Renewable Energy Leases

With wind, solar, and other energy projects on the rise, so too are the accompanying lease agreements. With lease terms that could span for decades, ensure you’ve covered all bases to ensure your client gets a good deal. Gain invaluable skills on how to structure these lease transactions effectively as you decipher term sheets, options and project leases. Plus, walk away with practical tips to safeguard landowners’ interests.

Friday, 30 August 2024
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00

Richard Brooks, Consultant, Ashurst; Recommended Leasing Lawyer, Doyle’s Guide 2024; Best Lawyers 2025, Government Practice, Leasing Law and Real Property Law


Attend and earn 1 CPD unit in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

1.00pm to 2.00pm Renewable Energy Leases


  • Understanding renewable energy leases: wind, solar and other energy projects
  • Structuring the lease transaction:
    • Term sheet
    • Option to lease
    • Project lease
  • Practical tips and considerations for landowners

Presented by Michael Stannard, Partner, Mellor Olsson Lawyers; Corporate & Commercial Law Rising Star, Doyle’s Guide 2023; Rising Star, Australasian Lawyer 2024


Richard Brooks, Consultant,Ashurst
Richard Brooks is a consultant in Ashurst's real estate practice. Richard has a broad real estate practice, including acting for REITs and other institutional property owners, developers and corporate and government real estate occupiers, and acting on real estate aspects of M&A, infrastructure and energy and resources projects. Richard is experienced in acting on commercial property leasing (for landlords and tenants), sale and lease backs, real estate investment and real estate development. Richard is listed in Best Lawyers Australia 2024 in Real Property Law, Leasing Law and Government Practice.

Michael Stannard, Partner, Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Michael is a Partner in our property team and has over ten years’ experience in commercial property law. His practice focuses on the following areas: acquisitions and disposals of commercial, industrial, residential and agricultural properties, commercial, industrial and retail leasing, property development and construction projects, property due diligence general property matters. Michael regularly acts for vendors, purchasers, landlords, tenants, property developers and investors in a wide range of matters. He works closely with his clients to help achieve their commercial objectives and is valued for his timely, commercial and pragmatic advice. An active member of the property industry, Michael sits on the Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Urban Renewal and Liveability Committee. He previously sat on the Law Society of South Australia’s Property Committee and Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Developer Finance, Tax and Regulation Committee. He also regularly presents seminars to clients, professional services firms and industry groups on a range of topics in property law. He was recognised as a Rising Star by Doyle's Guide (2023) and Australasian Lawyer (2024).

This seminar is part of a series

Leases in Focus: Renewable Energy, Telco Towers & Industrial

Expand your professional toolbox by taking a closer look at some of the more specialised areas of leasing: renewable energy leases, industrial leases and telecommunication tower leases. Often spanning decades, they require meticulous attention to ensure favourable positions for your clients. In this 3-part series, equip yourself with essential skills needed to effectively structure these transactions, master the nuances of their term sheets, and safeguard your clients’ interests.


Attend the full series and earn 3 CPD units in Substantive Law
This program is applicable to practitioners from all States & Territories

If you register for the full series as a live online product after the date of an individual session, you will be sent the recording for the sessions that have passed. Alternatively, you can register for individual sessions by following the links below.


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Renewable Energy Leases


Single Session
Friday, 30 August 2024
1.00pm to 2.00pm Australia/Sydney
CPD Points 1
Early Bird Discount ends 2 Aug 2024 $112.00
Online 20240722 20240830


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