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Valentina Dorothea Eigner

Senior Associate

Valentina Eigner advises national and international clients in the energy industry with a focus on renewable energy.

Her experience includes the drafting and negotiation of supply contracts for renewable electricity (in particular power purchase agreements), biogas and hydrogen, as well as certificates trade contracts for guarantees of origin and other renewable energy certificates (such as I-RECs). Additionally, Valentina advises on carbon credits and carbon offsets related matters.

Valentina also advises on regulatory aspects of Austrian and European energy regulatory law as well as environmental, infrastructure and trade law, drawing on her academic background in the field of the regulation of international gas pipelines.

Valentina is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences Wels, teaching Energy Law and Energy Markets.


  • Ongoing advice to an international energy group on unbundling issues*.
  • Advising an international energy group on energy and environmental law questions regarding the construction of a 220 kv power line.*
  • Advising an international energy group on questions regarding grid connection with respect to the production of hydrogen from renewable sources*.
  • Advising Austrian electricity producers on the Austrian support scheme for renewable energy (Renewable Energy Expansion Act, Green Electricity Act 2012)*.
  • Advising and representing an Austrian wind farm operator in proceedings against the grid operator concerning costs resulting from congestion management measures*.
  • Advising an international energy group on regulatory law questions in connection with the construction of a large PV plant*.
  • *Denotes experience from a previous firm.

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • University of Vienna, Dr. iur., 2021
  • University of Vienna, Mag. iur., 2016


  • Dr. Maria Schaumayer Foundation – Foundation for the Promotion of Women’s Careers Laureate (award for the doctoral thesis, October 2021)


  • Eigner/Schneider, Electricity Charging Station Operators are subject to the Austrian Trade Act, not to Austrian Electricity Law, ZTR 2019, 215

Prior Experience

  • 12/2018 - 3/2022, Associate, Vienna based international law firm
  • 9/2016 – 1/2017, Clerkship, Higher Regional Court Vienna
  • 5/2016 – 7/2016, Internship, Austrian Embassy Moscow
  • Several Internships at Vienna and Belgrade based international law firms

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Vienna Bar Association