Energy Law


Energy Law

We have extensive expertise in energy and financial regulatory law (e.g. ElWOG 2010, GWG 2011, REMIT, MiFiD II, MAR), energy-related contract law and all other areas of law relevant to energy companies.

Our clients include companies that are active in various functions on the energy markets: e.g. as investors, as producers, as traders, as network operators or as suppliers to end customers.

Your contact Bernhard Köck

Counsel | Attorney at Law


Our expertise in Energy Law

We advise companies on all requirements under energy and financial markets regulation, such as licensing requirements when commencing business activities or ongoing reporting obligations (e.g. under the REMIT [Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency]).

 We represent energy companies in investigations by E-Control and in administrative criminal proceedings, for example in “REMIT proceedings”.

We draft, review and negotiate trading agreements, grid access agreements and energy supply agreements (Power Purchasing Agreements).

We represent companies in civil and arbitration proceedings involving claims arising from energy related agreements.

We advise on the establishment of renewable energy communities and citizen energy communities.

We advise on national and cross-border transactions and investments (also as an interdisciplinary one-stop-shop service with Deloitte’s tax and financial advisory experts) in the energy sector, in particular on joint ventures, company acquisitions and sales, due diligence reviews, reorganizations and licenses for new energy projects.

Our projects

Advising a well-known Turkish electricity group on the legal requirements for the commencement of electricity trading in Austria

Ongoing advice to a well-known Austrian energy supplier on the disclosure of insider information and the reporting of transactions in accordance with REMIT

Representing a well-known Austrian energy supplier in an investigation by E-Control regarding an alleged violation of the prohibition of market manipulation under REMIT

Representing a well-known Austrian energy supplier in an investigation by E-Control regarding an alleged breach of the duty to disclose insider information

Advising an Austrian energy supplier in connection with the conclusion of an EFET contract

Advising a well-known Austrian energy supplier in negotiations with a regional chamber of labor in which the latter asserted claims by tens of thousands of electricity customers for repayment of electricity charges on the grounds that these charges had been increased in an unlawful manner

Advising an international private equity fund on regulatory due diligence in connection with the sale of a minority stake in an Austrian energy supplier

Advising an Austrian petrochemical company on a joint venture with an Italian chemical group

Our Energy Law experts