Energy & Infrastructure

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.

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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.

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