Schima Mayer Starlinger attorneys-at-law, www.sms.law, is an internationally oriented commercial law firm with a special focus on employment law, energy, corporate and antitrust law. Our team consists of highly motivated lawyers who dispose of extensive expertise, experience and commitment. The energy sector is highly regulated and at the same time characterised by rapid developments and changes in the technical, economic and legal framework conditions. The number of energy law disputes is increasing. The desire for low energy prices and short commitment periods is contrary to the need for security of supply. Long-term contracts are under scrutiny. Energy efficiency is aimed at achieving climate protection goals; it is unclear who ultimately has to bear the costs. In addition to sound civil and public law knowledge, energy law advice requires above all technical understanding and experience. Our team, especially Thomas Starlinger, has many years of relevant industry experience, both from an industrial and consultant perspective. Our strength is advice regarding energy law in combination with our competition and European law expertise.