Alec Van Vaerenbergh advises on energy, environment and administrative/regulatory law.

He advises a wide range of energy and industrial companies, governments and international organisations on energy and climate change regulations. His experience covers, among others, the EU's internal market in electricity and gas, government support regimes for renewables and security of supply, smart grids and carbon trading. Alec has ample experience in drafting, negotiating and litigating energy contracts, in particular with regard to innovative renewable energy projects (off-shore and on-shore). Alec is also regularly consulted by multinational clients on issues of EU environmental law relevant to their operations (e.g. environmental impact assessments, habitat protection, waste and packaging laws).

Alec also focuses on the law of public procurement and government concessions, including in the niche area of procurement by international organisations. He regularly represents clients in the structuring of public-private partnership projects. Alec also boasts extensive litigation experience in this field, including before the EU courts.

Alec is very knowledgeable about international economic law, the law of foreign investment and a wide range of international and European regulatory fields, and is sought after by colleagues and client for expert practical advice on these matters. He is familiar with doing legal work across different jurisdictions.

Alec provides services to DLA Piper UK LLP through a civil company under the form of a personal liability.