Energy law

Energy law is a highly complex and rapidly evolving field of legal advice.

It poses major challenges to business enterprises and is marked by a large number of different and closely interrelated laws and regulations, a high level of technicality and breakneck change. The energy supply is supposed to be affordable and consumer‑​friendly, but also at the same time efficient and environmentally friendly.

Our experienced specialists advise and act as your counsel in all areas of energy law, leveraging our broad, comprehensive legal expertise and our keen understanding of the business perspective. Public and private enterprises of all sizes and at all levels in the market as well as government ministries and agencies place their trust and confidence in our scholarly depth, our creativity and our political intuition and instinct, especially when complex fundamental issues are involved.

Our broad range of advisory services methodically cover the abundant interfaces between energy law and other fields of law. You benefit from our highly reputed experts' well‑​oiled, smooth collaboration – for example in the regions of EU and constitutional law, environmental, climate protection and planning law, antitrust, state aid and public procurement law as well as data protection and digitalisation. We also have excellent contacts with key decision‑​makers. This enables us to furnish you with optimal energy law support from a single set of hands.

We will be glad to support you with initial advice and assistance ranging all the way to litigation – regardless of whether your situation involves conventional energy (natural gas and coal) or renewable energy sources (hydropower, wind energy, solar energy, geothermal energy, bioenergy). We offer you legal advice covering the entire gamut of energy law, in particular the following areas:

  • Grid regulation: System responsibility as set out under Sections 13 ff. of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG) (redispatch, unbundling, grid fees and levies)
  • Regulation of (gas) storage facilities,
  • Customer systems and closed distribution networks
  • Energy security, electricity and gas price brakes
  • Metrology
  • Contract structure and design (energy supply, grid connection and grid use contracts)
  • Financial support and tenders under the Act on the Expansion of Renewable Energy Sources (EEG) and the Heat and Power Act (KWKG)
  • Concessions
  • Emissions trading, guarantees of origin, climate certificates
  • Electromobility


Our clients include energy suppliers, transmission system operators and business enterprises with high levels of energy consumption. We also advise and act as counsel for ministries and government authorities, including the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the Federal Network Agency.


Advising 50Hertz on system responsibility under Sections 13 et seq. of the German Energy Act (EnWG) (redispatch and emergency measures); acting as counsel for the Federal Network Agency in proceedings before European Court of Justice against ACER involving the cost allocation method for redispatch and countertrading (case T485/21) and on the capacity calculation method (case T‑600/23); advising the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action on investment management in the energy sector; representing Vattenfall on the nuclear phase‑​out (inter alia Federal Constitutional Court Rulings (BVerfGE) 134, 246; 155, 378; T674/18); acting as counsel for enterprises in ECJ proceedings concerning the Act on the Expansion of Renewable Energy Sources (EEG) (cases T‑263/14, T‑750/15); advising various operators of gas storage facilities on issues involving energy security law and capacity management.

¹ With regard to our commitment to professional discretion, the list of credentials is restricted to representation cases published by the courts/that are public knowledge (section 43a (2) of BRAO

lawyers in Energy law