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
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  • Energy Anti-Trust
  • Merger ontrol procedures
  • Distribution agreements and related Anti-trust Law
  • Anti-trust compliance
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