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 key industry sectors

Energy Law

  • Regulatory proceedings or concession awards under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG)
  • Advice on grid connection and access
  • Energy procurement tenders
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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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Atomic Energy and Radiation Protection

  • Decommissioning of nuclear power plants
  • Disposal
  • Radiation protection
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Plant Construction and Infrastructure

  • Advice on plant planning
  • Ongoing advice on plant construction
  • Advice on plant operation
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Digitalization

  • Big Data in the energy industry
  • Use and exploitation of data
  • Advice relating to new digital business models
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Contract Management

  • Drafting and negotiation of energy supply contracts
  • Drafting and negotiation of energy procurement contracts
  • Plant purchase and maintenance contracts
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ÖPP/PPP

  • Ongoing advice during procurement procedure
  • Contract law advice taking account of financing structure
  • Ongoing tax law advice
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Financing

  • Acquisition finance
  • Refinancing and financial restructuring
  • Financing restructuring
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M&A

  • Acquisitions
  • Sales
  • Joint ventures
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Energy Tax

  • Advice on tax privileges, exemptions and relief
  • Compliance with energy tax law
  • Ongoing advice in proceedings before fiscal courts
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