Infrastructure: BBH group strengthens its practice of water management consulting

Companies of the water industry have been among BBH’s core clients for many years. With the two engineers Frank Licht and Christian Metelmann, the BBH group is now setting up an interdisciplinary team to enable holistic advice in this area.

Frank Licht and Christian Metelmann complement BBH’s long-standing water management consulting practice in the technical and economic field. While the lawyers Daniel Schiebold, Beate Kramer, Jana Siebeck and Sascha Köhler have been advising the water industry on legal matters for many years, the auditor and tax consultant Guido Sydow in particular provides business advice to the companies of this sector with a focus on water pricing.

“We are delighted to have been able to recruit Frank Licht, an acknowledged water industry expert who has many years of experience, also in leading positions in the municipal sector,” says Daniel Schiebold, specialist lawyer for administrative law and long-standing partner at BBH. “With Frank Licht and Christian Metelmann, we are perfectly positioned to meet the growing demand for consulting services in the water industry,” he adds.

Both Frank Licht and Christian Metelmann, who has been with the BBH group since 2018, look back on many years of joint activity in technical and economic consulting and are well known in the sector. Frank Licht also gained insights into the processes and tasks of public supply during his tenure at the municipal utility (Stadtwerke) Krefeld and the municipality of Ratingen, having held leading positions in both organisations. In his position at BET, Büro für Energiewirtschaft und Technische Planung GmbH in Aachen – where he worked as a consultant alongside Christian Metelmann – he focused on providing advice to the water industry. His main areas of practice at BBH will be technical, business and strategic consulting.

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
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