In this chapter we single out the top 36 energy specialists in the German legal market. They have been selected for their exceptional experience and expertise advising domestic and international clients on a range of transactional, regulatory, contentious and financing matters.
Most Highly Regarded
Noerr received seven listings in this chapter.
Cornelia Kermel is a leading light in the energy sector, with over 20 years of experience handling concession agreements, project and regulatory issues.
Martin Geipel is a respected energy lawyer in Germany, whose practice is geared towards regulatory issues pertaining to transactions and energy trading matters.
Christof Federwisch is a well-regarded name for energy matters. He advises banks, energy operators and initiators on the installation, acquisition and financing of energy projects.
Hengeler Mueller makes an impressive showing, with three of its lawyers listed.
Dirk Uwer sits among Germany’s foremost energy specialists, and is a public law and regulatory expert, as well as an experienced litigator who acts for investors and energy companies.
Thorsten Mäger is “a well-known entity in the market” known for his strong experience in competition and compliance issues across the energy sector.
Hans-Jörg Ziegenhain is readily recommended by peers as a top-notch M&A specialist, where he has considerable experience advising clients in the energy sector on corporate transactions and acquisitions.
Becker Büttner Held achieves three listings for its practitioners.
Ursula Prall is praised by respondents as “a very careful and knowledgeable lawyer”, sought after for her expertise with wind energy projects, environmental and planning law.
Christian Theobald is selected by peers as an outstanding energy lawyer whose expertise lies in grid infrastructure issues and contractual matters in the sector.
Christian Held is well regarded by market commentators for his first-rate energy practice, which places a strong emphasis on transactional and regulatory briefs.
Raue’s Christian von Hammerstein is a distinguished energy lawyer with a broad practice that encompasses administrative and regulatory issues pertaining to conventional and renewable energy projects, energy grids and trading.
Holger Kraft of CMS Hasche Sigle earns recognition from commentators as “a great M&A lawyer in the energy sector”. He acts on both the seller’s and buyer’s sides on large and complex transactions in the renewables sector, as well as power plant projects.
Fritz von Hammerstein is a highly experienced administrative, environmental and mining law specialist, with strong experience advising on infrastructure, extraction and energy projects.
At White & Case, Thomas Burmeister is well versed in energy transactions and regulatory issues, as well as contract law, grid regulation and renewable energy.
Matthias Hirschmann at Hogan Lovells is praised for possessing “extensive knowledge and a strong track record” in the oil and gas sector, especially with international and domestic M&A transactions, joint ventures and regulatory issues.
Björn Heinlein at Clifford Chance heads the firm’s German energy and infrastructure group, and receives extensive recommendations for his expertise in M&A transactions and power plant projects.
Anselm Raddatz is lauded by respondents as “a great lawyer who does a lot of energy work” relating to M&A, corporate reorganisation and joint venture projects.
Boris Scholtka of EY heads the firm’s energy division, and is an impressive lawyer with over 20 years of experience with concessions, generation projects and contract negotiation.
Malte Jordan with Watson Farley & Williams is described by sources as “one of the best energy lawyers around”. He co-heads the firm’s global energy group, and focuses on M&A, restructurings and financing.
Bird & Bird‘s Matthias Lang is a well-regarded energy and infrastructure lawyer who advises clients on a range of cross-border energy issues in the renewables, as well as the oil and gas sectors.
Petra Linsmeier at Gleiss Lutz is a prominent competition specialist in the energy sector, who advises international and domestic clients on the full range of competition issues.