What we do

The European Energy Lawyers Alliance was established in July 2018 by five pioneering founding member law firms and consultancies. We are a group of legally qualified and experienced energy and commodity trading Lawyers, all of whom have previously occupied in house legal positions. We provide our clients with with a meaningful and cost-effective alternative to the traditional law firms.

Trade Finance

We assist clients with all aspects of commodity and trade finance. Our coverage is extensive and includes advising on repo transactions, hedging, pre-export and prepayment transactions. We have extensive warehousing financing experience and act regularly for large financial institutions.

Oil

We are able to assist with the review and negotiation of oil and products storage, tolling and supply arrangements. We have extensive experience in assisting clients with GTC & tender reviews. We understand the nuances of this highly technical market and the challenges which face clients.

Metals

We are experts in all aspects of metals and precious metals trading. We advise on warehousing agreements and can project manage local counsel in relation to local law advice. Additionally, we frequently draft metals and precious metals GTCs and master trading agreements.

Regulatory Compliance

Energy markets and energy market regulation increasingly shape and impact on how, when and where business is done. A number of EU directives and regulations are in the process of overlaying current business standards and practices. We provide a comprehensive service to assist clients in anticipating and responding to energy regulation at EU and national levels.

Shipping

Our lawyers are technical shipping law experts and can assist with demurrage claims and other disputes. We also advise on all aspects of charterparties.

Commodity Derivatives

We assist with all master agreements for trading commodity derivatives including (including ISDA and DRV). We have extensive experience in structured weather derivatives for hedging weather related gas and power prices and wind farm out-put. We are also able to assist with exchange traded products and clearing agreements.

LNG

The trading of LNG involves a complex mix of shipping and trading law. Our team has a unique depth of experience in the LNG market having negotiated many Master Sale and Purchase Agreements, vanilla and structured confirmations. We understand the unique challenges the LNG market presents and how to successfully navigate issues as they arise.

Power

We advise on all of the industry standard Master Agreements for physical power trading and related products (EFET, ISDA, GTMA and ROCTMA). We are able to assist with the review and negotiation of small and large scale power purchase agreements (PPAs) and all related credit documentation. Our lawyers have extensive experience with wind power generation, structured deals and developing market sectors such as ‘energy as a service’.

Natural Gas

We are experts in the negotiation all of the industry standard Master Agreements for physical gas trading including all common European trading hub appendices (EFET and ISDA). We also have extensive experience of drafting bespoke gas supply contracts, including long term supply and virtual gas storage agreements.