Gas, olie og råstoffer

Vi er eksperter inden for:

  • Efterforsknings- og indvindingstilladelser
  • Anlæg og rørledninger
  • Internationale rørledninger
  • Aftaler om samarbejde, farm-in/farm-out, tie-in og nedlukning
  • Leverandør- og handelsaftaler
  • Miljørådgivning
  • Skatterådgivning.

Hvordan kan vi hjælpe?
Vi har mange års erfaring med at rådgive olieselskaber og myndigheder om efterforskningsaktiviteter i Danmark, Grønland og på Færøerne. Vi bistår både offshore og onshore olie- og gasselskaber og repræsenterer mange af de vigtigste aktører på det danske marked og i Nordsøen.

Vi rådgiver i særdeleshed om olie- og gastilladelser, brug af standardaftaler og indgåelse af individuelt forhandlede aftaler. Desuden har vi stor erfaring med grønlandsk og færøsk olie-, gas- og råstofregulering, miljøundersøgelser og beskatning af olie- og gasaktiviteter.

Derudover har vi kompetencer inden for etablering af rørledninger og tekniske anlæg på offshore platforme og nedtagning af offshore anlæg.

Udfordringer på området
Olie- og gassektoren er under udvikling. Efterforskningsaktiviteterne stiger i Grønland og på Færøerne, og der er store forventninger til udviklingen.

Også i Danmark er sektoren præget af forandring i form af nye aktører, nye typer efterforskningsaktiviteter, eksempelvis nye onshore-tilladelser, færre leverandører og mere præcis ansvarsplacering.


Vores ratings

Chambers and partners

Chambers Europe Rating 2016
-  Energy

What the team is known for Outstanding energy practice assisting clients with high-profile transactional mandates and project work. Expertise covers both offshore and onshore oil and gas activities as well as renewables, ranging from wind to biomass and waste-to-energy. Its lawyers also advise on the financial, corporate and regulatory law aspects of energy projects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)

"The lawyers are focused, practical, knowledgeable and proactive." 

"The firm offers highly specialised lawyers within the areas where we need support."

"The lawyers' advice is to the point and straightforward." 

What's new? Client wins include AURA Energi and Reno-Nord.

Work highlights Advised on its DKK2.25 billion acquisition of DONG Storage. 

Assisted E.ON Vind Sverige with the DKK2.8 billion sale of 80% of the shares in the entity owning and operating the Rödsand 2 offshore to SEAS-NVE.

Notable practitioners  

The highly regarded Per Hemmer receives effusive praise from clients: "He works very efficiently, is always available, looks for pragmatic and efficient solutions and always has the commercial background in mind." He specialises in oil and gas, offshore wind and energy regulatory matters, and recently assisted Noreco with a reorganisation process.

Jakob Østervang focuses on the M&A side of the energy sector, regularly advising clients on transactional mandates, especially those involving renewable energy assets. He recently assisted Vattenfall with the sale of both Fynsværket and Odense Kraftvarmeværk to Fjernvarme Fyn, for a total of DKK1.1 billion.

Significant clients Total E&P, Energi Viborg, VNG Danmark, Sydfyns Elforsyning.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Energy


IFLR1000 Rating 2016
-  Energy and infrastructure

Bech-Bruun continues to develop its position as one of the leading names in the Danish energy and infrastructure market. This year it successfully expanded its team to bring in new expertise to supplement the already strong lawyers on its roster. It has also continued to impress on the energy side in particular, where it has again secured some of the most significant mandates in the Danish markets.

“Bech-Bruun’s energy team is providing a full-scope service for high-profile and complex renewable projects, including procurement, regulatory, competition, corporate and financing,” says one in-house counsel at a major European energy provider. “They have outstanding knowledge of Danish energy law and the Nordic energy market and all the relevant stakeholders. They are also very friendly, pragmatic and have a good responsiveness.”

Generally, clients praise the accuracy of the firm’s work as above average, with the work ethic of some of the senior lawyers praised in particular.

“Why we are using Peter [Østergaard Nielsen] is that he has a very good commercial touch and knows the supplier market on wind, he knows the industrial players and is strong on the supply agreements,” says one in-house counsel at a Danish investment group. “He is very well known on the supplier market for wind. When he moved to Bech-Bruun we followed him, because we are attached to Peter, not the firm he works for.”

Nielsen joined the team in February 2016 from Moalem Weitemeyer Bendtsen and brings a strong reputation in the wind and renewables market with him. The firm also brought on board another new partner in January 2015 in the shape of Claus Berg from Viltoft to help boost its construction and public procurement capabilities.

While the firm is known for its strength in the energy market, it has also had a productive year on the infrastructure side as well. This includes the continuing advice being provided to the Region of Southern Denmark on the development of a new hospital and working with Aarhus Kommune on the public-private partnership (PPP) construction of a new office building.

IFLR 1000, Energy and infrastructure

Bech-Bruun Recommended by Legal500

Legal500 Rating 2016
-  Energy

Per Hemmer heads the team at Bech-Bruun, which often handles transactions in the wind, waste-to-energy and oil and gas sectors, and also advises on energy regulations. Hemmer and colleagues advised investment group LetterOne on the regulatory aspects of its €5.1bn acquisition of DEA. Jakob Kristensen has been advising Vattenfall on the Swedish company’s Danish operations. The practice was bolstered by the recruitment of Claus Berg from Viltoft in 2015.

Legal 500, Energy

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