Christof Federwisch

Head of Energy
Practice Group Regulatory & Governmental Affairs

Christof Federwisch specialises in power generation plants as well as energy infrastructure and has, for many years, advised banks, initiators and operators of energy installations on the implementation, the acquisition and the financing of their projects.


  • Energy law
  • Environmental law
  • Constitutional law


  • Trained as an industrial business management administrator (company degree and training program at Siemens AG, Berlin)
  • Studied law at Humboldt-University in Berlin
  • Experience abroad: Internship in Washington (USA)
  • With Noerr since 2002
  • Admitted to the Frankfurt Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Industrial consortium (2014)
    Advice on the setting up of a joint venture for the establishment of a hydrogen filling station infrastructure
  • Deutsche Landesbank (2014)
    Advice on project financing for solar parks in the United Kingdom
  • EDF – Electricité de France (2014)
    Advice on the realization of a modern gas and steam turbine power station in Brandenburg
  • International transmission system operator (2014)
    Advice on the European energy wholesale regulations (REMIT/EMIR)
  • Representing a project developer on the development of a large-scale onshore wind farm in Hessen
  • Swisspower Renewables (2013)
    Advice on the planned acquisition of wind parks in Germany
  • BNP Paribas (2013)
    Advice on high-volume gas trading and gas storage agreements
  • IBERDROLA Renovables (2013)
    Advice on the realization of offshore wind parts in the German EEZ
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (2013)
    Advice on the global amalgamation of its thermal power plant divisions with Hitachi
  • Goch town authorities (2012)
    Comprehensive advice on the awarding of energy concession agreements
  • ADM International Sàrl (2011)
    Advice on the implementation of the German Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance (Biokraftstoff-Nachhaltigkeitsverordnung)


  • Recommended lawyer for Energy, Who's Who Legal (2016)
  • Christof Federwisch obtained the Innovative Lawyers Award 2008 of Financial Times for the legal structuring of the financing for the world's largest biomass power station in Penkun (Nawaro BioEnergie AG), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. "The law firm developed [...] a new form of asset financing", according to the citation.
  • Recommended sources describe him as:  “He is a true expert in the [energy] field. Clients describe him as ‘very user-friendly’, ‘results-driven’ and a ’real asset’.” – Who’s Who Legal Germany, 2014 and: “Clients recommend renewable energy specialist Christof Federwisch for his ‘creativity and ideas. He knows how to use the law in the interest of his client’.” – Chambers Europe, 2014 

Selected Publications

  • Das Recht der Erneuerbaren Energien in Deutschland, in: Erneuerbare Energien, hrsg. von Iberdrola, Pamplona 2010