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Per Hemmer

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Per Hemmer is an energy and climate specialist

Willpower and dedication combined with several years of experience have resulted in Per Hemmer being one of Denmark's leading energy and climate specialists.

Per has specific in-depth knowledge of energy sector regulation and the substantial changes the sector has undergone during the past three decades. Per has considerable experience establishing public utilities and setting up their regulatory framework as well as organisation and ownership structure. He has been responsible for some of the largest transactions in the energy sector covering state, municipal and private enterprises.

Per has been involved in large onshore and offshore wind turbine projects, but also projects including other types of renewable energy generation, such as solar power, biogas and geothermal energy. He also advises enterprises engaged in handling greenhouse gas emissions by way of, among other things, new technology, such as carbon capture and storage. Per is also experienced in handling other climate-related projects, such as surplus heat and remote cooling projects.

Last but not least, Per is a sought-after adviser to the oil and gas industry, providing consultancy services to several Danish and non-Danish oil and gas companies on licence and contract issues in Denmark and Greenland.

His profound insight into all fields of energy law has made him a much respected legal adviser in Denmark and abroad as well as a trusted adviser to some of the largest Danish and non-Danish energy and utility companies.

The Team

Energy and Supply

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

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Bech-Bruun‘s project development and infrastructure team has extensive experience in advising on regulatory frameworks for energy production and supply, and negotiating offshore infrastructure contracts. It also has a strong energy finance practice and acts on some of Denmark’s major solar projects as well as maintaining a strong position in the waste-to-energy sector. (…) and Per Hemmer co-head the department, advising major energy companies and utilities on all areas of energy law, with a particular focus on renewable energy sources, including biogas and geothermic energy.

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. Clients appreciate his "thorough legal advice."

Chambers and Partners Europe 2022, Energy

Engagements

  • Chairman, International Committee, The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • Head of Delegation, CCBE
  • 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, Danish Climate and Energy Law Society
  • Member, Committee of Fundamental Rights, The Danish Bar and Law Society
  • Member of the Danish Association of Supreme Court Litigators
  • 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