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The fundamental change in the political and legal framework conditions as well as the economic market environment present market participants with new challenges and simultaneously create new opportunities. Climate protection is and remains the defining topic of our time and the energy industry plays a key role in this.
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As an interdisciplinary area, the energy sector touches on numerous areas of law. We bring together comprehensive expertise in all relevant areas of law. In addition to experts in energy law, our interdisciplinary energy team therefore includes specialists from the fields of corporate law/M&A; tax; financing; plant construction; environmental, planning and licensing law; public procurement law, commercial law; antitrust law; IT and data protection law and litigation.
In close cooperation with our clients, we support project developments and transactions, optimise contractual structures and portfolios, manage risks and resolve conflicts. We stand for commercial law advice at the highest level and find efficient and creative solutions.
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Our energy team around Dr. Carmen Schneider and Dr. Friedrich von Bredow has summarized for you the significant envisaged adjustments that Solar Package I is expected to provide. Adoption is expected in March 2024.
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Oppenhoff has advised the AustriaEnergy Group on the expansion and structuring in two phases of the Joint Venture for HNH Energy in Chile, one of the world's largest Power-to-X projects for the production of green hydrogen and green ammonia with a potential aggregate capacity of 5GW of wind.
Oppenhoff has advised the AustriaEnergy Group together with Simmons & Simmons on the creation and placement of a Green Bond with a target volume of €25 million.
Energy and Infrastructure17.04.2023 Newsletter
The Chilean Environmental Impact Assessment Service (“Servicio de Evaluación Ambiental”, SEA) published a 34-page document on 29 March 2023 that sets out new criteria for assessing the environmental impact of green hydrogen production projects.