The Fenech & Fenech Advocates Commercial & Corporate Law Department has an integrated team of lawyers who are active in Energy Law and, having gained experience in this ever growing area of law, they understand the complex legal and commercial issues that emerge and affect business in this sector. Our lawyers combine legal expertise with an in-depth understanding of the business aspects of the utility and power industries to help clients bring transactions, regulatory proceedings, and disputes to successful conclusion. This enables us to respond to our client’s needs in a comprehensive fashion cutting across traditional disciplines relevant to the Energy sector including competition law and often complex regulatory issues that commonly pervade energy related transactions such as liberalisation of utility services, acquisitions and acquisition finance, energy trading, M&As, and future energy (including renewable energy). This expertise is coupled with the general expertise of the Commercial and Corporate Department which deals with corporate issues, restructuring and privatisation, real estate, tax, environmental and contractual relations, among others.
An important element required of legal advisors in the field of energy law is a strong knowledge of emerging and transition markets. Our lawyers therefore constantly monitor the relevant rules and regulations in order to keep clients abreast, and thus stay ahead of, rather than just react to, the latest developments in the European and Maltese energy industry.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates has gained a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by commercial parties involved in energy and infrastructure businesses and is well positioned to deal with the full range of issues pertinent to the field of energy law and practice, whether by assisting in the preparation of pre-merger notification filings, advising on the permissible scope of pre-merger coordination during the often extensive period of regulatory approvals, privatisations, joint ventures or counselling on the competition-law implications of joining with competitors in a data exchange or group purchasing initiative. Furthermore, the litigators in the firm have a wide experience in different areas of litigation and dispute resolution procedures enabling the Firm to also advise and represent clients in domestic and European courts and arbitration proceedings, and to advise further on the law relating to the energy sector generally.
The Firm has advised a wide spectrum of energy-related clients including governments and national energy companies; electric and gas independents and utilities; processing and distribution companies; electric transmission companies; developers and owners of wind power and other renewable energy sources; conversion developers; services, construction, engineering, and environmental firms; bunkering and storage facility organisations; and financial institutions providing capital and related services to these industries.