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Jonathan Cohen has extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of energy law. He has dedicated his career to this field, enabling him to navigate the intricacies of energy regulations, policies, and industry dynamics with ease.

Legal 500 UK 2024

Jonathan Cohen is an industry recognised energy solicitor specialising in renewables and low carbon energy transactions. He is Head of the Energy team at Howard Kennedy.

Jonathan advises utilities, project developers, large industrial consumers, property developers, funders, sponsors and energy services companies (ESCOs) on energy-related transactions both in the UK and internationally.

He works with clients across all technologies including energy storage, offshore and onshore wind, solar photovoltaics, combined heat and power, district heating and cooling, electric vehicles, geothermal, tidal, as well as, traditional power generation. 

Recent work
  • Advised the iconic 2000MW Eggborough coal-fired power station in East Yorkshire, UK on its electricity connection arrangements, decommissioning and future development plans.
  • Advised on numerous energy storage projects, including drafting the first energy storage power purchase agreement (PPA) in the UK for the offtaker Good Energy.
  • Advising on the district heating and cooling scheme at the Battersea Power Station development.
  • Advised an Asian Government on the restructuring of its energy regulatory framework.
  • Advising a large African steel manufacturer on its on-site captive solar PV solution.
  • Advised ECO-World Ballymore on its district energy scheme at Embassy Gardens.
  • Advised a multinational equity investor on its investment in the 20MW geothermal power plant in the Corbetti caldera of Ethiopia.
  • Advising numerous data centre owners and operators on their energy solutions and structures.
  • Advised numerous decentralised energy projects on their regulatory requirements, offtake arrangements, including PPAs, private wire structures and direct supply models and the 'bankability' of such projects.  

  • "I would highly recommend Jonathan Cohen and Duncan Bagshaw at Howard Kennedy for any related legal needs in the energy industry." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Jonathan possesses a unique set of attributes that make him an exceptional choice for handling complex energy law matters." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "I am confident that Jonathan’s team and his own sector expertise and dedication will make him a valuable asset for any clients in this space." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Jonathan Cohen is very experienced in heat networks and distributed energy." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Jonathan Cohen is well known in the industry for his expertise in heat networks and electricity regulation." Legal 500 2021

Did you know
Jonathan is a keen Manchester United fan having travelled extensively around the world to watch them play.
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