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Energy in Australia

Baker & McKenzie has one of Australia's largest dedicated energy and resources teams, with experience in all Australian jurisdictions. The depth of our energy practice allows us to advise on all facets of the energy industry including regulation, major project development and mergers and acquisitions. We have been trusted advisors to some of Australia's, and the globe's, leading power and petroleum companies. Through Baker & McKenzie's market-leading Clean Energy & Renewables Group we also advise our clients on carbon offsets and trades, as well as clean energy projects.

Our Group is closely involved with Baker& McKenzie's regional and global practice groups. The strength of this relationship allows us to bring global best practice to assist our clients in their Australian energy activities. This has been illustrated by our appointment in many of the major energy and resource transactions over the past decade.

Our practice sits within Baker & McKenzie's Corporate Group where our dedicated energy lawyers draw on the experience of experienced corporate, private equity, capital markets and environmental lawyers with significant energy clients. This broader experience ensures our clients receive high-quality legal advice.

On May 7, 2014, the German cabinet approved new rules for the exemption of energy intensive industries from surcharges under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (“EEG”). These will be part of the 2014 EEG reform package. Our client alert discusses the key requirements for exemptions under the new rules.
Ukraine's electricity market reform calls for a full-scale liberalization of the wholesale electricity market through a gradual transition from a single-buyer model to trading in multiple markets. Our legal alert provides an overview of the new rules and what they mean for Ukraine's electricity market players.
On 20 August 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior presented a draft legislation that introduces mandatory IT and cyber security measures designed to ensure the protection of IT systems. The Draft IT Security Act is part of the Federal Government's Digital Agenda 2014-2017, and provides for binding minimum IT security standards for critical infrastructures. The attached Client Alert outlines the draft and discusses its requirements.
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