Dr. Tim Heitling | Berlin | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Tim Heitling

Partner Corporate & Finance

Languages

German, English

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Dr. Tim Heitling
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  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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Frequently recommended lawyer for Energy sector – regulatory and transactions

JUVE handbook 2023/2024

Tim Heitling “is a known name in the market” (Chambers Europe, 2023) for M&A transactions in the infra and energy sector. Tim primarily focuses on regulated energy and infrastructure sectors, including digital infrastructure such as data centers and fiber networks but also on infrastructure related to waste and waste management systems.

With respect to the energy sector, Tim has extensive experience advising on generation assets (gas, coal, nuclear, renewables), e-mobility, storage, as well as transmission and distribution assets. Tim’s practice also covers advice on commercial contracts and regulatory issues, such as on unbundling, third-party access regimes, exemptions from surcharges and grid fees. His advice covers all stages of project developments, from early-stage structuring through financing and share or asset deal transactions to PPAs, particularly for renewable energy facilities and power plants.

Clients value Tim for his “always realistic and pragmatic” advice (Chambers Europe, 2023). Tim frequently advises national and international clients such as sponsors, banks and financial investors with respect to M&A, joint ventures, projects and related financings. He is an "expert in energy M&A" (JUVE handbook, 2022/2023)

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“The advice is always realistic and pragmatic.”

client, Chambers Europe 2023

Representative experience

Advising Interzero, Europe’s leading recycling and circular economy services provider, on a partnership with digital waste management and recycling platform Resourcify and the launch of their new joint service “Zero Waste Manager.”*

Advising Qualitas Energy on the acquisition of DunoAir Windpark Planung GmbH, the German onshore wind development business of DunoAir.*

Advising Slate Asset Management, the global alternative investment platform for material assets, on the acquisition of a majority stake in amperio GmbH (“amperio”).*

Advising Q-Energy on the acquisition of a portfolio of 16 wind parks in Germany (total capacity 109 MW) from MEAG.*

Advising fiber optic network operator TNG on a €73 million financing by a European banking consortium for fiber optic network roll-out in rural areas in northern and western Germany.*

Advising Commerz Real on the acquisition of a 49.9% stake in a wind farm portfolio held and operated by EnBW in Germany and consisting of 14 wind farms with 47 wind turbines (total capacity 133 MW) for Commerz Real’s “Impact Fund klimaVest.”*

Advising Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) on the acquisition of a majority stake in the fiber optic network operator TNG.*

Advising a financial investor on the proposed acquisition of the fiber network operator GVG Glasfaser GmbH (auction process).*

Advising Kansai Electric Power on the participation in the NeuConnect consortium, which will build, finance and operate the first interconnector between Germany and the UK, i.e. two submarine 500 kV HVDC-cables.*

Advising Creos Deutschland Holding on the acquisition of all shares in STEAG Netz GmbH in a bidding process.*

Advising Chubu Electric Power and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance on the acquisition of participations in two offshore TSOs, which operate the offshore HVDC-transmission lines BorWin 1, BorWin 2, DolWin 2 and HelWin 2.*

Advising ALBA Group on the investment of the Techcent-owning family Deng in the ALBA Group.*

Advising car manufacturers on the implementation of their global e-mobility strategy and, in particular, regulatory requirements and the underlying commercial agreements*

Advising Vestas Group on the acquisition of a 25.1% minority stake in SOWITEC group GmbH.*

Advising a financial Investor on the proposed acquisition of the tank storage operator UNITANK.*

Advising a consortium of German banks, led by Bayerische Landesbank, and DTEK Renewables on the ECA-backed financing of the construction of the first stage (100MW) of Primorska wind farm in Zaporizhzhya region in Ukraine.*

Advising Vattenfall on the disposal of the Vattenfall Europe Power Consult group (Vattenfall’s engineering arm) to Palero Capital.*

Advising a consortium on the attempted acquisition of Thyssengas from Macquarie (auction process).*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Credentials

Education
  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Berlin, 2005
  • Dr. iur., Doctorate in Law, Osnabrück University, 2004
  • First State Exam in Law, Osnabrück University, 2001
Memberships
  • German Bar Association
  • Bar Association Berlin

Recognition

Chambers Europe: Recognized for Energy – Transactional in Germany

Chambers

2023
JUVE Handbook: Frequently recommended lawyer for Energy sector – regulatory and transactions

JUVE

2023/2024
The Legal 500: Ranked lawyer for Energy

Legal 500

2023