Elia System Operator’s Group Strategic Reorganisation


Linklaters has advised Elia System Operator on a strategic internal reorganisation aimed at ring-fencing its regulated activities in Belgium.

This new structure will enable Elia Group to develop its existing and future Belgian and European activities – both regulated and non-regulated – in the most suitable constellation to deliver on its growth strategy.

Elia is a Belgian transmission system operator for high-voltage electricity (30,000–380,000 volts), located in Brussels, Belgium. It operates in Belgium and Germany.

The Linklaters team, led by Arnaud Coibion (Picture) and David Ballegeer (Corporate & Finance partner), provided integrated advice on the corporate, finance, tax, employment and regulatory aspects of the reorganisation. Other senior lawyers who played an instrumental role on the matter are Henk Vanhulle (Partner, Tax), Anne-Sophie Van Kemmelbeke (Managing Associate, Corporate & Finance), Alexandre de Selys (Managing Associate, Corporate & Finance), Lothar van Driessche (Managing Associate, Projects, Energy & Utilities), Nele Van Kerrebroeck (Managing Associate, Employment) and Matthieu Possoz (Managing Associate, Tax).

Involved fees earner: David Ballegeer – Linklaters; Arnaud Coibion – Linklaters; Alexandre de Selys – Linklaters; Matthieu Possoz – Linklaters; Lothar van Driessche – Linklaters; Nele Van Kerrebroeck – Linklaters; Henk Vanhulle – Linklaters; Anne-Sophie Vankemmelbeke – Linklaters;

Law Firms: Linklaters;

Clients: Elia System Operator;