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1Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck KirkpatrickEnergy2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years RankedLiedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick has a top-tier team offering expert advice on regulatory issues related to capacity remuneration, scarcity pricing, hydrogen, EU law and consumer protection. The law firm is a popular choice for advice on energy sector projects, including those involving development 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. 1Loyens & LoeffEnergy2023 | Band 1 | 10 Years RankedLoyens & Loeff possesses 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 firm additionally advises clients on negotiating power purchase agreements and on regulatory matters, such as renewable energy subsidies.
2Allen & Overy LLPEnergy2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years RankedAllen & Overy has a strong practice group assisting both domestic and multinational clients with a broad range of energy-related projects, with a particular focus on matters involving offshore wind farms. The law firm has notable skill in contentious matters, including disputes involving power purchase agreements, construction litigation and business interruption claims. The team additionally advises on regulatory and contractual issues regarding energy storage and has further experience in the construction of gas power plants. 2Clifford Chance LLPEnergy2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years RankedClifford Chance has a strong focus on advising clients on development and construction projects in the energy sector, assisting with grid infrastructure and power plants. The firm is particularly popular with Belgian energy companies. It additionally assists clients with negotiating joint venture agreements. The team is able to advise clients on multi-jurisdictional matters, often involving Greece. 2Fieldfisher (Belgium)Energy2023 | Band 2 | 10 Years RankedFieldfisher has a particular focus on advising clients on contractual matters in the energy sector, including cooperation agreements, power purchase agreements, grid access agreements and energy performance contracts. The firm also advises clients on Belgian and EU energy legislation, including hydrogen regulations, tariffs and subsidies matters. Team members additionally represent clients in energy sector disputes and investigations. The team further advises on construction projects, including energy storage, and emissions trading mandates.
- BlixtEnergy2023 | Band 2
3DLA Piper UK LLPEnergy2023 | Band 3 | 1 Years RankedDLA Piper has a strong energy group in Belgium, with key strengths in both regulatory and projects work. The firm represents a diverse array of clients in the sector, including developers, local governments, utilities companies and investors. Particular areas of focus for the team include power purchase agreements, electricity regulation and the capacity remuneration mechanism in relation to nuclear phase-out. 3StibbeEnergy2023 | Band 3 | 10 Years RankedStibbe's energy team often works closely with the firm's real estate and public law departments on a range of matters that include power plant construction projects, Belgium's nuclear phase-out and procurement matters. The team has a particular focus on matters involving wind and geothermal energy. It represents clients in contentious proceedings, including market manipulation investigations. Team members offer further experience in energy levy matters, negotiating power purchase agreements, energy storage projects and capacity remuneration.