Dr. Conrad Seiferth
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is a founding partner of SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNER and advises clients in all areas of energy law – especially in the area of renewable energies – and public law. He is focused on investments in wind farms, solar parks and other energy facilities as well as project developments and transactions. Conrad has a broad expertise on all contracts concerning renewable energy facilities and on other legal issues regarding the operation and repowering of wind farms as well as with advising on all aspects of participation in renewable energy projects. 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 with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Battis. Conrad was a lecturer at the Technical University Braunschweig, he regularly gives lectures on wind energy law and is a member of the legal advisory board of the BWE (Federal Association WindEnergy e.V.).

He was admitted to the bar in 2008. Conrad speaks German, English and French.

Career and Qualifications
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 Admission to the bar
2007 Doctoral Degree in the fields of public law with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Battis at the Humboldt-University 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 Bordeaux

Deal Experience
Some highlights of Conrad’s recent work include advising:

  • Project developer on the negotiations of the option and license agreement in the context of a tender of the BVVG
  • Project developer on the comprehensive structuring, project development and general contractor agreement for wind farm projects in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg.
  • Project developers on concluding usage agreements for their wind energy projects.
  • Joint venture between a German family office and a project developer on the acquisition of a large inner-city development site with office, hotel and residential use, including a student residence.
  • Institutional investor i.a. on the conclusion of a joint venture to acquire and redesignate an industrial property in Berlin.
  • EVU for a 10 MW battery storage project
  • International utility in the acquisition of various wind farm projects
  • Public utility company in connection with a BVVG lease agreement
  • Joint venture to develop a pipeline of various PV projects with a total volume of 100 MW
  • Project developer selling a 14 MW wind farm
  • BEOS AG i.a. on the sale of a logistics property leased to Hermes to a British fund.


  • Annotation on the decision of the District Court of Berlin, 21.12.2016- 28 U 78/15, BVVG clause in land purchase contracts for the payment of pro rata remuneration for wind energy use, ZNER 21/1/2017, pages 42 et seqq.
  • “The draft of the Citizen and Municipal Participation Act of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern – a legal framework for economic participation?”, Ed. Brandt, Yearbook Wind Energy Law 2015, Berlin 2016
  • “The EEG facilities register: Even more obligations for operators?”, Ed. Brandt, Yearbook Wind Energy Law 2014, Berlin 2015
  • “Legal challenges arising with the implementation of repowering projects”, EnWZ 03/2014, pages 106 et seqq., in collaboration with Michael Samp
  • “The Network Development Plan: Legal basis and evaluation”, Ed. Jörg Böttcher, Electricity grid networks – Legal, technical and economic aspects, in preparation, in collaboration with Dr. 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., in collaboration with Dr. Benjamin Schirmer
  • “Amendments to the Incentive Regulation Ordinance”, DOW JONES ENERGY WEEKLY, 8 October 2010, pages 8 et seq., in collaboration with Guido Brucker
  • “Electricity and gas grid access”, EUROFORUM, Kompaktwissen Energierecht, Schriftlicher Management-Lehrgang, 5th Edition 2009, in collaboration 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., in collaboration with Christine Wegerich
  • “Legal status of the federal capital Berlin”, Doctoral degree, Baden-Baden, 2008