Dr. Eva-Maria Christiansen


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D: +49 40 800 084 321
M: +49 151 440 48 657

Summary Open

Eva-Maria is an Associate in the Regulatory, Public Law & Competition group in the Hamburg office of Watson Farley & Williams.

Her focus lies in public law aspects of renewable and also conventional energy transactions, in particular the permit, grid connection and remuneration situation of onshore and offshore wind projects. She also regularly advises on German and EU competition law, public procurement and state aid law as well as on sanctions.

Her clients include investors, project developers, industrial companies and financing banks.

Experience Open

    Eva-Maria’s experience includes advising:
    • Tank & Rast Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH on its acquisition of coffee bar chain Wayne och Magareta’ Coffee AB.
    • Commerz Real AG on its €45m acquisition of the Höcherberg wind farm on behalf of the closed-end special fund CR Institutional Renewable Energies Fund.
    • A consortium of international banks on the €988m financing of the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm project.
    • EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH on all the legal and tax aspects of its acquisition of TurboWind Energie GmbH.
    • A consortium of international banks on the up to €723m financing of Trianel’s Borkum II wind farm project.
    • Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on energy law and planning/permitting aspects regarding a German onshore wind farm (33 MW).
    • Different investors on energy law and permitting aspects regarding the acquisition of German onshore wind farms (10 MW, 17 MW and 19 MW).
    • Financing banks on the permit, grid connection and remuneration situation of a German offshore wind project in the North Sea.
    • HSH Nordbank on public procurement law regarding the financing of the acquisition of 196 electric locomotives by Railpool from DB Cargo AG.
    • A developer of a substitute fuel power plant on energy law and planning/permitting aspects.
    • A German foundry company on grid connection issues and contracts with the grid operator.
    • A company of the maritime industry on EU sanctions against Iran regarding the founding of an Iranian joint venture.
    • Hochland on competition law.
    • A Swiss technology corporation on merger control for the acquisition of a German technology company.
    • A large international bank on German budget and public procurement law regarding the issuance of two German state treasury notes in the aggregate nominal amount.

Education Open

  • 2015: Doctorate Degree, University of Osnabrück, on an EU law topic within an international research team
  • 2013 – 2015: Legal clerkship with placements at Hamburg’s Ministry for Urban Development and the Environment and an international law firm in the Netherlands; Second State Exam, Hanseatic Higher Regional Court Hamburg
  • 2004 –2010: Law studies, University of Osnabrück, with a focus on European and international economic law, public procurement law and environmental law; First State Exam, University of Osnabrück

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Das Subjekt demokratischer Legitimation in der Europäischen Union, Tectum Verlag, Marburg 2015
  • Vergaberechtliche Relevanz städtebaulicher Investorenverträge, GRIN Verlag, Munich 2009

Employment Record Open

  • 2016 – present: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams

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