The energy sector is in a constant state of transition owing to technical and political developments and associated regulations. NautaDutilh plays an innovative, leading role in these developments through its involvement in pioneering cases in the sector.
NautaDutilh’s energy practice began with the first big natural gas find in the Netherlands in the 1960s. Our long experience, large network and broad practice are brought to bear as we support clients in arriving at innovative solutions. Our extensive experience with legal work in the sector enables us to tackle sector-specific cases – large and small – efficiently, and to support the client on points they may not have considered.
NautaDutilh assists major players such as manufacturers, suppliers, industrial customers, and traders, but also central and local government agencies and public clients in the fields of (sustainable) energy, oil, electricity and gas. We offer these services primarily both in the Netherlands and Belgium, whilst able to call on a worldwide network of renowned law firms.
Specialist knowledge that is relevant to the energy sector
One of the strengths of our practice is the availability of highly specialised knowledge in every conceivable area of law that is relevant to our clients in the energy sector. Our sector-specialised lawyers work closely with the specialists in different practice areas at NautaDutilh. This not only ensures the highest quality but, perhaps even more importantly, produces sound, practical advice.
Our portfolio lists projects such as setting up the first continental gas exchange (ICE-ENDEX), the first gas storage in salt caverns in the Netherlands (Zuidwending), restructuring the gas market, the purchase by the national government of the Dutch gas and high-tension network, the first privatisation of an electricity producer (EZH), the first non-recourse project financing of an electricity power station in continental Europe, and the world’s biggest carbon capture and storage (CCS) project.