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Silke Goldberg


Silke is a partner specialising in energy law. 

Contact details when in Paris (+33 1 53 57 76 69) or Germany (+49 211 975 59016)



Silke has over 15 years' experience of working in the energy sector, advising clients in relation to gas, power and climate change issues internationally.

Silke also advises clients on all aspects of European and UK energy law and regulations, including unbundling issues, REMIT, MIFID (II), EMIR, and European network codes.  She has long standing experience in electricity and gas trading arrangements and has advised interconnectors and other transmission and distribution system operators.

Silke was recently named Individual (London) of the Year for Projects, energy and natural resources by The Legal 500 UK 2020.

Silke has advised:

  • PEARL Infrastructure Capital as majority stakeholder on its joint investment with Wismar Pellets in financing the construction of the Bioenergie Wismar Combined Heat and Power Plant
  • a number of investors in relation to investments in German and English offshore wind farms
  • DONG Energy in relation to its successful bid for three sites in France's first offshore wind tender round with  a total capacity of 1500MW, including the joint venture agreement with EDF Energies Nouvelles, supply agreements with Alstom and other parties to the tender
  • a European utility in relation to its energy and EU ETS trading strategy
  • EDF on its 50/50 joint venture with Delta, the Dutch energy company, to develop an 870 MW gas-fired power project in the Netherlands including the tolling and gas procurement agreements and EUA arrangements
  • Eni in relation to its bid for an interest in a European utility; and a restructuring of its European gas sale and purchase arrangements with Distrigas


The list below is a selection of articles and book chapters in third party publications. In addition, Silke has contributed to numerous Herbert Smith client publications and has been the co-editor of the annual "EER- the European Energy Handbook" since 2007.

  • "Les droits de l'homme – nouvel enjeu du contentieux climatique", Juriste d'entreprise, Magazine No 30, 2018. (with Stéphane Brabant)
  • "Brexit & Interconnectors" on: OGEL 2 (2017), URL:
  • S.M. Goldberg; S. Sumit; "Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from Euratom" OGEL 2 (2017),
  • "Issues Arising From the United Kingdom's Exit from Euratom", in Utilities Law Review Vol. 21- issue 4 (with Shekhar Sumit)
  • "Practical application of Commodity Derivatives" in: A Practitioner's Guide to the Law and Regulation of Market Abuse, Thomson Reuters, London 2017 (with Daniel Rados and Jennifer Courey)
  • "The Reform of the Renewable Energy Act in Germany", Thaeter, Ralf und Goldberg, Silke in: Canadian Journal for Energy Regulation Vol. 3 Issue 2, 2015
  • "The Emergence of EU Energy Law" in: Delivery Energy Law and Policy in the EU and the US- A Reader, Heffron, Raphael J and Little, Gavin F.M., Edinburgh University Press 2016
  • Lord, Richard; Goldberg, Silke et al "Climate Change Liability: Transnational Law and Practice", Cambridge University Press 2012
  • "Climate Change"- chapter in "Burnett – Hall on Environmental Law", Sweet & Maxwell 2012 (co-authored with Kevin O'Connor)



Silke is a solicitor qualified in England and Wales and the Republic of Ireland and is also a member of the Düsseldorf Bar (Rechtsanwaltskammer Düsseldorf).

She is a Visiting Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London for international energy regulation as well as an affiliated professor with the University of Haifa. Silke is the editor of the European Energy Handbook and regularly publishes on aspects of energy and climate change law.

Silke advises in English, French, German and Dutch.

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