Franz Nieper | KEF Rechtsanwälte Bremen



  • until 2000

    Vocational trainings in IT and in banking
    Law studies in Osnabrück and Leiden (Netherlands)
    Legal traineeship at the Higher Regional Court (OLG) of Oldenburg
    Research assistant at the European Legal Studies Institute, Osnabrück

  • 2000 until 2005

    Inhouse lawer in construction material industry in Goslar and Duisburg (in particular M&A international)
    Sworn translator and interpreter for English and Dutch

  • 2005 until 2010

    Head of legal and investor relations with a pv-solar company in Oldenburg and Prenzlau

  • 2010 until 2013

    Head of legal affairs with a shipping company in Bremen
    Lawyer in private practice in Bremen with a law firm specialised in renewable energies
    Advisor for a Chinese start-up company (offshore foundations) in Wilhelmshaven

  • 2013 until 2021

    Head of legal and contract management for an offshore construction company (installation of subsea cables) in Leer (wind projects in Germany, UK, USA, Taiwan, Netherlands)

  • since 2021

    Partner in KEF

  • Focus Areas

    - General, comprehensive legal advice for businesses
    - Plant construction contracts
    - International contracts
    - Contract negotiations (in particular FIDIC contracts)
    - Contract and claim management
    - Project structuring
    - M&A

  • Qualifications

    - Languages: business fluent in English and Dutch
    - Certified mediator (DAA, Oldenburg University), business mediation
    - Legal practice courses, specialisation commercial and corporate law
    - Certified Wind Energy Expert (DAS)

  • Membership/Social Commitment

    - Member of the Legal Advisory Council, Wind Industry Association (BWE)
    - Member of the Advisory Committee, Advanced Windenergy Studies
    - Member of the Advisory Board, Hanse Law School (HLS)
    - German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA)
    - Hanseatic Bar Association (Rechtsanwaltskammer) Bremen
    - Bremen Lawyers Association / German Lawyers Association (DAV)
    - Association of Alumni of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
    - Rotary Club Hude-Oldenburg, Youth Exchange Officer
    - Oldenburg energy cooperative (OLEGENO) - MENSA Germany