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Germany: Energy 2017

Twenty-four leading practitioners are identified in this chapter for their top-tier energy work representing and advising major energy companies and financiers involved in the exploration, production, marketing and transportation of all types of energy including oil, gas, nuclear and renewables.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Peter Rosin White & Case, Düsseldorf
Christian von Hammerstein Raue, Berlin
Kai Uwe Pritzsche Linklaters, Berlin

 

Noerr leads the research with five listings. Head of the energy practice Christof Federwisch runs an “outstanding practice” and garners particular recognition for his expertise handling the acquisition and financing of power generation plants. He is joined by the “brilliant” Cornelia Kermel whose impressive knowledge of energy competition law makes her a favourite among clients. Tibor Fedke is “a fantastic corporate lawyer” known for his work on complex transactions in the energy sector. “Climate change specialist” Uwe Erling stand out in this chapter for his “exceptional understanding” of energy matters, including emissions trading law, while Holger Schmitz is highlighted for his skill in transactional and regulatory mandates.

At White & Case, the “sensational” Peter Rosin possesses over 20 years of experience handling energy matters and is considered “a leading light” in the sector. His market-leading practice includes managing large transactions and dispute resolution matters. Alongside him, Thomas Burmeister possesses substantial expertise in the regulatory aspects of energy transactions.

Hengeler Mueller’s Dirk Uwer is described by peers as “a very strong energy regulatory expert”. He acts for a number of leading energy clients. The “terrific” Thorsten Mäger is highly valued for his sector knowledge and frequently assists energy clients with competition issues.

Bird & Bird’s Matthias Lang gains recognition for his “first-class practice” that regularly deals with sector-related infrastructure matters such as renewable and conventional energy generation projects. With previous governmental experience handling energy policy, Johannes Kindler is highly sought after by clients for his extensive industry knowledge. He advises investors and companies on regulatory matters at both a national and European level.

Christoph Moench at Gleiss Lutz is “a very well-known and experienced practitioner”, with over 30 years of legal experience in environmental and planning issues for energy clients. Tim Weber also focuses his practice on project work in the sector and is highly regarded for his strong knowledge of renewable energy law.

Clifford Chance is represented by Björn Heinlein, head of the firm’s energy and infrastructure group in Germany. He focuses his highly rated practice on energy projects and possesses particular expertise negotiating and drafting contracts. Anselm Raddatz co-heads the firm’s corporate group and is highlighted for his “skilful representation” of clients in M&A, joint ventures and other corporate matters.

Christian von Hammerstein at Raue is highly proficient at assisting clients with energy mandates, including energy trading and power plant projects. He wins praise for his “impressive regulatory understanding”.

At Linklaters, Kai Uwe Pritzsche is “one of the foremost energy lawyers in the country” and is recognised for his adept handling of sector-related M&A, privatisations and joint ventures.

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