Energy Sector and Network Industries

Our lawyers at Čechová & Partners have repeatedly advised major local and foreign clients involved in the production, distribution, and sale of (primarily) electricity and gas, as well as the production of electricity from renewable sources, regulatory and licensing issues, price regulation matters, trading in these commodities, and the adjustment and localisation of associated contract documentation to the Slovak market. We have also been active for a long time in the area of legal regulation of geological exploration and the production of mineral resources. We primarily advise on regulatory and licensing aspects of geological and mining law, as well as on the transactional structuring of exploration and production (E&P) projects. We also assist our clients in the negotiation of complex geological and mining projects and the practical implementation of such E&P projects in Slovakia.

Our law firm has been repeatedly recognized as a top tier firm in this practice area (recent years as part of the project development category) by IFLR1000.

References

OMV Exploration & Production

Comprehensive legal advice on the regulation of the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, including advice on commercial and contract law, to this Austrian client in connection with a joint investment and exploration project with a major local company active in this sector.

International Company Active in the Survey and Extraction of Crude Oil and Natural Gas

Comprehensive legal advice to a major international company based in Canada active in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in North America, Europe, and Australia. We primarily provided regulatory advice concerning the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in Slovakia, including advice on commercial and contract law in connection with a joint investment project with a major local company active in this sector.

Leading Austrian Electricity Producer, Distributor, and Trader

At Čechová & Partners, we have provided long-term comprehensive legal advice to a leading Austrian electricity producer, distributor, and trader regarding the specifics of electrical energy trade in Slovakia. This includes price regulation issues in Slovakia, localisation of contracts for the supply of electricity, and advice on electricity trading on the basis of contract documentation of European energy traders associated with EFET (European Federation of Energy Traders).

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

At Čechová & Partners, we have provided long-term comprehensive legal advice on regulatory matters to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s corporate and investment division, including specific issues concerning financial and energy regulation related to the trade in electricity and gas, as well as on trading rules in the electricity and gas underlined commodity derivatives in Slovakia.