Ravetto Associés is a law firm specialized in the electricity, natural gas, and heating industries, and participates in various stages of a wide range of energy-related contracts.
Our activity comprises the following areas:
Identifying the appropriate contractual framework with the landowner or local government in order to develop electric production or heating infrastructures: long term lease, building lease, domain concession, etc. Within the framework of a contract entered into by local authorities, this also concerns the identification of applicable tendering procedures that the authorities must follow in order to designate an operator;
Support during the pre-contractual period. Implementation of joint-buying organisations for public or private parties. Application of tendering procedures for selecting a provider or operator of electricity production facilities. Assistance in relations with the public transmission system operator for the conclusion of connection or network access contracts;
Negotiating and drafting contracts: variable-term energy supply contracts (electricity, natural gas, steam) between producers or suppliers and another supplier or end-user; related contracts (tolling, drawing rights); Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contracts (EPC); operations contracts (O&M, asset management); contracts on energy attributes or externalities (ESC, capacity guarantees, etc.).
Interpreting contracts: our firm helps in the execution of potentially litigious contractual clauses by providing the client with arguments that they can use in order to help their point of view prevail in a dispute with a contractual partner, and provides advice on discussions with the latter.
Analyzed the contractual and financial relationship between a biogas producer, supplier, and client, and drafting of the contracts for a natural gas operator.
Drafted of the general terms and conditions of sale for the types of clients targeted, and drafted and negotiated of the upstream contracts for supply of electricity and natural gas for a large corporation in the tertiary sector within the framework of the implementation of a subsidiary for the supply of energy.
Drafted contract templates for the valuation of electricity production and peakload capacities of the industrial, tertiary and retail locations belonging to the subsidiary of a major player in the energy sector in preparation for the submission of a bid in reply to RTE’s call for RR and RC tenders and the presentation of bids for the load balancing mechanism.