The Dutch energy sector’s attention is divided over two playing fields. International trade, with many world-class players, is the first. The second is the European playing field, with specific national and local rules, local players and a market in which decentralised government bodies are also active. Our specialists in the energy sector are closely involved in major national issues in the field of energy transition, market regulation and energy trading.

Pels Rijcken is in its element in the energy sector

The energy sector is facing a major challenge in energy transition. Disconnecting from natural gas means choosing a new source of energy. Will electrification work, or should a solution be sought in residual heat, CHP and aquathermal heat? Is there also a role in energy storage for hydrogen? Pels Rijcken is in its element in the energy sector. Our team of specialists advise energy companies, developers, buyers and governments. Strong in advice, decisive in litigation.

Our specific approach appeals to both governments and the business community. Not only thanks to the in-depth, substantive expertise of our attorneys, but also because we know our way through every link in the energy chain. Pels Rijcken combines market knowledge with a healthy no-nonsense approach.

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Reference work on the Heating Supply Act and the heating supply regulatory framework, including the latest bill before the Dutch parliament. If you would like to learn about the consequences of the bill, you can request a copy of the reference work.


  • Clients attest that the team is "friendly, skilled and knowledge-oriented" in its approach, Chambers Europe 2019
  • An interviewee reports that "everyone at the firm is very responsive." , Chambers Europe 2019
  • "It is a high-level law firm, but at the same time accessible and down-to-earth.", Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Easy and pleasant to work with,", Chambers Europe 2018
  • "They are reliable, prompt" and "provide very clear advice.", Chambers Europe 2018
  • "The team I worked with was highly skilled, knew when to involve colleagues, and responded very quickly to my questions.", Chambers Europe 2017
  • "They provide us with useful information and advice, and think along with our business.", Chambers Europe 2017
  • "The practice is commended for its thorough knowledge." , Legal 500 2016
  • "The team was quick and to the point in its response and gave clear answers to my questions.", Chambers Europe 2015
  • "The lawyers are up to date with the energy market and understand their clients.", Chambers Europe 2015