Hogan Lovells expands its infrastructure M&A with lawyers from Dentons

Part of the infrastructure team from Dentons, led by the two partners Dr Tim Heitling (pictured, left) and Dr Thomas Dörmer (pictured, left) moved to law firm Hogan Lovells in Berlin. Counsels Daniel Neudecker and Giannina Kreutz went to Hogan Lovells too, as well as three more associates.

Heitling and Dörmer spent their training years at Linklaters, developing their focus on energy issues also at Taylor Wessing and Baker McKenzie. In 2020, they moved with Neudecker to Dentons. Heitling has been co-head of the European energy sector group there since May. Kreutz moved to Dentons’ restructuring group in 2018, then working as a regular corporate lawyer in the energy infrastructure team.

The new team

Heitling and Dörmer’s team brings a to Hogan Lovells a solid experience in infrastructure transactions. Renewable energy projects in particular are part of its repertoire, both in the form of classic transactions, complex joint ventures and early-stage investments with a high proportion of financing, including long-term power supply agreements (PPAs).

The team is also active in the areas of recycling and waste management, broadband expansion and data centres.

When Rieger left Hogan Lovells

However, partner Dr. Stefan Rieger recently left Hogan Lovells and went to Latham Watkins. Heitling and Dörmer now fill this gap.

The new team from Dentons ties in with the firm’s energy infrastructure practice and will be working along with Dr. Carla Luh (finance), Matthias Hirschmann and Dr. Tobias Faber and Dr. Torsten Rosenboom. With the last additions, the team now has nine partners in Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Berlin.