knowH2O is the very first digital knowledge base for professional training tailored to the requirements of the water industry. Aided by the law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH), the knowledge base goes live today. It is designed to provide the expert knowledge water industry staff need, right at their…

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As of 01/01/2022, the BBH group appointed three new partners: two lawyers and a public auditor/tax advisor. Furthermore, five colleagues were elevated to partner counsel status and have thus become part of the group’s extended management team.

The transformation to a climate neutral economy poses…

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According to the recently published JUVE Handbook, the takeover of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH by the State of Berlin – in the context of which the law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH) served as advisor – ranks fourth of the 10 largest M&A deals of German law firms in 2020/2021.

BBH advised the State of…

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Numerous complaints against the rates of return on equity stipulated by the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur – BNetzA) were filed with the competent Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. The law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH) represents most of the complainants in court.

At the end…

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On 06/10/2021, the European General Court (EGC) ruled that the full exemption from grid charges for large electricity consumers pursuant to sec. 19 subs. 2 Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (Stromnetzentgeltverordnung – StromNEV) in the years 2012 and 2013 constitutes State aid incompatible with EU…

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The law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH) assists the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs in the area of hydrogen. In the context of a major research project, BBH together with Guidehouse Germany, Prognos, Fraunhofer ISI, Fraunhofer IEG, Consentec and Öko-Institut is investigating the further…

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On behalf of the German Association of Energy Market Innovators (bne), the law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH) has developed the contractual basis for the participation of municipalities in the earnings of ground-mounted solar farms. The sample contract, which is also recommended by the German…

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The award of concessions for electricity and gas grids is becoming ever more complex and is increasingly subject to the scrutiny of the courts. Together with the law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH) and the energy industry consultancy Büro für Energiewirtschaft und technische Planung GmbH (BET), the…

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In cooperation with the law firm Becker Büttner Held (BBH), the German Energy Agency (Deutsche Energie-Agentur – dena) published a discussion paper today with 14 immediate measures which are to accelerate the energy transition and climate protection.

Andreas Kuhlmann, CEO of the German Energy…

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