Dr Cornelia Kermel

Rechtsanwältin (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Energy
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs

Dr. Cornelia Kermel is a partner at Noerr in the Energy practice group. She is highly regarded for her over twenty years of experience advising on energy law, especially on concession agreements. She advises national and international energy companies on regulatory issues and on the realisation of energy projects.


  • Energy law
  • Energy antitrust law
  • Litigation
  • Concession agreements and concession fees


  • Legal studies at the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Partner with international law firms in Berlin
  • With Noerr since 2014
  • Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • German municipal utility in restructuring (in particular unbundling and network charges)
  • Advising an energy supply company in connection with the planned acquisition of municipal utilities in Northern Germany, including antitrust issues (registration of the takeover)
  • Energy law advice to numerous energy companies in the framework of cooperation models, etc. for the preservation of the tax cross-link
  • STEAG New Energies in tenders and cooperation agreements as well as in an international structured bidding process for companies in the energy and renewable energies sector (2015)
  • Iberdrola Renovables to connect to an offshore wind farm Energy cartel law


  • “Cornelia Kermel is a leading light in the energy sector, with over 20 years of experience handling concession agreements, project and regulatory issues.”, Who’s Who Legal Energy, 2021
  • Listed among the world's leading energy lawyers, Who´s Who Legal 2019
  • Since 2014/2015 recommended for the "Regulated Industries: Energy" sector and since 2016/2017 also for "Regulated Industries: Transactions/Financing", JUVE Handbook
  • Since 2014 recommended as leading lawyer for "Energy: Regulatory (Germany)", Chambers Europe
  • Recommended as leading energy lawyer since 2014, Legal 500 Germany
  • Since 2016 recommended as leading energy lawyer, Best Lawyers
  • Since 2016 recommended as "Very best legal practitioner for Energy", Who´s Who Legal
  • Cornelia Kermel, a 'competent and committed energy lawyer', has special expertise in the field of concessions at the Berlin office...", Legal 500 Germany 2017
  • Recommended as leading lawyer for "Industry focus - Energy", Legal 500 EMEA
  • Listed under "Germany's Best Lawyers 2016" in Energy Law, Best Lawyers 2016
  • “The ‘highly specialised and strong’ Cornelia Kermel has an excellent reputation for electricity and gas network concessions.”, client in Chambers Europe, 2015