The firm has a strong energy practice, underpinned by a thorough understanding of the regulatory framework and a deep economic and technical knowledge of the electricity and gas sector. The team’s specialist lawyers assist industry players in understanding and applying the relevant rules (sector regulation, competition law, state aid, prohibition of insider trading and market manipulation (REMIT), commercial law (PPA), administrative law, etc.).
The team’s services cover assistance to clients before the competent Belgian regulators (CREG, VREG, CWaPE and BRUGEL) and competition authorities (the Belgian Competition Authority and the European Commission) as well as in appeals before the Market Court against decisions taken by these regulators.
Our teams also act before the Board of Appeal of the European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in disputes concerning the European regulatory framework, network codes and guidelines as well as terms and conditions or methodologies. They also intervene in appeals or preliminary rulings relating to this sector before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union.