People

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Angar Porthun

Partner

Angar Porthun is an energy and infrastructure transactions and projects lawyer. He is dually qualified as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Solicitor (England and Wales) and has extensive experience with a broad range of national and international matters acting for buyers, sellers, developers, and publicly, privately and state-owned companies. Markets outside Europe with which Angar is familiar include the United Arab Emirates, the MENA region generally, and India and Pakistan.

Angar obtained his LLB (with a Diploma in German law) from University College London (UCL) in 1997 and on qualification in 2001 joined Allen & Overy (London). There he acted as lead associate on a variety of transactions for energy companies, private equity firms, and other funds. Client secondments included Shell and Mubadala.

Angar joined a sovereign fund in Abu Dhabi as the head of M&A in 2008 where he led on numerous international projects and transactions in Europe, North America, and Asia. Since 2010 he has been in independent private practice in Hamburg Germany co-founding a public law focussed firm in 2016 and Hargrove Real Assets LLP in 2021.

Memberships:

Angar is an active member of the British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) and sits on the committee for northern Germany.

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Fazal Ali Ahmad

Associate

Fazal Ahmad is an Indian-qualified lawyer, he received his B.A.LLB (1st Class) from Amity Law School, Delhi, India in 2016. In 2017, he obtained his first LLM in International Civil and Commercial Law from Leiden University, Netherlands, and then in IT and IP Law from Leibniz University, Germany in 2019. He is currently registered with the Hanseatic Law Society (Hanseatische Rechtsanwalts Kammer) as a foreign lawyer / Advocate.

Fazal joined Hargrove in 2022 and primarily works on M&A and project finance matters, practicing as an international associate.

Prior to Hargrove, Fazal acquired prolific experience in a number of legal and non-legal roles, including law firms in India and the Netherlands, the Indian Embassy in the Hague, Netherlands, and most recently spending more than two years working for Allianz SE as a Compliance Expert in Munich.

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Saman Siddiqui

Associate

Saman Siddiqui is an Indian qualified lawyer, she obtained her B.A, LL.B (Honours) from Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University, Visakhapatnam, India in 2016. Thereafter, in 2019 she completed her LL.M in European and European Legal Studies from Europa Kolleg Hamburg, Germany and currently she is registered with the Hanseatic Law Society (Hanseatische Rechtsanwalts Kammer) as a foreign lawyer / Advocate.

Saman joined Hargrove in 2021 and primarily works on M&A and project finance matters practicing as an international associate.

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Benedikt Esser

Support Lawyer

Benedikt Esser is an invaluable team member supporting German greenfield and brownfield renewable energy and infrastructure projects.

His varied experience has included a strong focus on regulatory and planning law as well as drafting all manner of project agreement.

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