Silke is a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills with over 20 years' experience of working in the energy sector, advising clients in relation to power and climate change issues internationally. She is the Global Head of ESG for HSF and has a long-standing interest in renewable energy and climate change, having helped to set up the Legal Response Initiative in 2009 where she has served as the chair of the Board of Trustees.
Silke is admitted to practice in France, Germany and England and advises in English, Dutch, German and French. She is a professor at Queen Mary University of London and visiting professor at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she teaches energy and climate law. Silke regularly publishes on matters pertaining to energy and climate law.