Germany: Energy 2019

In this chapter we recognise 32 practitioners for their exceptional work handling a range of matters across the energy sector, including transactional, regulatory and disputes. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Dirk Uwer Hengeler Mueller, Düsseldorf
2. Kai Uwe Pritzsche Linklaters LLP, Berlin
3. Matthias Hirschmann Hogan Lovells International LLP, Hamburg
4. Christian Theobald Becker Büttner Held, Berlin

Noerr continues to be the dominant player in the field with eight practitioners listed.
Christof Federwisch leads the firm’s energy group and boasts vast experience in energy infrastructure projects and related transactional issues. Peers describe him as “a very smart practitioner”.
Martin Geipel is a highly sought-after practitioner who excels in issues relating to energy projects and regulatory matters for clients that include industrial and commercial players.
Cornelia Kermel impresses sources with her work on both contentious and non-contentious matters in the energy sector and is particularly knowledgeable in competition matters pertaining to the field.
Uwe Erling specialises in renewable energy matters and is well known as an expert in emissions and climate change issues.
Tibor Fedke has extensive expertise in commercial transactional work and corporate restructuring with a focus on applying this expertise to energy projects.

Becker Büttner Held sees three practitioners listed.
Christian Theobald is “a very well-known energy lawyer” with extensive experience advising on energy infrastructure projects in addition to transactional matters.
Christian Held is a widely respected name in the European market where he stands out for his impressive work on contractual and transactional matters across the gas sector.
Ursula Prall is commended for her work on renewables and environmental issues in the energy sector, focusing her practice on advising clients with respect to offshore wind projects as well as regulatory matters.

White & Case receives two listings in this chapter.
Peter Rosin is a well-known practitioner in the space who has over two decades of experience advising on a wide range of issues often arising out of high-value transactions.
Thomas Burmeister regularly handles complex transactional matters and regulatory concerns, and is known for his impressive work acting for clients in both contentious and non-contentious proceedings.

At Clifford Chance, Anselm Raddatz is highlighted by peers for his corporate work in the area as he advises large multinationals on high-value transactions. Sources admire his work on “big deals for energy sector clients”.
Björn Heinlein concentrates his work on advising clients on complex transactions and contracts relating to energy infrastructure including power plants. He is recognised as “certainly a big name” in the field.

Ulrich Scholz of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is “a sector specialist” who is highly experienced in competition and regulatory concerns in the energy field.
Ralph Kogge advises clients on domestic and international M&A issues in the energy sector and is well regarded for his strong experience and knowledge in the area.

Gleiss Lutz has two individuals recognised here.
Tim Weber is a transactional expert who advises clients on complex, high-value deals across the energy sector.
Petra Linsmeier is well known for her superb practice that focuses on providing top-tier competition law advice to clients in the energy sector.

Dirk Uwer at Hengeler Mueller is an expert in regulatory matters, providing advice and representation for clients in disputes arising in the energy field. Peers highlight that he is “doing excellent regulatory work”.

Kai Uwe Pritzsche of Linklaters is well versed in corporate issues within the energy field, expertly advising clients on transactional and M&A matters.

Matthias Hirschmann of Hogan Lovells is a standout energy practitioner renowned for his transactional and M&A activity in the sector. Sources describe him as “an excellent practitioner” who is “very active and very prominent” in the market.

Christian von Hammerstein at Raue is well respected for his deep knowledge and expertise in regulatory matters that touch on energy, natural resources and climate issues.

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