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Index of tables

  1. Energy
  2. Regulatory
  3. Transactions
  4. Leading individuals
  5. Next Generation Partners

Leading individuals

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    • Thomas Burmeister - White & Case LLP
    • Christian von Hammerstein - Raue PartmbB
    • Fritz von Hammerstein - CMS
    • 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
    • Wolf Spieth - POSSER SPIETH WOLFERS & PARTNERS
    • Holger Stappert - Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
    • Christian Theobald - Becker Büttner Held, Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater

Next Generation Partners

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Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH’s group is noted for its ‘outstanding work’, ‘optimal price-performance ratio’ and the ‘practical relevance’ of its advice. The team surrounding Holger Stappert, who is recognised for his ‘longstanding experience in the energy sector’, advises clients including TenneT, Open Grid Europe and Vattenfall, and stands out for its ‘very good industry expertise’. The client base not only includes energy providers but also industrial companies and the firm advises on various types of energy law issues, including regulatory law, public law and planning regulations. Another focus lies at the intersection with antitrust law: Michael Krömker acted for Meag on its acquisition of 49% of Steag Fernwärme, including providing merger control advice. The practice is also visible in contentious matters: Richard Happ is representing E.ON in an ICSID arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain on the basis of an energy charter contract, while Stefan Altenschmidt is acting for Uniper in legal proceedings against the Free State of Bavaria regading the use of hydropower plants. Other highlights include assisting a listed energy provider with a restructuring in the context of the German Energy Act’s unbundling requirements and advising Dutch energy supplier Eneco on the acquisition of green energy provider Lichtblick. Project finance expert Alexander Wojtek joined from Watson Farley & Williams LLP and Michael Bormann was a new arrival from Simmons & Simmons LLP. Angelo Vallone, who focuses on the regulation of gas and electricity networks, was promoted to partner in June 2017.

White & Case LLP’s eight-partner strong energy law team is noted for its ‘outstanding industry expertise’, ‘quick response times’ and for the ‘significant number of lawyers with strong in-house experience’. Under the lead of Peter Rosin and Thomas Burmeister, the team handles M&A transactions, restructurings and complex regulatory matters. Clients, including EnBW, Gasunie and Vattenfall Europe Business Services, also benefit from the close collaboration with the corporate practice around Jörg Kraffel, the project finance team led by Florian Degenhardt and the capital markets expertise provided by Karsten Wöckener’s practice. Recent highlights include advising Steag on the sale of a 49% share in Steag Fernwärme to Meag; assisting a banking syndicate as arrangers with the refinancing of the acquisition of shares of E.ON Westfalen Weser; and representing several operators of regulated energy supply networks in landmark proceedings concerning the determination of the equity yield rate at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf. In the renewable energy space, the firm advised Steag on a strategic partnership with Allianz Global Investors concnering the sale of shares in a French wind farm portfolio. The team was strengthened by Stefan Bressler’s arrival from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Sabine Schulte-Beckhausen is now with WTS and Guido Hermeier joined Amprion.

Becker Büttner Held, Rechtsanwälte Wirtschaftsprüfer Steuerberater has a particularly good reputation for regulatory expertise in the energy sector and has also made a concerted effort to expand its practice into related areas, including corporate law, employment law and antritrust. Clients include public utilities, for which the firm provides comprehensive advice on supply and infrastructure matters, as well as energy-intensive companies, which seek the firm’s advice on topics such as emission trading and self-supply. Highlights for energy and corporate lawyer Christian Held include advice to the working group Effizienzinitiative Erdgasumstellung, an initiative by various market participants to increase the potential for greater efficiency during the changeover from group L to group H gas. Ines Zenke represented one of the largest energy consuming industrial companies in an action against the Federal Republic of Germany regarding charging practices according to the special equalisation scheme fees regulation (BAGebV), and Stefan Missling is acting for numerous electricity and gas network operators in 600 complaints proceedings against the Federal Network Agency regarding the establishment of rates of return on existing and new power plants at the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf. Markus Kachel and Markus Ladenburger were promoted to the partnership. Christian Theobald is also recommended.

Clifford Chance’s ‘excellent’ energy and infrastructure practice is recognised in particular for its advice on projects and transactions. Co-practice head Björn Heinlein assisted transmission system operator Ontras Gastransport with the acquisition of co-ownership, a fractional share of 16.5%, in the pipeline project EUGAL from Gascade Gastransport and together with Mathias Elspaß, who jointly heads the practice, advised export credit insurers on the financing of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Markus Muhs and Anselm Raddatz handled the establishment of a joint venture with CK Asset for CK Infrastructure and the acquisition of 100% of ista International from CVC Capital Partners Fund V in the context of the joint venture. In the renewable energy space, highlights included the firm’s advice to Global Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition and financing of a share in Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm. Regulatory expert Thomas Voland’s arrival from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in May 2018 further strengthened the team.

CMS’ energy law practice focuses on regulatory and energy antitrust law. Under the lead of Jochen Lamb, the firm advised Bayerngas on the establishment of a joint venture with Stadtwerke München, the municipal utilities department of Munich and the British energy supply company Centrica for the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas in Europe. Planning law expert Fritz Von Hammerstein assisted TenneT TSO with several network expansion projects in Northern Germany and represented the client at the Federal Administrative Court in various appeal proceedings by third parties concerning zoning approval for the 380kV transmission line from Ganderkesee to St. Hülfe. The team is also highly visible in the renewable energy sector: Holger Kraft advised EnBW Albatros on project contracts for the development of the offshore wind farm EnBW Albatros; assisted the city of Zurich’s power station with the acquisition of the onshore wind projects Autremencourt and Vihiersois from Hamburg-based Nordex; and acted for asset manager Luxcara on the acquisition of the Norwegian onshore wind project Egersund.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s energy law practice is praised for its ‘quick response times, comprehensive industry expertise and the availability of the large team’. Under the lead of Ulrich Scholz, who is noted for his ‘quick perception and solution oriented way of working’, the practice focuses on transactions, project finance and group-internal restructurings. Key client RWE sought the firm’s advice on the E.ON/innogy transaction, including the sale of 76.8% of innogy shares to E.ON and the planned acquisition of the renewable energy business from E.ON. The group remains active in matters surrounding the nuclear phaseout; it assisted RWE Power with the group-internal transfer of the nuclear energy division to an independent company. In another highlight, it advised BASF on a planned joint venture with LetterOne for the merger of their oil and gas divisions. Corporate lawyer Tobias Larisch joined Latham & Watkins LLP, while Wolf Spieth left to establish POSSER SPIETH WOLFERS & PARTNERS and a three-strong team, comprised of counsel Christoph Sieberg and principal associates Thilo Richter and Margret Schellberg, joined Flick Gocke Schaumburg.

Hengeler Mueller offers a multifaceted spectrum of energy law advice with its 14-partner strong team, which covers regulatory matters, disputes and M&A projects, joint ventures and financing. From its Berlin office, the practice often handles projects in the renewable energy sector. Dirk Uwer assisted Centrica with the establishment of joint ventures with Bayerngas Norge in the area of exploration and extraction of crude oil and natural gas, while John Flüh and Nicolas Böhm acted as lead counsel for 50Hertz Transmission on the 20% acquisition of shares by State Grid of China. In other work, Thomas Meuerer and Andreas Austmann advised innogy on the merger of its British distribution business with SSE’s retail energy and ‘energy plus’ business for the creation of an independent energy distribution company. In the contentious space, highlights included representing DB Energie in the pursuit of repayment claims and claims to future adjustments of long-term power supply contracts with a large energy provider. Sebastian Schneider was promoted to partner at the start of 2018.

In the energy sector, Linklaters distinguishes itself particularly for its work on high-volume transactions, both in the renewable energy and the gas sectors. Another key focus is regulatory advice, where the practice has noted an increase in instructions, particularly in connection with energy-related litigation. Practice head Thomas Schulz and Jens Hollinderbäumer advised E.ON on the takeover offer for Innogy shares and the planned comprehensive swap of assets between between E.ON and RWE. In another stand-out matter, led by Berlin-based Christopher Bremme, the group assisted Letterone Corporate Advisor with the potential merger of DEA Deutsche Erdöl and Wintershall’s oil and gas extraction business. The firm also acted for gas transmission system operator Fluxys Deutschland on the successful offer to take over a 16.6% share in the planning, construction and operation of the EUGAL gas pipeline from developer Gascade Gastransport; and advised Stadtwerke München, the municipal utilities department of Munich, and Bayerngas on the establishment of a joint ventures with British energy provider Centrica for the bundling of the oil and gas business in Denmark, Norway, Great Britain and the Netherlands.

Noerr stands out for its ‘quick reactions and good focus’ and acts for domestic and international clients, particularly in the context of high-volume transactions in the energy sector. Under the lead of corporate lawyer Christoph Spiering, the group advised BS/Energy on the sale of coal-fired power station Mehrum to Czech energy provider EPH. Cornelia Kermel and Tibor Fedke assisted CommerzReal with a bidding competition for a 49% minority share in Steag Fernwärme. The opening of the Hamburg office in April 2017 has visibly strengthened the firm’s work in the offshore wind segment: the team is representing an international operating company in three complaint proceedings concerning the delayed construction of grid connection systems for offshore wind farms and acted for a banking syndicate on the refinancing of a wind turbine manufacturer, project developer and wind farm operator. It has also been increasingly in demand for advice pertaining to new mobility: Christian Mayer assisted the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with various research projects concerning the promotion of electric mobility. Christof Federwisch heads the practice. Marlies Raschke and Meike von Levetzow were promoted to the partnership and Lucie Gerhardt was made associate partner.

The eight-partner strong energy law team at Raue PartmbB is highly regarded for its regulatory expertise, and is a key name for handling complaints procedures against the Federal Network Agency. The firm represented key client LichtBlick in a determination process by the Federal Network Agency surrounding the company’s equity yield, and in the merger control proceedings in the context of the E.ON/RWE transaction; Christian Von Hammerstein led on both matters. He also represented Gasag Berliner Gaswerke in a dispute concerning concession fees at the Regional Court of Berlin and assisted enyway with the launch of a peer-to-peer marketing model. Wolfram Hertel represented Mitgas Mitteldeutsche Gasversorgung at the Antitrust Senate at the Higher Regional Court of Dresden regarding the disclosure of the evalution report for the award of gas concessions for 22 districts in Leipzig and advised Engie in proceedings for the granting of new operational approvals for coal-fired power plant Zolling.

Clients appreciate Baker McKenzie’s practice in particular for its ‘24/7 availability’ and ‘commercial approach’; besides handling transactions in the energy and infrastructure sector, the group also has a focus on regulatory advice, project finance and litigation. The ‘highly experienced team’, including Thomas Dörmer and the ‘solution-orientedTim Heitling, advised Creos Deutschland on the acquisition of various shares in Steag Netz in the context of a bidding procedure and assisted Chubu Electric Power and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance with the acquisition of shares in two German offshore transmission system operators. The firm also acted for a syndicate of 13 European and Asian banks on the acquisition financing of energy efficiency service provider ista International via a Chinese joint venture. In the contentious area, highlights included representing Vattenfall Europe Sales in an action against ante-holz group at the Regional Court of Hamburg regarding bills and payment for additional costs for electricity supply.

Gleiss Lutz advises on the entire spectrum of energy law matters, but the team led by Cornelia Topf and Jacob von Andreae particularly stands out for its advice on transactions and regulatory issues. Recent highlights include providing planning law advice to Amprion on the execution of a high-voltage transmission line; acting for JP Morgan, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank on the issuance of a high-yield bond for the financing of the acquisition of Neptune Energy; and representing EOS Offshore Kaikas and wpd in a constitutional complaint against the central regulations of the Wind Energy at Sea Act. In the contentious area, the firm also defended Amprion against an action at the Federal Administrative Court against a planning approval decision for the construction of a 380kV high-voltage transmission line. Other key clients include Gazprom Export, RWE and EnBW. The practice saw a few team changes: Marcus Dannecker and Yvonne Kerth left to found Dannecker & Kerth Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB Rechtsanwälte, while Christoph Moench joined SAMMLERUSINGER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB. Hans-Joachim Reck is now at Taylor Wessing and Hans-Georg Schulze moved to White & Case LLP. Marc Ruttloff was promoted to counsel.

Hogan Lovells International LLP’s practice for energy and raw materials is strongly grounded in transactional work with particular strength in the renewable energy space. Other key areas are energy and emission trade, regulatory law, project finance and disputes in the energy sector. Highlights for practice head Matthias Hirschmann included advising ExxonMobil Central Europe on the sale of its entire German petrol station and retail business to a British company; assisting Mitsubishi Corporation with the partial sale of the German offshore transmission business and the establishment of a new joint venture with Chubu Electric Power and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance; and acting for new client Northland Power on the takeover of the 252MW offshore wind farm Deutsche Bucht. The group is also advising NRW.Bank on the refinancing of offshore wind farm Trianel Windpark Borkum. Other key clients include Statoil ASA, Trianel and ENI. Carla Luh was promoted to the partnership in early 2018 and Tobias Flasbarth is also recommended.

BEITEN BURKHARDT’s seven-partner strong energy law practice is distinguished by its ‘responsiveness, high service level and know-how and a good price-performance ratio’. It has a core focus on regulatory advice and contentious matters but the team, which is led by practice head Maximilian Emanuel Elspas, also covers transactions in the energy sector, including advising Energiedienst Holding on the acquisition of 60% of shares in Messerschmid Energiesysteme. In another highlights, it assisted an international syndicate comprised of financial investors and project developers with the planned construction and operation of an interconnector between Germany and the UK. Munich-based Sebastian Rohrer, who has ‘the willingness and ability to comprehensively familiarise himself with complex, sometimes technically difficult matters’, advised Caterva on the development of the Swarm storage power plant, while Berlin-based Guido Brucker acted for European Commodity Clearing in contract negotiations in the context of the implementation of the European network code Capacity Allocation and Congestion Management.

Michael Cieslarczyk leads the team at DLA Piper, which advises domestic and international clients, including Fluxys, First Solar, Gasunie and Trianel, on the spectrum of energy law with particular expertise in transactions in the renewable energy segment. Other areas of focus are energy contract law and energy and emissions trading; the team regularly handles high-volume arbitration proceedings in this space. The ‘experienced’ team, which is noted for its ‘excellent industry expertise’, recently advised Aggregated Micro Power on the planned acquisition of a battery storage power plant and assisted ERG with the acquisition of Windpark Linda, the owner of the project rights for a 21.6MW wind project, including the project development documentation, construction contract and turbine supply contract. Key client EWE regularly instructs the firm on general regulatory and energy contract law matters as well as in the context of electromobility. Stefan Schröder and Timo Betjemann were promoted to counsel. Wolfram Distler left for Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

Boutique firm Dolde Mayen & Partner provides comprehensive advice on regulatory, plant construction and planning approval matters and is particularly active in providing planning advice on large infrastructure installations. Other areas of focus include assisting with the termination of the use of nuclear energy, the construction of transmission lines, the modification of generation capacities, and approval procedures for new power generation plants. Klaus-Peter Dolde’s team handled numerous matters for longstanding client EnBW: it advised on the environmental aspects of a cooling water supply for a coal-fired power plant; represented the client in approval proceedings for the transport of spent fuel from nuclear power plant Obrigheim to interim storage in nuclear power plant Neckarwestheim; and represented the client before the Ministry of the Environment Baden-Württemberg in proceedings for the granting of the decommissioning and dismantling of nuclear power plant Philippsburg 2. Matthias Hangst was promoted to associated partner and focuses on advising municipalities in connection with the turnaround in energy policy. Thomas Mayen and Christian Stelter are also recommended.

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB’s eight-partner strong energy practice advises on regulatory matters, transactions and financings in the energy sector from across four German offices, and has additional expertise in energy and emissions trade and energy contract law. Berlin-based Christoph Riese assisted Gaskraftwerk Leipheim with the development and construction of a 760MW gas power plant of the same name. In other work co-head Achim Compes, who is based in Cologne, advised Trianel on the construction and operation of an 800MW coal-fired power plant in Lünen, which also included representing the client in proceedings pertaining to an emission protection permit and a permission issued under water law as well as the advising on the restructuring of the project. Other clients include Rheinenergie and HanseWerk, as well as new clients CEE Group Hamburg and BaywaRE. Wibke Schumacher and Thoralf Herbold, who jointly heads the practice, are also recommended.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek PartGmbB fields ‘a team with unbeatable know-how’, which delivers work ‘very expeditiously and with the utmost care and highest quality’. Practice head Marc Baltus is considered ‘an insider tip among German energy lawyers’. Together with the ‘very good’ Tobias Woltering, he is advising a large real estate company on all energy law matters, including the development and implementation of new business models. In the Hamburg office, the team has expertise in the offshore wind sector: Kai Bandilla and Stefan Duhnkrack assisted WV Energie and public utility company Stadtwerke Bad Vilbel with the sale of project company KNK Wind for the planned Baltic Sea wind farm Arcadis Ost 1 to Belgian project developer and offshore wind farm operator Parkwind. Highlights in the gas space included advising a foreign energy provider on a high-volume, long-term gas import contract and assisting Gascade Gastransport with a joint venture with Gazprom and BASF subsidiary Wintershall concerning the construction of the EUGAL pipeline. Tim Petermann was promoted to the partnership.

Norton Rose Fulbright’s energy law practice, under the lead of Klaus Bader, focuses on regulatory and corporate advice in connection with energy projects and also has expertise in battery and pumped storage power plants and geothermal energy. Counsel Felix Dinger, of counsel Sebastian Frech and Christian Filippitsch, who is the key contact for antitrust law, are other names to note.

Watson Farley & Williams LLP’s ‘service-oriented’ practice is noted for its ‘good sense in providing the right level of legal services’ and focuses on energy and infrastructure transactions and projects, including frequently handling cross-border transactions. The team is jointly headed by finance law expert Thomas Hollenhorst and Malte Jordan, who has expertise in private equity transactions and investments in the renewable energy segment. The latter, together with Sven Fretthold, advised a banking syndicate on the financing of the €988m offshore wind farm project Deutsche Bucht. A highlight for Hollenhorst was acting for HSH Nordbank on the financing of Danish wind farm Kappel. A Frankfurt-based team including Torsten Rosenboom advised Tank & Rast group on the drafting of cooperation agreements with energy providers and automotive manufacturers in the context of the establishment of a quick-charging network for electric vehicles at 400 motorway service stations in Germany. In mid-2017, the team was strengthened by the arrival of Björn-Axel Dißars from Latham & Watkins LLP and the promotion of Wolfram Böge to the partnership. At the start of 2019, regulatory expert Friedrich Maximilian Boemke joined the firm from Corinius LLP.

Allen & Overy LLP’s multidisciplinary energy law practice combines competencies in the banking and finance, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and tax areas to advise clients, predominantly in the renewable energy sector, on energy trade, supply and distribution contracts and project finance. Other core pillars of the practice include arbitration – where Daniel Busse is the key contact – and public law advice on the tender of gas and power supply concessions both on the side of municipalities and regional network operators, where Olaf Otting takes the lead. Recent highlights include Hans Schoneweg’s advice to the British EG Group on the takeover of over 1000 Esso petrol stations in Germany and the connected brand partnership, and Hans Diekmann acting for Uniper in the context of Fortum’s hostile takeover bid.

At Ashurst LLP, ‘lawyers not only have very good technical expertise and business sense but also an understanding of clients’ needs’. The team’s experience lies in M&A, financings and project development. Maximilian Uibeleisen and Benedikt von Schorlemer, who are ‘well versed and have an extremely pleasant manner’, advised Dutch Infrastructure Fund on the planned acquisition of 49% of the shares in Steag Fernwärme; assisted EWE with the sale of the Osnabrück-based subsidiary E3/DC to Hager Group; and handled the acquisition of a 22.5% share in German offshore wind farm Butendiek for Itochu and Citic Pacific. Of counsel Nikolos Tsagareli was a new arrival from Gleiss Lutz at the start of 2017.

With a focus on renewable energy, the eleven-partner team at Bird & Bird provides comprehensive advice on domestic and international energy projects. The team is particularly notable for transactions and the setting up of funds for solar parks, onshore and offshore wind farms and geothermal power plants. Practice head René Voigtländer assisted an energy supply company with the merger of two distribution system operators; the matter involved public procurement, energy regulatory and corporate law advice. Düsseldorf-based corporate lawyer Peter Veranneman assisted EWV Energie- und Wasser-Versorgung with merger talks with Stawag, while Matthias Lang advised a US energy supplier on an offshore connection system in Germany. Hermann Rothfuchs was promoted to partner. Counsel Alik Dörn joined Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner.

Dentons’ energy law team combines expertise in public, coporate and tax law and project finance to advise its predominantly international client base on transactions, energy supply and grid connection contracts and power plant and pipeline projects. The firm is focusing increasingly on renewable energy, in particular wind and solar energy, but also has experience in the oil and gas space. Practice head Thomas Schubert advised, in cooperation wih a team from the firm’s Canadian offices, energy infrastructure company Enbridge on the establishment of a joint ventre with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and subsequent acquisitions; the transaction comprises wind and solar power plants in North America and investments in the German offshore wind farm projects Hohe See and Albatros. The team also regularly handles antitrust matters in the energy sector: Jörg Karenfort and Brussel-based Edward Borovikov are representing Gazprom OAO in antitrust abuse proceedings at the European Comission.

Flick Gocke Schaumburg significantly expanded its energy regulatory practice – notably adding expertise in the electricity and gas space – with the arrival of Christoph Sieberg, Thilo Richter and Margret Schellberg from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. The team advised E.ON’s network operators on the revenue ceilings for the gas and electricity network in the third regulatory period. In the contentious space, the group represented Uniper power plants in various actions in connection with the payment of redispatch services and the prohibition of the temporary decommissioning of transmission system operators, and defended E.DIS against transmission fee refund claims by a grid customer. Other prominent clients include Bayernwerk, TenneT TSO and Vattenfall.

PwC Legal (PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft) primarily advises on matters surrounding the production and storage of energy, energy trade and distribution, tender procedures and in the context of transactions. The practice is led by Berlin-based Boris Scholtka and Peter Mussaeus in Düsseldorf. Christoph Fabritius is also recommended.

Key areas of expertise at Redeker Sellner Dahs include handling contentious and non-contentious matters relating to plant construction, where clients benefit from the firm’s environmental, planning and construction law expertise. Burkhard Messerschmidt is representing RWE Power in an action concerning the construction of the Neurath power plant and acted for a large energy supply company in an action at the Federal Court of Justice regarding the construction of two new hard coal-fired units in a large power station. Berlin-based Frank Fellenberg is representing the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation in various administrative and complaints proceedings concerning the action of a nature conservation association against offshore wind farm Butendiek.

Taylor Wessing’s strength lies in project finance and transactional advice in the renewable energy sector, but the firm also has expertise in construction and regulatory matters. Highlights for practice head Carsten Bartholl included assisting an investor in the renewable energy space with the acquisition of a wind farm portfolio in southern Germany. Corporate lawyers Alexander Roth and Frank Koch advised Kaiserwetter Solar Invest on the sale of a solar park portfolio consisting of 14 solar installations to Cerberus Capital Management, and Janina Pochhammer advised asset manager Luxcara on the operation of various solar and wind farms. Personnel changes include the arrivals of Markus Böhme from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Hans-Joachim Reck from Gleiss Lutz in July and October 2017, respectively.

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