LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – Cologne – DLA Piper has continued the expansion of its international energy team by establishing a specialised team in Cologne. Michael Cieslarczyk a leading expert in energy trade and contracts joins the Cologne office as a partner from White & Case.
Early in his career Michael worked in Clifford Chance’s bank and stock exchange team in Frankfurt/Main, before joining the energy law team in Düsseldorf in 2002. In early 2004, Michael joined White & Case, where he was instrumental in setting up the new energy law team. The team was named “Law Firm of the Year for Energy Law” by JUVE, in 2006.
Michael is active in the areas of energy contract law and emission trading, as well as bank and stock exchange law. He has considerable experience in long-term gas acquisition, import, transportation and/or transit contracts and fuel and electricity supply contracts in the context of power station projects.
Senior associate Marek Dal-Canton, who also has several years of experience in energy contract and regulatory law, joins DLA Piper alongside Michael. Marek’s practice also encompasses the environmental aspects of energy law, especially renewable energy, power heat coupling and issues linked to emission trading.
Michael and Marek advise German and foreign energy suppliers and energy trading business, as well as network operators and investment banks on all aspects of energy law and related commercial activities.
Dr Ulrich Jüngst, Managing partner DLA Piper Germany, commented: “With the appointment of Michael Cieslarczyk and Marek Dal-Canton we pursue our ambitious expansion strategy to build a global energy law team. Michael is a leading specialist in energy law and will contribute enormously to the development of our energy law practice both within Germany and internationally.”
Michael Cieslarczyk added: “The international energy team’s current footprint and its planned expansion in different jurisdictions were deciding factors in my move to DLA Piper. Setting up the energy law team in Cologne is a huge challenge and a great opportunity for me.”
The new energy law team in Cologne is part of the international Energy & Water practice, headed in EMEA by Neil Upton.
For further information:
Xavier Veldeman, Media Relations, DLA Piper, Tel: +44 (0)20 7153 7176 or [email protected]
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