new energy and infrastructure, at the annual inspiratia Energy and Sustainability Awards. This latest in a series of ESG and renewable energy related recognitions this year recognizes the firm’s impactful international client work, its own ESG credentials, and role as a thought leader in the sector. During the award ceremony, the firm was also recognized for its role advising BASF on the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm, which won the Greenfield Project of the Year award.

DLA Piper has consistently ranked first every quarter in inspiratia’s real-time analysis of law firms completing renewable energy deals, globally, this year and last, indicative of its role as a leading renewable energy advisor. The firm continues to apply its expertise and innovative approach to sustainability in-house, having this year become the first and only law firm to sign a corporate PPA, enabling the creation of a 46-acre solar farm in the UK, the output of which will be at least equivalent to the energy needs of DLA Piper’s 15 European offices. The firm’s renewables work has spanned the sector including green hydrogen plants, carbon capture and storage and PPA arrangements. 

Natasha Luther-Jones, International Head of Sustainability and ESG, and Global Co-Chair of Energy and Natural Resources at DLA Piper comments: “It has been a stellar year for the firm’s work in both renewables and ESG. Our pride in leading the pack in renewable energy deals and innovating to meet our own science-based sustainability goals, comes second to that of the impact this work has had, and will continue to have. To add this award to our healthy list of recognitions this past year is truly reflective of the hard work and expertise found across our global team, and we’re proud to play some part in the world’s energy transition.”

The award from inspiratia marks the latest in a year of recognitions for DLA Piper’s renewable and sustainability credentials, including: ESG Legal Adviser and ESG Social Award at the IJGlobal ESG Awards, Global Firm of the Year for the second consecutive year and Best ESG Initiative at the Wind Investment Awards 2022, ESG Firm of the Year at the Partnership Awards 2022, #1 legal advisor in inspiratia’s inaugural European power purchase agreement (PPA) tracker, four DLA Piper partners ranked in A Word About Wind’s Legal Power List 2022, and commendation as a “Standout” in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards Responsible Business in Law category.