Major practice areas

Energy law

When advising clients on concrete energy sector projects (and on more general questions concerning the energy sector), lawyers need to have a grounding in a broad range of legal fields in addition to special expertise in the realm of energy law. Our clients are aware of this, and that is the reason they prefer BMT’s integrated approach. Particularly when advising clients on complex energy projects, we bring our full-service approach to the fore, enabling team members’ special areas of expertise (such as in the fields of administrative law, public procurement law, environmental, competition as well as company and tax law) to be deployed in a targeted, project-specific way. BMT offers legal consultation both to public authorities and to public- and private-sector power generation, utilities and grid companies and to investors in this sector.

Renewable energies and modern energy management issues constitute a mainstay of our practice. BMT has many years of experience in advising clients on a host of larger-scale investment and infrastructural projects in the field of renewable energies, including wind parks, hydroelectric plants and other energy generation units.

Grid operations constitute a further major area of our practice. Our law firm has special experience in public procurement projects in the field of easement agreements and concessions; this applies both to the regulated sector (electricity and gas) and the non-regulated sector (such as water, district heat). In addition to structuring, designing and carrying out public procurement procedures, Büsing, Müffelmann & Theye is in demand as an expert on energy law questions and problems relating to full and partial re-municipalization.

The lawyers of Büsing, Müffelmann & Theye advise on matters ranging from project planning to contracting for and construction of plants and infrastructural works. We assist clients with public law permitting and land use planning proceedings. Our team members deal with issues of access and of antitrust, including questions regarding abusive pricing and price controls. We support our clients on all issues relating to the development of central and decentralised forms of energy supply and energy distribution. Further major areas of focus within our energy practice spectrum are on transactions involving sales and acquisitions of shares of utility companies.