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Max specialises in EU and national energy law and is an expert on energy and regulatory matters. He advises (inter)national energy, oil, gas and power companies, as well as national and local authorities in various transactions, project development and joint ventures a.o. in the upstream (exploration and production), midstream (LNG, gas storage, oil refinery) as well as downstream (transmission and distribution).

Max is a lecturer on EU and Dutch energy law in post-graduate studies, advisor to the Board of the Dutch Energy Law Association (Nederlandse Vereniging voor Energierecht (NeVER)) and a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the Technical Economic Association (TEA). He is editor for energy law in Legal up to Date and author of the Dutch Energy Law Magazine (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Energierecht).

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Dutch law, University of Leiden, 1986

What others say

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"Max Oosterhuis continues to have a strong reputation in the market for advising a range of industry players, including distribution system operators and production and supply companies, as well as power companies. He is adept at handling regulatory issues around energy transportation and distribution systems. One interviewee describes him as "the professor who knows everything and is able to explain it very simply to you."
Chambers Europe (2020)
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"Max Oosterhuis earns respect from market commentators for his extensive regulatory expertise in the energy space. He especially advises a range of energy producers and distributors on regulatory issues."
Chambers Europe (2019)
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"The ‘iconic’ Max Oosterhuis represented the Port Authority of Antwerp in high-profile litigation regarding TenneT’s construction of a power grid from the Dutch coast to the Borssele wind park."
Legal 500 (2018)
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"Max Oosterhuis is noted by sources for his 'wealth of experience' in energy matters, advising on both transactional and regulatory matters."
Chambers Europe (2018)
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"He is very experienced on energy law and pleasant to work with."
Chambers & Partners Europe (2022)
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