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Guido Hermeier advises German and International Clients on Energy Law. He has a main focus on the German and European legal framework for Renewable Energies.
Apart from representing Clients in legal disputes in front of authorities and courts Guido Hermeier advises Clients on transactions related to the energy sector.
Prior to joining White & Case Guido Hermeier worked as a Senior Associate for another leading international law firm in Düsseldorf for several years. Furthermore, he was a legal research fellow in the field of regulation of the energy sector at the universities of Regensburg and Karlsruhe.
Advising STEAG GmbH on the sale of 49 percent of the shares in its wind farm portfolio in France to an infrastructure fund of Allianz Global Investors. STEAG remains majority shareholder with 51 percent and continues to be responsible for commercial and technical management.
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.
Advising EnBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg AG) on its acquisition of the Albatros offshore wind farm and FiT.*
Advising EnergieSüdpfalz GmbH und Co. KG on joint venture with juwi renewable IPP regarding an onshore wind farm.*
Representation of EnBW in litigation procedure regarding damage compensation for delayed grid connection for the offshore wind farm EnBW Baltic 1.*
Advising Commerz Real on the acquisition of a 74.9 % stake in power transmission system operator Amprion from RWE.*
Representation of Stadtwerke Bochum, EnBW Vertrieb and envia Mitteldeutsche Energie AG in litigation procedures regarding compatibility of the German promotional scheme for renewable energies with German constitutional law.*
*Matters prior to working for White & Case.
Legal commentary on sec 34 German Renewables Energies Act 2014 (Market Premium), sec 52 German Renewables Energies Act 2014 (promotion of power plant flexibility), sec 53 German Renewables Energies Act 2014 (flexibility premium for new plants), sec 54 German Renewables Energies Act 2014 (flexibility premium for old plants), sec 80 German Renewables Energies Act 2014 (prohibition of double usage of renewable power origin), sec 84 German Renewables Energies Act 2014 (usage of seaways), Energierecht, Sonderband EEG. Ed. Säcker, forthcoming
Decision review of BGH, Case ZR 262/12 – Remuneration of extended renewable energy plants (Urteilsanmerkung zu BGH, Urteil vom 23.10.2013 (VIII ZR 262/12) – Zur Vergütung des erzeugten Stroms in einer nachträglich erweiterten erneuerbaren Energien-Anlage), RdE, Pages 76-78, 2014
Legal commentary on sec 3a German Energy Industry Act (relation to Railway Industry Law) and sec 117a German Energy Industry Act (Rules for marginal power feed-in), Praxiskommentar zum EnWG. Ed. Peter Rosin et al., Loose Leaf System, Status: 5/2014
European Cooperation of Regulatory Authorities in the European Legal Framework for telecommunication industries (Der Europäische Regulierungsverbund im EG-Rechtsrahmen für Telekommunikation), Dissertation, Münster, 2009