Raue is one of the leading German law firms in the energy and climate protection sector. We advise our clients on all matters governed by energy law and anti-trust law, as well as on questions of commercial and corporate law, procurement law, and public law. Our clients entrust us with representing them in landmark proceedings before courts of law and arbitral tribunals. One particular focus of our work lies on the development, negotiation, and realization of national and international energy infrastructure projects, and on acquisitions in this field. The advice we provide on policy-related and regulatory issues is integral to our services: We advise enterprises, trade associations, ministries, and government authorities on structuring the regulatory framework for the energy markets. We have an in-depth understanding of the energy markets and of the relevant technological developments. Additionally, we are counted among the most renowned teams in Germany in the field of climate change law and emissions trading.

Focus areas

Market regulation

  • Grid access and grid connection issues, grid fee regulation
  • Concession law
  • Trade regulation (REMIT, EMIR etc.)
  • Financial regulatory support for energy trading companies

Renewable energies and hydrogen

  • Comprehensive advice on support mechanisms for sustainable power generation
  • Support for electrolysis infrastructure projects

Climate protection

  • Advising energy and industrial companies on EU emissions trading and other international and national systems for trading emission certificates and other sustainability mechanisms
  • Development of model and framework agreements for trading in different types of certificates
  • Climate Litigation
  • E-mobility, smart cities and smart metering

Infrastructure projects

  • Development of power plant projects and renewable energy and storage projects
  • Pipeline projects
  • Approval and planning approval procedures according to BImSchG, EnWG, BBergG, WindSeeG
  • Plant construction and operation management contracts

Trade and distribution

  • Fuel and energy supply contracts
  • Price revision negotiations
  • Energy and energy derivatives trading


  • Litigation in all energy industry disputes before state courts and arbitration tribunals (ad hoc and institutional)

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Mergers and acquisitions in the energy sector
  • Privatisation and remunicipalisation of energy utilities
  • Conception of joint projects / joint ventures


  • Top Tier law firm for Energy: Regulatory, Legal 500 EMEA 2022
  • “Very specialised, thorough and creative. At the same time humanly pleasant.” Client/Competitor, Legal 500 EMEA 2022
  • “They are switched on, think beyond the actual mandate and establish connections that advance the actual topics and the discussion.” Client, Chambers Europe 2022
  • Recommended for Energy Law in Germany, Chambers Europe 2022
  • Best Lawyers® 2022 Law Firm of the Year – Energy Law”
  • Law Firm of the Year for Energy Law, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • Recommended for Energy Law, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • Recommended for Energy: Regulatory in Germany, Chambers Europe 2021
  • “Strong regulatory team.” Chambers Europe 2021
  • “Quick and clear answers.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2021
  • “The team is always available and absolutely reliable, has a comprehensive overview of the market and is very well networked.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2021
  • Recommended law firm for Energy Law, Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • “You can feel a real spirit of innovation. Clearly the first choice for us.“ Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • “Working with Raue is fun, which is unusual in legal advice.“ Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • Recommended for Energy: Regulatory in Germany, Chambers Europe 2020
  • “Strong regulatory team.” Chambers Europe 2020
  • “Excellent performance and great value.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2020
  • “They communicate and write very well, using clear and understandable language.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2020
  • “Well versed in antitrust and public procurement matters.” Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • “Stands out for its regulatory expertise.” Legal 500 EMEA 2020
  • Recommended for Energy Law, JUVE Handbook 2019/2020
  • “Strong regulatory team that frequently represents utilities in litigation and arbitration cases, and before the Federal Network Agency.” Chambers Europe 2019
  • “Their authority and subject knowledge in the area we needed impressed me, also the integrity, and the whole way of presenting themselves. Their passion was above all the thing that came across. They really put their heart and soul into it.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2019
  • “What I especially value is the broad positioning in the area of energy law. There has been some discontinuity in the law and so the breadth of knowledge is really helpful.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2019
  • Recommended law firm for Energy Law, JUVE Handbook 2017/2018
  • Ranked for Energy: Regulatory in Germany, Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Strong regulatory team that frequently represents utilities in litigation and arbitration cases, and before the Federal Network Agency.” Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Recognised for its capabilities in non-contentious compliance matters.“ Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Outstanding service mentality.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Very flexible.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2018
  • “Not only does Raue provide excellent counsel, the lawyers are also very creative and have an open-minded approach.” Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2018
  • Ranked for Energy in Germany, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
  • “Remarkable understanding of legal, economic and technical aspects.“ Clients/Competitors, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • “Extraordinarily good team.“ Clients/Competitors, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • “Quick and pragmatic advice.“ Clients/Competitors, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • “Law Firm of the Year 2016 for energy law” by the publishers of the monthly industry magazine “Rechtsmarkt,” JUVE, the leading publishing firm in the market
  • “Strong contentious team”, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Very reactive while always remaining accurate and precise.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “They are pragmatic, and provide real advice without long disclaimers.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Very good performance.“ Client, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Profound knowledge but not over-academic – they are still hands-on and try to find practical solutions.” Client, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Raue works efficiently, is always focused on the needs of their clients and is very responsive.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “Raue is worth every penny.“ Client/Competitor, Chambers Europe 2017
  • “The excellent reputations“ precede the practice. JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “It is their work in complex proceedings that is drawing particular attention of late.“ JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “The resourceful team often proves it can adapt quickly to the rapidly changing energy market.“ JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • Raue is well positioned to advise on the upcoming sector digitalization with its vast experience in IP, IT and fintech.” JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • As an independent German outfit, this firm highly recommended in energy law enjoys an exceptionally good name in the market and offers preeminent regulatory expertise.” JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017
  • “The firm provides fantastic service and works really fast. The lawyers are easy to reach by phone and reply very quickly to e-mails; if one of them isn’t available you can immediately contact another partner who will know what is happening.” Clients/Competitors, Chambers Europe 2016
  • “The entire team is very good; you can always get a strong answer.” Clients/Competitors, Chambers Europe 2016
  • “A remarkable understanding of legal, economic and technical aspects of projects” Clients/Competitors, Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • “Highly recommended for its regulatory know-how in energy law”, JUVE Handbook 2015/2016
  • “Often seen in complex, politically charged advisory instructions with a high degree of litigation”, JUVE Handbook 2015/2016
  • “Well known for its expertise in regulatory matters, and often mandated for regulatory disputes involving the renewables sector.” Chambers Europe 2015