This chapter sees 345 lawyers highlighted for their exceptional work across the power and electricity sectors, on matters ranging from transactions and projects to compliance and disputes proceedings.
The Global Elite Thought Leaders are those individuals who received the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counsel and other market sources this year. Our research has identified them as truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.
Who’s Who Legal does not list law firms, only individual lawyers. The leading firms are those in each region whose listed practitioners received the most total nominations in our research.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Marinus Winters stands out in the Dutch market and is renowned for his deep knowledge of complex regulatory and competition-related issues affecting the electricity sector.
Werner Runge is a top name in banking and finance with considerable expertise in energy-related transactions.
Tom Schoors is recognised as a pre-eminent energy lawyer whose top-tier practice “focuses on big energy projects and financing”.
Gareth Price is highly rated for adept handling of project finance and transactional matters arising from the energy sector.
Alexandre Ancel excels in complex energy matters including acquisitions, joint ventures and the development of large-scale projects.
Mark Walker is distinguished for his vast experience advising power sector clients on project development and financing issues.
Charles Currier enjoys a superb reputation among peers thanks to his remarkable experience of transactions and project financings across the power and renewables sectors.
Vitaliy Radchenko earns recognition for his deep knowledge of complex M&A transactions in the power sector.
Christophe Barthélemy stands out for his impressive experience handling project development and financings in the energy and natural resources arena.
Maryna Ilchuk impresses market sources with her expert handling of electricity supply matters and related projects.
Tibor Fedke receives widespread plaudits from sources who praise his “in-depth understanding of the German energy industry”.
Christof Federwisch is a top-tier energy lawyer who is highly regarded for his significant experience advising on power infrastructure projects.
Martin Geipel impresses market commentators with his in-depth expertise when it comes to handling complex energy contracts.
Holger Schmitz is a prominent name in the German market who excels in sophisticated energy and infrastructure projects.
Other leading individuals
Peter Polak of Polak & Partners Rechtsanwälte is an established figure in the Austrian market, widely respected for his remarkable facility for providing first-rate counsel on energy M&A transactions.
At Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick, Damien Verhoeven is renowned for his exceptional knowledge of the energy sector, most notably when it comes to advising on regulatory issues.
François Tulkens is “a brilliant lawyer”, applauded for his tremendous understanding of administrative and regulatory matters across the power industry.
Régine Feltkamp at Modo Advocaten ranks highly among peers thanks to her “specific expertise in energy trading”.
At Djingov Gouginski Kyutchukov & Velichkov, Milan Pandev is recognised for his top-notch work on energy-related M&A transactions and corporate financing.
Christoffer Fode at Gorrissen Federspiel is highly regarded for his strong transactional expertise and stellar work on behalf of energy sector clients.
At Watson Farley & Williams, Heike Trischmann ranks highly among peers for her outstanding regulatory understanding of the energy sector.
Isabel Taylor of Slaughter and May earns acclaim from respondents this year thanks to her deep knowledge of infrastructure regulation and competition law matters.
Covington & Burling’s Ben Donovan is “a sensible and great lawyer” who is “easy to work with and opposite” according to impressed sources.
Ian Salter at Burges Salmon is held in high regard by market commentators thanks to his profound understanding of nuclear power regulation.
At Hannes Snellman Attorneys, Rabbe Sittnikow is recognised as “a market leader” thanks to his top-tier energy practice which sees him regularly advise on PPP projects in the electricity and nuclear power sectors.
Thierry Lauriol at Jeantet is an esteemed lawyer who stands out for his deep experience handling international energy projects and transactions.
Hengeler Mueller’s Dirk Uwer is a key player in the market who excels in energy-related restructurings and transactions.
Alex McLean at Arthur Cox is highlighted for his considerable experience advising clients on large-scale conventional and non-conventional power projects.
At Nunziante Magrone, Fiorella Alvino is distinguished as “a market leader” thanks to her extensive experience negotiating construction and supply agreements for projects in the power sector.
At De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek NV, Arjan Kleinhout earns acclaim for his remarkable expertise in energy disputes and regulation.
Stibbe’s Martin In de Braekt gains widespread recognition for his first-class energy practice, spanning disputes and project financing across the power and nuclear industries.
Miriam van Ee at Eversheds Sutherland draws high praise from market sources thanks to her excellent work advising on cross-border transactions across the energy and utilities sector.
Inge Ekker Bartnes at Advokatfirmaet Wiersholm is commended for the breadth of his experience advising domestic and international clients on M&A transactions and energy regulations.
Jarle Kvam is highlighted as “a market leader” for his strong track record in complex M&A and investment deals related to the energy sector.
At Morais Leitão, Catarina Brito Ferreira earns widespread plaudits thanks to her outstanding work advising energy clients on corporate finance and M&A matters.
Ricardo Andrade Amaro comes highly recommended for his notable experience of complex energy-related acquisitions.
Gordon Downie at Shepherd and Wedderburn is renowned for his thorough understanding of competition and regulatory issues pertaining to the energy sector.
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz of Uría Menéndez is revered for his immense experience of a range of energy-related issues, including energy transmissions and supply.
At Advokatfirman Hammarskiöld & Co, Jakob Falkman is commended for his profound expertise handling commercial transactions in the energy sector.
At GHR Rechtsanwälte, Marc Grüninger is an excellent corporate lawyer who showcases particular expertise in regulated industries including energy and natural resources.
Yaroslav Petrov of Asters is looked upon with enormous favour thanks to his extensive experience negotiating high-value energy transactions.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Donia El-Mazghouny at Mazghouny & Co is a standout name in the Egyptian energy market thanks to her significant experience handling complex project developments in the power sector.
At Bentsi-Enchill Letsa & Ankomah, Kojo Bentsi-Enchill is a well-recognised lawyer whose vast experience extends to advising on the financing and development of complex power projects.
At Gornitzky & Co, Jack Smith “definitely belongs on the list” according to impressed peers who recognise his immense knowledge of regulatory aspects of the Israeli power sector.
Khaled O Asfour at Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants is a prominent figure in the energy industry who excels when it comes to project development and financing matters.
Fadi Moghaizel at Moghaizel Law Office has an exceptionally strong energy practice where he showcases significant experience of complex transactions in the sector.
At AÉLEX Soji Awogbade Soji Awogbade comes highly recommended for his outstanding expertise in high-value energy transactions.
Sola Adepetun at Dentons ACAS-Law stands out for his considerable experience of sophisticated joint ventures and transactions in the Nigerian electric power sector.
At Olaniwun Ajayi, Wolemi Esan enjoys a stellar reputation among sources thanks to his adept handling of power projects and developments.
Dan Agbor at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is highlighted for his strong energy expertise, in particular his work related to corporate transactions, securities and debt restructuring.
At Bowmans, Anton Barnes-Webb is an esteemed practitioner who impresses market commentators with his sweeping knowledge of PPPs in the energy sector.
United Arab Emirates
At DWF Slava Kiryushin “generates immediate confidence and trust” for clients in the sector thanks to his “excellent analytical skills combined with his vast experience of energy contracts”.
Judith Kim at Allen & Overy stand out among peers thanks to her excellence when it comes to advising sponsors and lenders on high-value energy transactions.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
Vivek Warrier ranks highly among peers thanks to his strong experience advising on the financing and development of major projects in the power industry.
Jason Roth is a top name in the Canadian market who regularly advises sponsors and developers on financings related to energy projects.
David Macaulay co-leads the firm’s power and renewables group, and is distinguished among peers for his expert handling of related projects and joint ventures.
David Schwartz is a corporate finance specialist, held in high esteem for his impressive work on electric trading, transmission and distribution matters.
Jeffrey Munoz is widely endorsed for his significant experience advising banks and other financial institutions on energy project financing and development matters.
Stephen Szalkowski ranks highly among peers thanks to his standout work on high-value energy transactions including joint ventures.
Other leading individuals
At Torys, Valerie Helbronner is a go-to name for complex energy and infrastructure projects, where she possesses impressive experience handling related procurement matters.
Lars Olthafer at Blake, Cassels & Graydon is a prominent energy lawyer who stands out among peers for his strong regulatory expertise.
Chad Schneider draws praise for his deep expertise in the energy sector, most notably when it comes to related M&A transactions.
At McCarthy Tétrault, Robin Sirett earns plaudits for his extensive experience of energy projects, with a focus on complex transactional and regulatory issues.
Josef Hocher at Cassels Brock & Blackwell is an esteemed practitioner noted for his stellar work handling large transactions in the energy sector.
John Estes at Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom comes highly recommended for his market-leading work in the power sector, and in-depth knowledge of related regulation.
At Vinson & Elkins, John Connally IV is highlighted for his significant experience handling a range of complex transactional matters across the energy industry, from M&A to joint ventures.
Sean Wheeler at Kirkland & Ellis is a corporate law specialist who earns effusive praise for his exceptional transactional work for energy-sector clients.
At Sidley Austin, Cliff Vrielink stands out for his profound expertise in energy trading, power projects and infrastructure.
At Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Tull Florey is a top name in the Texan energy market, credited with excellent knowledge of complex projects and transactions.
Bill Swanstrom at Locke Lord is celebrated for his first-class energy practice by sources who note his adept handling of corporate transactions on behalf of energy companies.
Kirstin Gibbs at Morgan Lewis & Bockius is commended for her expert handling of high-value M&A and commodity transactions within the energy sector.
At Baker Botts, Martin Toulouse is recognised as highly experienced when it comes to project financings and transactions across the power sector.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
At Martínez de Hoz & Rueda, Tomas Lanardonne is “creative” and “practically minded” according to sources who consider him to be “extremely well versed in energy law”.
Giovani Loss at Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados is a leading figure in the Brazilian energy sector, with considerable experience of regulatory issues affecting the power industry.
At Schmidt Valois Miranda Ferreira & Agel, Guilherme Guerra D´Arriaga Schmidt comes highly recommended for his excellent regulatory and transactional work across the power sector.
Elena Landau at Sergio Bermudes Advogados is “an excellent lawyer”, singled out by sources as “a part of the power sector history” in Brazil.
At Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Eduardo Escalona is revered for his deep knowledge of complex regulatory matters governing the electricity sector.
Claudio Undurraga A at Prieto y Cia is a distinguished name in the energy sector thanks to his strong experience of complex sector-related disputes in arbitral proceedings.
Carlos Umaña Trujillo at Brigard & Urrutia Abogados is a highly respected corporate lawyer who earns plaudits for his thorough knowledge of utility law.
At Pérez Bustamante & Ponce – PBP, Francisco Roldán Cobo is renowned for his superb negotiating skills when it comes to complex energy contracts.
At Dentons López Velarde, Rogelio López-Velarde possesses over 20 years’ experience handling a range of energy-related projects and transactions.
Jorge Cervantes Trejo at Gonzalez Calvillo is noted for his considerable experience assisting international clients in the financing and development of power plants in Mexico.
At Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau, Federico Santacruz González earns acclaim for his top-notch work advising sponsors and lenders on project financing and development in the power sector.
Thomas Mueller-Gastell receives widespread commendations from sources who applaud his experience of complex transactions in the electricity industry.
At Thompson & Knight, Claudio Rodríguez Galán performs exceedingly well in this year’s research for his stellar work handling sophisticated power purchase agreements.
Global Elite Thought Leaders
At Gilbert + Tobin, Chris Flynn is highlighted for his top-tier energy practice where he regularly advises clients on a range of matters from project development to corporate restructurings.
Brian Scott of Pinsent Masons is revered for his in-depth expertise in corporate matters and financings in the energy and natural resources sector.
Peter Nelson of Nelson Derham Law has “an excellent understanding of retail electricity regulation” according to sources who praise his “broad knowledge” and “pragmatic nature”.
At Clayton Utz, Mark Geritz is hailed as “one of the most skilled lawyers in his fields” and impresses clients with his “ability to stay commercially focused” and “think outside the box”.
Abishek Saxena at Phoenix Legal is recognised for his expert handling of M&A transactions, projects and regulatory issues pertaining to the energy sector.
Alex Cull of Jones Day is commended for the strategic advice he provides to clients involved in major transactions in the energy sector.
Clarinda Tija-Dharmadi at Latham & Watkins impresses market sources with her sweeping knowledge of power project finance and development.
At Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brad Roach is a key player in the market, lauded for his sterling work on transactions and investments across the power sector.