The Crown Estate appoints Hogan Lovells and Bond Dickinson to advise its Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure portfolio

We have awarded the legal mandate for our Energy, Minerals and Infrastructure portfolio to Hogan Lovells International LLP and Bond Dickinson LLP.

27 February 2017

Hogan Lovells will advise our renewable energy business, which includes our world leading offshore wind portfolio; that now meets around 5% of the annual UK electricity requirement and is expected to grow to 10% by 2020.

Bond Dickinson will advise our minerals and infrastructure business, including interests in marine aggregates and subsea cables and pipelines.

The appointments follow a tender process commenced in September 2016.

Rob Booth, General Counsel and Company Secretary of The Crown Estate commented: “We are very happy to announce these appointments, which support our continued delivery of a best in class legal service across The Crown Estate. We have great confidence in Bond Dickinson and Hogan Lovells; advising on this highly strategic portfolio of assets.”

Client Relationship Partner and Hogan Lovells Chair, Nicholas Cheffings said: "We have acted for The Crown Estate for a number of years now and it is a treasured relationship. To win this mandate, we had to display a compelling combination of Real Estate, Energy and Infrastructure expertise. These are core parts of our business and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to strengthen and deepen our relationship by working on this unique portfolio."

Nick Page, Client Relationship Partner and Bond Dickinson Chairman, commented: “We are delighted to cement our long relationship with The Crown Estate and to continue to support them with our outstanding expertise in minerals and infrastructure.”