Ulrich Heßling | Hamburg | Hogan Lovells

Ulrich Heßling

Senior Associate Corporate & Finance


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Hessling Ulrich

Ulrich Heßling
Hessling Ulrich
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Ulrich Heßling represents strategic companies, financial sponsors, and other investors in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, distressed M&A transactions, joint ventures, and partnerships. He focuses in particular on the energy, health care, and chemicals industries and is passionate about renewable energy and sustainable materials.

Ulrich offers clients a cross-industry, multi-jurisdictional array of experience having advised clients such as Commerzbank, Continental, Mitsubishi Corporation, ExxonMobil, Electricité de France, Honeywell, IBM, LEGO, Macquarie, Northland Power, Philips, Safran, Sojitz, Statoil, and Wintershall.

Ulrich regularly advises clients on all aspects of German corporate law and M&A transactions, from the structuring phase to a successful closing. He takes a modern approach to providing legal advice and makes use of legal tech applications and lean deal management practices to ensure clients receive efficient advice. 

Ulrich studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin and the Complutense University of Madrid. He first joined Hogan Lovells as a trainee as a member of the Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects practice group. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he was a legal trainee in the corporate/energy practice group of a leading international law firm, where he worked on M&A deals involving offshore wind farms as well as energy-related litigation.

Ulrich is a dedicated pro bono legal advisor to umtueten.org, an initiative aiming to reduce plastic waste.

Representative experience

IBM on the global separation and reorganization of Kyndryl Holdings, Inc., its managed infrastructure services business, prior to the spin-off of Kyndryl into a separate publicly traded company.

A leading South Korean environmental services provider on the intended acquisition of a minority stake in a German hydrogen start-up.

Northland Power, Inc. on the sell-down of 49% of its stake in the 1.04GW Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan to Gentari International Renewables (equity consideration C$800 million).

Wintershall Dea on the divestment of German upstream assets located in the south-west of Germany to RDG (now ONEO).

Électricité de France SA on the acquisition of 100% of the shares in the German local flexibility and energy aggregator Energy2Market GmbH.

Dagmar Vogt Vermögensverwaltungs GmbH on the sale of a 51% share in ib vogt GmbH, a leading developer of photovoltaic facilities, to the DIF Infrastructure VI fund of DIF Capital Partners.

Sojitz Corporation on the acquisition of a minority stake in 640 MW offshore wind farm Yunlin.

Marquard & Bahls AG on the divestment of their subsidiary Skytanking and its aviation fuelling business in 14 jurisdictions.

KIRKBI A/S on the divestment of their participation in Minimax Viking GmbH (transaction volume: €2.3 billion).


  • Second State Exam in Law, Appellate Court of Berlin/Brandenburg, 2017
  • First State Exam in Law, Humboldt University of Berlin, 2015