Jana Michaelis | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Jana Michaelis

Local Partner, Düsseldorf

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Overview

Jana Michaelis represents and advises clients on all aspects of energy law.

She concentrates on distribution and concession law. In these fields she acts on behalf of clients in major court and arbitration proceedings. She also represents clients in regulatory matters and transactions.

Before joining White & Case, Jana Michaelis worked for another renowned international law firm for over 6 years (several months on secondment to a large German energy supplier) and for the Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) (formerly VdEW).

Bars and Courts

  • Rechtsanwältin

Education

  • Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court of Hamburg
  • LLM, Master of European Affairs-Programm, Master of European Law, Lund University
  • First State Exam, University of Rostock

Languages

  • German
  • English

Experience

Advice for the consortium consisting of STEAG and Macquarie in the bidding process to purchase the lignite and hydroenergy sectors of Vattenfall, including comprehensive mining law verification.

Advising RWE with regard to an energy supply agreement in connection with a fossile energy power plant.

Advising KSBG on compensation claims due to late commissioning of a power plant owned by an affiliate.

Advising BS Energy with regard to a claim against E.ON to adjust a long-term power supply agreement (litigation procedure).

Advising RWE, EnBW, Vattenfall Europe and various municipal utilities in proceedings regarding grid fee regulation and corresponding appeal proceedings.*

Advising on various litigation and arbitration proceedings for PSCs concerning energy related issues.*

Advising several grid operator on litigation proceedings concerning grid take-overs.*

*Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Publications

  • Legal commentary on sec 75, 82, 84 et seq. of the German Energy Industry Act (Kommentierung zu §§ 75, 82, 84 f. EnWG), Praxiskommentar EnWG, Loose Leaf System, Status: 2013, (Ed. Peter Rosin et al.)
  • Aspects of determining the 'economically adequate remuneration' in accordance with § 46 para. 2 sentence 2 EnWG (German Energy Industry Act) (Aspekte der Bestimmung der »wirtschaftlich angemessenen Vergütung« nach § 46 Abs. 2 S. 2 EnWG), RdE 2014, (co-author) (with Ulrich Büdenbender and Peter Rosin)
  • Public utilities don’t need privileges (Stadtwerke brauchen keine Privilegien), FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), Page 16, 15.04.2015, (co-author)