Dr Holger Stappert has always focussed on antitrust law in his work as a lawyer, providing advice to clients during high-profile merger control, abuse of dominance and antitrust fine proceedings at German and European levels. He has for many years provided antitrust compliance advice and carried out internal investigations. As a result of further specialisation, Holger Stappert also has extensive knowledge and many years of experience in all areas of energy law and energy contract law. He is an experienced advisor when it comes to providing transaction advice and representing clients before antitrust and regulatory authorities, in state courts and in arbitration proceedings.
Dr Holger Stappert studied law in Bielefeld and Bonn (Germany) from 1989 to 1995. After completing an internship in the Legal Department of the German American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta (USA), he worked as a Research Assistant for the German Parliament from 1996 to 1998. His legal training included working for the German Federal Cartel Office and renowned business law firms, amongst others.
Holger Stappert was admitted to the German Bar in 2001, working for Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2001 to 2007. In 2005/2006, he spent several months advising an international energy trader as part of a secondment. Holger Stappert joined Luther as a Partner in 2007 and has since been heading Luther’s energy practice at a national level, as well as within Luther’s international network of law firms.
Holger Stappert is a frequent publisher on current issues in antitrust and energy law and a regular speaker at seminars, conferences and symposia.
Schmolz + Bickenbach - Representation in antitrust proceedings against steel producers
Carcoustics International - Representation in antitrust proceedings for acoustically effective components
Dual System - Antitrust advice on volume clearing under the dual systems
TrailStone - Sale of the direct marketer e2m Energy2market to the French EDF Group
Eneco - Acquisition of LichtBlick SE
MEAG Munich Ergo Asset Management - Participation in Steag-Fernwärme
Open Grid Europe - Acquisition of TSO jordgasTransport from Statoil in JV with Gasunie
E.ON - Post-Merger Integration of Innogy SE into the E.ON Group
E.ON – Reorganisation of Avacon, Bayernwerk, EDIS and Hanse-Werk
Vertically integrated gas wholesale company – reorganisation and strategic re-positioning
Financial investor - Indirect participation in Nord Stream 2-project and EUGAL pipeline
Avacon - Innovation project with Salzgitter and Linde on for emission-free steel production from "green" hydrogen
Member of the advisory board of the Cologne Institute of Energy Law (Institut für Energiewirtschaftsrecht - EWIR).