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Energy & Natural Resources

24 February 2020
Bernd Rajal New government programme sets course for expansion of renewable energies

Austria - Schoenherr

The new government composed of the Austrian People's Party and the Green Party recently presented the government programme for 2020 to 2024, which contains comprehensive measures to promote the expansion of renewable energies. Accordingly, the Renewable Energies Expansion Act, which has been planned for a long time and was drawn up under the penultimate government, is to be enacted as quickly as possible.

Author: Bernd Rajal
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Mira Todorovic Symeonides Update on DEPA privatisation

Greece - Rokas Law Firm

Under the new law on the liberalisation of the energy market, the Public Natural Gas Company (DEPA) will be spun off into three distinct undertakings: DEPA Infrastructure, DEPA Commercial and DEPA International Projects. The privatisation tender is organised by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund. Parties intending to participate in the tender are requested to meet various legal, financial and technical requirements.

Authors: Mira Todorovic Symeonides, Kosmas Karanikolas
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Marcel Meinhardt New regulations on trading with natural resources

Switzerland - Lenz & Staehelin

This article provides a non-exhaustive analysis of the legal situation regarding trading with natural resources in Switzerland, with a primary focus on new regulations and reference to foreign financial institutions. At the beginning of 2020, a new regulation came into force which also affected trading with natural resources. In general, trading in physical commodities does not require a licence, whereas trading in securities or derivatives on a commercial basis is subject to licensing requirements.

Authors: Marcel Meinhardt, Luzius Sidler
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