“Gert’s commercial, practical and technical understanding of energy and the strength of his relationships with our clients in the sector are rare assets on the market. His dual experience as both a practicing lawyer and an in-house counsel in a global utility company – as well as his in-depth knowledge of our region and of its players – make him the perfect choice to lead our regional energy practice. I am confident that his promotion will contribute to the further growth of our EMI practice in the region” said Audray Souche, DFDL’s Co-Managing Partner.
Gert started his career in 1997 in the litigation and arbitration practice group of Linklaters, and joined the ENGIE Group in 2005. After moving to Southeast Asia in 2007, Gert transitioned into business development and general management positions at Glow Energy, the Thai affiliate of ENGIE that was responsible for the latter’s power generation activities in Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia.
Gert holds master degrees from King’s College in London, Pantheon-Assas in Paris and KU Leuven in Belgium. He is fluent in English, Dutch and French.