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Per Hemmer

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Per Hemmer is an energy and environment specialist

More than 27 years’ experience combined with willpower and dedication have resulted in Per Hemmer being one of the country’s leading specialists in the areas of energy and the environment. 

Per advises some of the largest national and international energy enterprises and utilities in oil, gas and wind energy (onshore/offshore) as well as a number of Danish and non-Danish oil and gas clients on licence and contract issues in Denmark and Greenland. In addition, Per has in-depth experience with establishment of public utilities, remote cooling, waste incineration, biogas and geothermic energy.
 
Per has been responsible for the largest transactions in the energy sector covering state, municipal and private enterprises. His profound insight into all energy-related legal issues has made him a well-renowned lawyer both in Denmark and abroad. 

At Bech-Bruun, he has built a strong energy and climate team, which provides a high professional level of legal advice and understands the important business-related aspects of the area. The team has, among other things, been involved in a number of important assignments in the energy sector.

 

The Team

Energy and Supply

  • Energy and Supply
  • M&A & Corporate Matters
  • Public Law & Administration
  • Renewable Energy
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Engagements

  • Member, The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • Member of the energy and supply law study programme committee with the Association of Danish Law Firms
  • Member of the Danish Energy Law Society
  • Member of the Danish Association of Supreme Court Litigators
  • Member, International Committee, The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • Member, Terralex, Energy & Environmental
  • External examiner, Law

Publications

  • Gas Regulation 2013 – Denmark, Getting the Deal Through, 2013. 6 pages. Article
  • Gas Regulation 2013 – Faroe Islands, Getting the Deal Through, 2013. 5 pages. Article
  • Gas Regulation 2013 – Greenland, Getting the Deal Through, 2013. 7 pages. Article
  • Climate Regulation in 19 jurisdictions worldwide, Getting the Deal Through – Introduction and Overview, Law Business Research Ltd., 2013. 8 pages. Article
  • Climate Regulation in 19 jurisdictions worldwide, Getting the Deal Through – Chapter on Denmark, Law Business Research Ltd., 2013. 9 pages. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through, Law Business Research Ltd., Gas Regulation, 2012. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through, Law Business Research Ltd., Gas Regulation, 2012. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through, Law Business Research Ltd., Gas Regulation, 2012. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2009. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2009. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2009. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2009. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2008. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2008. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2007. Article
  • Article on energy in Denmark, Legal Week Global, 2004. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2004. Article
  • Guide to renewable electricity in Europe, CMS, 2004. Article
  • Due Diligence for Corporate Acquisitions, Kluwer Law International, 1997. Book

Education and language

  • Right of audience, The Danish Supreme Court
  • MCL
  • Admission to practice law
  • Master of Laws
  • English
  • German

Ratings

Legal 500 Logo

With extensive experience in waste-to-energy, upstream oil and gas and natural gas work, Bech-Bruun’s energy practice incorporates a ‘dedicated’ renewable energy department, ‘which includes leading experts in both contract law and M&A’, as well as financing and project development mandates. Jointly led by Per Hemmer and (...), the group also regularly advises a range of energy companies, investors, project developers and municipalities on regulatory issues, energy project developments and contentious matters.

Per Hemmer has been listed as Hall of Fame by Legal 500.

Legal 500, Energy

Led by the well-respected Per Hemmer, the energy and infrastructure practice at Bech-Bruun can be ranked among some of the very best in Denmark. Clients praise the team’s competence and service-minded approach and praise the work of every lawyer they worked with.

“They are a highly professional law firm which has managed to assimilate itself to our business structure and contractual positions in a very short time frame,” says one leading industry figure. “They were adaptable to changes, flexible, and offered a very structured approach throughout. They are assertive professionals with sound commercial acumen.”

The team was involved in a number of significant deals in the energy sector, including transactional matters like advising Energinet.dk on its acquisition of Dong Storage, a Stenlille gas storage facility, from Dong Energy.

ILFR1000, Energy & Infrastructure

Per Hemmer is a well-regarded figure in the energy market who receives plaudits for his regulatory expertise. He regularly advises on energy and infrastructure projects, also assisting with environmental permits. An interviewee highlights that "he is always responsive and commercial in his approach."

Chambers and Partners Europe, Energy

Key contacts include Per Hemmer, Haakun Djurhuus, Hanne Moelbeck, Johan Weihe and Peter Oestergaard Nielsen, who each head different aspects of the department's work.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Public Law