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Lode van den Hende
Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills


Lode is an EU law specialist with specific expertise in State aid, EU regulatory matters and international trade. He has considerable experience litigating in the EU courts and representing clients before the European Commission.

Lode has advised governments granting aid, investors receiving aid as well as complainants seeking to challenge aid. He has specific expertise in the energy and transport sectors. In the energy sector he has extensively advised clients investing in projects benefiting from State support and has considerable experience advising on the application of the EU's Third Energy Package to new energy transmission infrastructure.

Agenda Sessions

  • State Aid in the Energy Sector