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

29 May 2021

Technip Energies issues EUR 600 million senior notes

De Brauw advised Technip Energies on the issue of EUR 600,000,000 1.125% senior unsecured notes due 2028. The offering of the Notes was more than three times oversubscribed among a large European investor base. Technip Energies intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, including the refinancing of a €650,000,000 bridge facility made available to Technip Energies in connection with the spin-off of Technip Energies from TechnipFMC plc, which was completed on 16 February, 2021. The Notes are listed on the regulated market of Euronext Paris.
9 April 2021

Ørsted brings in Norges Bank Investment Management as a partner in Borssele 1 & 2

De Brauw's multi-disciplinary energy group, together with Slaughter and May, assisted Danish developer Ørsted in the sale of 50% of its ownership share of the 752 MW Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm to Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM). De Brauw's team provided Ørsted with extensive support on a wide range of topics. Signing took place on 7 April 2021, closing is expected around summer 2021. The total value of the transaction is approx. EUR 1,375 billion.
30 September 2020

COFRA Holding acquires solar energy assets developer and owner Sunrock Investments

De Brauw assisted COFRA Holding in the acquisition of Sunrock Investments. Sunrock develops and manages solar energy projects in the Netherlands and is market leader in the large-scale roof-based solar energy segment, with a strong customer base of logistics and other business property owners. Sunrock fits well in COFRA's portfolio: it is a long-term strategic investment that fits COFRA's mission to be a force for good. The acquisition is also in line with COFRA's own ambitions for the transition to green energy and the reduction of the CO2 content of the portfolio.

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

Chambers Europe, 2021
Chambers Europe, 2021

Insights

28 April 2021

Bill on UBO register for trusts and funds for joint account sent to Dutch lower house

A bill introducing a UBO register for trusts and funds for joint account (fondsen voor gemene rekening) was submitted to the lower house of the Dutch parliament on 26 April 2021. The register will be kept by the Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands.
16 March 2021

Consultation launched on new legal entity for social entrepreneurs

In July 2020, the Dutch government announced its plans to introduce the BVm (maatschappelijke BV) in Dutch corporate law – see our previous In Context article. The BVm is a new type of private limited liability company for social entrepreneurs active in addressing societal issues. The new type of legal entity will make it easier to identify companies with a positive impact on society. This will in turn help social enterprises and stakeholders connect and do business with each other.
12 November 2020

De Brauw launches HSE Incident Response Guide

Managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) incidents is crucial. An adequate response to incidents is vital during the early stages of an incident and when supervising and investigating authorities visit the site. As it is difficult to find easily accessible and coherent information on the key do's and don'ts, De Brauw has created a step-by-step guide setting out how to adequately respond to HSE incidents. This interactive PDF combines practical information with relevant legal guidance, such as which authorities to notify about an incident and whether you have a duty to cooperate or a right to remain silent. Our guide helps you to oversee your company's interests and those of your employees, and at the same time prepares you for a potential enforcement process. The guide is available on our website and downloadable.