Dr. Conrad Seiferth

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Dr. Conrad Seiferth
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Dr. Conrad Seiferth

is a founding partner of SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNER and represents clients across the full spectrum of the energy sector – especially in the area of renewable energies – and public law aspects. He is focused on investments in wind farms, solar parks and other energy facilities as well as project developments and transactions. Conrad has broad experience with the direct marketing of electricity produced by renewable energy facilities and legal issues regarding the operation and repowering of energy facilities as well as with electricity and gas grid access related issues. He represents companies, banks, developers, public utilities and investors. Conrad regularly publishes on important energy law topics.

Prior to founding SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNER, Conrad worked in a law firm specialising in the energy sector and international law firms in Hamburg and Berlin.

After his studies in Berlin and Bordeaux, Conrad obtained his doctoral degree in the field of public law at Humboldt University Berlin. He was admitted to the bar in 2008. Conrad speaks German, English and French.


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2013 – 2014 Lawyer at White & Case LLP, Berlin

2011 – 2013 Lawyer at Watson Farley & Williams LLP, Hamburg

2008 – 2011 Lawyer at Scholtka & Partner, Berlin

2008  Bar Exam in Berlin

2004 – 2005 Legal Traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin including seats at Becker Büttner Held in Berlin, at Ashurst LLP in London and at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

1999 – 2004 Legal studies at Humboldt University in Berlin and at Université Montesquieu in Bordeaux

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Some highlights of Conrad’s recent work include advising:

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  • A real estate developer on its complex residential real estate project in Berlin
  • An international investor on its acquisition of a 24 MW wind farm in Thuringia
  • A bank on its financing of a 75 MW wind farm repowering project in Brandenburg
  • A Swiss investor on its conclusion of direct marketing contracts for its German wind farm portfolio
  • A German investment company on its acquisition of a 20 MW wind farm in Brandenburg
  • An investor on its acquisition of a wind farm portfolio consisting of five wind farms situated in Rhineland-Palatinate, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt
  • A bank in connection with its financing of two solar parks with a total capacity of 84 MW
  • A local distribution network operator in federal procedures regarding the determination of the revenue cap for grid usage fees versus the federal network agency
  • A German industrial company on setting of grid usage fees
  • A transmission system operator during legal procedure regarding the recognition of an investment budget in front of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
  • A German Dax 30 industrial company regarding a coal supply contract
  • A international utility on legal issues with regard to third party access to a district heating facility
  • Regional utility company during a smart metering project


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  • Legal challenges arising with the implementation of repowering projects, EnWZ 03/2014, pages 106 et seqq., together with Michael Samp
  • The Network Development Plan: Legal basis and evaluation, Ed. Jörg Böttcher, Electricity grid networks – Legal, technical and economic aspects, in preparation, together with Benjamin Schirmer
  • Review of Scholtka/Brucker – Regulation of energy grid use fees, RdE 02/2014, page 100
  • Energy turnaround and approval of grid development projects, ZUR 10/2013, pages 515 et seqq., together with Benjamin Schirmer
  • Amendments to the Incentive Regulation Ordinance, DOW JONES ENERGY WEEKLY, 8 October 2010, pages 8 et seq., together with Guido Brucker
  • Electricity and gas grid access, EUROFORUM, Kompaktwissen Energierecht, Schriftlicher Management-Lehrgang, 5th Edition 2009, together with Boris Scholtka and Antje Baumbach
  • Legitimacy of Take-Or-Pay-clauses of gas supply contracts with distributors under German antitrust and civil law, RdE 2/2009, pages 48 and seqq., together with Christine Wegerich
  • Legal status of the federal capital Berlin, Baden-Baden, 2008