Modo welcomes a new member: Erika Ellyne


MODO Advocaten / Avocats is delighted to introduce you to Erika Ellyne, our new MODO member.

Erika Ellyne is expert in IP/ICT and data protection law. She will support and boost the digital transition projects at MODO as lead of the Technology practice at MODO.

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Once again increased protection of SME in B2B transactions subject to Belgian law : payment term mandatorily fixed to 60 days for SME’s-creditors

Business, SME, Energy, Banking & Finance

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ACER provides further guidance on market manipulation practices, disclosure mechanisms and the insider dealing exemption related to unplanned outage


REMIT– ACER – ACER Guidance – Market Manipulation – Practices – Withholding capacity – IIP – insider dealing exemption – unplanned outage Read More

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MODO welcomes its new member Dodo Chochitaichvili

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MODO Advocaten / Avocats is delighted to welcome Dodo Chochitaichvili as new member of its association. Read More

Operating B2B in Belgium or under contracts subjected to Belgium law? Be aware: additional protection against unfair behaviours or clauses will soon apply


B2B - SME – Abuse of economic dependency – Contract – Unfair terms – Market practices

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MODO’s sector focus energy departement once again selected for the Legal 500


Legal 500 EMEA – Sector focus - Energy Read More

Bescherming bedrijfsgeheimen: nieuwe maatregelen - Deel 1

Bedrijfsgeheimen - bescherming - openbaarmaking – gebruik Read More

MODO expands with young talent

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Eerste stap van het “Clean Energy for all Europeans”-plan gezet: Nieuwe Richtlijn energieprestaties van gebouwen is in werking


Clean energy for all Europeans – Interne markt voor energie – COP 21 – 2030 klimaatdoelstellingen – Energie-efficiënte – Energieprestaties van gebouwen
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Towards a governance for the Energy Union


Clean energy for all - Energy Union - Governance - Energy security - Internal energy market - Energy efficiency - Decarbonisation
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MODO recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA for Energy, Media & Entertainment

The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms

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Want to know more about electricity market coupling, the CACM Regulation and the role of NEMOs?

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Power exchanges - NEMOs - Electricity - Spot market - Market coupling - Capacity allocation - Congestion management - CACM

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Gezocht: junior medewerker MODO (0-2 jaar ervaring) - gereguleerde sectoren o.l.v. R. Feltkamp


Op zoek naar een stimulerende stage als advocaat? Bekijk onze vacature.

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19/12/17: R. Feltkamp, D. Walravens and G. Hendrikx explaining the practical implications of the new rules for securities on moveable assets


Credit - Security - Moveable Goods - Pledge - Property

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ACER’s opinions under Regulation No 713/2009: open to challenge?

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Energy - Electricity market – Cross-border exchanges – Transmission capacity – Capacity allocation – Congestion management – National regulatory authorities’ decisions approving the methods of allocation of cross-border transmission capacity – ACER (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) – Opinion of ACER – Appeal – Definition of a decision open to appeal before ACER

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Legal 500 EMEA 2017 recommends MODO again for Energy

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Power exchanges, market coupling and the CACM-Regulation

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Power exchanges - electricity - spot market - market coupling - capacity allocation - congestion management - CACM Read More

24/3/17: R. Feltkamp & G. Hendrikx present their paper "Power Exchanges and CACM: a new role in a better regulatory environment?"

On 24/3/17 R. Feltkamp and G. Hendrikx participate to the conference “NEW GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION IN THE ENERGY SECTOR” organised by the CREG / Centre Perelman de Philosophie du droit.

They will present their paper on “Power Exchanges and CACM: a new role in a better regulatory environment?”.

This paper in particular examines:

1) the need for the increased regulation as introduced by CACM,

2) how CACM affects the activities of PXs in the context of market coupling and

3) whether CACM contributes to a better governance of market coupling.

For more info, see the programme.

Tax rulings for GDF Suez state aid?

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Energy - GDF Suez - Competition - Tax Rulings - State aid Read More

Walloon Government further paves the way for a Belgian ‘single licence’ for electricity suppliers

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Electricity - Supplier - Licence - Single Licence
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MODO recommended again for energy in Legal 500 EMEA 2016

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R. Feltkamp & G. Hendrikx on Nominated Electricity Market Operators

Electricity - CACM - NEMO - Market coupling - Day ahead - Intraday

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Pay or complain? De inning van onbetwiste professionele schuldvorderingen versoepeld

Schuldvorderingen - B2B - Inning - Vereenvoudigde procedure

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Who are the NEMOs for day ahead and intraday market coupling?

Electricity - CACM - Capacity Allocation – Congestion Management – Market coupling - NEMO Read More

Wetboek Economisch Recht doorgelicht vanuit de geschillenbeslechting en transactioneel oogpunt

Wetboek Economisch Recht - Marktpraktijken - Consumentenbescherming - Mededinging - Economische overeenkomsten - ADR Collectieve herstelvordering Read More

MODO recommended in first edition of The Legal 500 "Energy Belgium"

Keywords: Energy - Legal 500 - R. Feltkamp

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ACER REMIT QUATERLY: new communication tool of ACER on REMIT

Energy Markets - Market Manipulation - REMIT - ACER

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Presentation R. Feltkamp - Integrity in energy markets

On 20/4/15 R. Feltkamp will give a presentation on market manipulation in the energy sector (REMIT) at the 2nd Annual Benchmarking Market Integrity and Transparency in Energy Trading Conference organised by Marcus Events in London.

For the full programme see here.

REMIT - Integrity in electricity markets

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MODO Advocaten / Avocats expands

Joeri Danhieux
reinforces the 'regulated industries' team of Régine Feltkamp. Read More

Selection Business Law Expert Belgium

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Inclusion in Best Lawyers in Belgium - Banking Law & Energy Law

Distinction Banking é Energy Law Read More

Presentation ACER/CEER - Second Annual Report on the Results of Monitoring the Internal Electricity and Natural Gas Market

ACER - CEER - Annual Report - Monitoring - Energy Market Read More

11 December 2013: R. Feltkamp moderates conference on developments in national smart metering programmes

Energy - Smart meetering - Energy consumption Read More

REMIT - Energy market - Wholesale trading - Integrity - Insider trading - Market manipulation

Just published: Insider trading and market manipulation in wholesale energy markets The impact of REMIT Read More

MODO Advocaten / Avocats expands

Elisabeth Wellekens reinforces again the 'regulated industries' team of Régine Feltkamp.
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ACER and ESMA intensify their cooperation for a consistent approach towards market abuse in the wholesale energy sector

Wholesale energy markets – ESMA – ACER – Cooperation – Market Abuse – Insider trading – Market manipulation – Data collection

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Innovative thinking

Modo Advocaten/Avocats launches Innovative Thinking: free legal-strategic brainstorming for innovative, creative, artistic and / or socially relevant projects and ideas.

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Electricity Regulatory Forum – 24th meeting 15 and 16 May

Internal energy market – Network codes & guidelines – Intraday market coupling – Day-ahead market coupling – Long term auction - Redispatching - Capacity markets - Network Development Plan - REMIT Read More

CREG condems proposal of Royal Decree organising a tender procedure for the construction of new combined steam and gas power plants

Electricity - Security of supply - Combined steam and gas power plants - Tender

Advies CREG F)130503-CDC-1243 over ‘de modaliteiten voor de procedure van offerteaanvraag voorzien in artikel 5 van de wet van 29 april 1999 betreffende de organisatie van de elektriciteitsmarkt’ / AVIS (F)130503-CDC-1243 sur « les modalités de la procédure d’appel d’offres prévue à l’article 5 de la loi du 29 avril 1999 relative à l’organisation du marché de l’électricité »

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Energy trading - REMIT - Integrity and transparency in wholesale energy markets

Just published: "Integrity and transparency in the EU wholesale electricity market - New rules for a better functioning market?", by R. Feltkamp and C. Musialsky (full text / extract of working paper) Read More