Dr Florian-Alexander Wesche > Dentons > Dusseldorf, Germany > Lawyer Profile

Dentons
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Breite Straße 22
Düsseldorf, 40213
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Germany

Position

Dr. Florian-Alexander Wesche is a Partner in Dentons’ Dusseldorf office and specialized in energy law.

Florian advises companies in the energy and the industrial sectors (including the automotive and chemical industry) as well as financial investors on all aspects of German and European energy law with a special focus on energy contract law and energy regulation. He is particularly experienced in energy retail business, power production and distribution projects (renewable and conventional sources, including contracting), energy procurement concepts and contracts and e-mobility charging solutions. He has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating energy supply contracts and power plant related agreements.

In addition, Florian has wide-ranging expertise of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) including the support scheme for renewable projects as well as the relief scheme for industrial companies regarding the EEG levy (EEG-Umlage) including respective litigation and energy regulatory compliance monitoring for industrials. He also has an in-depth knowledge of the areas of German and European regulation concerning grid access to gas and power grids and access to gas storage systems.

Florian is regularly invited to speak on topics relating to energy law and often publishes articles in his fields of expertise. Before joining Dentons in 2021, Florian was a partner and head of energy law for several years in other international law firms.

Career

  • Partner, Dentons, 2021 to date
  • Partner, Global Legal Head Power, Utilities & Renewables and German Business Sector Leader Tax & Legal for the Energy Sector, Deloitte Legal, Dusseldorf, 2015-2020
  • Local Partner, German Head of Energy Law, White & Case LLP, Dusseldorf, 2008-2014
  • Senior associate, BBORS Rechtsanwälte, Dusseldorf 2007-2008
  • Associate, Clifford Chance LLP, Dusseldorf, 2004-2007

Memberships

  • Member, Bundesverband Elektromobilität e.V.
  • Member, Forum Contracting e.V.

Education

University of Göttingen, 2005, Dr. iur.

Admitted to the bar, Germany, 2004

Legal clerkship, 2002-2004, Hamburg

University of Göttingen, 2000, Legal studies

Lawyer Rankings

Deutschland > Branchenfokus > Energie

Dentons baute die Energierechtspraxis mit den Transaktions- und Projektspezialisten Tim Heitling und Thomas Dörmer in Berlin, bis Juni 2020 bei Baker McKenzie, dem M&A-Spezialisten Michael Krömker in Düsseldorf (bis November 2020 bei Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) und Florian-Alexander Wesche, bis Dezember 2020 Spezialist für energieintensive Unternehmen bei Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH im März 2021 erheblich aus. Das Transaktions- und Projektgeschäft bleibt damit unter der Leitung von Thomas Schubert in Berlin Praxisschwerpunkt, wenngleich die regulatorische Praxis spürbar an Profil gewinnt, unter anderem in den erneuerbaren Energien und im Emissionshandel. Vorangetrieben wurde auch die Beratung zur Wasserstoffwirtschaft und Digitalisierung des Energiesektors. Der Fokus des Teams auf die Beratung von Finanzinvestoren wird auch über den Energiesektor hinaus sichtbar, beispielsweise in den Bereichen Telekommunikation und Abfallwirtschaft. Vorangetrieben wurde zudem die Beratung zur Wasserstoffwirtschaft und Digitalisierung des Energiesektors. Eingebunden in das weltumspannende Netzwerk der Kanzlei hat man 2020 insbesondere die Transaktionspraxis in Afrika ausgebaut.

Germany > Industry focus > Energy

Dentons significantly expanded its energy law practice with transaction and project specialists Tim Heitling and Thomas Dörmer in Berlin, who joined the team from Baker McKenzie in June 2020, M&A specialist Michael Krömker in Düsseldorf (until November 2020 at Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) and Florian-Alexander Wesche (until December 2020 specialist for energy-intensive companies at Deloitte Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) in March 2021. Transactional and project work remain the core focus of the team led by Thomas Schubert in Berlin, while regulatory advise is on the increase including matters pertaining to renewable energies and emissions trading. The hydrogen economy and digitisation of the energy sector are further growth areas. The team’s focus on advising financial investors is visible beyond the energy sector, such as in telecoms and waste management. Integrated into the firm’s global network, the African transaction practice too expanded in 2020.