Wind energy is fast becoming one of the world's leading energy sources: in Europe alone it attracted a record $7,1 billion investment in 2016 and kept on this dynamic in 2017. This study takes a detailed look on investment and M&A activity in Europe in both years and entails an interview on recent developments in that market with Carsten Bartholl, Head of the Energy Industry Group at Taylor Wessing. This study was produced in collaboration with Clean Energy Pipeline.
Germany is one of the strongest global economies and the largest market in Europe for businesses. Being in the heart of Europe, Germany also often serves as the entry market for pan-European expansion and as a springboard to the economies in Eastern Europe. Furthermore, its strong economic ties to the US, Asian, and Middle Eastern markets makes Germany an immensely attractive and valuable hub for foreign companies and investors.
Taylor Wessing’s Global Intellectual Property Index (GIPI) was first launched in May 2008. It provided the first comprehensive assessment of how the IP regimes compare with each other. Now the 4th report is here, comparing 36 jurisdictions around the world.