Thank you for visiting (the “Website”) which is the website of the Energy Law Group (“ELG”, “we”, “us”) and is operated by ELG.

We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and therefore would like to inform you in this Privacy and Cookie Policy (“Privacy Statement”) about the collection, processing, transfer and use of your personal data and other information which we might collect while you are visiting and using the Website. Please read this Privacy Statement carefully in order to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

Please note that the other country, regional, and practice specific websites contained within the Website are provided by the applicable ELG member firms or related entities managing them and are not the responsibility of ELG. Such websites, as well as other websites that may be linked to this Website, are not governed by this Privacy Statement. We encourage you to review each of these other website’s privacy statements before disclosing any personal data.


As a visitor, you do not have to submit any personal data in order to use the Website.

We only collect personal data that is specifically and voluntarily provided by you via this Website, for example, to gain access to specific content, attend a hosted event, respond to a survey, or request communications about specific areas of interest. The personal data may include for instance but is not limited to, your name, current job title, company address, email address, and telephone and fax numbers.

We may also collect any content that you provide, including but not limited to postings on any blogs, forums, wikis and other social media applications and services that we may provide.

We do not usually seek sensitive personal data (e.g. data relating to race or ethnic origin, religious beliefs, criminal record, physical or mental health, or sexual orientation) from visitors. We will, where necessary, request your explicit consent to collect and use such information.   


We may use your personal data to manage your request and to customize and improve this Website and related services offered to you. We may also use your personal data for marketing purposes, or to send you promotional materials or communications regarding services provided by entities within the ELG Network that we feel may be of interest to you. We may also contact you to seek feedback on services provided by entities within the ELG Network or for market or other research purposes.

Your personal data may also be used to protect our rights or property and that of our users and, where appropriate, to comply with legal process.

You may at any time request that we discontinue sending you emails or other communications generated in response to your provision of personal data via this Website.


In addition to ELG (acting as a controller of your personal data), the personal data provided by you may also be transferred to other entities within the ELG Network (each acting as a data controller of your personal data) located within and outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This transfer takes place in order (i) to provide you with information that could be of interest to you, (ii) to conduct market or other research, (iii) to respond to your requests or inquiries, (iv) as part of a corporate transaction such as a sale, divestiture, reorganization, merger or acquisition. A list of the ELG entities is available at

Furthermore, we may use selected third party service providers, including companies that provide us with technical support and assistance, who may receive access to your personal data. All service providers are permitted to use data only for the purpose of performing their respective services on our behalf. A list of the service providers, located within and outside the European Economic Area (EEA), is available upon request.

Personal data may also be disclosed to law enforcement, regulatory, or other government agencies, or to other third parties, in each case to comply with legal or regulatory obligations or requests.

All of these disclosures may involve the transfer of personal data to recipients in countries or regions outside the EEA which may not have data protection laws and regulations comparable to the ones operating in your country. In case of such transfer of your personal data to recipients in these countries, we will adopt appropriate measures to ensure that your personal data will be adequately protected.


This Website may provide links and/ or plugins to various blogs, forums, wikis, and other social media applications or services that allow you to share content with other users (individually “Social Media Application” and collectively “Social Media Applications”). Any personal data or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application can be read, collected, and used by other users of that Social Media Application over whom we have little or no control. These contents are only shared between you and the Social Media Applications without contact to our Website. Therefore, we are not responsible for any other user’s use, misuse, or misappropriation of any personal data or other information that you contribute to any Social Media Application.

If you visit a website that includes plugins to Social Media Applications, the Social Media Applications establish a direct connection to your browser. Thereby the Social Media Applications receive, i.a, the information that you have visited our Website. If you are logged in to any Social Media Application during your use of this Website, personal data or other information can be automatically assigned to your profile of this Social Media Application. If you do not wish this to occur, please log off your profile at all Social Media Applications during the visit of this Website.


When you visit our Website, we may place a cookie in order to ensure that this Website is well managed and to improve your experience by recognizing you when you visit the website, such as by assigning a session ID and to deliver content specific to your interests. For these purposes the cookies we use collect standard internet log information including your IP address, browser type and language, access times, and referring website addresses.

Cookies are small, sometimes encrypted text files that are stored on computer hard drives by websites that you visit. They are used to help users navigate on websites efficiently as well as to provide information to the owner of the website. Cookies do not contain any software programs. We use session cookies on this website. Session cookies are only used during a session online and will be deleted once you leave a website. Session cookies can be deleted by you at any time through your browser settings.

Web browsers often allow you to erase existing cookies from your hard drive, block the use of cookies and/or be notified when cookies are encountered. If you elect to block cookies, please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of the features and functions of the Website. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit


You have the right to access your personal data and to require the correction or deletion of your personal data that is inaccurate or incomplete or to object to any of the data processing purposes outlined under II. to the extent permitted by applicable law by contacting:

At any time, you are entitled to receive information about your data held by ELG. You may review, modify or correct your data by contacting:

Thierry Lauriol
87 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris
T: +33(0) 1 45 05 80 08
F: +33 1 47 04 20 41


Each of our employees as well as all staff members of service providers having access to and/or processing personal data are obligated to treat such data confidentially. ALL DATA WILL BE TREATED STRICTLY CONFIDENTIALLY AND STORED IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPLICABLE LEGAL REGULATIONS FOR A PERIOD LEGALLY SPECIFIED IN THE RELEVANT COUNTRY.


The security of your personal data is important to us. We have in place reasonable commercial standards of technology and operational security to protect all information provided by you via this Website from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or misuse. We will reasonably ensure that these measures always comply with the latest technological standards.

However, no method of security or transmission over the Internet is entirely secure. You should always use caution when transmitting personal data over the Internet.


We may modify or amend this Privacy Statement from time to time at our discretion. When we make changes to this Statement, we will amend the revision date at the top of this page and highlight this on our Website. Such modified or amended Privacy Statement shall be effective as to you and your personal data as of that revision date. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how we are protecting your personal data.


We understand the importance of protecting children’s privacy in the interactive online world. This Website is not designed for or intentionally targeted at persons under the age of 18. It is not our policy to intentionally collect or maintain personal data about anyone under the age of 18.


If you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns regarding this Privacy Statement or our privacy practices, please contact:

Thierry Lauriol
87 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris
T: +33(0) 1 45 05 80 08
F: +33 1 47 04 20 41