Orrick Adds Leading Energy M&A Lawyer in Düsseldorf

2 minute read | April.16.2023

  • Werner Brickwedde joins Orrick from Eversheds Sunderland, where he was Head of the Corporate/M&A practice in Germany.
  • Werner advises companies and investors in the energy and infrastructure sector on M&A, national and cross-border transactions, joint ventures and general corporate law, as well a variety of project development matters.
  • He is the 10th lateral partner addition to Orrick’s global energy platform since 2022.

“We are excited to welcome Werner as we continue to align our practice in Germany with the firm’s global strengths in tech and energy & infrastructure,” said Oliver Duys, Co-Leader, with Christoph Brenner, of Orrick’s German offices. “He is a top-quality practitioner and joins at a time when our clients in Germany and globally are activity pursuing energy transition strategies.”

In addition to his energy M&A work, Werner has expertise in project development matters – including O&M, shared facilities and offtake/marketing. He has extensive experience with offshore wind projects – and joins an Orrick team that advised on offshore wind transactions in 15 jurisdictions, including virtually all the countries in Europe that are exploring or installing offshore wind projects.

“I’m excited to join a globally recognized platform and to work with the team in Germany and globally to build our Germany E&I platform at a moment of extraordinary transition in the market,” said Werner.

Orrick’s global E&I team ranked among the top 3 firms for both renewables and infrastructure globally in 2022 according to Inspiratia and was recognized as a 2022 Project Finance Practice Group of the Year by Law360.