INDUSTRY

Energy

The energy industry has been under more scrutiny than perhaps any other in the past decade. With increasing global demand for energy, coupled with the need to reduce the environmental impact of energy production, the world is indeed at a crossroads. In our region there is both a reliance on coal and nuclear power, and the beginnings of a move towards renewable energy. Alongside the continued development of traditional energy, there has been investment in geothermal, wind, hydroelectric and especially solar energy. Moving forward in these areas without disrupting economic growth requires a fine balance – one that many businesses and investors are trying to strike today.

We know that the energy sector presents both challenges and opportunities. We specialise in offering comprehensive legal advice on all matters related to alternative energy. We have worked on the financing of wind and photovoltaic power plant projects, and carried out assessments on the influence of building plans on public health and the environment. We regularly assist energy sector clients in areas such as dispute resolution, corporate transactions, financing and restructuring and insolvency. We also help businesses comply with environmental and competition regulations.

Read PRK’s contribution to the Alternative Energy & Power 2020 Chambers Global Practice Guide.


References

We advised RWE on the Czech aspects of the acquisition of a majority stake in the Czech distribution grid operator innogy Grid Holding (IGH).

We provide regular legal advice to ENGIE group regarding its activities in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, including the acquisition of several heating and facility management companies.

We provided legal assistance to Veolia Energie ČR (formerly Dalkia Česká republika, part of the Veolia Environnement) in relation to the acquisition of Pražská teplárenská LPZ, a subsidiary of Pražská teplárenská operating.

We represented French energy group Dalkia in connection with its acquisition and divestment of several energy assets in the Czech Republic.

We assisted Gaz de France with the acquisition of a Czech gas storage activity belonging to an international joint venture, which was being considered as part of a complex restructuring.