Energy & Utilities Overview
The SORAINEN Energy & Utilities Practice is a significant feature of the firm's Competition & Regulatory Team. The practice covers a full range of international and domestic energy law and regulatory services. The SORAINEN Energy & Utilities Practice assists clients in negotiations involving complex agreements, regulatory issues and political challenges. The team consists of highly qualified energy law experts supported by other SORAINEN practices in the areas of dispute resolution, regulatory, competition law, environmental law, and mergers and acquisitions. With more than a dozen experienced and internationally recognised lawyers from all SORAINEN offices, the firm has one of the largest Energy & Utilities Practices in the Baltic States and Belarus.
SORAINEN is recommended by international directories such as The Legal 500 (“Clients say that SORAINEN's team is 'very confident in what it is doing'.”) and Chambers Europe (praised for “attracting clients with its reliable advice and high level of service”). Both The Legal 500 and Chambers Europe have acknowledged SORAINEN's leading and outstanding role in regulatory markets, with Chambers Europe naming SORAINEN “as the go-to” firm in this sector.
The strong and experienced SORAINEN team is consistently involved in the region's major energy transactions. As the only fully integrated law firm in the Baltic States and Belarus, the team offers the highest quality services in complex cross-border and local transactions. SORAINEN offers expertise in all key energy and utilities areas including:
- electricity, gas and heating power plant construction and modernisation projects
- price and tariff approvals;
- permits and licences;
- gas and oil extraction;
- liquefied natural gas projects;
- supply and network agreements;
- energy dispute resolution;
- negotiations with regulators;
- compliance issues;
- protection of investments;
- waste management projects;
- emissions trading;
- renewable energy.
SORAINEN is a member of the Environment and Energy Commission at the Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania. The Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania is a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), representing the main service and trade oriented companies and business associations in Lithuania, www.icclietuva.lt. The head of the SORAINEN Energy & Utilities Practice in Lithuania also heads the Environment and Energy Commission at the Lithuanian Business Confederation | ICC Lithuania.
The head of the SORAINEN Energy & Utilities Practice is Kaupo Lepasepp.
Local heads of the SORAINEN Energy & Utilities Practice are: