Energy management legislation is one of our main spheres of action. Due to our long lasting experience within the field “energy and environment” we have specific knowledge to provide for the benefit of our clients. We counsel and represent executives of the whole energy-efficient value chain, particularly energy provider and municipal companies as well as industrial/ commercial companies and service providers. Thereby, a specific feature of the energy related legislation is the technical, economic and legal cross section of the matter. In this area we have created a network of experienced engineers, accountants and tax counselors in order to provide all-embracing solutions.
In addition to that we have a large expertise in close-by subjects playing a significant role in energy law related questions. As an example we are involved with matters of environmental law, zoning and approval law within the legal support in the framework of plant building and plant running.
We counsel in the range of projection and operating of power plants as well as in designing and implementing both the ownership and the finance structure. Projects are, for example, photovoltaic plants, wind farms, biogas plants and their approval, building, connection, running and payoff. The design and financing of the holder society complete this sphere of action. Of course, we do also counsel potential investors, who would like to take a share in such plants.
We counsel companies, local authorities and energy providers in the field of energy supply contracts. We check and create pertinent contracts and terms, especially with respect to minimum payment and price alignment clauses.
Our above-mentioned network allows us to create company-specific solutions retaining to the best possible energy acquisition, taking into account technical, fiscal, emission right related and promotion related aspects as well as self-supply solutions.
In the framework of emission trading we regularly represent producing companies. On behalf of our clients we work out strategies for any energy production and consumption that is optimized as to emission trading. Besides that we often represent clients in governmental and juridical proceedings.
In line with the support of energy generation plants we are familiar with problems concerning environmental and planning law. We support our clients in the areas of planning and licensing, especially in administrative and juridical procedures. Furthermore we create concepts and strategies for the system operation, for instance to reduce or to enlarge capacities.
Mainly within the range of plant layout and system operation our holistic approach becomes evident: taking into account related fields of law – for example the promotion of renewable energy sources as well as the emission trading – we develop optimized strategies in order to implement entrepreneurial decisions. These comprehensive settlements include distribution strategies and the defense of technical innovations.