Services

Energy

Practicing law in the oil and gas and power-energy areas requires a highly integrated and competent approach to confront the challenging issues faced by companies operating in these industries. We offer a wide scope of legal services based on this approach and our broad, first-hand experience of these dynamic and major sectors of the Russian economy.

Using our transactional expertise, the Energy Team assists with:

  • acquisition of assets (including distribution networks, steam gas turbine equipment);
  • acquisition of shares in oil and gas and energy companies;
  • tax advice;
  • complete scope of legal services for investment projects in the energy sector

We advise on corporate governance issues covering:

  • assessment of transactions and a company’s overall activities to ensure compliance with corporate, anti-monopoly and other applicable legislation;
  • restructuring of energy and oil and gas holding companies

We represent clients in oil and gas/power disputes and provide legal consulting services in connection with:

  • production sharing and transportation services agreements (including settlement agreements, as well as facilitating negotiations);
  • tariff regulation issues (including disputes over tariffs in the electric energy and heat supply sector, recovery of losses from regulatory authorities, recovery of unjust enrichment/indebtedness in cases involving incorrect application of tariffs);
  • pre-contractual disputes (including settlement agreements and facilitating negotiations);
  • issues around technological attachment to electric networks; technology issues associated with connecting to the electricity/power network
  • electric energy and power wholesale and retail markets (including payment for electric energy costs, compensation for losses incurred within electricity transmission grids, reimbursement for unauthorized usage of electric-energy);
  • disputes in connection with «last mile» agreements; and
  • competition law disputes

We also have extensive industry-specific experience in bankruptcy related matters, including:

  • complete range of legal support for companies facing insolvency proceedings;
  • protecting creditors’ interests during insolvency proceedings involving energy companies


 

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