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Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

Energy

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What the team is known for

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick remains a top-tier team offering expert advice on regulatory issues, such as capacity remuneration, scarcity pricing, hydrogen regulations, EU regulations and consumer protection regulations. The law firm is a popular choice for advice on energy sector projects, including those involving development projects in Africa. The team is well regarded for advising on renewable energy and gas power plant developments, energy storage projects and carbon transport and storage projects. It plays an important role in helping clients to meet carbon neutrality targets and assists with the phase out of nuclear power. Liedekerke also advises on power purchase agreements and represents clients in energy sector disputes.

Strengths

A client enthuses that "Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick is one of the best and most renowned law firms in Belgium" and highlights that the firm's lawyers are "very skilled regarding the specific technical matters that we handle."

Work highlights

Assisted Fortescue Metals Group with a series of renewable energy projects in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, aimed at developing 70 GW of capacity.

Notable practitioners

One of the leading figures in the energy sector, Damien Verhoeven is playing an active role in Belgium's transition from fossil fuels and nuclear energy to renewable power sources. He advises clients on the development of renewable energy plants and on energy storage projects. He also assists clients with regulatory matters, such as consumer protection regulations and capacity remuneration issues, as well as representing them in contentious matters. A client enthuses that Damien Verhoeven is "an excellent lead lawyer, with a very hands-on mentality," and appreciates the fact that he "listens and takes feedback from us into account."

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Overview

Liedekerke has eminent specialists in the energy sector. Our long experience in advising various players and our extensive knowledge of the sector's regulations, combined with our ease of assembling and coordinating pluridisciplinary teams within the firm, are the foundation of our reputation for excellence in this field.

Our clients are key players in the electricity, gas, oil, and renewable energies markets in the three regions of the country. We help them not only with energy law, but also with issues as diverse as tax, environment and planning, information technologies, privacy protection, real estate and corporate law. We act within the context of mergers and acquisitions, and in litigation, and we counsel our clients on an on-going basis.

In each case, legal excellence and knowledge of the sector allows us to supply pertinent and pragmatic solutions that maximise the added value for our clients.

Members

Verhoeven, Damien (Head of Department)

Energy

Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick

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Location

Boulevard de l'Empereur 3 Keizerslaan

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

B-1000

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Belgium

Energy


Damien Verhoeven
Band 1