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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.
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The amendment to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) came into force on 1 January 2021. In our video series – EEG 2021 & More – our partner Dr Matthias Lang provides information on the latest updates to the EEG 2021, ...
As part of the series of posts on the main 2020 developments in key jurisdictions by many authors of the Kluwer Competition Law Blog, we provide you with an overview of developments in the Netherlands. In sum, we saw an ...
Trade and cooperation agreement between the EEA and the UK.
Bird & Bird’s Warsaw Financing Transactions team recently had the pleasure of advising Obton A/S (a Danish solar investor being one of Europe’s top ten largest providers of investments in renewable solar energy) on the ...
Bird & Bird LLP advised Hamburg Commercial Bank on another fibre optic network project financing deal, including the issue of a EUR 50 million loan to telecoms provider GöTel GmbH.
Bird & Bird acted as a legal counsel to public listed company Lehto Group Plc ("Lehto"), an innovator in the Finnish construction sector, in connection with its oversubscribed EUR 20 million rights issue.
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