Jörg advises German and international clients on all areas of energy law. His practice focuses on M&A transactions, representation of clients in proceedings before regulatory authorities and courts, and other complex regulatory matters. In addition, Jörg advises companies on German and European competition law, particularly in regulated sectors.

Jörg has advised in several energy-related M&A transactions, most recently EPH in its  acquisition of Vattenfall’s lignite business. He also advised RWE on the sale of RWE Dea (2014), as well as E.ON on the sale of Open Grid Europe (2012) and of Ferngas Nordbayern (2013). In addition, Jörg has advised TenneT on transactions including the acquisition of Netz Veltheim (2015), the establishment of joint ventures with KfW regarding the Interconnector NordLink between Norway and Germany (2014), and with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners regarding the construction and operation of the offshore connection line DolWin3 (2014).

In regulatory matters, Jörg focuses on representing grid system operators and energy suppliers before regulatory authorities and courts. He represents TenneT, the largest German electricity transmission system operator, in high-profile civil proceedings regarding the construction of offshore grid connection lines and the provision of grid system services (e.g. redispatch). In addition, Jörg advised TenneT in landmark proceedings before the Higher Court of Düsseldorf and the Federal Court of Justice regarding offshore grid expansion and the regulation of network tariffs.

Jörg also regularly advises clients on matters relating to power generation and trading, renewable energies, unbundling of distribution and transmission system operators as well as energy-related contractual matters.

In competition law, Jörg regularly advises clients in regulated sectors including energy, health care/life sciences, media and lotteries. Among his clients are DONG Energy, Janssen Cilag (Johnson & Johnson) and FABER. In merger control, Jörg has recently represented EPH before the European Commission on the acquisition of Vattenfall’s lignite business. He also advised DONG Energy on joint ventures regarding offshore wind farm projects Gode Wind 1 and 2, as well as Advent International on the sale of Douglas Holding AG.

Career

  • Admitted to bar 2010
  • University of Berlin (Dr. iur.)
  • King's College London (LL.M.)
  • University of St. Gallen (Executive Diploma in Law and Management)

Publications

  • Co-author: Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht, 3rd ed. 2014
  • Co-author: Kommentar zur Glücksspielregulierung, 2016

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