Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) represented Tea Energia Srl (“Tea Energia”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of electricity and natural gas supplier Gruppo Tea, before the Regional Administrative Court of Milan (“TAR”) on its request for the annulment of a sanction from the Italian Regulatory Authority for Energy, Networks and Environment (“ARERA”) regarding electricity imbalances.
With sentence no. 1658/2021, the TAR upheld Tea Energia’s appeal and, in line with recent rulings by the Council of State (Italy), censured ARERA for falling to conduct a preliminary investigation.
Tea Energia is part of the electric utilities industry the electricity and is the gas and district heating sales company of the Tea Group.
The WFW Italy Regulatory team advising Tea Energia comprised Partner Francesco Piron and Counsel Giannalberto Mazzei.
The WFW Italy Regulatory team also advised on other recent ARERA successful sanction annulments regarding electricity imbalances. For further information please see ARERA success for Made in Energy and ARERA success for Gelsia.