Energy

The lawyers of our department are specialists in energy (with a focus of electricity and gas), in Belgian and Luxembourg law, and in all cross-border aspects.

Our department is able to meet all the specialised and specific needs of energy market players.

Its counselling and dispute management services are available throughout Belgium and Luxembourg. Moreover, it has access to networks of international professionals.

Our lawyers are able to enrich their experience through their privileged contacts with sector players, mainly gained through many outsourcing missions awarded by market players in the field of legal services.

We offer high-level competence in dealing with all issues related to energy law, whether under Belgian or Luxembourg law, with a special focus on aspects of European law and interactions between the various market players.

Our energy department has specific expertise in drafting a variety of contractual documents governing relations between the various players, including aspects of comparative law.

Our lawyers provide counselling as well as dispute management in the energy field.

The department’s strength lies in its capacity to provide appropriate counselling in various legal fields thanks to its interaction with the firm’s other departments. In-depth experience has been developed especially, but not only, in the following fields:

  • International contract law: purchase-sale of energy (producer-consumer affairs, traders, Internet sales, etc.) ; the transport and distribution of electricity, gas and oil; power plant construction; trade of nuclear material; the transport and treatment of fissile material;
  • Company law: the establishment of subsidiaries and branches; approvals; professional associations and non-profit (international) associations;
  • Public law: relations with public authorities and regulators;
  • European law: competition law; state aid; network codes;
  • Assistance in legal proceedings and in other forms of dispute resolution (arbitration, sectoral arbitration boards, etc.); and
  • Liability and insurance: damage to production, transport and distribution facilities; black-outs; nuclear liability
  • IP/IT: Internal procedures; IT service provision agreements

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