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Dr. Thorsten Volz

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Düsseldorf office, Head of German Energy

About Thorsten Volz

Thorsten is head of the German Energy Practice of Pinsent Masons. He specialises in energy law, corporate law and Mergers & Acquisitions. He has a strong focus on power plant projects, grid infrastructure as well as on renewables, energy and emission trading. Thorsten has been advising in the Energy Sector for more than twelve years. His clients are large utilities, municipal companies, investors and large energy consumers. His doctoral thesis (PhD) dealt with a comparison of the network unbundling in the UK and Germany.


Partner at Pinsent Masons and Head Düsseldorf Office, since  February 2016

Partner and Head of Energy and Natural Resources at a German law firm related to a renowned international audit firm, October 2010 – January 2016

Counsel/Lawyer, Member of the Energy and Natural Resources Practice at an international British-US law firm, April 04 – September 2010

Doctorate in law, University of Cologne, 2005

Admission as Rechtsanwalt, 2004

Research Visitor at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, Dundee, Spring 2000

Junior Research Fellow, University of Oxford, Spring 2000

Studied law at the University of Cologne