Insolvency Risks – a significant, but manageable risk

Developers and operators of wind farms are subject to the risk of losing the WTG supplier or other major contract partners due to either insolvency, an M&A process or shut down of the business activities. Recent examples are the WTG manufacturers, BARD, Adwen and most recently Senvion, but also monopile and tower manufacturer Ambau. Depending […]

IT Outsourcing Contract Management, tasks within ITIL phases

When talking about contract management in complex IT outsourcing projects, the following tasks should be taken care of: RfP of IT Outsourcing Contracts Preparation of a RFP together with technical experts and the purchase department based on an existing Service Strategy and Service Design according to ITIL (Support of the) evaluation of proposals Support during […]


On 07 April 2017, our Managing Partner Alexander Kruse was presenting as a guest at the Hogan Lovells Offshore Breakfast in Hamburg. The title of his presentation was: “Offshore Wind Tender Systems Offshore – Driving Down Development Costs pre Bid”. In lively discussions the future of finalisation of bids for the auctions was discussed, especially […]

Strategic Balance Sheet Management

The CARNEADES Business Partner Circle started on 02.03.2017 with an intensive seminar on “Strategic Balance Sheet Management” held by Frank Oliver Wiekhorst at the CARNEADES office in Hamburg. Entrepreneurs and Business Partners gathered for a good talk, delicious food and listened to a phenomenal way of presentation of a crucial topic for business steering, where […]

Seminar: Introduction to German Contract Law in Plant Construction

Take part in our CARNEADES training on May 2nd in Amsterdam at the Sofitel Legend The Grand – learn how German construction contracts are working, with a special focus on German offshore wind projects. Learn about the implications of German law and benefit from a vast experience in contract negotiation, claims management and project execution […]

Erfolgreiches Seminar zu IT Outsourcing Verträgen gemäß ITIL

On 28 January 2017, CARNEADES held a seminar on IT outsourcing contracts based on the ITIL best practice standards with a practical approach.The trainer Michael Klemt, head of the CARNEADES office in Braunschweig, provided the participants with the do’s and don’ts of contract management in this area. The experiences of the seminar participants from different […]


The entire CARNEADES team is gathering every six weeks at the CARNEADES Colloquium. In this internal exchange of experiences between consultants, everyone learns from everyone. The contract manager from the controller, the general manager of the programmer, the lawyer from the scheduler. Through several lectures, employees present their current projects, problems and solutions, new project […]