act Řanda Havel Legal is one of the few Czech law firms that provide regular, long-term comprehensive legal services in all segments of the energy market, including construction of power engineering units for generating or processing electricity, thermal energy and gas and energy utilisation of waste (see the Investment Projects section).
The lawyers at act Řanda Havel Legal have had the opportunity to acquire first-hand expert knowledge and legal experience during a number of varied transactions associated with the energy sector.
act Řanda Havel Legal in particular:
Secures regulatory matters, including representation before the Energy Regulation Authority; acquires the necessary agreements or permits and vetting our clients’ procedures with regard to regulations;
Prepares, assesses and negotiates contracts in the area of generating and distributing energy and other contracts concluded between participants in the energy market, i.e. especially between generators or processors of energy, operators of transmission, transfer, distribution or other networks and equipment, and end users;
Provides legal services in the area of the comprehensive provision of “greenfield” investment units or acquisition and reconstruction of existing energy facilities (see the Investment Projects section);
Uses the excellent knowledge in the area of banking, financial instruments and means of security during financing of energy projects; ensures that financing conditions are closely linked to the contracts on the basis of which the energy projects are realised;
Represents clients during the acquisition of companies or plants active in the area of energy generation, during restructuring thereof, establishment of joint-venture companies and similar transactions in the energy segment where we apply our many years of expert knowledge in the field of energy generation;
Provides legal services in the area of protecting intellectual and industrial ownership in relation to technical solutions in energy generation; prepares licence contracts in relation to subjects of intellectual and industrial property or know-how; registers trademarks, patents, utility models, etc. with the appropriate authorities in the Czech Republic and abroad;
Represents clients in disputes arising from commercial activities in the field of energy generation, including Czech and international arbitration; in the case of international arbitration, secures the cooperation of law firms abroad if the court of arbitration is based abroad or if the dispute is subject to a foreign system of laws.
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa international rating company has included act Řanda Havel Legal in its rankings for 2023 in the area of energy. The Legal 500 publication annually maps out law firms from all over the world and its data is used by 4 million readers and 2.5 million companies in electronic form.
act Řanda Havel Legal won the category of Energy and Energy Projects in prestigious ratings of law firms „Law Firm of the Year 2021“ by EPRAVO.CZ.
The annual awards are decided by an independent group of 250 evaluators from the ranks of companies and institutions, as well as by EPRAVO.CZ, an independent entity that monitors and follows lawyers in the Czech Republic.
act Řanda Havel Legal has been recommended in the area of energy in the Chambers Europe Awards.
The prestigious Chambers & Partners rating company has included the law firm ŘANDA HAVEL LEGAL amongst recognised law firms focussing on the area of energy generation. Chambers and Partners annually publish the internationally known Chambers Guide, which evaluates the quality of the legal work of law firms in 175 countries from the point of view of their expertise and the quality of their services based on independent evaluations and commentaries. The evaluation parameters include expert legal knowledge, professional conduct, the quality of the customer service, commercial intelligence, conscientiousness, application and other characteristics most appreciated by clients.
The prestigious IFLR1000 international rating publication has once again ranked act Řanda Havel Legal amongst significant law firms in the area of energy.
IFLR1000 carries out independent worldwide research in to the legal services market in the segment of financial law and identifies leading law firms in individual countries and areas of law.