ARQIS launches focus group Regulatory and promotes Friedrich Gebert to equity partner

13. December 2023

ARQIS is starting into the new year with a new focus group for regulated industries. The focus group called Regulatory will be led by Dr. Friedrich Gebert , who will also be promoted to equity partner as of January 2024.

Regulatory will cover public commercial law, including environmental and planning law, energy law and other specialized areas, as well as issues around the circular economy. The members of the focus group combine their advise on transactions as well as on major industrial projects in the energy, transport and digital economy/platform economy sectors. The group provides comprehensive advice on sustainability, ESG and EU Green Deal requirements. This also includes product-related (compliance) advice, for example in relation to the Ecodesign Directive and product law.

After several years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Posser Spieth Wolfers & Partners, Friedrich Gebert joined ARQIS in 2021 and became a partner in 2022. Over the past two years, he has built the public & regulatory law department at ARQIS and, in addition to advising on environmental and planning law and litigation, has set a his focus on EU Green Deal issues, particularly in the energy and transport sectors. The team now consists of seven lawyers in Düsseldorf and the newly found ARQIS Talent Hub in Berlin, which opened in 2022 and which is headed by Friedrich Gebert.

“The goal of climate neutrality and the associated transformation of almost all sectors of the economy is associated with a wealth of regulatory requirements for companies. In line with our holistic, future-oriented advisory approach, we help our clients to adapt their business models to the new legal requirements and to establish new business models,” says Managing Partner Dr Andrea Panzer-Heemeier. “The particular strategic relevance of regulatory advice for ARQIS, together with the very successful development work that Friedrich Gebert and his team have carried in this area, is now reflected in a new focus group of the firm.”

“In no other area will European lawmakers make as many adjustments in the coming decades as in the area of Green Deal regulation,” says Friedrich Gebert. “Our goal is to advise companies and the public sector in a forward-looking and individualized way so that they can compete and shape the green transition as positively as possible for themselves and for our society.”

Regulatory is the sixth ARQIS focus group. Since 2020, the expertise of a total of 80 lawyers and legal specialists has been bundled in the Transactions, HR.Law, Japan, Data.Law, and Risk groups.


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