Clarion has added an energy specialist to its commercial and IT law team as it expands its specialisms to include the energy sector.
Specialising in national and international energy, renewables, waste and infrastructure projects, Christian Hellmund joins from a global law firm where he held the role of head of renewables.
In 2006, prior to undertaking his legal training, Christian spent two years as associate counsel at the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) in Zurich.
Over the last 14 years, he has advised on a range of national and international energy and infrastructure projects such as electricity and gas generation, transmission, distribution and supply, low-carbon and renewables projects, including solar PV, onshore wind, wave and tidal, battery storage, energy from waste and bioenergy.
He has spent considerable time advising National Grid Gas Plc’s gas transmission and distribution business, Scottish Power’s energy management team and Drax Power’s fuel procurement and trading team while being there on secondment.
Partner Matthew Hattersley, who leads Clarion’s commercial law team, said: “With his strong credentials and outstanding expertise advising on low carbon, renewable energy and energy regulation issues, Christian enables us to add new service lines in the energy space, complementing our commercial offering and building on the firm’s strategy of expanding the specialisms we offer to clients.”