PINSENT MASONS

Comment: Respected firm in energy law. In its first year at PM, Dr. Thorsten Volz’ team established its well-known advisory portfolio under the new name. This includes all-round advice to public utilities on energy, contract and corporate aspects and, predominantly, advice to industrial companies. The team is increasingly devoting itself to current issues like storage technology. But the international energy law structures harbor untapped potential.
Practice: All-round regulatory activity before regulatory authorities, ongoing advice on energy contracts, restructuring and project development on the interface with public law, mainly for public utilities and large industrial clients. Advice on the Renewable Energies Act, direct marketing. Public procurement advice related to franchises. (6 equity partners, 2 salary partners, 5 associates)
Clients: ?? Mark-E on sale of 3 wind farms and restructuring; German energy utility on sale of electricity from nuclear power plant, incl. duties of disclosure and cost consensus in nuclear energy; west German public utility on restructuring district heating supply; east German municipality on awarding franchises (electricity, gas and water networks); German energy services corporate before German Institution of Arbitration.
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