The 16 lawyers in BCTG Avocats’ Energy department provide cross-disciplinary support to their French and international clients in the areas of energy and specifically renewable energy (RE): Environmental Law, Urban Planning Law; Electricity Law (tariffs and connection); Public Law; Contracts (long-term leases, partnerships, construction, supply, operation and maintenance, etc.); M&A and Project Financing; Administrative Litigation (authorisations and contracts), Industrial Litigation (expert reports, …) and Commercial Litigation (partnerships, etc.).
BCTG Avocats has been a recognised expert in renewable energy for over twenty-five years. We work alongside the players in this market in all sectors (onshore and offshore wind power, solar, biomass, hydroelectricity, hydrogen, storage, …) and have a unique and integrated expertise in public and private law in the development of projects in France and abroad.
The lawyers in the Energy department are particularly involved in defending the industry and are resolutely committed to working alongside their clients to ensure the success of projects in which they believe. The team also stands out for its ability to provide projects with legal solutions that are both precise and pragmatic.
In addition, BCTG Avocats is a member of the French Renewable Energies Union (SER). Paul ELFASSI is a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the “Law and Regulation” Committee of its Wind Energy Commission and Nelsie BERGES chairs the Committee of its photovoltaic branch, SOLER.
The cross-disciplinary experience acquired by the firm and its knowledge of the sector’s particularities allow it to assist the various industrial market stakeholders and investors throughout a project, from its development and structuring to its effective realisation, including the operating phase.
- Multi-sector: onshore wind, offshore wind (land-based and floating), photovoltaic (ground-based, rooftop, floating, self-consumption), biomass, hydrogen, hydro-electricity, storage
- Securing the land
- Regulations (urban planning, environment, environmentally-sensitive classified facilities (ICPE), protected species, public participation, feed-in tariff, connection, …)
- Legal structuring of projects and associated documentation
- Industrial partnership or cooperation agreements
- Supply agreements, construction agreements (EPC/EPCM), operation and maintenance (O&M) agreements
- Corporate PPA, aggregation contracts
- Self-consumption schemes, participatory arrangements
- Project financing
- M&A (sales and acquisitions of projects and associated due diligence)
- Civil, administrative and commercial litigation; legal expertise, mediation