Gerd Stuhlmacher

Gerd Stuhlmacher

Gerd Stuhlmacher


T +49 89 23714 25777

Industries Energy

Areas of practice

Gerd Stuhlmacher is a Regulatory and Energy Lawyer based in Munich and heading the Munich energy team. He is highly regarded for his knowledge in all aspects of German and European energy law, including international trading of electricity, gas and LNG. Besides the structuring of all types of commodity transactions including infrastructure investments, he focuses on compliance with regulatory requirements of the energy market. Gerd Stuhlmacher also has first-hand experience in price adjustment disputes, corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions in the energy sector. He advises German and international energy companies as well as investors, energy traders and exchanges.


Gerd Stuhlmacher joined as a partner in 2020 changing from another international law firm. Before joining private practice, he had been the Director of Legal and Compliance for E.ON Global Commodities SE since 2008, where he was responsible for providing legal support to the group's German and global trading and wholesale activities in gas and power for over ten years. He also served as Head of Legal & Compliance at E.ON Ruhrgas and started his career with E.ON in 1998.

Gerd Stuhlmacher completed his qualification as a German lawyer in 1997. He holds a law degree from Freie Universität Berlin, where he focused on competition, antitrust and corporate law.

Honors and distinctions
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Mention in Sector Focus Energy and Antitrust Law
  • client choice award Energy and Natural Ressources 2018 
  • Recommended for Energy Law in Juve 2019
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2022): Listed in Antitrust and Industry Focus Energy (‘Due to his many years of in-house experience, Gerd Stuhlmacher provides excellent and very practical advice on regulatory matters in energy trading. There is no need for lengthy explanations of how it works and the players in the market because the industry know-how is already available.’ - ‘Gerd Stuhlmacher’s experience is unique.’ - ‘Gerd Stuhlmacher understands the energy industry very well.’)
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2021): Mention in sector focus energy and antitrust law
  • Recommended for Energy Law in Juve 2019

  • Advising Total Gas & Power on its relocation with regard to market access in various European jurisdictions.
  • Advising and training for energy traders on compliance in OTC and exchange traded transactions als well as on market abuse and insider trading investigations
  • Authoring the German Legal Opinion and advising the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) on the enforceability of EFET framework agreements under German law in insolvency scenarios.
  • Structuring of and advising a financial investor on gas storage swap agreements
  • Advising E.ON Climate & Renewables on power PPAs and derivative hedging.
  • Advising an international energy company on the planned acquisition of a European LNG-business.

Blog posts

  • Editorial committee of the German monthly "Corporate Compliance Magazine" of C.H. Beck publishers
  • Sponsoring Association of the Institute for Energy Law at the University of Cologne
  • Lecturer for European Energy Law at the Fachhochschule Kufstein, University for applied sciences.