Frankfurt: Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has announced today that Andreas Reuthemeyer, a leading practitioner in energy transition and infrastructure finance, will join the firm’s global transaction practice as a partner on January 1, 2024 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Ruthemeyer has extensive industry experience advising financial institutions, financial sponsors and other companies on the development and financing of complex projects and structured debt transactions with a focus on the energy, infrastructure, transport and natural resources sectors.
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He rejoined Freshfields after a brief stint at another large law firm. Reuthemeyer began his Freshfields career in 2011, working closely with the firm’s expanding banking and finance group on several market-leading transactions. His cross-border experience will support the firm’s expertise in the energy transition sector, covering international project finance, ECA-supported finance, sustainability-linked finance, acquisition finance and structured corporate finance transactions.
Julian Pritchard, head of global operations at Freshfields, said, “The transition to renewable energy sources is a top priority for both the public and private sectors in Germany, the EU, the US and globally. Andreas brings valuable experience in all aspects of energy. The change, which will be “highly relevant to many of our generation’s customers.”
Vessel Heukamp, partner at Freshfields, said: “We are seeing ambitious targets from governments for the transition to a low-carbon economy, which means the energy, infrastructure and resources sectors are ripe for investment and development for new projects. Andreas’ strong market profile – and established connections in these important sectors – will support our offering as this activity continues to grow. He will be an asset to the global firm, and will be a great cultural fit having previously spent time at Freshfields. We welcome them to the partnership.”
With significant change expected in the energy sector and other energy-dependent industries over the next 10 years, Freshfields is well positioned to support clients as they manage legacy assets and risks and navigate new projects, technologies and investments. Helps develop strategy.
Reuthemeyer’s appointment to the partnership as a leading practitioner in the energy transition is consistent with the firm’s continued strategy to strengthen its global transactional practice, with Doug Bryden recently joining as a proven ESG specialist.
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