The Swiss energy market is rapidly changing, and Walder Wyss is a leader in providing advice on the legal issues related to this development. We advise both electricity suppliers and corporate clients on competition and regulatory issues, particularly in connection with the Swiss Federal Electricity Supply Act and the drafting of contracts. We also represent parties in litigation before the Competition Commission (COMCO), the Federal Electricity Commission (EICom) and the Federal Administrative Court.

A particular area of specialisation is the expansion of infrastructure for the generation and transmission of energy. With our sector-specific expertise in public procurement, environmental law and data protection issues, we are the leading authority for legal issues and opinions in the area of power plant construction, grids and smart metering.


Energy & Infrastructure
Introduction

The Swiss energy market is rapidly changing, and Walder Wyss is a leader in providing advice on the legal issues related to this development. We advise both electricity suppliers and corporate clients on competition and regulatory issues, particularly in connection with the Swiss Federal Electricity Supply Act and the drafting of contracts. We also represent parties in litigation before the Competition Commission (COMCO), the Federal Electricity Commission (EICom) and the Federal Administrative Court.

A particular area of specialisation is the expansion of infrastructure for the generation and transmission of energy. With our sector-specific expertise in public procurement, environmental law and data protection issues, we are the leading authority for legal issues and opinions in the area of power plant construction, grids and smart metering.

Experts Products & experience

Our key areas of activity are:

  • Training executives of various electricity supply companies in the implementation of, and compliance with, competition law and related regulatory provisions
  • Structuring and executing distribution plans for electricity supply companies
  • Negotiating electricity supply contracts
  • Drawing up legal opinions on regulatory and competition law issues
  • Representing electricity supply companies before the Electricity Commission, and before cantonal and federal courts
  • Providing advice and assistance in connection with the construction of power plants and transmission lines

In these sectors we have particular expertise in advising on competition, data protection and intellectual property issues, as well as on the special aspects of public procurement and compliance with environmental regulations. Our specialised transaction know-how also makes us the prime choice for corporate transactions (acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs) in the energy sector.

Publications




Kommentar zu Art. 15 und 16, Vorbem. zu Art. 51a–60 und Art. 51a–60 des Bundesgesetzes über den Schutz von Marken und Herkunftsangaben (MSchG)(Commentary on art. 15 and 16, preliminary remarks to art. 51a–60 and art. 51a–60 of the Federal Act on the Protection of Trade Marks and Indications of Source)

by Markus R. Frick
in: David/Frick (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar Markenschutzgesetz Wappenschutzgesetz"
3. Auflage, Basel 2017, pp. 490–524, 913–1056 (ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-7190-3553-2)






Kommentar zu Artikel 8-11, 30 VegüV(Commentary on articles 8-11, 30 VegüV)

by Alex Nikitine
in: Watter/Vogt (Editor[s]), "Basler Kommentar, Verordnung gegen übermässige Vergütungen bei börsenkotierten Aktiengesellschaften"
Basel 2015


Outsourcing 2015

co-authored by David Vasella and Nicola Benz
in: "Getting the Deal Through"
London 2015





Haftung für induzierte Seismizität(Liability for induced seismicity)

by Hans Rudolf Trüeb and Ramona Wyss
in: "Schweizerisches Zentralblatt für Staats- und Verwaltungsrecht (ZBl)" 115/2014, pp. 3–30


Commentary on Article 194 PILS

co-authored by Micha Bühler and Michael Cartier
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


Commentary to Art. 5 to 8 of the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration

co-authored by Micha Bühler and Michael Feit
in: Zuberbühler/Müller/Habegger (Editor[s]), "Swiss Rules of International Arbitration"
2. Auflage, Zurich/New York 2013


Costs in International Arbitration

co-authored by Micha Bühler and Marco Stacher
in: Manuel Arroyo (Editor[s]), "Arbitration in Switzerland – The Practitioner’s Guide"
The Hague 2013


Ausgewählte Entwicklungen im schweizerischen Kartellrecht 2011/2012(Selected developments in Swiss Antitrust Law 2011/2012)

by Daniel Zimmerli
in: "Aktuelle Anwaltspraxis" 2013, p. 897




Country Answer for Switzerland

co-authored by Philipp Habegger and Micha Bühler
in: "ICC Guide to National Procedures for Recognition and Enforcement of Awards under the New York Convention Awards, ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin" Vol 23/Special Supplement – 2012


Use of Share Purchase Agreements in European Jurisdictions: Switzerland

co-authored by Micha Fankhauser and Alex Nikitine
in: Jaletzke/Henle/Beck (Editor[s]), "M&A Agreements in Germany"
Munich 2011, pp. 348–359






Der Rechtsschutz im Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht(Remedies in Swiss Intellectual Property and Competition Law)

co-authored by Lucas David, Markus R. Frick, Oliver M. Kunz, Matthias U. Studer and Daniel Zimmerli
in: von Büren/David (Editor[s]), "Schweizerisches Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht (SIWR)"
3. Auflage, Basel/Geneva/Munich 2011








Wettbewerbsrecht und Wettbewerbsregulierung 2007–2009(Competition Law and Competition Regulation 2007–2009)

co-authored by Hans Rudolf Trüeb and Daniel Zimmerli
in: Fellmann/Poledna (Editor[s]), "Aktuelle Anwaltspraxis 2009"
Berne 2009



Die aktienrechtliche Organverantwortlichkeit nach Art. 754 Abs. 1 OR als Folge unternehmerischer Fehlentscheide: Konzeption und Ausgestaltung der «Business Judgment Rule» im Gefüge der Corporate Governance(The liability of the Board of Directors and Managers under Article 754 para. 1 CO for business judgements: Concept and structure of the business judgement rule in the Corporate Governance context)

by Alex Nikitine
Zurich 2007 (Dissertation)


Golden Handshakes, Golden Parachutes und ähnliche Vereinbarungen bei M&A-Transaktionen(Golden Handshakes, Golden Parachutes and similar arrangements in M&A transactions)

co-authored by Alex Nikitine
in: Rudolf Tschäni (Editor[s]), "Mergers & Acquisitions IX"
Zurich 2007 (Sonderdruck aus Europa Institut Zürich, Band 79)




Telekommunikationswegerechte in der Schweiz(Swiss Legal Regime on Rights of Way in the Telecom Sector)

co-authored by Hans Rudolf Trüeb and Samuel Klaus
in: Thomas Hoeren, Prof. Dr. et al. (Editor[s]), "Handbuch Wegerechte und Telekommunikation"
1. Auflage, Munich 2007, pp. 398–422, 512–514