Stadtwerke SH GmbH & Co. KG’s Alliance With Public Utilities Companies


Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft provided legal advice to Schleswig, Eckernförde and Rendsburg in the establishment and structuring of the alliance.

On 1 January 2020, Stadtwerke SH GmbH & Co. KG commenced operations. The newly founded cooperation company takes over the operational management of the Schleswig-Holstein public utility companies in Schleswig, Eckernförde and Rendsburg.

With 75,000 customers, nearly 500 employees and a total turnover of EUR 180 million, Stadtwerke SH will be a medium-sized, powerful municipal utility. The cooperation company sees itself as a service provider for the three municipal utilities. They will retain their independence and continue to operate their respective networks and facilities. The managing directors of the municipal utilities jointly form the management of Stadtwerke SH; all employment relationships between employees and municipal utilities are transferred to Stadtwerke SH. The councils of the three municipalities gave the go-ahead for the major project in November 2019.

Luther’s team included Dr Christian Horn (Picture – Partner, lead), Elisabeth Lepique (Partner), Susanne Abraham (Associate), Dr Guido Jansen (Partner), Dr. Rut Herten-Koch (Partnerin), Prof. Dr Robert von Steinau-Steinrück (Partner), Ulrich Siegemund (Partner) and Dr. Frank Seidel (Counsel).

Involved fees earner: Susanne Abraham – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Rut Herten-Koch – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Christian Horn – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Guido Jansen – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Elisabeth Lepique – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Frank Seidel – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Ulrich Siegemund – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Robert von Steinau-Steinrück – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH;

Law Firms: Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH;

Clients: Eckernförde ; Rendsburg; Schleswig-Holstein;