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Energy and environment

We advise numerous domestic and foreign companies in all aspects of energy law as well as  promotion of renewable energy sources. Furthermore we have extensive experience in many areas of environmental legislation.

Our international team of lawyers specialized on energy and environmental law are providing consultancy to worldwide projects of clients in public and private sectors concerning a wide range of areas like oil, gas, electricity, alternative and renewable energy, waste management, recycling, CO2 emissions and environmental impact.

Our services include

  • representation in proceedings before regulatory authorities
  • negotiation of contracts on energy supply and feeds
  • design of contracts on oil, gas and electricity trade
  • advice on approval procedures and environmental impact assessments
  • representation in all environmental matters before competent authorities
  • environmental due diligence on corporate transactions
  • advice on competition issues in energy law
  • compliance policy and trainings

Some examples of our expertise

  • ongoing representation of one of the leading oil and gas companies in Central Europe in all areas of operations
  • advice on acquisition and disposal of filling station infrastructures in Austria and other EU countries
  • representation of a foreign trading company in matters of distribution of gas to private households in Austria
  • advice to an oil and gas exploration company on energy, environmental and mining legal issues concerning shale gas extraction in Austria
  • advice to an energy supplier on issues of organization structure and liability
  • representation of an oil and gas company in arbitration proceedings about oil supply contracts with Russian crude oil producers
  • representation of a plant manufacturer in arbitration proceedings concerning the installation of a production plant for biofuels
  • advice on a maintenance contract for a nuclear power plant in a neighbouring state of Austria
  • advice to the Ministry for the Environment of an EU member state about the legal requirements and the authorities' implementation of environmental impact assessments
  • advice to companies concerning the legal provisions on packaging waste disposal obligations
  • legal support to a multinational manufacturer of raw materials for nutrition and feed on the acquisition of an Austrian producer of biofuels