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Energy Trading

A unified field of competence between the energy and financial sector

As an experienced partner with a comprehensive understanding of finance law, we advise on establishing and expanding energy trading activities for energy supply and delivery companies, brokers and financial institutions.

Our experience covers:

  • supply agreements for energy sources
  • grid access and connection issues
  • permit issues (e.g. German Energy Industry Act (EnWG), German Electricity Tax Act (StromStG), German Banking Act (KWG))
  • master agreements (physical and financial supply)
  • sector-specific trading contracts (EFET, ISDA, German Master Agreement for Financial Derivatives Transactions, ZBT 2001, NBP 1997, CPMAs, CSAs, etc.)

In addition, we advise on exotic derivative products with energy, emissions and the weather as underlyings.

In the field of emissions trading, we provide comprehensive advice on the project-based Kyoto mechanisms CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) and JI (Joint Implementation). We help you validate emission-reduction measures to obtain emission credits.


News and insights

A  hydrogen processing plant

Publications: 27 March 2024

Hydrogen update Germany - new regulatory and market developments

Exciting times for hydrogen market participants in Germany – in the last months, a variety of new regulatory instruments and policy initiatives have been announced which will boost the ramp-up of the…

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Equipment, cables and piping as found inside of a modern industrial power plant

News: 20 February 2024

Allen & Overy advises Uniper on sale of Hungarian gas fired power plant Gönyű to Veolia

Allen & Overy is advising the international energy company Uniper SE, Düsseldorf ("Uniper") on its sale of 100% of shares in its subsidiary Uniper Hungary Energetikai Kft. ("Uniper Hungary").

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Tino Schneider

News: 01 February 2024

Allen & Overy strengthens German arbitration practice with new counsel hire

Allen & Overy is growing its German arbitration group with the addition of arbitration expert Dr Tino Schneider, who will join the firm as counsel on 1 February 2024. Tino has extensive experience in…

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electric meter

Publications: 09 May 2023

Germany to tighten energy efficiency requirements for buildings, companies and data centres

In April 2023, the German government proposed new legislation that aims to significantly increase energy efficiency requirements for buildings, companies and data centres. The government’s proposals…

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