Precise. Detailed. Focused.

As a provider of professional services, it is one of our top goals to understand our clients' industry and the strategic objectives of their business. The energy sector faces continuing liberalization of the energy markets and constant amendments to the regulatory framework. The major market players are realizing the importance of energy derivatives as hedging instruments in the volatile market environment. From project finance, cross-border investments, environmental issues, regulatory requirements and dispute resolution, our experts strive to remain practical while offering innovative solutions.

Key contacts

  • Development, construction, and operation of energy facilities
  • Licensing of traders with electricity and electricity producers (including from renewable energy sources)
  • Advice on regulatory obligations of the market participants under the energy legislation
  • Registration of market participants for trade on the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange (IBEX)
  • Drafting and negotiation of power purchase agreements between suppliers and end users
  • Energy litigation and arbitration, including regulatory litigation
  • Registration for economic activities with petroleum products
‘‘Exceptionally high level of professional support. Very comprehensive knowledge in the field of energy, as well as all related areas.‘‘ – Legal 500

Complex Transactional Support

Our full-service energy team advises clients on all types of energy projects related to power and utilities, oil and gas, mining and metals, renewables, and trade with electricity. Our approach ensures that clients have all of their legal needs handled, be it construction, finance, corporate, regulatory, dispute resolution or tax. From energy producers and traders to developers, financial institutions, utility companies, and regulatory bodies, our energy sector experts have detailed experience working with clients within the complex regulatory framework of the industry.

Work highlights:
  • Advising Alpiq AG group in relation to the establishment and operation of its business in Bulgaria, including full-range corporate services, regulatory and licensing issues, contractual relations, specific issues related to power purchase agreements, participation on the balancing market, participation on the Independent Bulgarian Energy Exchange and others
  • Windkraft Simonsfeld, which produces and sells energy on the local market, has entrusted its corporate, litigation and energy law matters to DPC’s expert team of lawyers
  • Represented the renewable energy investor Gorichane Energy EOOD in an arbitration case against the National Electricity Company before the Court of Arbitration at the Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, with regard to a claim for damages resulting from a refusal for conclusion of a grid connection agreement
  • Representation of a major international electricity trader in a dispute concerning financial contract for electricity

Client describes the team as "hard-working and effective," adding: "They come with good ideas." - Chambers

Business Critical Solutions

The renewable energy sector is becoming increasingly cost-efficient and attractive while it is also progressively losing governmental financial support and aims at becoming a completely unsubsidized industry.

Our team combine niche expertise with pioneering advice customised for each particular matter to get clients the results they need in whatever area of the energy industry they are working.

Work highlights:
  • ALRO SA (part of Vimetco NV group) - our Energy team successfully completed the procedure for obtaining a license for electricity trading on the Bulgarian energy market and we regularly advise the Client on various regulatory matters related to electricity trading and the applicable legislation
  • Engaged by a leading Bulgarian project development company to consult their activity in respect to developing a solar project located in South Bulgaria and establishing a joint venture for operating the project
  • Representation in court and arbitration proceedings in respect of settlement of relations with the National Energy Company and the energy distribution companies

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