Energy and climate regulation

Experience is our core competence

Our team brings together outstanding experience and competence in the field of energy and climate regulation. Whether it be the EU Emissions Trading System, extending the operational life of nuclear power stations, the consequences of phasing out nuclear power, the regulatory parameters of using coal, the Renewable Energy Sources Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz, EEG), offshore wind power projects in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, expanding energy grids, legislative interventions in the transformation of energy supply, or the effects of climate targets on commerce and industry – we know all the issues.

“We know all the issues of the energy transition.“

Our team has advised:

  • industrial associations, companies and the Federal Republic of Germany to introduce and implement the EU Emissions Trading System
  • nuclear power companies on all central legal and political issues, such as extending the operational life of power stations, nuclear moratorium and phase-out, power station closures, nuclear fuels tax, continuing liability, final deposition and interim storage with their commercial and financial liabilities – including their statutory realignment
  • a large European energy concern on the sale of its lignite division (along with its power stations [8GW], plants and opencast mines) and on the sale of its hydroelectric division (along with its dams and pump storage stations)
  • major energy and mining companies when contesting the introduction of a climate surcharge and advising them on the legality of an enforced coal power phase-out
  • a transmission grid operator on various grid expansion projects, including federal departmental planning and the location of converters, and represented a long-distance pipeline operator in the planning stage of a gas pipeline extension
  • numerous offshore wind energy projects in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as well as leading energy companies and investors on the introduction of the Offshore Wind Energy Act (Windenergie-auf-See-Gesetz, WindSeeG), the tendering procedure, the drafting of the central model, and the restructuring of grid expansion
  • numerous offshore wind energy projects in the North Sea in a constitutional appeal against the Offshore Wind Energy Act before the Federal Constitutional Court
  • industrial companies on the Renewable Energy Sources Act, especially on conversions and the transfer of limitations
  • energy and industrial companies on the replanning and alteration of power stations (coal, gas, water, combined heat and power plants, waste incineration, etc.), guiding them through approval processes and helping to defend them in court
  • energy and industrial companies in connection with the climate protection plans of individual German federal states
  • an energy company contesting the first “climate protection lawsuit” in Germany
  • an international energy company in relation to a multimillion pound claim for environmental liability in the High Court of England & Wales

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