Energy, Industry and Climate

Our Energy and Industry practice has a comprehensive sector and legal business understanding of transactional, project development, and regulatory matters.

We have always been at the forefront of developments in the energy and industrial sectors. We bring together specialised knowledge from various legal fields, such as corporate and M&A, public law, environment and planning, litigation, banking and finance, and competition law, to create bespoke solutions to all activities of our clients in the energy and industrial sectors.

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NL Law

Stibbe advises AVR

Stibbe advises AVR-Afvalverwerking (AVR) on the acquisition of a 100% equity stake in the Amsterdam-based energy-from-waste company AEB Holding N.V. (AEB) from the municipality of Amsterdam.

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NL Law

Stibbe advises Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Stibbe advises Goldman Sachs Asset Management on the sale of its portfolio company Caldic to Advent International.

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BE Law

Stibbe advises Novy

Stibbe assisted the shareholders of Novy with the sale of their shares to the American group Middleby.

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NL Law
EU Law

Stibbe advises BP

Stibbe successfully acted as counsel for BP in proceedings before the Dutch courts and the CJEU.

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Services

The challenges we face regarding climate and energy transition and the measures taken in its context affect several sectors in society, such as the industrial sector that must reduce its emissions, the CO emissions trading system entering yet another phase, or the mobility sector transitioning from fossil fuel to sustainable alternatives. Moreover, the climate and energy transition has implications in a wide range of legal areas and therefore requires specialised and multidisciplinary expertise. Our experts help clients overcome these challenges thanks to team work among colleagues from our various practice groups, ensuring a coordinated, seamless service towards our clients.

We advise and assist energy companies and large industrial companies in respect of negotiating and drafting agreements, M&A transactions (including controlled auctions), projects, commercial contracting, regulatory matters, transportation issues, emissions trading, and disputes. We have extensive experience in matters involving national and European competition and regulatory authorities. We assist both private clients and public authorities with energy-related questions.

Our team specialises in large-scale energy projects in both the Benelux and beyond. We have extensive expertise in project development in the energy sector, including projects related to onshore and offshore wind parks, power plants, biomass, solar, CCS, hydrogen, geothermal and district heating, grid construction and maintenance, pipelines, etc. In addition to full project management, we also have specific expertise in a wide range of project and commercial contracts (including FIDIC, EPC, O&M, corporate and utility PPA).

Furthermore, we provide a full range of services in energy regulatory matters, including advice and assistance concerning licensing, subsidies, electricity and gas sector regulation, energy and CO taxes, climate change policy, EU ETS emission allowances, (renewable) electricity and gas certificates, rulemaking proceedings, administrative and judicial litigation in respect of enforcement actions including under REMIT, regulatory filings and approvals, and public affairs in general.

Finally, we have unique experience and expertise in nuclear law, acting both for public authorities and for private clients facing legal issues in this field. We are at the forefront of developments in this area thanks to our involvement in numerous matters over the years.

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Recognition & Awards

Clients appreciate that "the team is readily available, highly knowledgeable and reliable."

Chambers Europe
2022
Energy

"Involved somehow in almost every deal in NL, incomparable wealth of knowledge and knowledge of players in the market."

The Legal 500
2021
Energy: Transactional

"Very strong, experienced, knowledgeable team with transactional, contract and regulatory know-how."

The Legal 500
2021
Energy: Transactional

"Excellent understanding of the energy market and political landscape."

The Legal 500
2021
Energy: Regulatory

"Very knowledgeable, one of the best wind regulatory teams in The Netherlands."

The Legal 500
2021
Energy: Regulatory

"Strong offering in the renewables sector, with notable experience in offshore wind farms and in geothermal projects. Also showcases expertise in handling the construction of solar parks."

Chambers Europe
2020
Energy

"The team offers a unique combination of expertise and experience in energy law, including technical areas (such as grid codes), public procurement and contract law."

The Legal 500
2020
Energy

"Prominent regulatory practice with strong experience in the energy sector. Represents clients including engineering firms, systems operators and financial institutions in green financing matters and power purchase agreements."

Chambers Europe
2020
Energy