Energy

Scarcely any other industry has been witnessing a more rapid pace of development than the energy sector. Particularly with the German energy revolution, companies and the state find themselves confronted with new challenges as the focus pivots towards renewable energies and improving energy efficiency in addition to faster expansion of the grid. At the same time, shifting societal interests and political priorities are being accompanied by sweeping changes in the legislative environment. At GvW Graf von Westphalen we have many years of experience in the different areas of the energy industry. Thanks to our pooled expertise we can provide you with comprehensive assistance in your projects – whether national or international, onshore or offshore.

Our areas of specialization:

  • Energy Law
  • Regulatory proceedings or concession awards under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG)
  • Advice on grid connection and access
  • Energy procurement tenders
  • Renewable energies law (EEG, KWKG)
  • Advice on the Network Expansion Acceleration Act (NABEG)
  • State Aid
  • Advice on state aid procedures
  • State aid recovery matters
  • Compliance with state aid legislation
  • show more
  • Energy Anti-Trust
  • Merger ontrol procedures
  • Distribution agreements and related Anti-trust Law
  • Anti-trust compliance
  • show more
  • Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection
  • Decommissioning of nuclear power plants
  • Disposal
  • Radiation protection
  • Licensing and supervision
  • Nuclear liability
  • Plant Construction and Infrastructure
  • Advice on plant planning
  • Ongoing advice on plant construction
  • Advice on plant operation
  • Advice on infrastructure projects
  • Approvability of power generation plants
  • Digitalization
  • Big Data in the energy industry
  • Use and exploitation of data
  • Advice relating to new digital business models
  • Intelligent energy generation and grids
  • Solutions for "Smart Energy"
  • Solutions for "Green Building"
  • Compliance
  • Contract Management
  • Drafting and negotiation of energy supply contracts
  • Drafting and negotiation of energy procurement contracts
  • Plant purchase and maintenance contracts
  • License agreements
  • General terms and conditions
  • Contract management
  • show more
  • ÖPP/PPP
  • Ongoing advice during procurement procedure
  • Contract law advice taking account of financing structure
  • Ongoing tax law advice
  • Commercial, corporate and labor law advice
  • Implementation of the project in all stages
  • Financing
  • Acquisition finance
  • Refinancing and financial restructuring
  • Financing restructuring
  • show more
  • Corporate
  • Corporate law advice
  • Compliance and corporate governance
  • Advice to directors and officers
  • show more
  • Energy Tax
  • Advice on tax privileges, exemptions and relief
  • Compliance with energy tax law
  • Ongoing advice in proceedings before fiscal courts
  • show more