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Greenberg Traurig Launches Hydrogen Group

NEW YORK – March 1, 2021 – To respond to the needs of clients in the growing hydrogen sector, global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP has established a multi-office, cross-practice Hydrogen Group. The group has broad experience across multiple areas, including energy, technology, project development, securities, carbon credit, governmental subsidies, regulatory, finance, and tax.

In addition, Greenberg Traurig recently launched a Hydrogen Webinar Series. The series kicked off with an insightful discussion regarding the hydrogen revolution in Europe and its business opportunities and practical challenges. The next webinar in the series is scheduled for March 11, 2021 and will focus on Hydrogen Infrastructure Challenges and Case Studies.  

“The growing use of hydrogen as an energy storage carrier and alternative fuel resource raises a myriad of legal issues that cross numerous disciplines. Leveraging Greenberg Traurig’s vast geographic platform and cross-practice collaboration, our Hydrogen Group is uniquely positioned to provide clients with a full-service approach to complex hydrogen matters,” said Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice co-chair William Garner, who co-leads the Hydrogen Group with Amsterdam shareholder Marijn Bodelier.

Greenberg Traurig currently represents leading companies in the hydrogen sector including project developers, manufacturers and end users. Members of the Hydrogen Group have extensive experience in renewable energy project development, natural gas pipeline siting and development, carbon capture and sequestration development, environmental permitting, project finance, taxation, transactional and regulatory law. 

“Our team’s unique combination of strengths allows us to advise clients through the multiple phases of a hydrogen development project and counsel clients on the legal aspects of addressing new business opportunities in what can be called the ‘hydrogen economy’,” said Bodelier.

Hydrogen as a fuel is used in heat applications, transportation, and electricity production. When produced using renewable power (Green Hydrogen) or in conjunction with carbon capture technologies (Blue Hydrogen), hydrogen can become a completely circular, zero-carbon source of energy that can be stored, transported and applied at commercial and industrial scales.

Technological advances, environmental policies, incentives and mandates as well as growing demand for sustainable investing and financing (including Environmental and Social Governance, or ESG, programs) appear to contribute to the creation of opportunities in the hydrogen economy. These factors also likely encourage the development of hydrogen projects and assets using hydrogen.

“As global momentum builds to reduce carbon emissions, hydrogen has emerged as an important option for providing abundant low-carbon energy as a substitute for hydrocarbons. As the business and legal landscape of the hydrogen economy continues to evolve, our goal is combining our expansive energy industry knowledge with this industry specific focus to offer clients a broad range of experience and resources,” said Kenneth M. Minesinger, co-chair of the firm’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice.  

About Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Energy & Natural Resources Practice has broad transactional, regulatory, and litigation experience across most sectors of the energy industry, including oil and gas, LNG, electricity, coal, wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, and water. The firm’s exceptional multi-office platform, including key offices in major energy centers, enables us to serve and implement legal strategies for energy clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2,200 attorneys in 40 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100 The firm is net carbon neutral with respect to its office energy usage and Mansfield Rule 3.0 Certified. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.