We support our clients in implementing and applying legal guidelines of the Energy Industry Act and associated regulations. This includes:
We draft and revise our clients’ contracts or review external contracts. Drafting contracts carefully is crucial in avoiding disputes. At the same time, ineffective T&Cs can entail high economic risks, especially in energy law contracts.
Of course we provide support for contract negotiations with potential partners. If necessary, we also provide assistance with out-of-court dispute settlements or with legal proceedings.
We have comprehensive experience with all contracts related to energy law (e.g. supply contracts, supplier framework contracts, grid usage contracts, grid connection and connection use contracts, franchising contracts, EFET contracts).
In cooperation with experienced auditors and tax advisers, we advise our clients with the objective of achieving efficient implementation of unbundling requirements.
We support our clients in applying the Renewable Energies Act (EEG) and the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG), for example in the construction of eligible generating plants or with regard to matters relating to connecting the plants to the grid or remuneration for the energy fed into the grid.
We are experienced in all areas of renewable energies (hydropower, landfill gas, mine gas, swer gas, biogas, biomass, geothermal energy, wind energy, solar energy).
During the modernisation or renovation of energy plants, involving an investor (or contractor) presents an interesting opportunity to avoid capital costs incurred whilst generating savings potentials (through renovation). We support our clients in selecting the correct contracting model as well as in concluding the necessary contracting agreements. Our clients include contractors as well as customers.
In addition to power and gas, another area of our consulting services is matters concerning heat supply. We have comprehensive experience in local and remote heat supply, as well as contracting.
In light of the increasing burdens of taxes and levies, the significance of tax optimisation is also rising in the energy sector. We also support our clients in optimising their energy tax affairs. Our aim – for the economic benefit of our clients – is to exploit the tax law options permitted by the energy-specific taxable events (electricity taxes, green taxes).
The Federal Network Agency and the regulatory authorities of the German states have been granted considerable authority. We support our clients in all points of contact with regulating authorities, such as in the event of network charge approvals, matters of network access or carrying out abuse proceedings.
We competently support our clients in contract or transaction negotiations.
Furthermore, mediation between contractual or business partners is also part of our remit. Our primary objective is ensuring our clients have the best overall economic result possible. In many cases this can be achieved by out-of-court settlement.
It goes without saying that we also represent our clients in court to enforce their claims or defend unjustified claims.