Allen & Overy LLP

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Netherlands
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What the team is known for Outstanding transactional firm with strong energy regulatory capabilities. Advises major energy companies on the full spectrum of issues, including project finance, M&A and construction, as well as disputes and permitting issues. Especially assists major lenders with the financing of renewable energy projects, including wind and solar farm developments. Increasingly advises investors on bids to develop offshore parks. Also possesses extensive experience in the oil, gas and electricity sectors. Complemented by the strength of the firm's other practice groups, including its corporate, competition and litigation departments.

Strengths One interviewee appreciates that the firm is "highly efficient and highly effective," adding: "They are efficient in delivering pragmatic solutions and effective in ensuring that those solutions are mainly in our interests."

Work highlights Advised Uniper on the forced shut-down of its coal-fired power plant in the Massvlakte.

Notable practitioners


Marinus Winters
is recognised for his knowledge of the oil and gas sector, though he also has considerable experience advising on the regulatory aspects of solar and wind projects. He is noted for handling power purchase agreements, tolling agreements and competition matters, such as investigations by the Dutch energy regulator and state aid. One interviewee finds that "his insights are refreshing and inspiring."


Werner Runge
"specialises in both energy and project finance," according to a client, who adds: "Runge is a well-connected partner. He's the kind of guy that the firm aspires to have." He is particularly noted for his work in wind and solar projects.