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Holger Engelkamp B.Sc. LL.M.

Holger Engelkamp is a partner in Baker McKenzie’s Corporate Practice Group and co-heads the German Energy & Infrastructure team. Prior to joining the Firm, he worked for international law firms in Berlin and Toronto. Holger completed a six-month secondment in 2012 / 2013 to one of the world's largest investor-owned power and gas companies, advising in connection with the merger of its gas unit with its energy trading business.

On 8 December 2023, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) presented its energy storage strategy. The strategy paper provides an overview of the measures and challenges involved in establishing energy storage systems. The energy storage strategy aims to promote the expansion and integration of energy storage systems and thus support the energy transition.

On 5 February 2024, Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Economy Minister Robert Habeck and Finance Minister Christian Lindner agreed on the key elements of a new power plant strategy (Kraftwerksstrategie). While the political agreement must still be followed by a specific legislative proposal, details of the power plant strategy became available through a press release from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK).

The transition to a carbon-neutral economy is a seismic shift on a global scale, leaving no sector untouched. The urgent strategic, operational and reputational challenges are considerable, but so are the opportunities for growth. We are happy to invite you to
Transform Powerfully: Baker McKenzie Energy Transition Dialogue
Navigating your energy transition journey: Opportunities and challenges for suppliers, industrials and other market players
Thursday, 25 January 2024, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm CET
Baker McKenzie, Neuer Zollhof 2, 40221 Dusseldorf, Germany

Germany is taking further steps with regard to developing a national hydrogen infrastructure. On 19 June 2023, the Federal Government published respective draft legislation that provides for the development of a hydrogen core grid. The Bundesrat (one of the two legislative chambers in Germany representing the German states) issued an essentially positive statement on this draft. The legislation is expected to be adopted soon.