Find Lawyers in Valencia, Spain for Energy Law
Practice Area Overview
Energy law practitioners must have a deep knowledge of the legal framework applicable in Spain, and shall also be in permanent awareness of the legislative updates, as this is one of the legal practices with more regulatory amendments introduced by the Spanish Government and Parliament. Indeed, abrogation of previous legal regimes (e.g. old renewable legal framework) and frequent enactments of new regulations are provoking many litigation processes at the Courts launched by the relevant stakeholders that challenge those regulatory amendments that impact negatively on their businesses.
Energy lawyers deal with all legal matters regarding the production, transportation, commercialization, and consumption of the different sources of energy (oil, gas, and electricity, including renewables). This practice covers a large variety of legal advice, such as the legal assistance in the development of new energy projects (oil and gas E&P – conventional and non conventional – renewables, gas and electricity infrastructures, thermal power production, etc.) including advice on permitting that usually involves long and complex procedures; legal advice on M&A transactions (due diligence processes, contract negotiation, etc.); public procurement; subsidies and feed-in tariffs; legal defense both at administrative and judicial levels against penalty proceedings; or regulatory compliance legal advice, among others.
As the energy sector is an open market in Spain (except for very few exceptions), clients demanding legal services are of very diverse nature: public and private operators, multinationals, local and foreign investors, as well as energy intensive industries.
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