Some Information About Us
EELA brings together a number of energy and commodities law firms and lawyers to offer clients specific expertise in the European energy market and to provide groups of lawyers to support larger transactions and projects.
EELA Partners operate from offices in the UK (London and Portsmouth), Switzerland, Belgium and Singapore, and we are able give advice under English, Swiss and German law. This gives us an international breadth of coverage across the European, Middle Eastern, African and APAC markets.
EELA is a registered Swiss Verein.
The Partners are all experienced commodities lawyers who have worked in major international law firms (including Holman Fenwick Willan, Reed Smith, Hogan Lovells) and have held senior roles in: (i) banks (ABN Amro, BNP Paribas, Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and Morgan Stanley); (ii) commodities trading companies (Enron, Koch Supply & Trading and Castleton Commodities); and (iii) industry (BP and RWE).
Our combination of private practice and in-house experience has been the subject of excellent feedback from clients. They tell us that this combination enables us to understand better the challenges in-house teams face, the related legal risks and the role of other key internal stakeholders – market risk, credit risk, treasury, accounting, operations, tax, compliance – and to produce succinct and commercially focused work.
EELA was founded in the belief that in-house lawyers and their clients need to be supported and advised in a more efficient, commercial and pragmatic manner.
Given the depth of experience of the EELA lawyers, we have gained a deep, holistic and unique insight into the commercial demands and internal pressures faced by commodities clients. We feel that this experience leaves us ideally placed to meet what we perceive to be an obvious gap in the commodities legal services market.
EELA Member Firms
At Correggio Consulting, we offer a range of specialist services rooted in a profound understanding of the energy industry. Our service is underpinned by an extensive knowledge and experience of European and global markets at all levels of the value chain.
As a truly international consultancy, we work with senior management to tailor their commercial and business strategies so that they can succeed in increasingly complex and competitive commodity markets.
Duve Legal Consulting (DLC) is a boutique law firm that has emerged from the law firm Michaela Duve, which was founded in 2006 in Potsdam, Germany.
DLC offers highly specialised consulting services to the energy and commodities market. Our constantly developing client base consists of local and international companies and enterprises. We are pooling knowledge, experience and proven best practice to provide you the best tailored advise.
UK and Singapore
Founded in 2017, our firm has grown to become the go-to boutique law firm for the provision of specialist legal services to the commodities sector.
We believe that the commodities sector needs legal support and advice in a more efficient, commercial and pragmatic manner than that currently offered by traditional law firms. We offer a new and better alternative to those law firms.
Two of the Mercatis Law Partners are founding partners of EELA.
Provenance means a “record of ownership as a guide to authenticity or quality.” For over a quarter of a century, our founder and owner has worked in law firms and senior in-house legal positions for the likes of Lovell White Durrant (now Hogan Lovells), BP, RWE, Morgan Stanley and Castleton Commodities International.
Our background enables us to see the law differently.
We understand the importance of being able to call on dependable, pragmatic and experienced external legal support, often at short notice and at a cost which is not prohibitive. We have built up a deep, holistic and unique insight into the commercial drivers, internal pressures and operations of companies with whom we have worked.