Energy and Climate Change

One client enthuses that the team has ‘a lot of strengths: very accessible, experienced and good at making complex matters simple.’ This source goes on to add: ‘They ask the correct questions, are excellent to work with and have excellent communication skills.’

Chambers Europe 2020

BAHR – working with energy

The importance of energy – oil and gas, and renewables – to the Norwegian economy can’t be overstated. Despite maturing fields, the Norwegian Continental Shelf remains attractive for E&P, while Norway is among the world’s leaders in hydropower and, increasingly, wind energy.

Unsurprisingly, Norway is home to several energy giants, and plays host to many more. BAHR has served a number of these for years, handling significant cross-border mandates alongside their largest domestic work, such as:

  • Appearing for stakeholders in the Gassled infrastructure JV, in a NOK 34 billion Supreme Court case concerning the government’s decision to reduce gas transportation tariffs.
  • Advising Noreco and Altinex on the latter’s agreement to acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s upstream assets in Denmark for c.US$2 billion.
  • Acting for Hafslund E-CO in a complex network of deals, valued at NOK 100 billion, which saw the client become Norway’s second largest electricity producer.

As demonstrated by our high rankings in the legal guides, BAHR is a leader across the energy field. Our experienced team provides practical advice on all areas of everyday concern to energy companies, including commercial agreements and regulatory compliance, while also being a first choice for their largest mandates – multi-billion financings, international acquisitions or major disputes. Widely valued for our advice on Norway’s complex energy tax regimes, we are also respected for procurement and competition work.

For more information on how we can help you, please get in touch with one of our key points of contact.

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