September 30, 2009 - News about the firm

Mannheimer Swartling advisor to Weihai municipal government in China

The Chinese port city of Weihai has appointed Mannheimer Swartling as a legal advisor on energy and climate change issues. Weihai is located at the eastern tip of China and has a population of 2.5 million. Weihai is also one of China’s model cities with regard to environmental protection.

Bo Hansson, partner specialized in environment and wind energy: “One area that Weihai has chosen to focus on is wind power generation. The city has over 1,900 effective wind hours annually and is estimated to have a potential installed capacity of 15 000 – 20 000 MW, as compared to the roughly 1 000 MW installed wind power in Sweden at mid-year. Mannheimer Swartling has extensive experience in permit matters for wind power projects and this appointment will clearly draw on that experience as well as the broad range of expertise found in the firm’s Climate Change group.”

Mannheimer Swartling’s recently formed Climate Change group will be handling the matter. The team on this instruction includes Bo Hansson, Ulf Ohrling, head of the firm’s China Practice, Amy Liu, associate in Shanghai and Johan Granehult, partner specialized in construction and project financing.