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Loyens & Loeff

Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 1BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Loyens & Loeff

Energy

2 ranked lawyersBand 1BelgiumEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Exceptional team with impressive expertise in the construction and financing aspects of renewable energy development projects, with particular strength in the development of new wind farms. Assists with energy trading and pricing matters, including scarcity pricing mandates. Highly regarded for assisting energy companies with responding to regulatory changes. Clients include financing consortiums, public bodies and offshore developers.

Strengths

Clients value the practice, praising them as a "customer satisfaction-driven, committed, knowledgeable and integrated team who are very pleasant to work with."

Clients appreciate that the team is "very capable in applying the knowledge to the specific case and is open to consultation."

Work highlights

Advised Norther on the completion and refinancing of its 370 MW offshore wind farm.

Notable practitioners

The "very impressive" Christine Delagaye enters the rankings this year on the back of noteworthy activity in the area of wind farm development projects. She also has experience in litigation proceedings concerning energy regulations.

Thomas Chellingsworth is a renowned practitioner within the energy sector, with particular strength in wind farm development projects, acting for both developers and lenders. He also has experience in matters concerning state aid and green certificates, and additionally acts for public agencies. Clients laud him for being "a very driven lawyer with a lot of useful knowledge, who is straight to the point, analytical, friendly and strategically strong."

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Overview

Loyens & Loeff has a market-leading energy practice in both Belgium and the Netherlands. Our key strengths in Belgium are the following:

1. We are involved in nearly all major and systemic developments in the energy sector.

Transactions: We have been involved in nearly all major greenfield renewable energy projects (and in particular all offshore wind farms in the Belgian sector of the North Sea) and in several major acquisitions of (operators of) large-scale generating plant. 

Regulatory developments: Loyens & Loeff is involved in most major changes in the field of energy law, whether advising clients which are lobbying the authorities in respect of new laws, drafting legislative or regulatory texts as input for such lobbying, or assisting clients in disputes with regulators or in litigation over newly adopted and untested laws.

2. We combine the offering of a boutique energy practice, concentrating on sector-specific and often highly technical areas of the law with the broad coverage of a full-service one-stop-shop law firm and its international network.

Our day-to-day practice reflects the latest market and regulatory developments

Energy Department

Loyens & Loeff

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Department location

Tervurenlaan 2

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1040

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Belgium

Energy


Christine Delagaye
Associates to watch
Thomas Chellingsworth
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