9 November 2023
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Addleshaw Goddard strengthens energy practice with renowned team of 7 lawyers

International law firm Addleshaw Goddard continues its client-led expansion in Germany: A renowned team of seven lawyers will strengthen the German energy law practice as of January 2024. Among those are three strategic partner hires, Dr. Boris Scholtka, Dr. Laurenz Keller-Herder and Eric Glattfeld. Together with counsel Karl Holtkamp and three associates, they will join from EY Law.

Dr. Boris Scholtka advises clients from the energy sector and energy-intensive industry on all issues of German and European energy, renewable energy as well as regulatory and antitrust law for 25 years. His areas of expertise include projects related to the energy and heat transition, generation projects and PPAs, district heating and hydrogen ramp-up issues. He has extensive experienced in contract negotiations and primarily conducts court proceedings. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator. Boris headed the German energy practice at EY Law and was EMEIA Co-Leader for ESG Due Diligence.

Dr. Laurenz Keller-Herder specializes in energy trading and contract law, PPAs, concession contract and concession fee law, and sector-specific transactions. In addition, he has broad experienced in litigation. He advises energy utilities at all market levels and the public sector.

Eric Holger Glattfeld has many years of experience in energy, regulatory, concession and project law. He advises industrials and large enterprises on all aspects of energy supply and electricity cost optimization, as well as numerous municipal utilities, public, partially privatized and private companies and project entities from the traditional energy and utilities sector (gas, electricity, water, district heating).

Karl Holtkamp supports companies in all matters of energy law and in sector-specific transactions. He has extensive experience in advising companies on power plant projects, in particular on issues relating to the German Energy Act (EnWG), Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) and Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG), as well as on mergers and energy supply contracts. Karl currently focuses on issues related to sector coupling and hydrogen ramp-up. Another focus is his expertise in abuse and merger control proceedings in energy antitrust law.

Partners Boris Scholtka and Laurenz Keller-Herder as well as counsel Karl Holtkamp will join Addleshaw Goddard's new Berlin office. Partner Eric Glattfeld joins the firm's Munich office. They will be accompanied by their team; associates Alessandra Freyer and Paulina Werner will also be based in Berlin and Franziska Rothe in Hamburg. The team has worked together in this formation for many years.

Dr. Michael Leue, Head of Germany at Addleshaw Goddard, says: “We are delighted to welcome Boris, Laurenz and Eric together with their team to Addleshaw Goddard and to grow the energy practice in Germany, which is strategically important for our firm. With our new partners’ long-standing expertise, high visibility and considerable network in the market, we are specifically strengthening the international sector group and will be able to better meet the service requirements of our global clients. We warmly welcome the entire team to Addleshaw Goddard.”

“The energy transition presents our clients with countless legal and economic challenges, not only in Germany, but across borders. With its deep industry expertise combined with a global network, Addleshaw Goddard offers our clients an ideal framework – wherever they need us,” adds Dr. Boris Scholtka. “We are very much looking forward to collaborating with our new colleagues in Germany and around the world. It feels like coming home.”

Richard Goodfellow, Head of Infrastructure Projects & Energy and Co-Head of Energy and Utilities, comments: “Sustainability, ESG, climate protection, energy transition – the answers to these strategic questions determine the business success of our clients today and in the future. The challenges of climate change generate local as well as cross-border legal issues. Our strong global practice offers our clients full-service highest-quality advice on all energy law issues. We are particularly pleased to further strengthen our group with one of the leading teams in Germany.”

Addleshaw Goddard's global Energy and Utilities sector group is made up of a large multi-discipline group of experienced professionals around the world. Working together seamlessly on both national and international transactions our team has a proven track record and advises on all aspects of energy law. The group has extensive experience around power generation and renewable energies, from nuclear and gas, to solar, biomass, wind and offshore marine.

Addleshaw Goddard continues strengthening its presence in Germany. After Kristina Baurschmidt joined the real estate practice as the first partner in Berlin in May, a large part of the energy law team now follows her to Addleshaw Goddard's fourth and newest office in Germany. In addition, the firm has already been joined this year by M&A partners Dr. Nina Leonard and Christian Lang in Munich as well as banking regulatory lawyer Marco Zingler in Frankfurt, who also joined from EY Law. Further growth in Germany is expected.

Press contact:

Annika Kersting
Tel +49 (0)89 2620 21750
Mob +49 (0)152 346 18 509
Mail annika.kersting@aglaw.com

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