Uniquely positioned to play our part

... to advise on the whole spectrum of energy: from oil & gas (including LNG) and nuclear to renewable energy (including onshore and offshore wind, solar, heat and, biomass) and carbon storage and hydrogen. We have longstanding relationships with leading State-owned entities in national and international energy infrastructure, and with all major players in the traditional and renewable energy sector.

We are actively involved in many matters relating to global energy transition, climate change litigation and the restructuring of the energy market. Global energy transition marks new territory in the Energy sector and cannot be addressed by stand-alone expertise: it requires a multidisciplinary and cross-border approach.

Trusted experts in almost every key project, vital litigation, pivotal regulatory, and every significant transaction in this sector – we are the only law firm in the Netherlands that integrates inhouse expertise in transactions, regulation, litigation and criminal enforcement within its unrivalled Energy practice. We provide advice that is both thorough and innovative, as well as legally excellent and pragmatic with in-depth, systemic market and sector knowledge with regard to the complex energy system. No other law firm in the Netherlands can say that.

Recent Matters

15 June 2022

Republic of Kazakhstan wins immunity dispute over USD 5.2 billion asset freeze

De Brauw has acted successfully for the Republic of Kazakhstan in proceedings against Anatolie and Gabriel Stati and their companies to lift the USD 5.2 billion attachment on shares in KMG Kashagan B.V. held by the Kazakh sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna. The Kashagan oil field is one of the largest offshore oil fields in the Caspian Sea. On 14 June 2022, the Hague Court of Appeal lifted the attachment with immediate effect based on state immunity from execution.
23 May 2022

TenneT successfully issues largest ever corporate Green Eurobond

De Brauw acted as lead counsel to TenneT Holding B.V., the Netherlands-based electricity transmission system operator, in successfully issuing the largest ever Green Eurobond. The transaction concerned a EUR 3.85 billion bonds issue, split into four tranches of EUR 1,250 million, EUR 1,000 million, EUR 750 million, and EUR 850 million respectively. The issuance was supported by six active joint bookrunners, namely ABN AMRO, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, NatWest Markets, Santander and UniCredit.
22 December 2021

Porthos CCS Project reaches key milestones

De Brauw's multi-disciplinary energy and infrastructure group acts as project counsel to Gasunie, EBN and Port of Rotterdam on the Porthos carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. Last week, these parties set up the various entities they will use to develop, own and operate the Porthos Project. They also entered into several cooperation agreements. In addition, Porthos and its launching customers Air Liquide, Air Products, ExxonMobil and Shell signed the final contracts for the transport and storage of CO2.

An outstanding energy practice with an exceptionally broad scope of expertise. Clients highlight the team's 'large network and coordination skills'.

Chambers Europe, 2021

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