Dr. Werner Brickwedde



Werner advises clients in corporate and cross-border M&A transactions in the renewable energy sector. With a strong M&A and project development skillset, he guides clients on their strategic energy transition investments and innovative carbon reduction projects.

While Werner’s corporate and M&A experience spans a broad range of industries, he has built a strong focus on and deep knowledge of the Energy & Infrastructure sector. His experience extends to acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures, complex shareholder arrangements and project agreements of a variety of alternative energy and sustainability projects, including offshore wind, storage and mobility.

Werner also has extensive experience in project development, including advising on Operations & Maintenance and energy-related projects, particularly upstream and midstream. His in-depth understanding of how these projects fit together and how risk is allocated enables him to provide commercial, forward-looking advice on complex, cross-border transactions.

Werner is recommended in Germany for energy transactions (JUVE 2022/2023, Legal 500 2023), M&A (JUVE 2022/2023, Legal 500 2023, Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2022) and corporate law (WirtschaftsWoche 2021).

  • Projects and transactions in which Werner has recently provided advice:

    • Shell on the acquisition of a PV pipeline with a total capacity of 500 MW*
    • Marquardt & Bahls on the envisaged formation of a joint venture in relation to PV rooftop installations and vehicle charging infrastructure*
    • Fontavis on the acquisition of a further share in the offshore wind park Trianel Windpark Borkum*
    • RWE Renewables GmbH on a joint venture with Northland Power Inc. (NPI) to co-develop a 1.3 gigawatts cluster of offshore wind farms in the German North Sea*
    • Shell on its agreement to acquire German sustainable mobility solutions provider SBRS GmbH from Schaltbau Holding AG*
    • Swiss Life Asset Management AG on the establishment of a joint venture with B Capital Partners AG for the joint creation of a platform of battery storage projects*
    • Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) on its €1,4B acquisition of a 50% interest in the Borssele 1 & 2 offshore wind farm in the Netherlands*
    • Deutsche Post/DHL on the acquisition of Prologis Germany CCII B.V.*
    • RSBG SE on the acquisition of Notion Systems GmbH*
    • Experian on the acquisition of a majority stake in Bertelsmann's Arvato Financial Solutions Risk Management division*
    • Consortium of utilities on the formation of a joint venture in relation to grid efficiency (450Connect)*
    • AIC on the sale of French Aéro Solutions SAS*

    *completed prior to joining Orrick