Dr. Petra Karin Kistner

Associate, Düsseldorf



Petra Karin Kistner is an associate in our M&A/Corporate practice group with a focus on the energy sector. 

She advises German and International clients on all energy-law related matters. She focuses on renewable energies and the development of the transmission grid.

Prior to joining White & Case Petra worked for a scientific research institute as a research fellow in the field of energy law and gained work experience in different international law firms during her legal clerkship in Frankfurt.

Bars and Courts
Dr. rer. pol
Technical University of Kaiserslautern
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
First State Exam
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
Academic Year 2009/2010 at the Faculty of Law
National University of Singapore



Co-author, "Regulation of Interconnectors – ECJ ruling of 11 March 2020 (Regulierung von Interkonnektoren – Erkenntnisse aus dem Baltic Cable-Urteil des EuGH vom 11.03.2020), ER EnergieRecht, Issue 6/2020, p. 231-237 (with Thomas Burmeister)

Completion of the EU Internal Electricity Market: A Moving Target? ICER Chronicle, Edition 10 Summer 2021, pages 27-29 (co-author with Paul Giesbertz)

Further Europeanisation of the network sector by the Clean Energy Package (Zur weiteren Europäisierung der Netzwirtschaft durch das Clean Energy Package), RdE 2021, pages 179-189 (co-author with Thomas Burmeister)

Giesbertz/Kistner/Steger, The legal and economic challenges for Single Interconnector Companies in the European electricity market – The Baltic Cable Case, SSRN 2019

The Decision of the European Commission regarding individual network tariffs causes confusion (Kommissionsentscheidung verursacht Wirrwarr um individuelle Netzentgelte), together with Dr. Peter Rosin, ET, Pages 76-80, 10/2018

The future of the energy sector between decentralization and internationality (Energiewirtschaft der Zukunft – zwischen Dezentralität und Internationalität), ET, Pages 94-95, 9/2018

The Importance of alternatives regarding the development of the transmission grid (Alternativenprüfungen im Netzausbaurecht), Kaiserslautern, 2018

The development of interconnections within the european transmission grid (Die Planung und Zulassung von Interkonnektoren und Stromleitungen mit grenzüberschreitenden Auswirkungen), ZUR, Pages 459-468, 2015

The SuperGrid-Concept in the light of the TEN-E-Regulation (Das Konzept des Supergrids im Lichte der Verordnung zu Leitlinien für die transeuropäische Energieinfrastruktur (TEN-E-VO – Europa auf dem Weg zum SuperGrid?)), EnWZ, Pages 405-410, 2014