The energy sector is highly regulated and, at the same time, shaped by rapid changes in technical, economic, and legal framework. The number of energy-related disputes and administrative penal proceedings (REMIT) is on the rise. The desire for low energy prices and short contract durations conflicts with the need for energy security. Climate protection goals must be met, and the energy transition must ultimately succeed. Therefore, new types of contracts are necessary to meet these new challenges.
Energy law advice requires not only a solid understanding of civil, corporate, and public law but also technical knowledge and experience. Our team, especially Thomas Starlinger, has extensive relevant industry experience, both from an industrial and consultancy perspective. Our strength lies in energy law consulting combined with our expertise in competition and European law.
- Advice on compliance with all legal and regulatory requirements in both electricity and gas law
- Review and design of trading, grid access, natural gas storage, and energy supply contracts (Power Purchase Agreements)
- Conception and design of contract models for the implementation of projects in the field of renewable energy and decentralized energy generation and storage (e.g., contracting models), including advice on possible subsidies
- Consultation on the establishment of renewable energy communities and citizen energy communities, as well as advisory services for communal generation facilities.
- Representation before the regulatory authority E-Control
- Handling of court and arbitration proceedings related to trading, grid access, natural gas storage, and energy supply contracts (Power Purchase Agreements), including price revisions
- Representation in relevant administrative penal proceedings, especially in REMIT-Proceedings
- Support for transactions in the energy sector, including Legal Due Diligence
- Assistance with legal evaluation proceedings of draft legislation at national and European level