Esche Schümann Commichau

Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency

The experts at Esche Schümann Commichau have been providing consulting services in the area of renewable energies for many years. We identify new developments at an early stage and develop forward-looking innovative solutions for our clients.

The basis for this is our collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach – Esche Schümann Commichau's trademark for more than 35 years. Additionally, we can draw upon the expertise of international partner firms with a proven track record in renewable energy projects.

Among others, we advise our clients in the following areas:

Investment structuring

  • Corporate law and tax structuring of investment vehicles, consortia, joint ventures and renewable energy funds.

  • Drafting of investment prospectuses and offers.

Project contracts

  • Drafting and negotiating of real estate contracts and grid connection contracts.

  • Drafting and negotiating of project contracts such as supply contracts, EPC agreements, O&M agreements.

Public law

  • Advice and representation in all public law questions of renewable energy projects, such as questions of environmental law, energy law and construction law.

  • Enforcement of connection and remuneration claims according to the German Renewable Energies Act (EEG) and the Heat Power Cogeneration Act (KWKG).

Financing

  • Drafting and negotiating of financing, credit and collateral agreements.

Mergers & Acquisitions / Venture Capital

  • Advice on the acquisition and sale of renewable energy projects, including legal, tax and financial due diligence.

  • Advice on venture capital investments in clean-tech companies, energy efficiency companies and energy storage companies.

Distressed projects

  • Advice on distressed projects, e.g. due to the impending or actual insolvency of project partners.

Energy contracting and energy management

  • Legal and tax structuring, advice on financing and legal implementation of energy-saving contracting projects and plant contracting.

  • Drafting and negotiating of energy supply and combustibles-supply contracts.

  • Legal advice on implementing energy efficiency measures with or without investments, e.g. as part of energy-efficient redevelopments.

We have experience in

Photovoltaic Projects

Solar-thermal Projects

Wind Power Projects

Biomass Projects

Biogas Projects

We gladly provide the anonymised references upon request.

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