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Christine's practice focuses on the energy and infrastructure sectors, including in particular renewable energy and decarbonisation projects (onshore and offshore wind, biomass/biosteam, geothermal energy, hydrogen, carbon capture (including CCS and CCU)), district heating, (corporate) PPAs, construction and O&M contracts (including TSA, EPC and BOP contracts, often on the basis of FIDIC templates), underground and submarine cables and pipelines, subsidy mechanisms (including State aid issues), security of supply (in particular capacity remuneration mechanisms), domain concessions and licences, ESG and judicial energy litigation (Council of State, Markets Court, Brussels Court of Appeal, Constitutional Court).  
In 2017 Christine did a secondment at Watson Farley & Williams LLP in Hamburg.

Sectors & Markets
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Memberships

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Brussel Bar, 2012
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Qualifications

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LL.M., Vanderbilt University Law School (Nashville, Tennessee), 2012
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Law degree, Universiteit Gent (Belgium), 2011
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Publications

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C. DELAGAYE and T. CHELLINGSWORTH, “Het nieuw juridisch kader met betrekking tot capaciteitsvergoedingsmechanismen” in K. DEKETELAERE en B. DELVAUX (eds.), Jaarboek Energierecht 2019, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2020, 117
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T. CHELLINGSWORTH and C. DELAGAYE, “De nieuwe Europese instrumenten om elektriciteitscrisissituaties te voorkomen en te beheersen” in K. DEKETELAERE en B. DELVAUX (eds.), Jaarboek Energierecht 2018, Antwerpen, Intersentia, 2019, 77
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C. DELAGAYE and L. WEINBLUM, “Openingstoespraak – Keynote Speech P. Blondeel” in S. DEBRAS (ed.), “Ontwikkelingen in het Belgisch Mededingingsrecht in 2015 Rapporten studiedag 2 juni 2016”, Competitio 2016, afl. 3, 263
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T. CHELLINGSWORTH and C. DELAGAYE, “Hernieuwbare energie in een maalstroom van staatssteuncriteria: Groene stroom in de slagschaduw van “Vent de Colère!””, MER 2015, afl. 1, 17
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T. CHELLINGSWORTH and C. DELAGAYE, “Het arrest over de Elia-tarieven 2012-2015: een vernietigende handleiding voor toekomstige tariefregulering” (noot onder Brussel 6 februari 2013), MER 2013, afl. 4, 254

What others say

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An interviewee praises her "in-depth knowledge of the renewable energy sector," while a client appreciates that she is "always genuinely keeping the best interests of her client at heart."
Chambers & Partners Europe 2022
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Christine Delagaye is a very dedicated associate with a very thorough knowledge of the legislative framework who is just great to collaborate with because of her pragmatic and knowledgeable approach.’
The Legal 500 (2022)
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Mentioned as 'Rising star'.
Legal 500 EMEA – Industry focus: Energy (2022)
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"Professional, correct, thorough research, a lot of knowledge and the ability to apply this knowledge to specific cases. Thomas Chellingsworth and Christine Delagaye are open to consultation, easy to reach and strategically strong."
Legal 500 EMEA – Energy (2021)
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"Christine Delagaye is a great asset to the team. She is technically excellent and provides clear, commercial advice."
Legal 500 EMEA – Energy (2021)
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Associate to watch.
Chambers & Partners Europe – Energy (2021)
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The "very impressive" Christine Delagaye enters the rankings this year on the back of noteworthy activity in the area of wind farm development projects. She also has experience in litigation proceedings concerning energy regulations.
Chambers & Partners Europe – Energy (2021)
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