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Dr. Benedikt Wolfers


Benedikt is a regulatory partner in our Berlin office and member of the Environment, Planning and Regulatory practice group.



Environment, planning and regulatory


Benedikt deals with sensitive regulatory issues that can make or break a transaction, restructuring or court claim.

He has worked in the financial, energy, water and environmental sectors for many years and has advised banks, national and international companies and governments.

He likes developing workable solutions in complex cases that require commercial understanding, deep knowledge of regulatory law and experience in the public, political and government sector.

He also lectures and has written several articles on privatisation, planning and environmental issues.

‘Even in very demanding stress situations he is acting concentrated, considered and well-balanced at any time.’
Juve 2011/2012
‘Leading lawyer in the regulatory sector.’
Juve 2011/2012

Recent deals/Highlights

  • German Financial Stabilisation Agency on financial crisis issues and the establishment of Bad Banks in Germany
  • Public banks (eg BayernLB, Helaba, LBBW, WestLB) and savings banks in transactions, restructuring and regulatory issues
  • RWE, E.ON, Vattenfall and EnBW on nuclear energy issues in 2010/2011


Benedikt was named Legal Innovator of the Year by the Financial Times in 2009 for his work in the financial crisis in 2008/2009

Qualifications and education

Benedikt studied history, politics and law at the universities of Freiburg, Munich and Oxford and received a master’s degree in Arts and doctor of laws.


German and English

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