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Edward Rimmell - Partner in Bristol - VWV Law Firm


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Partner & International Lawyer in Bristol

How Can Ed Help You?

Ed specialises in commercial contracts and projects, from long term supply and services contracts, to contractual joint ventures, partnering agreements, framework agreements and terms and conditions. As a member of our Brexit Planning team, Ed can provide you with commercial advice relating to the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

He has worked across a number of sectors, but has a particular specialism in the renewable energy market where he has advised in connection with the development of renewable energy projects from offshore wind to solar, and from district heating to energy from waste, both in the UK and overseas.

Ed has advised a broad range of clients, from start up companies to large multi nationals, suppliers and customers, and in the energy market from project developers to project sponsors, regulators, acquirers and sub-contractors. This range of experience means that he is able to quickly identify the likely commercial and legal concerns of all parties to a transaction, facilitating a speedy agreement whilst ensuring that he focuses on what really matters to our client.

International Expertise

Ed's international experience includes advising overseas investors in the UK, and advising UK and overseas businesses on arrangements for the import and export of goods and services to and from the UK. Ed's expertise includes international distribution and agency arrangements, agreements for the supply of goods and services, and arrangements for establishing a business in the UK. Ed has also advised in relation to a number of overseas energy projects.

Countries where Ed has experience include France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Norway, Oman, Peru, Spain and the USA.

Meeting Your Needs

Commercial contracts set out the basis on which your business should have a long and beneficial relationship with an important third party - whether a customer, partner or supplier. This is only achieved where both parties understand and agree to the core commercial terms and the allocation of commercial and legal risk between them

Ed will ensure that your commercial contracts represent a position which you understand and are comfortable with, and which minimise the scope for future dispute. Ensuring that agreement on the commercial and practical issues is clearly and concisely documented is just as important as covering the purely legal aspects - Ed's approach reflects this.

What Others Say

Clients are impressed by Ed's ability to cut through the noise of any negotiation to identify what really matters to the parties to an agreement, and to focus minds on those issues.

"Ed Rimmell sorted the piece of work we needed extremely fast, and his advice and questions brought out lots of things that I would otherwise not have thought of!" - Peter Kitson, Hearing Management Services Ltd

“At short notice, VWV were able to quickly understand our business, and translate that learning into action by providing us with great professional business advice and helping us to establish contracts with our clients.” - David McLeod, ULC Robotics

"We worked with Ed Rimmell and Daliah Haughton. We found them both to be extremely approachable, with excellent listening skills, an in-depth knowledge of our sector and very accommodating."  Legal 500 2021

What You Might Like to Know

Ed is a member of the firm's Energy Law team. He has had articles published in industry publications and journals including ReNews and Real Power, and has spoken at industry events and training sessions in relation to developments in the energy market.

Ed has spent time on secondment with, among others, Sky - where he worked on sports and movie licensing arrangements, and Centrica Energy - where he worked on various aspects of their renewable energy business.

Outside of work, when not with his young family Ed is an enthusiastic runner, and can often be found taking part in marathons and half marathons when time allows.