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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

Engagements

  • Board of directors (member), Bech-Bruun

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, Oil Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas 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, Oil Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Greenland, Getting the deal through, Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2011. Article
  • Denmark, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil Regulation, 2010. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Gas 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, Gas Regulation, 2009. Article
  • Faroe Islands, Getting the deal through , Global Competition Review, Oil 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

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
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Practice head Per Hemmer is 'trusted adviser' and is an expert in transactional issues; he recently worked on Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany running through the Baltic Sea.

Legal 500, Energy

Per Hemmer is recognised for his expertise in the energy sector, working with both domestic and international clients on wind, oil and gas mandates. Market commentators note his abilities, describing him as "knowledgeable about this area" and "very dedicated to what he does."

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