General counsel and chief compliance officer
Over the past two decades Dr Patrick Wolff undertook roles with Bayernwerk and, more notably, E.ON before moving to Uniper when it split off from E.ON’s fossil fuel entities in January 2016. His time with E.ON saw him move steadily through the ranks over a fifteen year period, eventually being made vice president at the European energy giant. His time with Uniper has been extremely rewarding as well, with his setting up of the 100-person legal department at the company ranking among his foremost career highlights. ‘In-house lawyers now get closer to business needs and have a broader view on the impact and its mitigation of legal and regulatory framework’, Dr Wolff says of his evolution of the team’s working practices since joining. In the future, Dr Wolff sees ‘taking the challenge of digitalisation to improve quality and efficiency of in-house legal support’ as among his primary objectives.