Mannheimer Swartling’s Energy and Natural Resources group advises the industry on a broad range of issues including production, distribution, marketing and sale of oil, gas, electricity, heating, refrigeration and related issues.
Mannheimer Swartling’s Energy and Natural Resources practice has a particular understanding of energy disputes and its members are regularly retained as counsels in international arbitrations regarding e.g. price revisions of long term gas contracts and production sharing agreements.
The practice stays abreast of developments within the industry and any new requirements, from a commercial as well as a legal perspective to offer clients sector specific advice. In addition, the group acts on an ongoing basis as the advisor to the Swedish Bar Association in energy matters like public consultations from the Swedish Government.
Our work regularly involves handling matters related to the following:
- Mergers and acquisitions specifically relating to the energy sector
- Specific energy-, financial- and tax-regulatory issues related to start-ups on the Swedish energy market
- Production and delivery agreements, including disputes relating to such agreements
- Tax matters, where our firm has extensive experience and expertise from various fuel tax and energy tax issues
- Environmental permit issues relating to establishments and reconstructions of production resources
- Regulatory advice in relation to the electricity and natural gas sector and for nuclear technology
- Price regulation; for example the new price regulation in the Electricity Act for the tariffs charged by grid operators for the transmission or distribution of electricity
- Antitrust law, relating to for instance acquisitions, compliance programs and strategic joint ventures
- Financing issues specifically relating to the energy sector
- Construction projects and building permits, specifically relating to the energy sector
- Disputes in the Swedish courts, as well as international arbitrations (the firm being widely acknowledged for its extensive experience from energy-related disputes in the former Soviet republic countries)