Who are the top lawyers in the US wind industry?
By Richard Heap
Two years ago, we published our first Legal Power List.
This is our 'who's who' of the 100 most influential lawyers who work on wind energy deals worldwide, including major transactions, mergers, project financings and more.
And it will surprise no-one to know that the North American market was well-represented last time. Our top 100 lawyers featured 31 from North America, including well-known figures such as Akin Gump's Ed Zaelke, Chadbourne's Keith Martin, and legal heads of key developers.
Why did the US perform so well? Well, we see it as a reflection of the fact that the US has a healthy wind market and is home to global legal centres such as New York and Chicago, not the fact that the country has a reputation for being highly litigious!
Now it's time for a refresh. On 14th August, we will publish our second Legal Power List. But will North America be even better represented in this legal top 100 this time around?
If you think it should, then we are after your nominations. We want to recognise those who keep the financial side of the industry moving smoothly, often from behind the scenes. You can submit your nomination by using this online form.
This is your chance to nominate lawyers who have shown exceptional professionalism and dedication in the last year or so - or, indeed, to nominate yourself! This includes in-house lawyers and those at law firms. We'll close nominations on 8th June. Don't miss out!