The global spread of COVID-19 has a major impact on dispute resolution in Germany in relation to pre-litigation concerns and dispute prevention, as well as the practicality of conducting disputes in front of state courts and arbitral tribunals.
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.
Airlines across the globe are fighting for their survival in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. In our new report, we examine the challenges to the aviation industry and consider the options available, including repossession, restructuring and State Aid.
Our authors explore the UK Government's planned suspension of directors’ personal liability for wrongful trading rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.