Energy & Utilities

Our firm is renowned for its long standing expertise in energy and utilities, gained through more than 15 year experience in working with the major participants in the Latvian Energy & Utilities sector, including on matters of electricity and natural gas market liberalization and restructuring of respective monopolies, regulatory issues, competition, state aid and other matters.

EXAMPLES

  • Drafting of legal opinion and the necessary amendments to legal acts for implementation of a cross border electricity transmission tariff on the borders of the Baltic states with Russia and Belorussia based on the Finnish dynamic cross border transmission tariff model.
  • Legal advice to Latvian Ministry of Economy on drafting of amendments to the Energy Law on legal unbundling of natural gas monopoly.
  • Legal advice to Latvian Ministry of Economy on drafting of amendments to the Energy Law on legal unbundling of natural gas monopoly.
  • Representing Latvenergo and Augstsprieguma tīkli (electricity transmission system operator) in administrative litigation related to setting of electricity transmission tariffs and final tariffs.
  • Counsel to AS Latvijas Gaze in a dawn raid concerning a European Commission investigation over Gazprom contracts.
  • Legal advice to Rīgas ūdens (Riga Water) in a major real estate litigation, EU funded infrastructure development projects and regulatory matters.
  • Services

  • Legal aspects of energy market liberalization

  • Unbundling of industry monopolies into a group of companies, related corporate governance matters

  • Infrastructure financing matters, including EU funds

  • Regulatory matters, including independence and tariffs

  • Renewable energy

  • Competition and state aid matters

  • Dispute resolution

  • Dawn raid counsel

  • Energy supply contracts
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