Renewable Energy

Ambos NBGO has an excellent market reputation for assisting clients active in the energy and particularly renewable energy sectors. We have particular experience with regard to biofuels, solar energy and photovoltaic installations (for both contractors and financial investors), and wind power.  We focus on the following areas:

  • mergers & acquisitions

  • commercial and contract law

  • real estate

  • IP

  • EU Competition

  • disputes

Services Renewable Energy Sector

Our team advises several clients active in renewable energy on matters including:

  • Corporate & Transactions: advice on mergers and acquisitions (share deals / asset deals), restructuring, joint ventures, acquisitions out of bankruptcy or ‘WCO’ (Federal Law on the Continuity of Undertakings), shareholders’ agreements
  • Commercial and Contract Law: upstream and downstream oil and gas agreements, (international) commercial agreements, supply agreements, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) agreements
  • IP: energy-related patent litigation, protection and infringement of brands and other intellectual property rights, IP-related arbitration involving energy sector license agreements
  • Labour Law: assistance with classic labour law cases ((urgent) dismissal, social elections etc.), transfer of personnel (CAO Collective Labour Agreement) 32 bis), outsourcing, service, consultancy and management agreements
  • Real Estate & Environment: assistance with the acquisition and sale of real estate, assistance with administrative files – incl. all environmental aspects, (environmental) permits, sale and lease back, commercial lease agreements, leaseholds
  • Disputes: international commercial arbitrations concerning upstream and downstream agreements, investor-State energy arbitration, substantial damages expertise in oil and gas, assistance with commercial disputes (incl. against suppliers and leasing companies), assistance in case of clients’ bankruptcy / ‘WCO’ (Federal Law on the Continuity of Undertakings), product liability

Track Records Renewable Energy Sector

  • assisting one of the global leaders in the production of gearboxes for wind turbines.Negotiating multi-jurisdictional production and supply agreements

  • assisting a major Belgian player in the construction of the largest (roof surface) photovoltaic installation in the Benelux; negotiating the related financial documents

  • complained to the EU Commission about EU competition violations on behalf of a supplier of key components for wind power installations

  • acting as counsel in an ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) arbitration concerning the construction of a major biofuel facility in Belgium

  • extensive experience in arbitrating upstream and downstream energy agreements

  • investor-State arbitrations in the energy sector related to expropriations and commercial agreements

  • damages specialists for oil and gas