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Dr. Alexander Koch

Senior Associate
Hamburg

Dr. Alexander Koch
Languages
English, Dutch, German
Practice Group
Corporate

Alexander Koch supports you in mergers, acquisitions and other transactions with an emphasis on highly regulated industries. He gained in-depth energy industry expertise in the energy and defense sector. Over the last years he helped several companies to let our electricity become "greener". He assisted utilities, investors and banks in developing, investing and financing renewable energy projects and state of the art conventional power plans.

Alexander has substantial experience with regulatory topics such as remuneration schemes, grid connection and complex permit procedures based on various onshore and offshore wind transactions as well as solar power projects. In 2014 he was seconded to our office in London for three months. In 2015 Alexander assisted the M&A legal department of Airbus Group in Toulouse for six months.

Alexander studied law in Osnabrueck and Leiden. He wrote his doctoral thesis on European and comparative antitrust law. During his legal traineeship Alexander worked in the legal department of a leading German multinational engineering and electronics company in Singapore and for our office in Hamburg.

Representative experience

Advising Mitsubishi on the acquisition of a participation and entering into a joint venture with TenneT regarding the offshore grid connection of BorWin1 and BorWin2.

Advising Mitsubishi on the acquisition of a participation and entering into a joint venture with TenneT regarding the offshore grid connection of HelWin 2 und DolWin 2.

Advising a consortium of several Danish pension funds on the acquisition of a 50% stake in the German offshore wind farm project Gode Wind 2.

Advising the DZ Bank on the project financing of various onshore wind parks in Germany with a total capacity of over 200 MW.

Advising Stadtwerke Aachen AG on the acquisition of a 25.1% equity share in Stadtwerke Lübeck GmbH.

Advising a Danish company on the acquisition of an onshore wind farm portfolio.

Advising Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on its entry into a global joint venture of the businesses of Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery and Siemens.

Advising an Energy generator on questions relating to the grid connection of its offshore wind farm projects including the assessment of potential claims against the TSO.

Advising Merkur Offshore GmbH on the project financing of the planned offshore wind farm Merkur.

Advising a leading Swiss energy company on the development of a gas and steam turbine power plant in Germany.

Advising a bank on the financing of various onshore wind farms in particular with regard to regulatory and public law questions.

Education and admissions

Education

  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, 2012
  • Dr. iur., Osnabrück University, 2011
  • First State Exam in Law, Osnabrück University, 2007
  • LL.B., Osnabrück University, 2006
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