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Energy

Our experienced legal professionals in energy law have many years of experience, know all current challenges, and represent your interests efficiently and pragmatically.

Taking action to combat climate change is one of the most important tasks of German and European politics at the current time. Climate protection will be the defining issue of the next decade, with energy law playing a key role. 

The EU intends to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050, while Germany is aiming to reach this goal by 2045 already. Against this background, the discussion currently focuses on topics such as an early coal phase-out, the accelerated expansion of renewable energies, the conversion to sustainable transport with renewable energy resources (“mobility transition”), the use of “green hydrogen”, and European and national emissions trading. All of this requires fundamental restructuring of the traditional energy industry, including, in particular, the nationwide expansion of the grid, digitalization such as the use of smart meters, efficient congestion management (Redispatch 2.0), and increased use of batteries and other alternative electricity and energy storage systems. 

In addition to this, the distortions on the energy markets, which are among other things a consequence of the war in Ukraine, are in the focus of the industry.

Energy law at our firm: We support you on the way to climate neutrality

We advise our clients in day-to-day business, when implementing projects, and on the acquisition and sale of projects or entire companies. Our clients include traditional energy suppliers and plant operators as well as energy service providers and innovative start-ups, but also pure financial investors.

The legal framework of energy law also increasingly affects adjacent sectors, such as energy-intensive industries. In addition to saving energy costs, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions gains increasing importance, for example the procurement of green electricity via corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs).

The real estate sector focuses on reducing emissions and energy costs, including by increased energy efficiency and intelligent neighborhood solutions and decentralized power and heat generation, such as through contracting.

The transport sector is characterized by the shift to electro mobility. Additional alternative drive systems, e.g., gas-based fuels such as CNG, LNG, or hydrogen, will continue to gain in importance, particularly in the goods transport  sector. The appropriate (charging) infrastructures are currently being expanded at full speed.

At the same time, ensuring security of supply and procuring energy at competitive prices is currently of central importance to our clients.

Our comprehensive advice on all topics of energy law

We advise our clients on these current topics and on issues of “classic” energy law relating to grid regulation, power plant operation, contracting, energy trading, electricity and gas procurement, energy compliance, and the relief of energy-intensive industries with regard to energy costs. Of course, we also represent our clients in disputes in court and out-of-court with authorities, contractual partners, or other third parties. We also regularly advise our clients on project planning and transactions.

Satisfied clients thanks to experienced legal professionals in energy law

Our experienced lawyers advise clients from all sectors of the energy industry. They include:

  • German and international energy suppliers
  • Energy traders
  • Power plant and EEG plant operators
  • Network operators
  • Energy service providers
  • Investors and project developers
  • Companies in energy-intensive industries
  • Commercial real estate operators
  • Other large energy consumers
  • Public-sector clients
  • Start-ups

 In addition, we are increasingly advising market players that are creating new business models, such as businesses offering e-mobility or battery storage solutions.

Our legal professionals in energy law do not only have many years of experience and excellent specialist and industry knowledge, but also a comprehensive understanding of economic and technical contexts. Our advice is characterized by a high degree of flexibility, great personal commitment, and interest in shaping the future of our energy supply.

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