Kirsten Berger > Houthoff > Amsterdam, Netherlands > Lawyer Profile


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Kirsten specialises in energy law and has extensive experience in the energy and industrial sector. She acts as counsel to various energy companies and industrial companies in respect of projects, transactions, commercial contracts, joint ventures, regulatory and financial matters.

As a true sector specialist she has an extensive track record in respect of:

  • projects and project development including wind parks (onshore and offshore), power plants, gas exploration and production and industrial plants (e.g. steam or hydrogen plants, LNG terminals, pipelines etc.);
  • M&A transactions including controlled auctions for wind parks, interests in offshore gas fields and pipelines, industrial restructurings and private M&A transactions in the sector;
  • commercial contracting including power purchase agreements (including corporate PPA’s), (industrial) gas supply agreements (including natural gas, steam, hydrogen, nitrogen etc.), transport and storage agreements, tolling agreements and refinery gas agreements utilities agreements (including water and heat);
  • joint ventures in relation to wind parks, power plants, upstream gas projects and for innovative projects such as a waste to chemicals project;
  • regulatory matters including connection and transportation issues, third party access, gas quality matters, program responsibility and balancing, CO2 emissions trading, SDE subsidy aspects and EU Energy Regulations;
  • real estate aspects including pipeline issues and lease and ownership aspects.

Lawyer Rankings

Netherlands > Energy: regulatory

Houthoff’s full-service energy and utilities practice has notable experience in transactions, projects, commercial contracting, litigation and regulatory matters. It acts for a range of energy clients, including energy companies and their shareholders, suppliers, producers, investors, banks and government bodies. Kirsten Berger   leads the team and is recommended for commercial contracting, including power purchase agreements (PPAs) and heat supply agreements. Marc Van Beuge is recommended for dispute resolution and projects work in the traditional and renewables sectors.

Netherlands > Energy: transactional

(Leading individuals)

Kirsten BergerHouthoff

The team at Houthoff offers clients a full-service energy and utilities practice, which handles transactions, projects, and commercial contracting and regulatory matters. The group has considerable experience in M&A transactions and restructurings in the traditional and renewable energy markets; it also stands out for its niche expertise in the waste to energy sector and its experience in the development of storage projects, including CCS facilities. Practice head Kirsten Berger acts for energy and industrial companies on projects, joint ventures, and financial matters.