21 Jun 2022

The potential of hydrogen: a guide to key European markets

Momentum is building for the development of a low carbon hydrogen economy in Europe, driven by decarbonisation and energy security considerations.

As developments and ventures proliferate, investors are increasingly looking to commit substantial capital in the context of significant regulatory flux.

This guide considers the regulatory landscape across the hydrogen value chain in 7 key jurisdictions:

  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • The Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • The United Kingdom

This guide is intended to assist developers, investors and other market participants to navigate:

  • the changing regulatory framework for hydrogen across the value-chain
  • the emerging standards for low carbon hydrogen

If you would like to discuss this guide or would like further information on any aspect of it, please get in touch with your usual contact.

Click the image below to download the guide.

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This guide is a collaboration between our Best Friends firms, consisting of BonelliErede in Italy, Bredin Prat in France, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in the Netherlands, Hengeler Mueller in Germany, Slaughter and May in the United Kingdom, and Uría Menéndez in Portugal and Spain. Each is a market leader in its respective jurisdiction, each has a formidable international reputation in its own right, and all are authorities in cross-jurisdictional best practice. We regularly work together on energy and infrastructure instructions, and are actively engaged on hydrogen mandates in all the jurisdictions mentioned in this guide.





This material is provided for general information only. It does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

Contact Information
Michael Corbett
Partner at Slaughter and May
Steven Galbraith
Partner at Slaughter and May
Oliver Moir
Partner at Slaughter and May
Hywel Davies
Partner at Slaughter and May
Azadeh Nassiri
Partner at Slaughter and May
Richard Todd
Partner at Slaughter and May
Kathryn Emmett
PSL Counsel at Slaughter and May