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    Eversheds Sutherland further expands its energy practice in Düsseldorf with Dr. Martin Weitenberg

    Eversheds Sutherland has significantly expanded its energy practice, with the appointment of Dr. Martin Weitenberg who joins the Düsseldorf office of the law practice as Partner.

    Martin joins from Clifford Chance, where he gained years of international experience in energy law. He advises national and international businesses and investors with on their  renewable energy and power plant projects, as well as energy infrastructure projects such as electricity and gas networks, energy storage and LNG plants.

    His experience includes the preparation and negotiation of contracts as well as regulatory issues including the representation in official proceedings and legal disputes. Energy trade and distribution such as the structuring and negotiation of supply contracts for electricity and gas are another focus of his practice. Martin also advises strategic and financial investors on their transactions in the energy sector.

    Alexander Niethammer, Managing Partner, Germany, Eversheds Sutherland said:

    “In the context of our core businesses growth, our national and international clients' needs for regulatory advice has increased which is the reason why we have strengthened our practice in this sector in order to further strategically expand our Energy Practice. Martin is an important gain for the practice which we already started to strengthen last year with the hire of Werner Brickwedde, also from Clifford Chance. With his support we will enhance our important know-how for our clients and can advise them with regard to transactions in the energy sector as well as within the framework of the transformation process to a climate-friendly sustainable energy system.”

    Dr Martin Weitenberg, added:

    “Eversheds Sutherland has an outstanding reputation in the international energy sector, something which convinced me immediately. I very much appreciate the possibility to enhance the profile of the firm in the energy and infrastructure sector in Germany with the support of its global network. Eversheds Sutherland is one of the rising stars in Düsseldorf and I look forward to working closely with my new colleagues in Germany and across our other offices.”

    Maximilian Findeisen, Co-Head of Eversheds Sutherland’s Düsseldorf office, expanded:

    “The expansion of our Düsseldorf office continues according to plan. The energy sector traditionally plays an important role in the industrial state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Martin Weitenberg is a perfect fit for our Düsseldorf team and brilliantly complements our transaction know-how and our expertise in public commercial law as well as in the construction and planning law in the area. With his support, we can significantly enhance our service portfolio for businesses and investors in the energy sector.”

    Martin’s arrival is the latest appointment in the Düsseldorf office, following Werner Brickwedde who started on 01 August 2019, who has already worked on numerous transactions in the energy sector together with Martin Weitenberg and tax lawyer Simon Weppner who joined the practice on 01 September 2019.

    With Martin Weitenberg, 20 lawyers now work within the Düsseldorf office, including seven partners and five counsel.

    Eversheds Sutherland energy practice in Germany is part of the global Energy & Infrastructure Sector Group with more than 300 lawyers worldwide. The international team advises with on the acquisition, financing and sale of energy generation plants and networks, with regard to infrastructure projects as well as energy supply and trade.

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