Energy

We are Stibbe Energy specialists

As one of only a few dedicated energy teams in the Benelux, we create bespoke solutions for all the activities of our clients in the energy and industrial sectors.

Energy

We are one of only a few law firms in the Benelux with a dedicated energy practice to meet the challenges our clients face.

Our energy practice possesses full sector and legal business understanding in a wide range of matters. These include negotiating and drafting agreements, advising and assisting on M&A transactions (including controlled auctions), projects (including E&P, power plants, wind parks, CCS and pipelines), commercial contracting, regulatory matters, transportation issues, emissions trading, and litigating disputes.

We also have extensive experience in matters involving national and European competition and regulatory authorities.

Teamwork with our colleagues who specialise in other legal areas ensures that our clients can benefit from a coordinated seamless service.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of our specialisms in the energy sector in which we assist our clients, which include production and supply companies, system operators, large-scale industrial energy offtakers and public authorities (federal, regional and local).

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Market recognition

"I value Stibbe's deep understanding of the political surroundings which, in a somewhat complicated country like Belgium, is of the utmost importance"

Chambers Europe 2016, Energy chapter

Highly regarded firm representing both domestic and multinational companies in the regulatory and corporate aspects of energy mandates. A

Chambers Europe 2018, Energy chapter

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