The importance of energy and climate policy has been increasing over the last years, and the area is high on the political agenda both in Denmark and abroad. Among the reasons for this are the climatic changes and growing environmental and political concerns over our dependence on fossil fuels.
Now, focus is therefore on securing and optimising existing energy supplies, and on reducing the environmental impact of energy sources and dependence on fossil fuels by switching to green energy, thus reducing energy consumption and, by that, CO2 emissions.
Kromann Reumert's energy law group has many years of experience in advising on energy-related issues in Denmark and the EU.
The energy law group provides advice to Danish and foreign energy companies, focusing on providing commercially and politically operable solutions.
Our advice include:
- CO2 quotas and CDM/JI Credits
- Gas supply
- Oils and gas - E&P activities
- Power Supply
- Water supply regulation
As a result of the detailed regulatory regime governing this area of the law, Kromann Reumert's energy law group is in regular contact with the authorities, especially the Danish Energy Agency and the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority. Hence, the group has many valuable contacts in the central administration.
The detailed rules also mean that the group represents clients on a regular basis in energy-related cases before the Danish Energy Agency, the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority, the Danish Energy Board of Appeal and the courts.
Drawing on a large number of cases, the energy group has wide international experience in energy related areas such as wind and solar energy projects in the UK, Sweden, Greece, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Ireland, Romania, Bosnia, Montenegro, Italy, Mexico, the Dutch Antilles, USA and Korea, power plant projects in Germany and Cuba, acquisition of foreign energy companies etc.
In connection with these projects, we have cooperated with a number of foreign advisers and partners specialising in energy law, which means that we can offer "one-stop-shop" advice across national borders.
The Energy Law Group includes several leading Danish specialists, providing expert advice on the legal and commercial aspects of wind energy.
Over the years, we have obtained thorough knowledge of the wind industry, and in recent years, we have provided advice on wind energy projects in Denmark and abroad of a total capacity of more than 14,000 MW. At present, we work on active projects totalling more than 2,000 MW.
We provide advice to both small and large companies on off- and onshore wind farm projects, including purchase of wind turbines, financing of wind farms, project development, regulatory matters and due diligence in connection with existing projects.
We also advise small developers who wish to develop projects in Denmark and large international players who need assistance in connection with transactions abroad.
As examples of large transactions, we represented DONG Energy in connection with negotiating and drafting the global framework agreement with Siemens Wind Power in 2012 on the purchase of 300 Siemens 6 MW wind turbines.
In 2012, we provided advice to ONDD (the Belgian export credit agency), GIEK (the Norwegian export credit agency) and EKF (the Danish export credit agency) on project financing of the 216 MW Northwind offshore project in Belgium.
We have obtained thorough knowledge of our customers' business and gained expertise in the special conditions characterizing the industry. This also includes wide experience in negotiating wind projects abroad.
We have negotiated wind projects in a number of countries, including England, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain, France and Turkey, as well as the Middle East, Asia, Australia, North and South America.
Our experience enables us to advise your company on off- and onshore projects, including:
- Supply- and turnkey agreements
- Service agreements
- Global framework agreements
- Subcontractor agreements
- Regulatory matters
- Financing: project financing, pipeline financing and ECM/DCM products
- Project development
- Purchase and sale of projects and wind farms
- Drafting of tender documents for purchase of wind turbines
- Disputes concerning wind energy
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