Watson Farley & Williams has advised the founders of energy service provider NWG Power regarding their e-charging joint venture with Shell Recharge Solutions, who have invested in NWG spin-off NWG Charging, which specialises in operating private charging infrastructure.
With commercial understanding, a multidisciplinary approach and industry knowledge we add value to joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Our corporate lawyers find practical solutions for a broad range of corporate partnering transactions, making sure that underlying commercial agreements meet our clientsʹ objectives. A strong reputation in our core industry sectors means we are regularly retained as lead counsel for complex domestic and cross-border partnerships and alliances.
We help our clients through all stages of joint ventures and strategic alliances from initial stage planning to negotiations and onto operation and exit. By combining our depth of corporate expertise with our strengths across finance, capital markets, tax, employment, competition and regulatory matters, we find the right structure and commercial solutions to protect our clients’ interests.
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