Energy law


We put a spark to energy.

We have followed and practised EU energy law since the adoption of the first EU Directives liberalising the electricity and gas markets. Our experts followed closely the Florence and Madrid fora and are familiar with the industries in these sectors.  Our special focus rests on the application of EU competition and State aid rules to the energy sector. We have unparalleled expertise with regard to the subsidisation of the construction and operation of new power plants.

We further advise on the compatibility of national laws with the requirements in the Third Electricity and Gas Directives and the exemptions in these Directives for new infrastructure projects. Complementary to our energy practice are environmental issues, such as climate change and emission trading.  

Our team aims at helping clients to anticipate and deal with regulatory changes and the impact of digitalisation on the energy sector.  Changing markets and subjects like smart cities are high up on our agenda.  

See our briefing notes on energy issues under the section publications.