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BRG’s Energy & Climate Practice Appoints Leading European Industry Expert

January 9, 2023

BRG has announced the appointment of European energy industry expert Daniel Muthmann as a managing director in its Energy & Climate advisory and disputes consulting practice. Muthmann will have lead responsibility for the Energy & Climate team’s activities in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

Muthmann has 25 years of experience in the international energy industry, having held numerous senior executive positions within hydrogen, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chains in leading international energy corporations, including Ruhrgas, E.ON and BP. Muthmann was also the founder and managing director of a global gas-sector advisory company and has extensive experience in providing international strategic advisory support, as well as industry and commercial expert services in numerous international arbitration matters.

Most recently, Muthmann served as the founder and chair of the European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative in Brussels and head of corporate development, energy policy and communications for Open Grid Europe in Germany, a leading European gas transmission system operator in the field of hydrogen and CO2 transportation.

Commenting on the appointment, Chris Goncalves, chair and managing director of BRG’s Energy & Climate practice, said, “Daniel’s appointment is an important step in realizing the strategic vision for our practice in Europe, providing strategic, commercial and transactional advisory and expert services for dispute resolution at the nexus of regional and global energy security, climate change and energy transition imperatives. Daniel brings deep and leading-edge experience at the center of these issues in the European energy industry and will help expand and deepen our team’s global capabilities. He joins our growing global practice and will work closely with colleagues based in EMEA, Asia, Latin America and across the US.”

Muthmann said, “I am delighted to be joining the impressive international team at BRG, having been aware of the practice’s strong reputation in the market for several years. The opportunity to build on the firm’s success to date, and to help expand our European footprint, is very exciting.”

Tri MacDonald, president and principal executive officer at BRG, added, “We are delighted to welcome Daniel to the senior leadership of BRG’s Energy & Climate practice. With his deep understanding of the European energy market and the fundamental structural changes it is currently experiencing, he will be responsible for developing and leading our European energy market practice. The energy sector and our cross-practice presence in Europe are key growth priorities for our firm, and we look forward to working with Daniel and others to progress those plans over the coming months and years.”

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Christopher Goncalves

Managing Director

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Tri MacDonald

Principal Executive Officer & President

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