Renewables

Ukraine

Our comprehensive expertise in the area of renewable energies is founded on decades of experience, which we have gained through our active involvement in all sectors of the energy industry. What makes our energy experts stand out is their combination of deep specialist expertise in energy law with broad knowledge of the energy industry as a whole.

The majority of the renewable energy projects which we have successfully supported in recent years have been implemented in Central and South-Eastern Europe, whereby, thanks to our many years of experience, we are regularly called on to advise on innovative new projects. We collaborate with energy producers, plant operators, distribution network operators, financing institutions, investment funds as well as traders and investment banks - which results on the one hand in our expertise on a wide variety of legal issues, and on the other in our ability to provide practical advice.

We advise on plant construction or purchase, on technical approvals and environmental questions, on network operation issues or on strategic considerations relating to project implementation and we also represent our clients before the courts or arbitration tribunals.

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24 Jan 20
Pro­gress in the Ukrain­i­an oil and gas sec­tor in 2019 and the out­look...
In 2019, the Ukrain­i­an oil and gas in­dustry and the en­ergy sec­tor saw sev­er­al im­port­ant de­vel­op­ments in­clud­ing: for the first time in sev­er­al years, li­cens­ing rounds and pro­duc­tion-shar­ing agree­ment (PSA)...
06 Jan 20
Ukraine: im­port­ant changes to sub­soil use le­gis­la­tion
On 27 Decem­ber 2019, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed Draft Law No. 2240 “On Amend­ing of Cer­tain Le­gis­lat­ive Acts of Ukraine re­gard­ing Reg­u­la­tion of Ex­trac­tion of Am­ber” (the “Am­ber Law”) which...
06 Jan 20
Land­mark cli­mate change judg­ment: Dutch gov­ern­ment again com­pre­hens­ively...
On 20 Decem­ber 2019, the highest court (Su­preme Court) in the Neth­er­lands dis­missed the Dutch Gov­ern­ment’s fi­nal ap­peal in the land­mark cli­mate change case, Ur­genda Found­a­tion v The Neth­er­lands. This...
27 Dec 19
Ukraine to launch mon­it­or­ing of GHG emis­sions
On 12 Decem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the MRV Law im­ple­ment­ing the European stand­ards for mon­it­or­ing of green­house gas emis­sions (GHG). This MRV Law, en­titled On Prin­ciples of Mon­it­or­ing,...
11 Dec 19
A huge mo­ment for busi­ness: European Green Deal
After much an­ti­cip­a­tion and am­bi­tious prom­ises from the in­com­ing EU Com­mis­sion Pres­id­ent Ur­sula von der Ley­en, the European Com­mis­sion today an­nounced the con­tent of its European Green Deal. No one should...
28 Nov 19
The Law on Un­bund­ling has come in­to force
On 17 Novem­ber 2019, the long awaited “Un­bund­ling Law” (the Law of Ukraine “On Amend­ments to Cer­tain Laws due to Un­bund­ling of Nat­ur­al Gas Trans­mis­sion Activ­ity” No. 264-IX) came in­to force after...
05 Nov 19
Whis­tleblow­ing Dir­ect­ive ad­op­ted by the EU Coun­cil
On 7 Oc­to­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil ap­proved the word­ing of the "Dir­ect­ive of the European Par­lia­ment and of the Coun­cil on the pro­tec­tion of per­sons who re­port breaches of Uni­on law", also known as the...
10 Oct 19
Ukraine re­vises pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules
On 19 Septem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an par­lia­ment passed a re­vised Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law, aimed at mak­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment more ef­fi­cient and align­ing le­gis­la­tion with EU Dir­ect­ives 2014/24 and 2014/25....
08 Oct 19
Ukraine in­tro­duces new GTS un­bund­ling plan
On 18 Septem­ber 2019, the Ukrain­i­an cab­in­et ap­proved a new plan for re­struc­tur­ing the na­tion­al joint-stock com­pany Naf­togaz and a new mod­el for un­bund­ling of the Ukrain­i­an gas-trans­mis­sion sys­tem (GTS)....
08 Oct 19
Latest po­s­i­tion on EU tax­onomy reg­u­la­tion re sus­tain­able fin­ance
On 24 Septem­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil pub­lished this 'I' Item Note giv­ing its ma­jor­ity ap­prov­al to pro­ceed with the next stage in the le­gis­lat­ive jour­ney of the “Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion”, be­ing in­vit­ing...
12 Sep 19
Ukraine passes new pro­ced­ure for es­tab­lish­ing "green" tar­iff
On 30 Au­gust 2019, the Na­tion­al Com­mis­sion for State Reg­u­la­tion of En­ergy and Pub­lic Util­it­ies of Ukraine ad­op­ted a res­ol­u­tion ap­prov­ing a new pro­ced­ure for es­tab­lish­ing, re­view­ing and ter­min­at­ing the...
20 Aug 19
Ukraine takes an­oth­er step in its sup­port of elec­tric cars
On 6 Au­gust 2019, the Pres­id­ent of Ukraine signed the Law of Ukraine No. 2754-VIII dated 11 Ju­ly 2019 (Law) which sim­pli­fies the rules per­tain­ing to elec­tric vehicles (EV) on Ukrain­i­an roads. The Law,...