Office Bulgaria / Sofia
Oborishte Str. 1 - BG-1504 Sofia
Tel.: +359 (0)2 846 80 46, 489 08 67

International Office Germany / Hamburg
Mattentwiete 8 - D-20457 Hamburg
Tel.: + 49 (0) 40 / 41 46 45 - 0

Energy Law / Renewable Energies

Bulgaria set for massive groth in wind power. See the report of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) in cooperation with the Bulgarian Association of Producers of Ecological Energy (APEE).

COELER Legal is the leading law firms in the field of energy law and renewable energies in Bulgaria. We are permanent legal advisors to project development companies and operators of renewable energy plants in particular wind parks and hydro-electric power plants. Our consultants have excellent knowledge of the laws and regulations as well as the procedure on EC and national level. We are in permanent contact with the competent authorities and officials in the Bulgarian government, the Regional Inspectorates and communities. COELER LEGAL is active member of APEE, the only association of producers or renewable energies and thus in permanent contact with government bodies and parliamentary councils.

As advisor of Project Developers, Operators, Funds and Banks we are examining (due diligence) and drafting the complete paperwork and documentation including all

  • articles of association
  • Lease and Sale-Purchase-Agreements
  • construction contracts
  • easements
  • Grid connection agreements
  • operating and management agreements
  • other license and service agreements
  • environmental impact assessment
  • letters of reference
  • CO²-Emission certificates

We are advising on and negotiating for you with municipal and private land owners and authorities

  • safeguarding sites and locations
  • Acquisition of real estate and construction rights
  • spatial planning and detailed planning
  • building licenses
  • drafting necessary agreements

You may find more information as to the actual legal situation at INFOCENTER and here. Please have a look at the new Act on renewable energies and biofuels as well as the compilation of the relevant laws of the Energy sector . Here you may find the new proposal of the EC commission on renewable energies.

Wind parks REITs´new market niche (source PARI)

Current projects:

  • permanent legal advisor to windpark and photovoltaic development companies from Norway, Germany, Austria and Spain
  • Legal due diligence Windpark "Dobrudzha" for leading German project developer
  • Legal due diligence Windpark "Kavarna" - permant legal advice during the project development of 4 Windfarms
  • Advising several project development companies as to how entering the Bulgarian market in renewable energies
  • Acquisition of a hydro-electric power plant


Dr. Frank Schmitz
Shana Kaloyanova
Galina Andreeva, LL.M.


2. Februar 2011 - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has passed the new draft RES-Law. It will be brought to Parliament in the next 10 working days for the first hearing.  

You may find more useful information under this link "Rechtsquellen Erneuerbare Energien" and here.