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As the world moves towards decarbonised economies, there is an increased need for essential utilities. To fulfil this need, established players are having to adapt and a number of new and diverse market entrants are evolving and offering new business models.
The industry is changing rapidly and we have built our team of energy lawyers across all of our legal disciplines and network of offices to anticipate these changes. We use our knowledge of the energy industry to provide focused and commercial advice. You can count on us for our professionalism, technical expertise, responsiveness, personal chemistry and problem solving.
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In addition to our core strength in traditional energy, utilities and infrastructure, we have a deep rooted knowledge of technology and IP. We understand key business processes and work closely with industry bodies in order to influence and shape markets. We will help you to anticipate change, deliver solutions and implement strategies, as well as to protect your business and enhance its value. Moreover we are able to assist in risk assessments from a very early stage to avoid costly disputes. Where necessary, our disputes team is prepared to resolve any issues you may encounter.
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EEG 2021 & More - It's done - for now!
We will be talking about the new Renewable Energy Sources Act - the EEG 2021 - which finally went through the parliamentary process: After amendments to the original draft, the Bundestag passed the bill after second and third readings on 17 December 2020. One day later, the final bill was approved by the Bundesrat, so the EEG entered into force on 01 January 2021. But apart from the parliamentary steps, what are the final elements of the bill and which specific goals sets the EEG 2021? This video will guide you through this, giving a status update as well as a brief summary of all changes and taking a closer look on the state aid reservation.
EEG 2021 & More - Grid expansion
In our first two videos we have had a first look at the update of the Renewable Energy Sources Act, we checked the status of the parliamentary procedure and discussed targets of various expansion paths. Today we are talking about the grid expansion, clarifying changes on the Bundesbedarfsplangesetz, examining further procedures and explaining revisions of further statutes for accelerate permitting and the use of established corridors for supplementary use.
EEG 2021 & More - Expansion paths
Our video series on the EEG 2021 continues: In our new video we take a look at the parliamentary procedure and examine the content of the bill - which targets are set and what do these goals concretely mean for the individual forms of renewable energy? Which expansion paths are set for solar, biomass and wind? We also deal with the European side and the criticism that has been levelled at the bill.
EEG 2021 & More
We’d like to present to you our new video series as the German Federal Cabinet on 23 September cleared two important legislative proposals: Bill to overhaul the Renewalbe Energy Sources Act (EEG 2021), no surprisingly covering renewable energy, and Bill to update the Federal Requirement Plan Act (Bundesbedarfsplangesetz) to upgrade the power grids.
Chambers UK 2020
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Legal 500 2019
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The French Ministry of the Armed Forces published on 1st May 2021 its third “Place au soleil” call for expressions of interest (AMI) for the development of photovoltaic installations.
Germany’s hydrogen strategy needs large quantities of imported hydrogen to succeed.
After having extended the subsidy for electrically powered vehicles until 2025 at the end of 2020 and the Building Electric Mobility Infrastructure Act (“Gebäude-Elektromobilitätsinfrastruktur-Gesetz, GEIG”) having ...
Bird & Bird has advised FTSE-250-mining group Centamin plc , on the engineering, procurement and construction contracts for the 36MW solar farm and 7.5 MW battery-energy storage system at its Sukari Gold Mine in Egypt.
International law firm Bird & Bird today strengthens its Dispute Resolution practice in London with the appointment of international arbitration specialist Nick Peacock as partner and head of its London arbitration ...
Bird & Bird’s team in Finland advised Destia, a leading Finnish infrastructure and construction service company on acquiring the share capital of Oulun Energia Urakointi Oy, a subsidiary of electrical network and ...
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