Dr. Peter Rosin | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Dr. Peter Rosin

Partner, Düsseldorf

T +49 211 49195 0

E peter.rosin@whitecase.com

“He is universally renowned as a front runner in the German regulatory market”

Chambers Europe 2016

Overview

One of the most prominent energy lawyers in Germany, Peter brings knowledge and insight to the full spectrum of energy law issues.

Clients benefit from his extensive experience in the German energy industry, which spans more than 20 years and has included numerous major deals, legal proceedings and discussions. A noted authority in this sector, his drafts formed the basis for sections of the new German Energy Act.

Prior to joining White & Case in 2015, Peter led the German energy practice group of another renowned international law firm in Düsseldorf, where he served as Global Head of Power. His successful track record has also included a number of other positions in the domestic energy industry.

Since 2006, Peter has played a leading role in a variety of high-profile energy deals, including the bidding process for the BEB gas network, Amprion's purchase by Commerz Real, RWE's attempted sale of Süwag AG, and most recently the acquisition and financing of E.ON Mitte AG by a consortium of municipal shareholders.

Clients also look to Peter for his experience creating new investment structures, managing major legal and arbitration proceedings, and acting as an arbitrator in energy-related lawsuits.

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwalt

Education

  • Second State Exam, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • Dr iur, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • First State Exam, Ruhr-University Bochum

Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

STEAG GmbH and Bejing Capital Group Consortium Bid for EEW Energy, 2016

We represented a consortium consisting of STEAG GmbH and Bejing Capital Group in connection with the bidding process to acquire EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW), the market-leading energy-from-waste company in Germany, from private equity investor EQT. We advised the consortium regarding the bidding procedure, due diligence, SPA negotiations, financing and merger control procedure. In the end, EQT has reached an agreement in principle to sell EEW to the competing bidder, Beijing Enterprises Holding, for approximately €1.4 billion.

Gas industry pricing issues*

Peter advised RWE, EnBW and a number of municipal utilities on gas price adjustments, standard terms and conditions, consumer protection and litigation regarding related payment claims.

Energy industry acts and ordinances*

Acting for major utilities, Peter drafted a number of acts and ordinances for lobbying purposes (Amendments to the Energy Industry Act 2005 and 2011, and ordinances on incentive regulation and grid fee regulation and the Renewables Act).

Grid fee regulation proceedings*

Peter advised RWE, EnBW, Vattenfall Europe and various municipal utilities on proceedings related to grid fee regulation and corresponding appeal proceedings, including before the Federal High Court and the Federal Constitutional Court.

Energy-related litigation and arbitration proceedings*

Acting as lawyer and arbitrator, Peter advised on various litigation and arbitration proceedings for PSCs concerning energy related issues.

Acquisition and financing of majority stake in E.ON Mitte AG*

Peter advised a consortium of municipal shareholders on the purchase and financing of a 73.3 percent stake in E.ON Mitte AG from E.ON for approximately €610 million.

Intended acquisition of Open Grid Europe*

Peter advised a consortium comprised of Allianz, CPPIB and Gasunie on the intended acquisition of gas transmission system operator Open Grid Europe from E.ON.

Acquisition of majority stake in Amprion*

Peter advised Commerz Real on the acquisition of a 74.9 percent stake in power transmission system operator Amprion from RWE.

Acquisition of shares in Thüga AG*

Peter advised the bidding consortium Kom9, comprised of almost 50 municipal players, on the acquisition of shares in Thüga AG from E.ON AG.

Bid for BEB gas network*

Peter advised a German energy utility on the bidding process for the BEB gas network.

*Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Publications

  • Public utilities don't need privileges (Stadtwerke brauchen keine Privilegien), FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), p.16, April 15, (co-author with Jana Michaelis)

Awards & Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2015-2017

Energy Law

Leading Individual, Chambers Europe 2015-2016

Energy - Germany

Leading Lawyer, JUVE 2004-2012

Energy Law

Highly Recommended Lawyer, JUVE 2014/2015 and JUVE 2015/2016

Energy: Regulatory