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Regulatory

About Stek Regulatory /

Leading on regulatory issues in and out of court

Our top-tier Regulatory team has an excellent track record in all strategic regulatory issues in and out of court, with a strong focus on the energy sector. The team litigates and advises on sector-specific laws and regulations, and has an unrivalled network and day-to-day dealings with policymakers, industry associations, authorities and regulators.

Energy regulatory 

Our Regulatory team has unique expertise and an outstanding track record in the energy sector, as independently acknowledged by continuous Band 1 Chambers and Tier 1 Legal 500 rankings. They represent large industrial energy consumers, energy distribution companies, energy producers,energy storage operators, energy suppliers and energy industry associations on strategic regulatory and public affairs issues. The Regulatory team is part of Stek’s multidisciplinary Energy team.

We are involved in (among other things):

  • tariff regulation for electricity, gas and heat on behalf of the regional grid operators and industry associations;
  • disputes regarding electricity grid congestion;
  • energy consumer claims;
  • disputes regarding the qualification of electricity infrastructure and complex connection situations;
  • strategic advice pertaining to private grids, smart grids and cable pooling;
  • strategic advice regarding the decommissioning and repurposing of (offshore) energy infrastructure;
  • disputes regarding major accidents and grid failures; and
  • new legislation and policy (green hydrogen, geothermal energy, prioritising grid access and congestion management).

Environmental law

The Regulatory team also litigates and advises on the administrative law aspects of predominantly renewable energy projects (solar, wind, geothermal energy, green hydrogen, battery storage, CCS/CCSU). This includes spatial planning/planning permission, environmental law and nature conservation law.

Administrative law

Furthermore, the Regulatory team is a solid defender in enforcement proceedings (such as market manipulation/insider information proceedings pursuant to REMIT (EU Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency), mining law and regulations and environmental law), and is knowledgeable in subsidy law, EU law (including state aid and public procurement) and competition law and foreign direct investment issues in regulated markets.

Top-tier specialists with a no-nonsense approach

We help our clients translate regulatory issues into legal opportunities with a no-nonsense approach and a sense of humour. We are well-equipped to balance the different interests of all relevant stakeholders, and are reasonable and straightforward in our opinions of what can and cannot be achieved. We strive to help our clients achieve their objectives by providing pragmatic and actionable advice. 

Meet our team /

Top-tier specialists with a no-nonsense approach

Stek brings a lot of regulatory knowledge and experience to the table. Great support to stand up against or discuss with any regulator.”
Legal 500 2023 – Energy – Regulatory

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