Recent key legal and regulatory changes in Brazil are influencing opportunities and demand in the offshore sector, the impact of which is discussed further in this article.
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 Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) came into force on 28 May 2019 and we look at the key differences between the PDPA and the GDPR and apply lessons from GDPR prosecutions to compliance with the PDPA.
In this article we examine the German legal framework for “subsidy-free solar” and highlight the most important points to take into consideration regarding the development, financing and investment in such projects.