DLA PIPER

Comment: Highly recommended firm in energy law specializing in regulatory advice, esp. litigation. Cieslarczyk is often seen in arbitration, currently for EWE. The practice has been tackling energy trading aspects for years but mainly advises in its core field of regulatory law in the gas sector, e.g. Fluxys TENP in appeal proceedings against the Federal Network Agency’s horizontal cost allocation mechanism before the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht). DLA also cranked up transactions and finance advice in this sector. What sets DLA apart from competitors is its still-expanding European approach, which it uses to advise on innovative fields like e-mobility.
Development potential: The international setup, such as the growing London energy team, harbors potential for transactions and finance advice.
Recommended: Michael Cieslarczyk, Dr. Stefan Schröder.
Practice: Energy contracts and trading as well as transactions and project work. Strong renewable energies and gas sector expertise. Much regulatory and dispute activity. (4 partners, 7 associates)
Clients: ?? EPH on planned acquisition of shares in Gas Connect Austria; European Commission on setting up auction platform for emission certificates; Fluxys TENP in appeal proceedings against Federal Network Agency’s horizontal cost allocation mechanism (Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht)); Terranets bw in appeal proceedings against Federal Network Agency’s resolution to change scenario framework for pipeline system operators (Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht)); arbitration for EWE, ongoing advice to Trianel.
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