Overview

Gerd Bröcker is a senior associate in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice in the Mayer Brown Frankfurt office. He advises in complex arbitration and litigation proceedings as well as out-of-court disputes in connection with national and international infrastructure, energy, construction and plant construction projects. He advises ongoing projects while focusing on dispute avoidance. By implementing dispute avoidance strategies and analyzing the risks of an ongoing project judicial proceedings may be avoided at all or solved at an early stage.

Projects include energy infrastructure (power plants, renewables such as offshore and onshore wind energy, solar energy, grid connections, interconnectors), transportation infrastructure and special underground works (public private partnerships, freeways, bridges, tunnels), industrial plants (chemical plants, refineries), water treatment facilities, waste management facilities, logistic centers, industrial and large buildings.

During a secondment Gerd worked for the project entity of an offshore wind farm under construction in the German North Sea.

Gerd studied law with a focus on international trade law at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany and at the Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, USA.

Spoken Languages

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Experience

  • Representing and advising a contractor in two arbitration proceedings in English concerning claims for extension of time and additional costs and defect claims in connection with a turbine supply agreement for an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea
  • Representing and advising an operator of an offshore wind farm in the German North Sea in state court proceedings concerning compensation payments by the grid operator pursuant to Section 17e EnWG due to the delayed connection of offshore wind turbines
  • Advising a contractor in arbitration proceedings in English on claims for extension of time and additional costs in connection with the fabrication of foundations for an offshore wind farm
  • Representing and advising a contractor of grid connections for offshore wind farms in the German North Sea in several major state court proceedings concerning claims for extension of time and additional costs
  • Advising a contractor in connection with a public private partnership for the construction and operation of a freeway
  • Advising a contractor for onshore wind turbines on claims for extension of time, additional costs and obstruction
  • Advising a cable supplier regarding contract and claim management during project execution
  • Advising a contractor for grid connections of offshore wind farms regarding contract and claim management
  • Advising employers and contractors during negotiations of EPC- and EPCI-contracts

Education

Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Second State Law Examination (bar exam)

Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)

Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, First State Law Examination

Willamette University College of Law, Salem, OR, USA

Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, LLB

Admissions

  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany