In the sixth of a seven-part series on the application of US sanctions to the shipping community, this article explores conflicts of laws resulting from the EU Blocking Statute and US antiboycott law.
We have a profound legal, commercial and technical understanding of the regulatory frameworks in our core sectors.
We advise our clients on how to comply with regulation, especially in the Energy and Transport sectors, and regularly advise on complex matters where sector regulation intersects with EU competition law, for example in merger control, anti-trust and State Aid.
Across the energy sector, we advise on matters such as EU law requirements relating to grid assets, connections and usage, energy supply and trading (including PPAs), energy production (renewable and conventional energies) and environmental and planning issues. Foreign investment law advice is increasingly featuring in relation to energy and infrastructure projects.
In transport, our work includes advising on licensing, IATA and EU slot rules, the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, and the EU Port Services Regulation.
We regularly apply our deep understanding of relevant regulatory frameworks to matters across a broad range of industries ranging from utilities and telecommunications to healthcare and education, advising on EU and national data protection law, including compliance audits, privacy policies and transfer of data across borders; EU and US trade sanctions; implications of Brexit on tariffs and non-tariff barriers between the UK and the EU.
The portfolio comprises 73 plants which produce over 355,000 MWh annually, representing enough clean electricity to supply more than 115,000 households.
WFW carried out the due diligence and the drafting and negotiation of the share purchase agreement executed within the framework of the deal.