Wolf Theiss

Projects

Infrastructure & Energy

You may have grown so used to the current climate of economic uncertainty that you take it for granted that your project will face nearly unsurmountable hurdles in securing investment. Amid such uncertainty, efficiency in procurement and project delivery is your most valuable asset. In the Projects team at Wolf Theiss, we build true partnerships with clients to help them develop infrastructure projects throughout the project life cycle. We can help you with project structuring and regulatory/licensing issues, drafting and negotiating project agreements and finance documents, and acquiring or disposing of an existing project.

We work where public authorities, private investment and finance intersect. Your industry and business goals determine the team and strategy we implement. We have specific insights in sectors such as oil and gas, power generation, transmission and distribution, transportation, social infrastructure, hospitality, tourism and leisure, telecommunications, media and technology, water and waste management and more.

Despite the complications in the global economy, CEE/SEE is experiencing unprecedented levels of activity in projects aimed at modernising public and social infrastructure. We stand ready to deploy our local legal expertise and regional contacts to help you negotiate the complex jurisdictional, regulatory, financing and construction issues that arise in infrastructure projects or in public-private partnerships.

When you think Wolf Theiss Projects, think cross-border. We can provide you with a single point of contact for any transaction in the CEE/SEE region. We concentrate our practice on three main areas: infrastructure, renewable energy and conventional energy related work. Experienced partners who have a long track-record of delivery manage each practice area.

Contact
Zoltán
Faludi
Partner
T. +36 1 4848 800
F. +36 1 4848 825
Kálvin tér 12-13
1085 Budapest
Hungary
Andreas
Schmid
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5030
F. +43 1 51510 665030
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Bryan W.
Jardine
Partner
T. +40 21 308 81 00
F. +40 21 308 81 25
58-60 Gheorghe Polizu Street
011062 Bucharest
Romania
Lawyers
Peter Daszkowski
Co-Managing Partner
Ronald B. Given
Co-Managing Partner
Norbert Bálint
Senior Associate
Thomas Blecha
Senior Associate
Mircea Ciocirlea
Senior Associate
Ramona Hromei
Senior Associate
Johann Hwezda
Senior Associate
Wolfgang Lauchner
Senior Associate
Marika Lomashvili
Senior Associate
Katerina Novakova
Senior Associate
Radu Simion
Senior Associate
Oleg Temnikov
Senior Associate
Karolina Łapiak
Senior Associate
Areas of Specialisation

Development and Structuring

We partner with you and your business to advise on any kind of infrastructure and energy projects (green- or brownfield) from conception to success. This includes structuring advice, public procurement issues, PPP/concession contracts, management and development agreements, tax benefits, environmental reviews, permitting and compliance matters and cross-border investment issues.

Finance

Each project calls for a customised financing solution. We can help you look into anything from traditional LMA acquisition and project finance structures, to different forms of structured finance and debt restructuring techniques such as project bonds, monetisation of revenue streams, securitisations, and derivatives products.

Regulatory

Our team advises our clients on all environmental, permitting and licensing issues dealing with the construction and operation of energy and infrastructure assets, including unbundling aspects and compliance with market rules. Our contacts with relevant authorities and regulators become your strengths as we guide our clients through the labyrinth of administrative proceedings.

Commercial Contracts

We provide advice on commercial agreements specific to your industry. This includes EPC/O&M contracts, PPP/concession contracts, and supply and off-take agreements. We can advise you on shipping, logistics, agency, distribution, sales, outsourcing and offshoring arrangements, too.

Dispute Resolution

Legal challenges, litigation and arbitration can frequently be a risk to energy and infrastructure projects. Our goal is to reduce this danger to a minor annoyance. We represent various sectors not only in domestic litigation before national courts, but also in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under all the major rules, such as ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL. This extends to both commercial and investment disputes, such as those falling under bilateral investment treaties or the Energy Charter Treaty.

M&A and Corporate

As you can tell by now, a successful Projects lawyer is much more than just a Projects lawyer. Our team also has the experience you need for private and public M&A transactions, including advice on regulatory aspects, structuring issues, due diligence, drafting, negotiating and implementing sales or acquisition agreements and related pre-closing and post-closing restructuring work. We can represent you in the ins and outs of takeover, merger control and securities laws so you can focus on getting your project off the ground.
 

Press Releases

Newssquare WOLF THEISS NAMED "CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR" AT CHAMBERS EUROPE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Vienna/London – 11 April 2017 – Wolf Theiss has been named "Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year" in this year's Chambers Europe Awards....

Newssquare Groundbreaking changes in the national green energy regulation

Parliament may soon pass new laws for supporting renewable energy. The Government has published a draft legislative package aimed at transforming the...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS SOFIA'S PARTNER KATERINA KRAEVA IS THE ONLY NEW BOARD MEMBER TO THE BRITISH BULGARIAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

As of September 2015, Partner Katerina Kraeva is a Board Member of the British Bulgarian Business Association (BBBA). The new Board of Directors was...

Newssquare THE PAKS INVESTMENT MAY ALSO BE AFFECTED: TURN IN THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S CRITERIA IN THE AREA OF STATE AIDS?

In its decision made last October but published only last week, the European Commission approved the state aid intended by the United Kingdom to be...

Newssquare THE WARSAW OFFICE OF WOLF THEISS ADVISES PORR GROUP ON THE PURCHASE OF BILFINGER COMPANY

Warsaw, 11 June 2015: Wolf Theiss has advised PORR Bau GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of PORR AG, on the purchase of Bilfinger Infrastructure S.A....

Newssquare Wolf Theiss publica cea de-a sasea editie anuala a Ghidului privind generarea energiei electrice din surse regenerabile

WOLF THEISS PUBLICĂ CEA DE-A ŞASEA EDIŢIE ANUALĂ A GHIDULUI PRIVIND GENERAREA ENERGIEI ELECTRICE DIN SURSE REGENERABILE ÎN EUROPA CENTRALĂ ŞI DE...

Newssquare WOLF THEISS PUBLISHES ITS SIXTH ANNUAL EDITION (2015) GUIDE TO GENERATING ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES IN CENTRAL & SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE

WOLF THEISS has announced the publication of the sixth annual edition of its well-received Guide to Generating Electricity from Renewable Energy...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

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The Romanian Government approved (effective as of 14 April of this year) a State aid scheme which is aimed at stimulating...

Newssquare First successful investment treaty claim over subsidy cuts to renewable energy investments

Since 2013, several investment treaty claims have been filed in the field of renewable energy against European member states based upon alleged breach...

Newssquare The New Security of Gas Supply Regulation on the Horizon - The View of Austria, Bulgaria and Slovenia

On 16 February 2016, the European Commission officially presented the new Energy Security Package, which aims at increasing the role of the EC in the...

Newssquare Solar Boom in Hungary

RES financial incentive scheme in Hungary – Impacts on the regulatory and investment environment of the development of photovoltaic power plants

Newssquare SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO GREEN CERTIFICATES SUPPORT SCHEME IN ROMANIA

Against a backdrop of hotly debated issues, the Romanian Government brought much-needed changes to the green certificates support scheme (1), by way...

Newssquare Energy Efficiency in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Law on Energy Efficiency (hereinafter: the Law) was for the first time enacted in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 2 February 2017. The...

Newssquare WASTE TO ENERGY HELPS TO SECURE EUROPE’S ENERGY FUTURE

Advising in utilities projects that convert waste to energy is just one way that Wolf Theiss helps clients innovate and achieve added value. In...

Newssquare MANDATORY RES-E QUOTA BENEFITING FROM THE GC SUPPORT SCHEME WAS APPROVED

In a shift in green energy policy in Romania, the mandatory RES-Electricity quota benefiting from the green certificate support scheme was approved...

Newssquare The Bulgarian traders of energy products are facing the Market Abuse Regulation

Effective as of the end of September 2016, Bulgarian traders of energy products must comply with market abuse prevention requirements.

Newssquare Recent developments in renewable energy claims

Starting in 2013, several investment treaty claims have been filed in the field of renewable energy against several European countries, alleging a...

Newssquare Bulgaria: new draft Concessions Act published

On 19 April 2016 the Bulgarian Council of Ministers published a draft for the new Concessions Act (the "Draft CA"), which will replace the current...

Newssquare THE RENEWABLE ENERGY SUPPORT SCHEME IN HUNGARY IS BEING CHANGED

The Government published its draft legislation on 18 March 2016 aiming to override the present renewable energy support scheme of the electricity...

Newssquare A POTENTIAL BLOW FOR WIND POWER IN POLAND

A recent bill on wind power plant investments, sponsored by MPs of the Law and Justice party, is very controversial to say the least. In its current...

Newssquare Romania: Final RES-Electricity quota for 2015

Since the beginning of 2016, several ANRE Orders were enacted for the regulation of the RES-Electricity market. Please receive the client alert to...

Newssquare THE NEW ENERGY SECURITY PACKAGE - A STEP FORWARD TO EUROPEAN NATURAL GAS SECURITY OF SUPPLY

On 16 February 2016 the European Commission ('EC') officially presented the new Energy Security Package. The set promotes the EC’s increased role in...

Newssquare NEW RULES REGULATING NATURAL GAS TRADING IN BULGARIA

On 4 August 2015 the new Natural Gas Market Rules ('Gas Market Rules') were published in the State Gazette (SG, No 59/2015) after the Bulgarian energy...

Newssquare NEW DECISIONS OF THE BULGARIAN ENERGY REGULATOR – HIGHER ELECTRICITY PRICES FOR THE BUSINESS AND LOWER REVENUES FOR THE RENEWABLES

On 31 July 2015 the Bulgarian Energy and Water Regulatory Commission ("EWRC") adopted three decisions to have a significant effect across the...

Newssquare NEW SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO THE BULGARIAN ENERGY LEGISLATION

On 22 July 2015 the Bulgarian Parliament adopted amendments to the Energy Act ("EA") and the Act on Energy from Renewable Sources ("AERS"), which will...

Newssquare NEW INVESTMENT CLAIM AGAINST THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

On 26.05.2015 the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (`ICSID`) in Washington D.C., USA registered a new request for the...

Newssquare Amendments to legislation on energy from renewable energy sources

On 6 May 2015, the Chamber of Deputies adopted a draft law which approves a number of measures in the field of energy from renewable sources (E-RES)...

Newssquare Czech Republic: Amendment to the Energy Act

On April, 10 2015 the Chamber of Deputies approved a draft amendment to the Energy Act. At this moment we are waiting for amendment approval by the...

Newssquare Gas Market Highlights (Hungary)

With new legislation put in place regarding capacity booking and the revocation of universal service licences, and the launch of the national utility...

Newssquare SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN THE BULGARIAN RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

On 07.03.2015 amendments to the Act on Energy from Renewable Sources (`AERS`) were introduced through the Bill on Amendment and Supplementation to the...

Newssquare LATEST AMENDMENTS TO THE BULGARIAN ENERGY ACT- ATTEMPT TOWRADS ELECTRICITY MARKET STABILITY AND LIBERALISATION

On 07.03.2015 a Bill of Amendment and Supplementation of the Bulgarian Energy Act has been published with an immediate effect. The Bill introduces...

Newssquare ANRE Orders no. 8 and 9/2015

Starting with 4 March 2015, ANRE Order no. 8/2015 on the approval of the mandatory green certificate acquisition quota for 2014 (Order no. 8/2015) and...

Newssquare NATURAL GAS & ELECTRICITY TRANSACTIONS REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

On 7th of January 2015 the European Commission adopted Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1348/2014 on data reporting implementing Article...

Newssquare ANRE Order 78/2014

ANRE Order no. 78/2014 on the approval of the Regulation for the execution of bilateral power purchase agreements via extended tender, continuous...

Newssquare Bucharest: NEW ELECTRICITY TRADE REGULATIONS IN ROMANIA

New electricity trade regulations were put into force. Market participants that were already registered with the centralized market for bilateral...

Newssquare The controversial 20% fee on solar and wind res generators declared unconstitutional by the Bulgarian Constitutional Court

By virtue of Decision No.13, dated 31 July 2014, under constitutional case No.1/2014, the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bulgaria, with 10...

Newssquare Proposed Amendments to the Ukrainian Gas Transportation Management System

On 18 June 2014 the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine ("CMU") introduced the Draft Law "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine on Reforming the Management...

Newssquare Developments in the legal framework regarding gas storage and export and Ukraine’s power sector

On 23 June 2014 the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Paragraph 9, Section II of the Closing Provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Romania Client Alert: RES-Electricity quota 2014 published in Official Gazette

Government Decision no. 224 of 26 March 2014 for the establishment of the RES-Electricity quota in year 2014 has been published in the Official...

Newssquare Law for approval of EGO 57/2013 signed by the Romanian President

The Law for the approval of EGO 57/2013 to amend and supplement Law 220/2008 for the green certificate support scheme has been signed by the Romanian...

Newssquare Wolf Theiss Romania Client Alert: Exploitation Concessions & Green Certificates 2014

1. The National Agency for Mineral Sources publishes new concession areas for exploitation 2. The National Authority for the Regulation in the Energy...

Newssquare EGO 57/2013 referred to Constitutional Court

In accordance with public information made available on the official web site of the Presidential Administration* the Law to approve the EGO 57/2013...

Newssquare Poland Facilitates Funding Of Infrastructure Projects to Private and Public Investors

Polish government recently launched the "Polish Investments" program for supporting the growth rate of investments in infrastructure projects in...

Newssquare The law for approving EGO no. 57/2013 was sent to re-examination by President Traian Basescu

The law for approving the Emergency Government Ordinance no. 57/2013 ("EGO 57") to amend Law 220/2008 on setting up the support scheme promoting...

Wolf Theiss Guides

Newssquare Energy Efficiency in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is pleased to publish the first edition (2017) of "The Wolf Theiss Guide to: Energy Efficiency in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe"...

Newssquare Generating Electricity from Renewable Sources in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is proud to announce the release of the seventh edition of its flagship publication "The Wolf Theiss Guide to Generating Electricity from...

Newssquare Waste to Energy in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is pleased to publish the first edition (2016) of "The Wolf Theiss Waste to Energy Guide in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe" (the...

Newssquare Licensing of Electricity and Gas Wholesale Activities in Central, Eastern & Southeastern Europe

Wolf Theiss is pleased to publish The Wolf Theiss Guide To: Licensing of Electricity and Gas Wholesale Activities in Central, Eastern & Southeastern...

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