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Energy and utilities, renewable energy

The highly experienced lawyers and tax advisors of our industry group Energy and utilities, renewable energy have been providing advice to the energy sector at the highest professional level for many years.

We are proud to be instructed by our clients in difficult and complex situations, when first-rate legal advice combined with industry knowledge, business acumen, technical expertise and political understanding is required. National and international lawyers’ directories recognise us as one of the leading teams of advisors in the market.

We advise our clients in the following areas:

Corporate Law / M&A

  • Purchase and sale of utilities and grid operators
  • Power plant, underground gas storage and renewable energy projects
  • „„Joint ventures and cooperation agreements, restructuring of utilities

Energy Law / Energy Regulation„

  • Implementation of unbundling provisions
  • Regulation of network connection and network access
  • Regulation of use-of-system charges / incentive regulation
  • Concession agreements, concession levies, sale and transfer of networks
  • Cooperation of network operators, network leasing
  • Power supply and energy trading contracts / trading of emission certificates
  • Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) / Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG)
  • Contracting

Antitrust Law

  • „Price control of electricity, gas, water and district heating / abuse of dominance proceedings
  • Cooperation of utilities and network operators
  • Validity and enforceability of long-term supply agreements
  • German and European merger control notifications / coordination of international merger control filings
  • Antitrust compliance and antitrust fine proceedings

Environmental and Planning Law

  • „Approval of power plants and renewable energy projects
  • Approval of line construction or expansion projects
  • Emission trading scheme for power plant operators and industrial enterprises
  • Mining law advice with regard to natural gas and oil production or natural gas underground storage

Public Procurement Law

  • „Privatisation of utilities
  • Concession agreements and participation in utilities
  • Procurement of energy demand, services, or street lighting

Real Estate

  • Leasehold agreements or leases in conventional power plant or renewable energy projects
  • Engineering, procurement and construction agreements as well as services and O&M contracts for conventional power plant or renewable energy projects
  • Residential contracting projects

Dispute Resolution

  • „„National and international arbitration proceedings in connection with energy or infrastructure projects or gas price adjustments
  • Investment protection proceedings before international arbitration courts under the Energy Charter Treaty, UNCITRAL or ICSID

Banking and capital markets

  • Equity and debt financing of acquisitions and investments
  • Financing of infrastructure projects
  • Investment funds in the field of renewable energy
  • Regulation of energy trading

Tax Law

  • „„Tax structuring in support of transactions
  • Tax optimisation of joint ventures, cooperations, reorganisations
  • Transfer pricing advice
  • Energy taxation


Dr. Holger Stappert, Partner
Telefono +49 211 5660 24843

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