Christopher Ollech focuses on national and international legal aspects of the energy industry.
Christopher has significant experience in relation to European and German regulatory matters, energy contractual matters and energy infrastructure projects. Specifically, he focuses on regulatory and contractual matters in the context of renewable energy and modern technologies.
In particular, Christopher assists clients in the field of transactions related to the energy sector. He also represents clients in administrative as well as in contentious proceedings.
- Assisting project developers and investors in the context of renewable energy projects.
- Drafting and reviewing power and gas supply and trading agreements.
- Drafting and reviewing direct marketing contracts (Direktvermarktungsverträge) for the marketing of electricity generated in renewable energy installations.
- Assisting in the contractual and regulatory due diligence in the context of acquisitions of renewable energy installations and renewable energy companies, including operators of wind and solar installations, and battery storage companies.
- Advising network operators and market participants in relation to network connection, network access and fee regulation system.
- Advising network operators, energy companies, energy-intensive companies, investors and energy traders on the regulatory environment of the energy sector.
- Advising electric vehicle producers on the regulatory environment for charging infrastructure.
- Higher Regional Court of Hamm, Second State Examination, 2013
- University of Münster, First State Examination, 2009
- Legal 500 Germany 2023: Recommended for industry focus: energy
- Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers 2023/2024: Recognised as “one to watch” for regulatory practice
Christopher has gained inhouse experience in the energy industry during his secondment to a German transmission system operator.
My latest insights
grEEn-campus Project: DLA Piper advises Stellantis/Opel on Project with VGP
22 November 2023 .2 minute read
Part 4: Energy Efficiency Act (EnEfG) - Energy Efficiency Act passes the Bundesrat
20 October 2023 .2 minute read