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Dr. Ulrich Scholz


Antitrust and competition | Energy | Investigations | Mergers and acquisitions | Regulatory and compliance advisory |

He is always extremely well prepared

Client, Chambers Europe 2016

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About Dr. Ulrich Scholz

Ulrich Scholz is member of our global power & utilities and low carbon energy group and is recognised by leading legal directories for his expertise in the energy sector. Ulrich specialises in all aspects of competition and trade, with a particular focus on regulatory and contractual issues relating to the energy sector. He also advises in proceedings before EU and German competition and regulatory authorities and represents energy utilities before national courts and arbitral tribunals.

Within the field of energy regulation, Ulrich regularly advises power and gas utilities, network operators and industrial players on the whole range of EU and national energy regulation, including certification procedures, unbundling requirements, network access and network fees, implication of the EU Green deal and equivalent national law on renewable energies.

He speaks German and English.

Recent work

  • RWE in merger control proceedings relating to its strategic realignment through an asset swap with E.ON SE, and follow-on litigation before EU- and national courts.
  • CO (H2Global) on international purchase and sales agreements for renewable hydrogen derivatives, such as ammonia, methanol and jet fuel.
  • The Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) on developing support schemes for hydrogen-based jet fuels.
  • A European power producer in connection with the implementation of a real laboratory for the production of hydrogen.
  • A Pan-European energy the acquisition of shares in a project company for the construction of a terminal for the import of liquefied natural gas and hydrogen derivatives.
  • T in relation to setting up of joint venture for operation of connection line to offshore wind farms.
  • Statkraft in proceedings before BNetzA and German courts in relation to balancing obligations.
  • RWE in proceedings before ACER and European Courts in relation to price cap for balancing energy.
  • Currenta in over 21 proceedings before the Regional Court of Cologne in connection with legal disputes regarding claims by transmission system operators for payment of the EEG levy.
  • B regarding energy law advice in relation to the merger of its oil and gas business (Wintershall) with DEA.
  • Gascade on the sale of co-ownership interests in the EUGAL gas pipeline to Fluxys, Gasunie and Ontras.
  • ON in relation to various sector inquiries, merger control proceedings and abuse of dominance proceedings conducted by both the European Commission and the Federal Cartel Office.
  • Evonik Industries AG on the phased sale of Evonik Steag GmbH to a consortium of municipal utilities.
  • Vattenfall in merger control proceedings in relation to divestment of its lignite business.



  • Universities of Cologne and Bonn, Germany
  • Tulane Law School, New Orleans, US

Professional memberships

  • Member of the German Bar Association
  • Member of the Studienvereinigung Kartellrecht, an association of German-speaking competition lawyers
  • Member of the German-American Lawyer Association