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Loyens & Loeff

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What the team is known for

Loyens & Loeff posses an exceptional team with impressive expertise in the development and financing of renewable energy sector projects, often acting alongside the firm's banking team. The energy team also has a strong focus on contentious matters, including representing clients in challenges against fines imposed by the regulator, as well as disputes around the roll-out of smart meters and energy pricing. The law firm additionally advises clients on negotiating power purchase agreements and on regulatory matters, such as renewable energy subsidies.

Strengths

A client enthuses that the firm's lawyers are "attentive" and highlights their "very well-pitched advice."

Another client underlines the lawyers for their "strong expertise in this matter and their pragmatic approach."

Work highlights

Represented the Energy Minister of the Flemish Regional Government in disputes around the roll-out of smart meters.

Notable practitioners

Christine Delagaye often assists clients with the development and financing of energy sector projects, particularly the development of new renewable energy power plants. An interviewee praises her "in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy sector," while a client appreciates that she is "always genuinely keeping the best interests of her client at heart."

Thomas Chellingsworth is a market-leading energy specialist, often representing clients in contentious matters, such as disputes around the roll-out of smart meters, energy tariffs and energy pricing, as well as appeals against the regulator's decisions. He additionally assists clients with energy development projects, particularly wind farms, power purchase agreements and matters concerning renewable energy subsidies. One client enthuses that Thomas Chellingsworth is an "excellent lawyer who provides deep and thoughtful analysis," while another appreciates that he "explains things very clearly."

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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

Loyens & Loeff

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Location

Tervurenlaan 2

Brussels

Brussels Capital Region

Belgium

1040

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Belgium

Energy


Christine Delagaye
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Thomas Chellingsworth
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