Energy and Environment

The energy and environmental sectors are in a constant state of flux. Changes in the underlying political, economic and legal environment pose new challenges for our clients. With its sector-specific expertise, BianchiSchwald covers the full range of legal services relating to the energy sector (power, oil and gas and renewables industries), including transactional work and regulatory advice.  Cantonal agencies, regional utilities, energy groups, international trading companies and leading financial institutions count on us for advice or for litigious cases. Clients benefit from our multi-disciplinary firm and our energy and utilities lawyers work alongside specialists in corporate M&A, tax, banking and finance, competition and litigation and arbitration. Our deep knowledge of environmental regulations is the key to the success of certain assignments.



  • Assisting national and international clients in transactions, joint ventures and financing operations in the energy sector;
  • Advising local and regional players in public-private partnership (PPP) projects;
  • Representing clients in cutting edge litigation/arbitration cases;
  • Drafting energy-related transfer, supply and distribution agreements;
  • Assistance to energy trading companies (including emission trading).

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