Germany’s and Europe’s energy industries have experienced significant structural change, bringing about complex legal questions: Who bears the technical, commercial and political risk in innovative large-scale projects? Do long-term supply or storage contracts require price adjustments? We have provided solution-oriented advice to our clients, for example, in legal disputes surrounding the gas balancing system or in connection with the construction of offshore wind farms and solar plants.
A selection of past cases
- Represented a technology company in independent evidentiary proceedings for the delivery of allegedly defective photovoltaic systems.
- Conducted a DIS-administered arbitration for the operating company of an offshore wind farm in connection with a dispute over the wind farm’s construction.
- Represented a plant construction company outside the courts regarding claims from the supply of biomass power plants to Brazil and the arrangement of export guarantees.
- Represented a turbine supplier for an offshore wind farm outside the courts against his supplier because of the delivery of defective parts.
- Defended a supplier of “transition pieces” for an offshore wind farm against claims asserted by the wind farm’s constructor, inter alia in DAB proceedings.
Mandates as arbitrator
- Presiding arbitrator in ad hoc arbitration concerning price adjustments in a long-term gas storage contract.
- Co-arbitrator in a DIS-administered arbitration concerning price adjustment in a long-term gas procurement agreement.
- Presiding arbitrator in a DIS-administered arbitration concerning disputes over the gas distribution balancing system.
- Sole arbitrator in an ICC-administered arbitration concerning subrogated commission claims related to the development and sale of photovoltaic systems.