Utilities

Our four offices work together to help international and local companies working in the Baltic states and Belarus and specialising in waste, oil, biomass, water supply or other utilities in their interactions with suppliers, customers and regulators. We like to do our part to make sure that water keeps flowing, sewage is properly treated and the recycling process works as intended.

We can help you with

  • Utilities project development (eg power and CHP plant planning; construction and modernisation; grid connections; storage facilities)
  • Environmental regulation (eg environmental impact assessments; negotiations with state and municipal authorities, and with local communities)
  • Utilities project financing (PPP and concessions)
  • Compliance and regulatory issues (licences, permits, specific regulations, anti-bribery regulations, trade compliance, development of compliance programmes)
  • Management and operation of utilities sector companies (corporate matters, employment issues)
  • Public procurement in the utilities industry
  • Tax and customs, social security
  • Competition law (eg prohibited agreements, abuse of dominant position, cartel investigations)
  • Price and tariff approval
  • Supply and network agreements
  • Utilities dispute resolution
  • Protection of investments
  • Emissions trading
  • Renewable energy

Contact us

Experience

  • Legal Adviser

    Tallinna Vesi

    High profile administrative court dispute over water tariffs in Tallinn, the Estonian capital. Tallinna Vesi is the leading Estonian water and sewerage company and part of the United Utilities group

  • Legal Adviser

    Fortum Power & Heat

    Advice on interconnected complex national and international procedures and disputes plus regulatory, environmental, and project financing matters

  • Legal Adviser

    Cogeneration power plant: Kaunas city

    Representation in administrative dispute against National Commission for Energy Control and Prices

  • Legal Adviser

    Enerstena

    Advice on implementing World Bank-financed project for reconstruction of heating supply system and construction of new heating station in Cherven, Belarus

  • Legal Adviser

    Sweco International

    Advice on preparation of feasibility study for municipal sludge treatment with potential construction of a biogas factory in Minsk. Advice covered aspects of bio-gas plant construction and energy distribution

  • Legal Adviser

    GreenTech

    Expansion of activities and investment in new plant in Lithuania recycling single-use plastic packaging waste

  • Legal Adviser

    International banks

    Estonian adviser for syndicate of banks in financing investment by European Diversified Infrastructure Fund II SPSc, an infrastructure fund managed by First State Investments, in Utilitas, Estonia’s largest district heating company and a leading renewable power producer

  • Legal Adviser

    Hitachi

    Advising leading global nuclear power plant construction and maintenance company and strategic investor for the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant Project in Lithuania, on structuring and setting up Lithuanian investment vehicle in the Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant Project. This is the largest and most complex investment project in the Baltic States since they regained independence in the early 1990s