The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Dr Christian Knütel

Work +49 40 419 93 0
Hogan Lovells US LLP

Work Department



Christian Knütel's broad international project practice covers all stages of energy and infrastructure projects, from works, supply and service contracts, and project financing to post-construction litigation and project M&A. Especially in the PPP/infrastructure and onshore and offshore wind sectors, Christian is a recognized authority, having worked on a big variety of major domestic and international projects.

Germany: Banking and finance

Project finance

Within: Project finance

Hogan Lovells International LLP focuses on national and international financing matters concerning energy generation plants, most notably in the renewable energy, energy-from-waste and conventional energy sectors, alongside infrastructure-related financing work and acts for manufacturing companies, banks and investors. Carla Luh, who made partner in January 2018, assisted Northland Power with the acquisition and the financing of offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht totalling €1.3bn, advised NRW.Bank on refinancing the €315m offshore wind farm Trianel Wind Farm Borkum, and acted for DekaBank on refinancing Swiss PPP project Zeughausareal Burgdorf, which included the construction and operation of a public administration centre, a road inspection agency and a prison. Hamburg-based Christian Knütel and Frankfurt-based Tobias Faber are also key members of the team.

[back to top]

Germany: Public sector


Within: PPP

The PPP team at Hogan Lovells International LLP is regularly involved in cross-border projects. In Frankfurt, Tobias Faber advised an international consortium before the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) on the tender for the Kabd Municipal Solid Waste Project. In Hamburg, Christian Knütel advises on infrastructure and energy-related matters. Carla Luh was promoted to the partnership in January 2018.

[back to top]

Germany: Real estate and construction

Construction (including construction litigation)

Within: Construction (including construction litigation)

With a specialism in infrastructure and plant engineering work, Hogan Lovells International LLP routinely acts for international clients; Tobias Faber is acting for a consortium consisting of strategic investors and other financial investors in proceedings with the Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects concerning the development of a water treatment plant. Christian Knütel regularly advises Merkur Offshore Wind and Northland Power on construction law matters pertaining to the development of an offshore wind farm, and assisted an utility company with contractual issues, which arose from the construction of a gas and steam power plant. Ulrich Helm heads the team.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments by:
Hogan Lovells US LLP

  • Hong Kong Enacts Competition Law

    After years of debate, on 14 June 2012 and in its last days of office, the Legislative Council finally enacted Hong Kong’s first cross- sector competition law.
    - Hogan Lovells

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to