Increased demand for legal advice in the areas of renewable energy and green transition has led Gorrissen Federspiel to strengthen these areas with the appointment of Christian Halskov Sauer as a new partner. He comes from a position as a partner in the specialised law firm Energi & Miljø.
At Gorrissen Federspiel, Christian Halskov Sauer will be assigned to the Energy & Infrastructure cross-practice group, and he will be based in the Aarhus office, Prismet.
The appointment comes after a period of increased focus on renewable energy, green transition and sustainability; a development that affects all Danish companies across industries and sectors.
“This is a complex area with increased regulation, which makes the need for advice even greater. At the same time we have also seen that energy transactions have grown in volume, both in terms of the value of the transactions and in terms of what it takes to complete one. With Christian’s arrival, we have gained a capacity with great insight into the industry, developments in the energy industry and the latest technologies. And we are always pleased when we can welcome back former GF colleagues to the firm,” says Martin André Dittmer, Managing Partner of Gorrissen Federspiel.
Christian Halskov Sauer started his legal career as a law student at Løber & Lauritsen, which later became Gorrissen Federspiel. He spent his years as an assistant attorney in Prismet, where he also worked as an attorney for a short period before continuing his career at the law firm Tommy V. Christiansen. He brings with him significant industry insight gained, among other things, as head of legal affairs for a major global energy company, Suzlon Energy.
“Renewable energy transactions today have become much more complex, requiring advisers with a wide range of competencies. I also have many international clients, so I see Gorrissen Federspiel as the right platform to continue providing legal advice to the energy sector. I find this area very exciting, because energy is fundamental to any society, as we have all witnessed recently. At the same time, it is an incredibly innovative industry where you constantly have to think in new solutions and see opportunities rather than limitations,” says Christian Halskov Sauer.