In the rapidly changing political and legal field of the energy industry, profound knowledge of the industry and excellent knowledge of the various relevant legal fields are essential for competent legal advice. MELCHERS offers its clients both: We have many years of experience in advising the various players in the industry ( power suppliers, grid operators, infrastructure investors, power-intensive companies as well as the public sector) and, as an interdisciplinary law firm, we form for each project suitable teams of specialists from different legal fields (energy management law, environmental law, construction and planning law, state aid law, antitrust law, corporate law, contract law, real estate law and tax law).
We assist our clients both in private sector projects - such as the construction and operation of industrial cogeneration plants, the supply of district heating for residential construction or the construction, operation and sale of solar or wind farms - and in municipal projects, such as the implementation of energy contracting models for the supply of energy to municipal properties, as well as the structuring of various participation models. We further provide guidance through all stages of projects with nationwide and international importance – as for example the construction of pipeline routes for off-shore wind farms. MELCHERS' commercial law services in the energy sector are complemented by advice, support and representation in regulatory proceedings and before (arbitration) courts.