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HVG Law LLP

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Prominent team advising on a range of renewable energy project development matters, with additional expertise in utilities and infrastructure questions. Clients include distribution system operators, developers and international energy companies. Benefits from its close relationship with EY Tax to offer clients assistance in cross-border matters.

Strengths

Clients describe the team as "accurate and on the ball," with "extensive experience in renewable energy."

Another rates the team for its ability to adapt, one calling it "very flexible."

Work highlights

Advised the Association of Energy Grid Operators on regulatory issues concerning the obligatory disconnection of consumers from the gas grid.

Notable practitioners

Clients enthuse that Sander Simonetti "is very eager to find the best solutions and is very flexible." He assists with key regulatory matters including those concerning access to utilities, discussions with the energy regulator and the development of renewable energy projects.

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Overview

Key types of work

HVG Law has a long-standing energy practice in the Netherlands. The energy practice also handle major international energy transactions, regulatory issues and litigation/arbitration, as well as cross-border energy projects, in which we cooperate with law firms from our international EY Law network. Due to the strength of our energy practice, HVG Law coordinates EY Law’s global energy & utilities leadership. 

Industry sector expertise

The HVG Law energy practice specializes in advising and litigating on (the crossroads of) corporate, contractual and regulatory aspects of energy law. HVG Law is one of the few Dutch law firms with a dedicated energy team, which closely cooperates with the firm’s other departments, including competition, M&A/corporate, IP/IT, public & environmental and employment law. In addition, HVG Law partners with EY to create synergies and combine its legal services with the tax, advisory and fraud investigation services offered by EY. The auditors of EY are also important clients of our energy team, as they regularly require advice in respect of energy legal and regulatory matters for purposes of (integrity of) financial accounting .

Key clients 

- High-profile energy market players, 

- Domestic parties as international players,

- Governmental bodies in the field of energy. 

Work highlights

- Finance and M&A deals in the energy sector,

- Energy and carbon emissions trading,

- (sustainable) Energy procurement, 

- Complex high-level advisory work. 

Energy & Natural Resources Department

HVG Law LLP

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Department location

Antonio Vivaldistraat 150

1083 HP Amsterdam

P.O. Box 7925

Amsterdam

North Holland

Netherlands

1008 AC

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Energy & Natural Resources: Regulatory


Sander Simonetti
Band 4