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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Outstanding energy practice with an exceptionally broad scope of expertise covering M&A, finance transactions and major disputes. Strength across a range of regulatory matters, including competition, environmental and planning issues. Especially active in the renewable energy market, including onshore and offshore wind projects, as well as LNG and gas storage mandates. Regularly advises large Dutch and international companies on high-profile matters. Also well placed to advise on matters relating to nuclear energy.

Strengths

Clients highlight the team's "large network and coordination skills," describing it as "a high-end firm."

Work highlights

Represented TenneT in a dispute before the ACER Board of Appeal relating to network codes adopted by ACER.

Notable practitioners

Anja Mutsaers is "a brilliant corporate lawyer," according to sources, well known for advising on substantial energy transactions. Her clients include multinational energy, oil and natural gas companies.

Arjan Kleinhout enters the rankings this year following positive feedback from interviewees. He advises clients on regulatory disputes concerning tariffs, subsidies and energy transitions.

Marnix Leijten is admired by market commentators as "one of the brightest arbitrators in the Netherlands." He frequently acts for energy clients on arbitrations, including those of a multi-jurisdictional scope.

Clients admire Nicolien van den Biggelaar for her customer-centric manner, one deeming her"very approachable, with a keen eye for collaboration and sensitivities." She advises clients on zoning and environmental law issues connected with energy construction projects.

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Overview

De Brauw is actively involved in almost every key project, vital litigation and regulatory matter and in the significant transactions in the energy sector. The wide range of matters include the whole spectrum of the energy mix: from electricity, oil & gas (including LNG) and nuclear to renewables renewable energy such as wind (onshore and offshore) and, solar, bio masshydrogen and heat. This leads to an in-depth and systemic market and sector knowledge of the complex energy system.

We are involved in many matters relating to global energy transition, restructuring of the energy market and are representing clients in renewable energies, carbon storage and in climate change litigation. We can do so because over the past couple of decades we have been actively involved in all major developments within the energy sector.

We are the only law firm in the Netherlands with an energy practice that integrates our in-house expertise in transactions, regulation, litigation and criminal enforcement. We work in small multi-expertise teams, staffed as required by the matter and as cost-effective as possible. This approach ensures that clients benefit directly from our expertise.


Energy & Natural Resources

De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek

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Location

Claude Debussylaan 80

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1082 MD Amsterdam

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Netherlands

Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory


Arjan Kleinhout
Band 4
Marnix Leijten
Band 4
Nicolien van den Biggelaar
Band 4

Energy & Natural Resources: Transactional


Anja Mutsaers
Band 2