Weero Koster, the head of
Norton Rose LLP
Amsterdam’s Energy practice, specialises in M&A transactions in the energy and infrastructure fields. Acknowledged as one of the leading energy lawyers in the Netherlands by both the Chambers Global Guide and the European Legal 500, Weero advises both domestic and international energy companies.
Weero Koster’s specialties:
Supporting renewable and conventional power generation and upstream energy activities, mergers, acquisitions, privatisation and divestment alliances in the energy industry, commercial contracting, providing regulatory advice and settling disputes for most major domestic and international players as well as local and central government and NGOs.
Nominated in the 2010 Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers as an outstanding practitioner.
1st Tier Legal 500, 2010, ‘headed by dealmaker Weero Koster, Norton Rose LLP’s practice assisted with many of the year’s standout instructions in the energy sector.
Weero combines outstanding industry and political knowledge with practical legal skills’ and ‘a terrific dealmaker who shows a lot of legal creativity 24/7
together with a “never give up” mentality’, Legal 500 2009.
This streamlined team enjoyed a successful year, thanks to its involvement in the EUR 9.3 billion take-over by RWE of Essent, in which it acted for the German energy giant.
The group handles corporate, finance, regulatory, competition and dispute resolution matters, drawing on expertise from a range of practice areas across the firm. The lawyers advised Gazprom on development and investment in the Bergermeer gas storage project, and assisted RWE with the construction of a coal-fired power station in Eemshaven. Weero Koster is praised for this thorough knowledge of regulatory matters and ample M&A experience. Peers describe him as a “dexterous, clever and commercial’’ practitioner, Chambers Europe 2010.