Energy and Natural Resources
A multidisciplinary approach
Energy is an industry of constant change, demand and complexity – with the emergence of new sources of energy production, electric mobility, energy storage systems, energy efficiency, new electricity market designs, changing policies and financial support mechanisms.
Wisely, businesses rely on experienced, regional legal counsel for any matter involving energy. Our dedicated team has developed a multi-disciplinary approach, providing corporate, real estate, project finance advice in connection with energy and natural resources projects and investments.
We regularly assist our clients with due diligence investigations, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, licensing processes, regulatory compliance, and the perfection of security interests.
Thought leadership and energy community
Our energy experts are proactive in a number of energy related associations, as well as dedicated members of the energy community. We publish a biennial edition of Focus on Energy - providing a comprehensive overview of recent energy sector trends and challenges in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, also featuring input from external contributors and key players in the industry.
The energy lawyers we cooperate with apply their industry knowledge when advising clients on the development, financing, construction and operation of power and utilities projects. Our team of experienced energy experts will take you through the lifecycle of your project, from planning to construction, financing and divestment. Our experts also offer ancillary advice in the areas of environmental law, tax, regulatory, employment and construction and planning law.
The global power sector has been defined in recent years by the rapid growth of renewable energy. With a fully functional renewables framework in all countries in the SEE region, the sector is experiencing an increased amount of investment, particularly in wind, solar and biomass. The energy lawyers we cooperate with have advised governments in the region on the development of legislative frameworks for renewables, and have worked on a wide-range of renewable energy projects involving investment in new technologies.
Lawyers specialized in natural resources cooperating with us have been advising on public/private and strategic partnerships between investors and the state, the sustainable development of the mining sector, modernisation of the coal mining sector, and the health and safety of mines as a workplace. We have represented various stakeholders in mining projects throughout the region, including potential investors, project sponsors, explorations and mining companies, banks and financiers and international organisations. In addition to our services of conducting due diligence investigations and providing real estate, concessions and regulatory advice to our mining clients, we have been involved in projects aimed at improving cooperation between government institutions and the mining industry.
Oil and gas
Our energy lawyers have a clear understanding of the constraints faced by oil and gas investors and offer pragmatic legal advice, while maintaining good relationships with the relevant regulators. In cooperation with local lawyers we have participated in several projects across the region and are ideally placed to provide you with unique insight into all of your oil and gas matters.