Gas is one of the most important energy providers in Germany both for heating and many industrial processing the manufacturing industries. Gas will continue to be important even in the context of recently ever more strongly promoted heating adjustment and the efforts to reduce consumption. In future, hydrogen will therefore become more important whether “green“, “turquoise“, “grey“ or “blue“.
We advise on all regulatory issue of gas grids with particular experience in pricing. We also support our clients involved in long-term supply agreements – e.g., in the current market turbulence – who experience financial difficulties.
Weitere Schwerpunkte aus der Expertise "Energy"
The calculation of prices for the use of infrastructures has, over the years, developed into a core expertise of our infrastructure law team.
Generation: Renewable Energies
We bring comprehensive experience in complicated public law proceedings to the erection, operation and closure of decentralised energy generation facilities.
Charging Station Infrastructure
We act throughout the process of selecting locations, discussions with owners (license agreements) and draft contracts with the Charge Point Operator (CPO), the E-Mobility Provider (EMP) and the electricity suppliers. We would be glad to draft general conditions of business for your charging infrastructure (LIS).
We advise important market players in the biogas market especially on all questions of contract drafting and price adjustments. That also includes the trading in greenhouse gases reduction quotas (RED II, the Federal Emissions Act (BImschG))
Companies in the industry instruct us because of our result-oriented support in outsourcing and contracting models. We identify where the financial advantage for electrical energy produced in the client’s own power stations can apply and advise on questions of the transfer of undertaking. We tailor drafts for the contracting project even including the client’s own power stations and the sale of media (steam, electricity).
Price Adjustments/Profitability Clauses
Arbitration and court proceedings, including before the European Court of Justice, concerning the setting of reasonable prices are among our core capacities. Price abuse proceedings before the anti-trust courts, proceedings under § 315 Civil Code before civil courts or the making of price adjustment claims based on profitability or the destruction of the basis of the transaction, often play an important part in our practice.