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Fieldfisher

L'ARSENAL, BOULEVARD LOUIS SCHMIDT, 29, 1040 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
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Work +32 2 742 70 00
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Fax +32 2 742 71 00
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www.fieldfisher.com
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Wouter Vandorpe

Tel:
Work +32 2 742 70 18
Email:
Web:
www.fieldfisher.com
Fieldfisher

Work Department

Energy

Position

Of Counsel

Career

Wouter advises on energy law related matters (electricity/gas), renewable energy projects and drafting of energy contracts.He has expertise in (large) energy projects and due diligence as well as negotiation with regulators on technical energy law; half is European Law and half is Belgian Law.

He acts before the Belgian Council of State and Constitutional Court, and the European Court of Justice. He is also a researcher for the Institute of Environmental and Energy Law at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and editor of the legal journal on environmental and energy law (M.E.R.).

His team is involved in landmark energy cases in Belgium and the EU, including support issues, free movement, gas tenders, Zeebrugge hub, major acquisitions and smart energy or demand response. We also assist in licensing (environmental, building, supply, production etc).

Languages

Dutch, English, French; basic knnowledge of German, Catalan and Russian

Member

 


Belgium

Industry focus: energy

Within: Industry focus: energy

The 'efficient, pragmatic and solution-oriented' team at Fieldfisher is highlighted for its 'in-depth know-how of the energy sector'. The group handles a range of commercial and regulatory matters for its client roster, which includes Axpo Benelux, 3E and Valeco. It acted for Borealis on the development of a large energy infrastructure project at Antwerp harbour. The group is also instructed by the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators on legal and regulatory matters across all EU member states. Key names to note include practice head David Haverbeke and of counsel Wouter Vandorpe, who attract praise for their 'regulatory knowledge' and ability to 'translate and interpret regulations in practical cases'.

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