MASLATON Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
The MASLATON Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH with offices in Leipzig, Munich and Cologne presently operates with 13 attorneys and a corresponding staff of research associates.
Our predominant focus lies in supporting our clients in all aspects of energy law, particularly in renewable energy law and combined heat and power. In doing so we deal with building and regional planning law, construction law and pollution control law as well as offering consultation concerning matters of regional and local planning law, plant permission rights and environmental law. Over and above that we consult and represent various municipalities and municipal associations in all aspects of municipal law as well as communal charges and public procurement law. We support municipalities in setting up urban land-use plans and aid investors and operators in the drawing-up of contracts with municipalities and other public organizations. We are increasingly working on matters concerning international renewable energy projects. Renewable energy is gaining increasing importance through air traffic concerns including low-flying routes, traffic circuits, electric beacons and MRVA, and aerodromes.
We support clients in the area of commercial and company law, construction and architectural law, rental law, property law, tax law and general business law, as well as in individual and collective labour law and civil law issues. In addition, we regularly deal with commercial energy and economic administrative law issues as well as aspects of municipal law, such as the drawing up of contracts in relation to purchasing, work and leasing contracts, guarantees and due diligence and the securing of sites.
Our particular focus lies in supporting building projects for wind energy plants, solar plants and biogas plants. In doing so we address all aspects of compensation rights and grid connection rights in renewable energy law and combined heat and power law, we supervise proceedings that go before the EEG (Renewable Energy Law) clearing house and comprehensively examine direct marketing contracts. Through its shaping of the market premium, its claim on green energy privileges and the flexibility bonus, direct marketing has gained much importance in the legal consultancy practice through the amendment to the EEG. Due in part to thorough contract examination we are able to indicate various deviations from current market regulations to plant managers, as well as show where possible liability risks might exist.
As a result of the energy transition (Energiewende), concepts surrounding decentralized energy supply are becoming increasingly central to our legal consultation. The dynamic changes to the legal foundation of the energy transition make up a substantial focus of our practice as well as our presentation work. This includes the drafting of contracts for the operation of energy production plants and feeding biogas into the grid (gas grid connection and use, ensuring input, feed-in contracts etc.)
An additional focus of our consultancy work lies in protection of industrial property, where we advise clients in trade mark, copyright and competition law. In the course of our work we address various questions pertaining to internet law, domain regulations, dealing with notice of warning and designing a legally sound website as well as protecting trademarks and businesses.
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