BBH group announces the promotion of six partner counsel

On 1 January 2023, six colleagues were promoted to partner counsels of the law firm Becker Büttner Held. They are thus part of the group's extended management team.

Companies and municipalities in Germany are facing major challenges on their way to a climate neutral future. The war in Ukraine poses new challenges for social crisis management and the implementation of new laws. To ensure their clients receive the usual professional cross-sectoral support, the BBH group assigned six new partner counsels to the extended management team. Among them are lawyers Dr. Maximilian Festl-Wietek and Julien Wilmes-Horváth, public auditors Kim Arielle Lutteroth and Philipp Schütte, the political consultant Dirk Hendricks and the engineer Philipp Jahnke.

Munich-based Dr. Maximilian Festl-Wietek contributes extensive know-how in IT law, especially in the area of data protection law, and is involved in competition and trademark law as well as copyright and media law.

The public auditor and tax advisor Kim Arielle Lutteroth is also based in Munich. Her main area of focus is the audit of annual and consolidated financial statements including special audits, as well as business management consulting.

Philipp Schütte has been a public auditor and tax advisor at the BBH AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft in Stuttgart since 2020. His field of expertise includes audits of annual financial statements and consolidated financial statements in accordance with the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch – HGB) and IFRS as well as, special audits and auditor's reports in the energy sector.

Julien Wilmes-Horváth is a specialist lawyer for information technology law based in Cologne. He advises clients on IT and telecommunications law (in particular on the implementation of fibre optic, IoT and smart city projects). In this context, he focuses on contract law and regulatory issues.

As a policy advisor at the Brussels office, Dirk Hendricks focuses, for example, on promoting renewable energy in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Among other things, he was involved in the development process and the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directives and specialises in financing systems for renewables.

Dipl-Ing. Philipp Jahnke, who has been a consultant at BBH Consulting AG in Berlin since 2012, was also made partner counsel. He specialises in quantitative methods in the context of energy system analysis and assists grid operators in the transformation of the energy system and in investment and grid development planning.

The BBH group is a leading provider of advisory services for energy and infrastructure companies and their customers. Energy and supply companies, particularly public utilities, municipalities and local authorities, industrial companies and international groups are among its core clients. The BBH group advises these and many other companies and organisations in all legal matters and also assists them with business and strategic advice.


Prof. Dr. Ines Zenke                                                     
Rechtsanwältin/Lawyer, Partner
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