Comment: Competitors mainly praise this firm highly recommended in energy law for its regulatory expertise. Raue was seen once again in high-profile appeal proceedings at Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht), e.g. for Trianel concerning redispatch compensation or Jordgas involving the horizontal cost allocation mechanism. The deal pipeline was also nicely filled, with the trends towards JVs being set up and established energy utilities buying energy startups esp. noticeable. Raue advised Alpiq on acquiring Getec. Besides numerous public utilities, major names in German energy supply trust in the firm. International energy utility Verbund AG was won over by Raue’s quality. The third key pillar of the team is the booming litigation practice, where highly regarded partner Hammerstein stepped up arbitration activity.
Recommended: Christian v. Hammerstein, Dr. Bernd Beckmann, Dr. Stephan Koch.
Practice: Expertise in regulatory matters, energy and emissions trading and work related to the Kyoto Protocol. Project expertise regarding gas storage facilities, pipelines and power plants as well as renewable energies. Increasing work for public utilities, incl. franchise law. (5 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 3 associates)
Clients: ?? Alpiq on JV with Getec; Trianel regarding redispatch compensation, abuse complaint against OGE; Gasag Berliner Gaswerke on pooling energy services business in Gasag Solution Plus; Jordgas in appeal against Federal Network Agency decision on horizontal cost allocation mechanism.
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