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  1. Industry focus: energy
  2. Regulatory
  3. Transactions
  4. Leading individuals
  5. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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    • Matthias Hirschmann - Hogan Lovells International LLP
    • Cornelia Kermel - Noerr
    • Thomas Mayen - Dolde Mayen & Partner
    • Peter Rosin - White & Case LLP
    • Boris Scholtka - PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft)
    • Ulrich Scholz - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    • Thomas Schulz - Linklaters
    • Christian Theobald - Becker Büttner Held, Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater
    • Christian von Hammerstein - Raue LLP
    • Fritz von Hammerstein - CMS

Next generation lawyers

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In the energy sector, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer impresses with ‘excellent industry knowledge’, ‘economic expertise’ as well as ‘tailor-made’ and ‘swift replies’. With its ‘high level advice and international network, it is the ideal firm for large and complex matters’, such as advising four large energy providers on negotiating the nuclear phase-out funding contract with the German government, with the clients bearing €24bn of the cost. Corporate expert Tobias Larisch, who is based in Düsseldorf, regularly assists energy providers with reorganisations and joint venture agreements. Other recommended partners include the also Düsseldorf-based Ulrich Scholz, ‘one of the best energy lawyers in Germany, who has extensive expertise and a highly qualified team surrounding him’. He handles mostly contentious work for power generators (for example concerning the Renewable Energy Sources Act’s self-consumption incentives), transactions and the connection of offshore wind farms. In the last-mentioned area the firm has also been advising Sea Wind Management on the licensing procedure of the Baltic Eagle wind park since 2015. The ‘technically and strategically well situated’ group furthermore represented RWE before the Federal Constitutional Court concerning the nuclear phase-out’s constitutionality and advised transmission system operator Amprion in connection with planned power lines. ‘Brilliant’ environmental lawyers Benedikt Wolfers and Wolf Friedrich Spieth in Berlin and Herbert Posser in Düsseldorf, however, announced their departure in February 2018 with plans to establish their own firm focused on public law.

The ‘very client orientedWhite & Case LLP offers advice at a ‘high service level’. Highly rated for energy sector advice is Düsseldorf-based Guido Hermeier, who has ‘strong industry expertise, a calm and conciliatory manner and a good network’. He frequently collaborates with Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister. The group focuses on M&A transactions, with additional offerings in financing, state aid, environment and planning matters. Until December 2016, Rosin, Hermeier and Jörg Kraffel advised the consortium made up of STEAG and BCG on the bidding procedure for the acquisition of Vattenfall’s lignite and hydro energy business. Transactional work included Burmeister’s assistance of Gasunie, which acquired jordgasTransport from Statoil together with Open Grid Europe. Of counsel Ulrich Büdenbender and Rosin represented EnBW in litigation brought by the city of Stuttgart concerning the transfer of its district heating network. On the financing side, the Hamburg-based Florian Degenhardt was retained by a consortium of banks including Bayerische Landesbank, Commerzbank,

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg and SEB concerning the structure financing of the Monaco 1 gas pipeline. The renewable energy sector also saw the team handling wind farm and energy storage model transactions, while regulatory work included representing Amprion in several cases. At the beginning of 2017, the Frankfurt-based transaction lawyers Hendrik Röhricht and Markus Stephanblome made partner.

Becker Büttner Held, Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater is particularly regarded for its regulatory expertise. In 2016, the energy and corporate law expert Christian Held advised the Swiss and Albanian Ministries of Economy on the gas pipeline project TAP, with assistance including the contractual design, construction and development of a gas market in Albania. Martin Altrock is developing a study for the Federal Ministry of Transport concerning integrated energy systems, which is examining the significance of renewable electricity and heat in the transport sector. Other new work included numerous complaints filed against the Federal Network Agency concerning the determination of equity interest rates for old and new plants, which affect electricity and gas supply network operators, with Stefan Missling representing the latter before the Düsseldorf higher regional court. In January 2017, the Berlin-based Roman Ringwald and the Munich-based Nils Langeloh were promoted to partner, while six other lawyers made counsel. Ringwald is advising Bordesholm’s utility company on the construction of a battery storage for an independent off-grid operation.

CMS offers ‘very good industry knowledge paired with a reasonable price-performance ratio in the energy sector’. Practice head Christian Haellmigk has ‘extraordinary expertise in antitrust matters in the energy sector as well as very good tactical sense in dealing with authorities’. Since January 2016, he has been representing distribution system operator Netze BW before the regional court of Stuttgart in litigation worth over €30m concerning the local high-voltage and high-pressure networks. Also recommended is commercial lawyer Jochen Lamb, who advised Munich’s public utility company in a bidding process for the acquisition of a geothermal power plants holding company. In another matter, he assisted energy supplier EnBW with the structuring of the Hohe See wind farm. Advising British Wind Energy on the sale of the offshore wind farm project Deutsche Bucht was another highlight for the Hamburg-based Holger Kraft (renewable energy) and Fritz von Hammerstein (environment and planning). The latter has also been advising Hamburg’s water company in litigation concerning the extraction of water since 2010. Christiane Kappes was promoted to the partnership in January 2017.

At Hengeler Mueller, energy companies receive a ‘fast and technical service at a high level’, characterised by an ‘extremely high level of business sense and advice by perception’. Clients particularly appreciate the working structure consisting of ‘small teams with a high level of commitment and expertise’. ‘Precise’ Düsseldorf-based commercial lawyer Hartwin Bungert is a ‘good analyst’ with ‘extremely good legal knowledge and a phenomenal memory, which is particularly positive for long-term clients’. Recently, he advised RWE and innogy on their €5bn reorganisation in over ten countries; innogy’s first IPO was handled by Frankfurt-based capital markets experts Wolfgang Groß and Alexander Rang (the latter has ‘extraordinarily good prospectus law knowledge’ and is regarded as ‘extremely strong in financing matters’). Also involved in the restructuring was corporate lawyer Andreas Austmann, who ‘offers pragmatic and swift solutions’ and is highlighted for his ‘extraordinary company law knowledge’. Another highlight, led by the Berlin-based Nicolas Böhm, was advising China Three Gorges on the €1.7bn acquisition of BCP Meerwind Luxembourg, owner of Meerwind wind farm. On the regulatory side, energy lawyer Dirk Uwer represented TenneT in several cases concerning the grid connection of offshore wind farms as well as complaints against the exemption from network charges determined by the federal network agency.

In the energy sector, Linklaters mainly acts on transactions, regulatory work and renewable energy. Transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission and energy supplier ENGIE Deutschland are practice head Kai Uwe Pritzsche’s long-term regulatory and commercial law clients, with the group advising the latter client on acquiring a stake in Gera’s public utility company from the insolvency administrator through a joint venture with energy provider EGG and power plant KWG. In the firm’s Berlin office, Thomas Schulz frequently leads advice, for example when assisting Allianz Global Investors with the acquisition of shares in a portfolio of 12 onshore wind farms from PNE Wind. Schulz also acted on the refinancing of offshore wind farm Butendiek. Environment and planning expert Markus Appel is advising TenneT TSO on SuedLink’s technical planning process, which is aiming at constructing high-voltage direct current transmission lines in Europe. Of counsel Christopher Bremme is defending Storengy in an €89m claim for nullity of a gas storage contract and price adjustment negotiations. The Frankfurt office mainly provides project financing and dispute resolution support, with managing associate Peter Bendel particularly noted, while antitrust law is handled by a Düsseldorf team headed by Carsten Grave.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has a broad practice including lawyers from the regulatory, antitrust, commercial and distribution, public, real estate and corporate law groups. Since 2016, the group also covers internal antitrust investigations (suspected cases of energy market manipulation). A highlight for Düsseldorf-based practice head Holger Stappert was assisting a large energy supplier with the restructuring of its regional supply companies according to unbundling requirements. This included corporate, regulatory and municipal law, with Carsten Beisheim handling the first-mentioned matters. Stefan Galla, Michael Krömker and their corporate team advised Open Grid Europe on the public tender for acquisition of jordgas Transport from a joint venture comprised of Statoil Norway and Gasunie Germany. Public law expert Stefan Altenschmidt is representing ExxonMobil in a €900m landmark case concerning the charging of royalties for natural gas mining in Northern Germany. He also assisted a leading nuclear power company with construction and nuclear law matters pertaining to interim storage facilities; the advice was led by Tobias Leidinger.

Utilising its public law, project finance, construction, concession agreement and dispute resolution expertise, Noerr’s energy group focuses mainly on transactions. Constitutional law expert Holger Schmitz advised the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on negotiations for the financing of the dismantling of nuclear power plants and nuclear waste disposal, which resulted in the establishment of a €24bn sovereign wealth fund in 2017. Another highlight, led by practice head Christof Federwisch, was advising Iberdrola Renovables on the acquisition of offshore wind farm project Baltic Eagle. Energy law expert Cornelia Kermel is representing EWE Netz in federal court litigation concerning the ordinance on concession fees for electricity and gas. Tibor Fedke has been acting for STEAG New Energies in procurement and commercial matters since 2016 concerning the cooperation with HEAG for the operation of a cogeneration unit and a district heating network for the electricity and heat connection of Technische Universität Darmstadt. Munich-based Christian Mayer specialises in handling energy projects in the mobility and infrastructure sector. Tom Beckerhoff joined the Frankfurt office from Ashurst LLP in the summer of 2017 and advised the European Investment Bank on the €950m refinancing of the offshore wind farm Butendiek. Fabian Raddatz left to join Labor Berlin – Charité Vivantes in November 2017, while Berlin-based Katrin Andrä made partner in early 2017.

Berlin-based Raue LLP includes seven energy sector partners. In 2016, practice head Christian von Hammerstein was retained for the first time by the Austrian Verbund AG to advise concerning its Riedl energy storage plant and Inn river power plant. In another matter, antitrust expert Bernd Beckmann and corporate lawyer Stephan Bernhard Koch assisted a joint venture formed by the Swiss Alpiq and the German energy supplier GETEC; the newly founded European Energy Service Platform offers a new availability of customer service processes in the energy sector on an international level. Another area of focus is concession fees, with public lawyer Wolfram Hertel representing MITGAS Mitteldeutsche Gasversorgung in public procurement procedures and related litigation. Hertel has also been defending enviaM in a title recovery claim for the local power grid filed by Leipzig’s municipal utility company. Another highlight was representing jordgas in litigation before Düsseldorf’s higher regional court concerning the redistribution levy, which had been determined by the federal grid agency Bundesnetzagentur.

The ‘efficient and pragmatic team’ at Clifford Chance offers ‘excellent services’ and ‘profound industry knowledge’. Düsseldorf-based practice head Björn Heinlein advised the Swiss ewz and Fontavis concerning the acquisition of a participation in Trianel Windpark Borum II, while Mathias Elspaß concluded advice to Bayernets concerning the licensing and financing of the Monaco Pipeline in March 2017. Munich-based corporate lawyer Markus Muhs supported EQT Infrastructure with entering into a strategic partnership with GETEC, which also included the acquisition of a majority stake in three of the latter’s subsidiaries. Another highlight was advising Innogy on the acquisition of BELECTIC Solar & Battery. Next to providing ongoing advice to a consortium of banks including EIB, EBRD, Sace and Euler Hermes concerning the financing of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, Heinlein also assisted transmission network operator Fluxys with the tender procedure for the acquisition of shares in Thyssengas. Werner Brickwedde made counsel in May 2007.

Best known for regulatory, plant construction and licensing matters, Dolde Mayen & Partner covers both contentious and non-contentious instructions. The plant construction team is based in Stuttgart, while regulatory and contentious matters are handled in Bonn. Since early 2017, Winfried Porsch has been advising a transmission system operator on the planning procedure for the Wullenstetten-Niederwangen grid reinforcement, while Bernd Schieferdecker is acting for a similar company concerning the new construction of Schleswig-Holstein’s east coast power line as one of the energy highways. In Bonn, Thomas Mayen and Christian Stelter provided an expert opinion on regulatory matters to TransnetBW. Contentious matters include Klaus-Peter Dolde’s representation of EnBW in appeal proceedings before the Cologne higher regional court in a claim for damages from the federal province of Baden-Württemberg and the Federal Republic of Germany; the case worth €261m concerning Germany’s nuclear power moratorium attracted major political and media interest.

With Jacob von Andreae’s partner promotion, Gleiss Lutz now fields a practice head in Düsseldorf, alongside Cornelia Topf, who leads the team in Frankfurt. Von Andreae is representing Gazprom Export in a case against the federal grid agency Bundesnetzagentur concerning standardised feed-in tariffs in connection with the redistribution levy resolution. He is also representing a technology group in litigation concerning the reclaim of support received according to the Renewable Energy Act due to the failure to comply with reporting obligations. Topf was retained by a bidder in a sale procedure of several wind farms, including offshore wind farms Nordsee 1 to 3. Stuttgart-based Marcus Dannecker, who focuses on regulatory work and project development, has been representing WindMW since late 2016 in litigation before the Schwerin higher regional court in a compensation claim against TenneT, resulting from the delayed grid connection of HelWin1. Another important instruction was Burghard Hildebrandt’s

Representation of Amprion in two claims against the planning permission for the building of a very-high-voltage line before the Federal Administrative Court.

The ‘competent group’ at Hogan Lovells International LLP is particularly strong in renewable energy matters and offers ‘short processing times’, ‘strong business acumen’ and ‘excellent performance in M&A and plant construction matters’. The practice head for energy and natural resources, Matthias Hirschmann, used his ‘profound understanding of the German wind energy sector’ and ‘high-level commercial knowledge’ to advise Northland Power on the acquisition of the offshore wind farm project Deutsche Bucht, which has a financing volume of €1.2bn. He also supported Sampension KP Livsforsikring on the €190m acquisition of Nord Energie Renewables. Other recommended partners include Tobias Faber and ‘brilliant strategistUlrich Helm, who are based in Frankfurt and have a ‘broad knowledge of plant construction’. Faber, who also boasts ‘quick comprehension’, mostly handles power engineering plant and waste recycling projects. Hamburg-based counsel Tobias Flasbarth advised Statoil both on the sale of jordgas and its Norwegian parent company on acquiring a 50% participation in the AWE Arkona-Windpark development company. He is known for ‘keeping complex processes together well, paying attention to details and becoming acquainted with new topics’. The ‘diplomatic’ Christian Knütel has ‘comprehensive legal knowledge’ and ‘prepares solid and practical drafts’, for example when handling the €1.6bn project financing for offshore wind farm Merkur.

Baker McKenzie covers the full range of transactional, regulatory, project financing and contentious work. The broad offering was underlined by the arrival of Tim Heitling and Thomas Dörmer from Taylor Wessing. For example, Heitling represented Vattenfall Europe Sales in litigation against ante-holz before the Hamburg district court concerning the remuneration for energy supply and ancillary cost statements. He is also advising LEIPA Georg Leinfelder on the acquisition of UPM’s customer system network as well as the acquisition of paper factory Schwedt/Oder, which also includes customer generation plants. Public lawyer Frank-Rainer Töpfer advised an international gas corporation on environmental and planning matters pertaining to the construction and operation of an underground helium gas storage. Other clients include Encevo and Gasunie.

The ‘client-focused and committed’ energy group at Beiten Burkhardt has ‘very good legal knowledge’ and a ‘strong willingness to become acquainted with complex non-legal matters’. Highly recommended are the Berlin-based Antje Baumbach, Guido Brucker and associate Sebastian Berg, who display a ‘comprehensive understanding of the energy industry coupled with an excellent network as well as an excellent feel for interrelations of legal designs’. They recently advised four transmission system operators on the public procurement for capacity reserves. Bruckner and Berg also advised a consortium of banks including ING, KfW IPEX-Bank, SEB and Mediobanca di Credito Financiario on regulatory matters pertaining to the procurement for the acquisition of a pipeline network operator. Munich-based practice head Maximilian Elspas has been advising the international consortium NeuConnect on grid regulation and authorisation procedures for the construction of an interconnector between Germany and the UK.

Led by René Voigtländer, Bird & Bird’s energy group includes 11 partners acting on regulatory and transactional instructions. The practice head has been advising energy and water supplier EWV on corporate, regulatory and procurement matters pertaining to the merger of one of its subsidiaries with another distribution system operator. Düsseldorf-based Matthias Lang continues assisting Amprion with supplementary proceedings to the planning approval for the construction of a very-high-voltage line. Christian Kessel acts for several subsidiaries of a large energy company on contract law issues, for example for a grid connection system. Falkon Capital and 8.2 Consulting are new clients. In Frankfurt, Kai Kerger made partner in May 2017.

Best known for handling regulatory, contract and commercial expertise in the energy sector, DLA Piper also handles transactions and project financing. The Frankfurt-based Wolfram Distler is the name to note for the last-mentioned area, while Cologne-based Michael Cieslarczyk leads the energy practice. The latter advised Energetický a průmyslový for the first time concerning the acquisition of stakes in Gas Connect Austria. Another one of his highlight instructions was assisting Fluxys TENP and terranets bw with separate complaint procedures against the federal grid agency Bundesnetzagentur’s resolutions to charge a redistribution levy and to change the network development plan. Trianel is another client. Michael Burg and one associate left for PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft) in January 2017.

Clients of the ‘trustworthyGörg Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB value the ‘very high quality, network with other specialists as well as a reasonable price-performance ratio and breadth of practice’. Practice head Achim Compes and his Cologne-based team are renowned as ‘client focused, reliable and well-versed in German energy law’. He took over lead advice to ewz/Fontavis concerning the participation in Trianel

Windkraft Borkum II’s wind farm; after covering energy, commercial and contractual matters, he advised on the project financing. Compes also assisted a British investor with the formation of a joint venture with the operators of a district heat generation plant and the participation in the electricity balancing market. Also recommended is Wibke Schumacher, who is ‘able to explain competently and has strong cross-sector knowledge concerning restructuring, commercial and tax matters’. She also regularly acts for Trianel, for example concerning the sale of a digital sales management platform for energy services. Since October 2016, Thoralf Herbold, Jan Schellenberger and Thomas Lange have been advising an international pension fund, which is participating in the tender for the acquisition from PNE Wind of a wind farm portfolio worth over €100m. Arne Glöckner and Carmen Schneider left for avocado rechtsanwälte and DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, respectively.

At Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, ‘processing time and industry-specific knowledge is very good and the value for money is reasonable’. Particularly recommended is the Hamburg-based Stefan Bretthauer, who is ‘excellent in energy law’ and recently handled gas industry and plant construction instructions. Practice head Marc Baltus advised a company on its own generation of energy in several plants according to 2017 rules in the Renewable Energy Act. In another matter, he advised a wind farm operator on financial assistance for wind farm plants as well as on a transmission network operator’s entitlement to provision of data. Capital markets experts Thorsten Kuthe assisted various energy and natural gas exploration companies with IPOs and multimillion share placements. Senior associate Tobias Woltering, who joined from Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in January 2017, advised industrial companies on European state aid guidelines pertaining to the granting of subsidies and assisted several municipal utilities and trading companies with the design and amendment of contracts. Munich-based Felix Siebler was promoted to partner in the beginning of 2017.

Following the addition of Gerd Stuhlmacher from E.ON Global Commodities in March 2017, Norton Rose Fulbright now also offers compliance, contract and commercial law assistance in the energy sector. Practice head Klaus Bader’s highlights include advising GE Capital/Coriolis on an equity investment in offshore wind farm Merkur and assisting Energie 360° and its subsidiary Smart Energy Innovationsfonds with a minority investment in energy storage developers VoltStorage and Luftmeister, which has developed the first air energy meter. Financing experts Dirk Trautmann, in Munich, and Timo Noftz, in Hamburg, advised an international consortium of banks on the €950m refinancing of offshore wind farm Butendiek. Of counsel Felix Dinger gained Senvion as a new client, assisting the company with a turbine supply contract and in procurement matters pertaining to wind farm Trianel Borkum II.

Redeker Sellner Dahs’ energy sector offering includes plant construction, renewable energy and contractual law as well as dispute resolution. Highlights included providing comprehensive advice to new client GASCADE Gastransport on a billion-scale gas pipeline project EUGAL, which includes environmental and planning as well as pipeline and plant regulation matters; involved were Frank Fellenberg, Olaf Reidt, Philipp Hummel and Stefanie von Landwüst. Lars Klein represented a major corporation in a case concerning several claims pertaining to the new building of a coal-fired power station in the amount of €450m. Other work included advising DB Regio on Hannover S-Bahn’s train energy price adjustments. RWE Power and Vattenfall are long-term clients.

Clients of Watson Farley & Williams LLP highlight the group’s ‘deep knowledge of the offshore wind sector’ as well as ‘appropriate team size and qualifications for energy transactions’, during which it works ‘expediently towards a successful conclusion’. Recommended for delivery contract matters is one of the practice heads, Malte Jordan, while banking expert Sven Fretthold stands out for financing documentation; both have the ‘ability to convey legal matters to non-lawyers’. Jordan advised PNE Wind on the €330m sale of 80% of a wind farm portfolio to a fund managed by Allianz Global Investors, while Fretthold and Stefan Hoffmann assisted a consortium of banks including Helaba, ING, Rabobank, KfW IPEX-Bank and SEB on the financing of wind farm Borkum West’s second phase. The other practice head, Thomas Hollenhorst, frequently acts on international wind farm and photovoltaic projects. An example is advising HSH Nordbank on the financing of Danish solar plant Vandel 2.

Allen & Overy LLP’s energy group combines banking and finance, public law, corporate matters and dispute resolution, with a particular focus on renewable energy and public procurements. In 2017, Frankfurt-based co-practice head Norbert Wiederholt advised bank Helaba on a €75m financing granted to regional energy supplier Kraftwerke Mainz-Wiesbaden. Hamburg-based Hans Schoneweg is the other practice head. Düsseldorf-based Hans Diekmann regularly advises Uniper on corporate and capital markets matters.

Dentonscovers the full range of transactional work including corporate and tax matters in the renewable energy sector’. The group has a ‘broad practice and a world-wide offering of competent lawyers’. Within the five partner-strong team, Peter Mayer is recommended for international energy transactions, while Daniel Barth stands out for his share deal expertise. Up to early 2017, transaction lawyer Thomas Schubert assisted Enbridge with a €2bn investment in offshore wind farm Hohe See, which included commercial, regulatory and contractual law matters. In Frankfurt, Christoph Papenheim assisted China National Environmental Protection Group with taking over the German energy-from-waste company EEW.

PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft)’s energy group is led by Berlin-based Boris Scholtka and Düsseldorf-based Peter Mussaeus. A recent highlight, led by Hamburg-based corporate lawyer Uwe Witt, was advising the shareholder of TurboWind Energie on the sale of all shares to a subsidiary of renewable energy supplier EWE. In August 2016, Essen-based Patrick Nordhues joined from Seitz Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater.

Taylor Wessing covers the full range of renewable energy work, including transactions, financings, disputes, plant construction and environmental matters. Practice head Carsten Bartholl is regularly retained by Chorus Clean Energy, for example concerning the acquisition of wind farm Parey from Johann Bunte and of the French Clementine from Saxovent. Michael Baumhauer advised Becker Marine Systems on contract law and on contracting development and production contracts for LNG electricity generators for the mobile supply of ships. On the contentious side, Janina Pochhammer assisted Senvion with the receivables management for a German offshore wind farm.

WilmerHale focuses on regulatory, antitrust and state aid matters as well as disputes. Co-practice head Ulrich Quack continues assisting OPAL Gastransport, for example with a settlement agreement entered into by OGT, Gazprom, Gazprom Export and the federal grid agency Bundesnetzagentur; this was followed by several appeals for example by Polish oil and gas company PGNiG and its German subsidiary, the Polish Republic and the state-owned Naftogaz. The other practice head, Martin Seyfarth, regularly acts for Carlson Capital, for example when monitoring the negotiations in Germany for the nuclear phase-out fund.

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