Our lawyers have been advising German and foreign energy supply companies for over 20 years on all aspects of the energy industry. We are among the few law firms in Germany with many years of experience in the upstream segment (gas and oil).

This includes in particular drafting cross-border energy supply contracts, controlling the terms of existing power supply and transmission contracts, designing energy-contracting and operating models, assisting clients with the approval procedures set out in the German act on the energy industry (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz), the full range of legal issues around the renewable energies, emissions trading, providing specialist advice on futures and derivatives trading, representing clients in disputes with the competition authorities and in legal disputes, and providing strategic advice on the positioning of energy supply companies and public utilities in the German and European energy market.

We have also advised clients for many years on energy infrastructure projects in Germany and abroad. From laying pipelines and from storage facilities (gas storage tanks, bunkering, power storage), from facilities to generate renewable energies (wind power, photovoltaics, biogas, hydrogen production, etc.) and landing terminals for the importation of energy carriers to the installation of plants for the storage and efficient use of electrical power, Malmendier Legal has in-depth experience gained over many years. This also comprises legal advice on the construction and facilities agreements, planning permission, financing, and European emissions trading. 

Finally, Malmendier Legal is among the few commercial law firms which were involved from the beginning in the legal framework conditions for hydrogen as the climate-neural fuel of the future, and we are therefore uniquely competent in this field. 

Our clients include leading domestic and foreign power generators and producers, gas transmission companies, trading companies, investors and funds, infrastructure companies, and regional and public utilities.