David Haverbeke Energy Law - Belgium

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Fieldfisher
l'Arsenal, Boulevard Louis Schmidt, 29
1040 Brussels
Belgium

Tel: +32 2 742 70 13
Fax: +32 2 742 71 00

Email: david.haverbeke@fieldfisher.com
Web: www.fieldfisher.com

I’ve been a partner in the Brussels’ Energy and Utilities department at Fieldfisher since September 2012.

I’ve been particularly active in the energy sector since 1999 and have advised Belgian and international clients in the energy and utilities sectors (including water and waste).

I’m a specialist in energy and related utilities law and have extensive expertise in transport law.

I have significant experience in providing strategic advice and assistance in the liberalisation of the energy markets, including drafting legal and regulatory frameworks relating to the liberalisation of the electricity and gas markets and drafting regulated and negotiated contracts in LNG, natural gas and electricity markets (project development, transit, supply, and trading). I also advise on competition issues.

My recent work includes advising a company, active in energy consulting, on revising contracts related to the installation of solar panels and acting as sole arbitrator (CEPINA rules) in a commercial dispute.

I assisted a company, active in legal insurance, with regard to a dispute against the Flemish Energy Agency (Vlaams Energieagentschap) and assisted another company, active in energy, in reviewing a Power Purchase Agreement.

I’ve recently advised a company on reviewing energy supply contracts and provided legal advice to a real estate company with regard to the obligation of signing connection contract with the network operator.

Furthermore, I’ve assisted a company active in energy, on the application for a supply license in the flemish region and another active in renewable energy on reviewing tenancy contract. I also advised a company in procedures before the European Court of Justice, challenging fines for green certificates quota.

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