Energy Counsel, Berlin
Education and qualifications
Julia has specialised experience in advising energy companies and financial investors on M&A transactions, projects and joint ventures in the energy sector. In addition, she advises German and international clients on energy regulatory matters of their ongoing business as well as on energy related contracts, such as general terms and conditions, long-term supply agreements or project agreements.
She is a member of the Linklaters ESG team.
Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included:
- Dutch infrastructure funds DIF Infrastructure IV Coöperatief U.A. and DIF IV Co-Invest C.V. and investment arm of the French multinational utility company Energie de France S.A.: advising on the sale of their joint 100% ownership stake in Thyssengas Group, being one of the largest German gas transmission system operators, by way of an auction to funds advised by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited.
- European energy company: advising on a hydrogen joint venture and the regulatory framework of hydrogen production.
- First Sentier Investors (formerly First State Investments): advising on the acquisition of a 45.8% stake of Mannheim-based energy utility company MVV Energie AG from EnBW and RheinEnergie.
- Engie: advising on the sale of its German and Dutch coal-fired power plants to US financial investor Riverstone Holdings.
- German energy regulator Bundesnetzagentur: analysing the activities of an energy supplier and its group companies.
- Sumitomo Electric Industries: advising on the contract for the design, procurement and production of HVDC cable.
- Fluxys: advising on its successful bid for taking a share of 16.5% in the planning, operation and construction of the EUGAL gas pipeline.
- Chinese power grid operator: advising on the impact of European unbundling rules for the intended participation in a fund for renewable projects and the future investment strategy.
- Julia started her career at Linklaters as an Associate in 2013 and is representing the firm as a Managing Associate since 2016. In 2016 and 2017, she was on two client secondments in London. She was appointed Counsel in 2022.
Education and qualifications
Julia Sack studied law at the Humboldt University of Berlin and gained a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) from the Universities of Groningen, Oslo, Aberdeen and Copenhagen focusing on energy law.
She speaks German, English and French.
- Sack, Julia / Hampel, Christian in Elspas/Graßmann/Rasbach (Hrsg.), EnWG, §§ 10b-10e
- Hampel, Christian / Sack, Julia, in Elspas/Graßmann/Rasbach (Hrsg.), EnWG, §§ 8-10a
- Hancher/Hauteclocque/Salerno (ed.), State Aid and the Energy Sector, Projects of Common Interest and Energy Infrastructure Projects (Sack, Zych, Pritzsche)
- Pritzsche/Sack/Hoda/Losch, Chapter 13 – Germany, In: Schwartz, David L. (ed.): The energy regulation and markets review. 6th ed., S. 148ff.; London: Law Business Research, 2017
- Bremme/Sack, The Trans-Adriatic Pipeline - A Use Case of the Acquis Communautaire on Energy, OGEL 2/2014 (Special issue on the “Energy Community“)
Julia regularly writes on energy issues, and her articles include: