Energy & Environment

Energy & Environment

We provide comprehensive support and advice to energy companies and public authorities, building contractors, developers, architects, engineers, craftsmen and private individuals in all matters of energy and environmental law.

Energy & Environment
  • Advice on energy law

    Our attorneys advice you on the law as it relates to public energy and electricity supply (market liberalisation, market access and basic services, grid connections, grid use and energy supply, energy trading, etc.) and energy law (renewable energies, compensatory feed-in remuneration, etc.). We prepare legal opinions for public authorities and companies in the energy sector and examine questions concerning general terms and conditions, contracts, permits, concessions for water construction projects (water rights concessions, construction and planning law) as well as pipeline construction projects (planning approval procedures, eminent domain procedures, special use concessions, construction and pipeline rights, formation of companies, co-ownership agreements) etc.

  • Advice on environmental law

    Our law firm supports private individuals, companies and public institutions in all areas of environmental law. This includes legal issues relating to environmental impact assessments, noise protection, immission protection, water pollution control and contaminated sites, inherited pollution, soil conservation, air pollution control, non-ionising radiation (high voltage lines, mobile telephone antennas), water pollution control as well as the law governing the protection of natural and cultural heritage.

  • Preparing and reviewing contracts

    We prepare and review private and public law contracts in the realm of energy and environmental law. Careful drafting of contracts and general terms and conditions is one of the best means of avoiding legal disputes and court proceedings. In the case of real estate transactions, part of what we do is to examine solutions in connection with contaminated sites and soil pollution. 

  • Extrajudicial and in court representation

    We support you in all matters of energy and environmental law both in out-of-court negotiations and before conciliation authorities, administrative bodies of the municipalities and cantons, ordinary courts, special authorities (ElCom, ESTI, FOPH, Competition Commission, price supervisor, valuation commissions in eminent domain proceedings), the commercial courts or arbitral tribunals in Lucerne and throughout Switzerland.

Grossenbacher Attorneys at Law advise Centralschweizerische Kraftwerke AG, a major Swiss energy supplier.

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Adminis­trative law

Concessions, rulings, public procedural law, state liability, procurement, public-sector labour law.

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Construc­tion & Real Estate

Construction and planning law, contract law (e.g. contracts for works and services, planning agreements), real estate law, notarisations.

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Contract law

Negotiating, editing, drafting and enforcing contracts in distinct sectors and areas of the law.

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Corporate law

Corporate formation, restructuring, M&A transactions, reorganisation and succession.

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Criminal law

Criminal law, white-collar criminal law, criminal procedure, prevention of crime, criminal defence, private plaintiff actions.

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Debt Collec­tion & Bankruptcy

Debt Enforcement, collection, dismissal of objections to collection, bankruptcy, attachment, trustee's appointments.

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Employment

Employment contracts (IEA/CEA), terminations, equal pay, notice periods and blocking periods, transfers of a business, insurance.

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Energy & Environment

Energy and environmental law, concessions, power networks, noise protection, contaminated sites.

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Inheritance & Family

Pre- and postnuptial agreement, contracts of inheritance and wills, advance directives, cohabitation agreements, registered partnerships, marital and inheritance law.

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IT & data protection

IT contract documents, domain disputes, internet law, ICT projects, data protection advice.

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Notarial services

Incorporation or restructuring of companies (Ltd., LLC) and foundations, purchase of real estate, pre- or postnuptial agreement, inheritance agreement, certifications.

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Relocation & sett­lement

Business relocation, settlement of private individuals and professionals, market entry, work authorisation.

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Separation & divorce

Divorce law, legal separation, preliminary relief in domestic relations proceedings, separation agreement, divorce settlement.

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Tenancy law

Rental of residential and commercial premises, leases, commercial tenancy agreements, rents, notices of termination, challenges to notices of termination, evictions.

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