In almost no other field of law, has the legal framework developed as dynamically as in energy law. Much of the internal energy market for electricity, heat and natural gas is being realised through tailor made energy regulations. Less affected by short term volatility, they are set to play a crucial role in the EU strategy to achieve a competitive, integrated and secure European energy market.

Thanks to the experts of our Energy Teams throughout Europe, we offer the right answers to your questions: we combine specific knowledge and expertise in this niche domain of energy regulatory law with a seamless and integrated collaboration within the rest of our firm. We help you gain a better understanding in this specific business environment, dealing with authorisations, licenses, approvals, subsidies and tariffs for your energy project.

We act on a wide range of energy matters in the EU. Whether it be in the development of a large scale production project, changes in green subsidy mechanisms, public service obligations as an operator, M&As, competition law elements, tariff issues, site development, disputes in energy contracts,... there is always one or more regulatory aspect to tackle, for which experts on the field are needed.

Our expertise lies in the following categories: Energy contracts; Advice on new markets, new technologies and new measures; Construction and licensing; Greenhouse gas emissions related mechanisms.

We advise numerous European energy market players and authorities including: 

  • AXPO
  • BayWa
  • BritNed
  • CREG
  • EDP Renovaveis
  • ElecLink
  • Essent
  • Gas Natural Fenosa
  • Lanxess
  • REstore
  • RTE
  • RWE
  • Scottish Gas

 

Notable deals and highlights:

  • Assisting a large Belgian energy supplier on the negotiation of agreements on trade and delivery of electricity with large consumers, as well as the drafting of general and specific supply conditions to medium-sized consumers;
  • Acting as legal advisor for a large Spanish gas multinational in its European strategy towards defaulting industrial consumers of natural gas supplied in Belgium, including the relationships with network operators and assisting in related proceedings;
  • Advising an international renewable energy company on a proceeding regarding a contractual dispute under a framework agreement for electricity supply of wind turbines;
  • Advising an international freight and passengers’ airline company on its strategy towards EU ETS compliance.

 The team features prominently in the Energy rankings of leading bar publications such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

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