Energy & Natural Resources

Helping our clients go further

Our energy team is recognized among the best on the Romanian market, due to its wealth of experience and a very large and diverse relevant transactional background. 

The cumulative experience of our energy team has been developed in the majority of the most complex and high profile transactions in the energy field in Romania of the past 18 years, as well as numerous international transactions.

Our energy team has acted for potential investors, developers, contractors, buyers, sellers, the Romanian government and/or financial institutions on a broad range of energy projects and transactions, thus gaining a thorough knowledge and a complex understanding of the issues raised by such matters.

Our areas of work include:

  • Oil and gas
  • Power and utilities
  • Renewables
  • Water

We are top tier in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 in Energy and Natural Resources.

Cristina Filip is ranked as Eminent Practitioner. Alina Stancu Birsan is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers Europe and is listed as a leading individual by Legal 500.

Recognitions

“Filip & Company support goes far beyond legal advice. Their knowledge about the renewables market in Romania, especially their deep understanding of legal, commercial and technical contexts is exceptional. They are very well networked and thus always informed about current developments in the market.”

Legal 500, 2022

“The firm has a strong energy practice and delivers its service efficiently and is client responsive. Its partners are forward looking and aware of developments in the legal market place.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Filip & Company is very experienced in the field of renewable energy projects and is always willing to find a solution,” a client states, adding that the lawyers “provide not only legal but also commercial advice. They are straightforward and quick and have a good network within Romania.”

Chambers Europe, 2022

Clients appreciate the team’s ability to coordinate cross-border matters, with one saying that the lawyers provide “good assistance when dealing with elements coming from other legislations or cultures.”
Chambers Europe, 2021

Another client underlines that the team “provides helpful opinions.”
Chambers Europe, 2021

The lawyers “have a very good knowledge of the market and are also straight to the point when advising on permit matters and during negotiations.”
Chambers Europe, 2020

The lawyers “offer a high level of service in terms of response time and accuracy.”
Chambers Europe, 2020

“The team is very proactive and competent. They inform clients on ongoing topics that might be of interest for their business.”
Legal 500, 2020

“The team has broad exposure across both the public and private sectors.”
Legal 500, 2020

“It is a very experienced team with a great knowledge of the sector – the lawyers are dynamic and always ready to act.”
Chambers Europe, 2018

Client successes

  • assisted a leading European renewable power company in relation to the acquisition of a Romanian company developing wind farms with capacity exceeding 200 MW;
  • assisted the leading Romanian oil company in relation to matters regarding the development and connection to the electricity transportation grid of a new co-generation power plant with a capacity exceeding 800 MW;
  • assisted a leading European power company in relation to the projects for the development of units 3 and 4 of the Cernavoda nuclear power plant (the largest energy project in Romania) and the Belene nuclear plant in Bulgaria;
  • assisted the leading Romanian oil company in relation to matters regarding the development of the Brazi combined cycle power plant (the largest private power project in Romania) and the potential accession of the project to various support schemes;
  • assisted the largest Romanian hydropower producer in challenging a fine applied by the National Energy Regulatory Authority for the direct sale of electricity on the Hungarian market. The dispute was resolved in favour of Hidroelectrica in the first court and revolves around sophisticated issues such as the interplay between EU competition rules and the Romanian energy regulatory framework;
  • assisted one of the largest local entrepreneurs in the real estate and automotive industries, with growing interest in the power sector, in relation to several regulatory aspects in the context of the development of its strategy for trading electricity produced through one of its photovoltaic plants and the corresponding green certificates (including aspects concerning the balancing rules);
  • assisted a leading global renewable energy player with securing regulatory compliance in the development of its strategy for trading the power and green certificates and securing balancing services for its 500 MW portfolio of renewable power generation projects.

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