Dr. Christian Schnell, a dual-qualified lawyer in Poland (radca prawny) and Germany (Rechtsanwalt), has joined Dentons as a partner in the Energy and Natural Resources practice. Based in Warsaw, he will also practice in the Munich office. He joins together with his team, including Piotr Dziwniel (counsel), Olga Wasilewska (senior associate) and Ewa Gołąbek (associate).
Christian Schnell has more than 20 years’ experience in advising on renewable energy regulation, projects and investments in international markets in Central and South Eastern Europe.
“This is a very good start to the new year, as much for the Firm as for our most demanding clients,” said Poland Managing Partner Arkadiusz Krasnodębski, who also heads the Energy and Natural Resources team in Poland and Europe.
“Christian and his team join our ever-expanding Energy and Natural Resources practice and will work closely with the Renewable Energy team, headed by Partner Agnieszka Kulinska. This will allow Dentons to better support clients looking for exceptional advisory, cutting-edge knowledge and multi-faceted experience in one place.”
“Christian’s unique experience, skills and knowledge will help us build a natural bridge from Poland to the rest of Central and Eastern Europe and Germany. We will now be even better able to respond to the aspirations and needs of our customers, especially those from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia, who have a leading role in the development of energy projects in our country and in the CEE region.”
Christian Schnell advises clients on investment development, purchase and sale deals as well as transaction financing, construction and procurement contracts, PPAs and heat supply contracts. He has extensive experience with support systems as well as unsubsidized renewable energy projects, primarily onshore wind and solar projects. He has amassed considerable expertise in energy markets, strategic forecasting and sector integration technologies. He also has many years of experience in offshore projects and investments in the thermal power sector.
His clients include equity investors, developers, renewable energy funds, financial institutions, as well as private equity and private debt entities. He is the author of more than 100 articles and other publications on the energy market and regularly advises industry associations, think tanks and government agencies.