7 new energy layers go to Addleshaw Goddard from EY

The German office of UK law firm Addleshaw Goddard added a seven-people team of energy lawyers coming from EY Law.

The team is led by Boris Scholtka (pictured), who headed EY Law’s German energy practice. Partners Laurenz Keller-Herder and Eric Glattfeld are also joining together with counsel Karl Holtkamp and three more associates. 

Addleshaw Goddard debuted in Europe in 2019 with the launch of an office in Hamburg. Since then, its Germany team has grown to house nearly 50 lawyers across four locations. The firm said that Scholtka, Keller-Herder, Holtkamp and 2 of the 3 associates will join from EY Law in its new Berlin office, joined last May also by real estate lawyer Kristina Baurschmidt as a first partner. Glattfeld is going to the office in Munich (opened in 2022) and the other associate to Hamburg.

“We are delighted to welcome the team to Addleshaw Goddard – Michael Leue, Addleshaw Goddard’s head of Germany, said – and to grow the energy practice in Germany, which is strategically important for our firm. With our new partners’ expertise, high visibility and considerable network in the market, we are specifically strengthening the international sector group and will be able to better meet the service requirements of our global clients.”

Scholtka was a partner at PwC Deutschland before joining EY Law in 2020 and brings 25 years of experience advising on German and European energy, renewable energy and regulatory and antitrust law matters. His areas of expertise include energy transition projects, generation projects and PPAs, district heating and hydrogen ramp-up issues. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations and primarily conducts court proceedings, as well as serving as an arbitrator and mediator. At EY Law he was EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) co-leader for ESG due diligence.