Dr Christian Johann

associate partner¹


Legal studies at the Universities of Jena, Kiel and Leiden, the Netherlands, 1996‐2003. 2003 first State examination, 2008 second State examination. Research assistant with the institute for public law/​international law of Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, 2003‐2006. Research assistant with the firm in 2008. 2011 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Andreas Zimmermann, Kiel/​Potsdam.

Joined the firm in 2009.


Constitutional law (esp. fundamental rights, state organization law, financial constitutional law), European and international law, public economic law, state aid law.

Consulting and Representation of companies, state and federal authorities as well as constitutional bodies in numerous proceedings before the German Federal Constitutional Court, the State constitutional courts and the administrative courts, including Vattenfall in constitutional complaint proceedings against the 13th and 16th amendments to the Atomic Energy Act, Federal and State authorities in connection with the Corona pandemic. Participation in comprehensive feasibility study on the legal and subsidy policy support of a long‑​term transformation of German livestock farming. Representation of numerous companies of the private health insurance and in the judicial enforcement of the Drug Rebate Act.


Publications on international law, constitutional law, state aid law and state liability law, among others. Co‑​editor Johann/​Sangi, Lieferkettensorgfaltspflichtengesetz (LkSG), commentary, Nomos 2023. Editor DRK Gesetz, Handkommentar, Nomos 2018, co‑​author in Karpenstein/​Mayer, EMRK; Birnstiel/​Bungenberg/​Heinrich, Europäisches Beihilfenrecht and Walter/​Grünewald, Beck'scher Online‑​Kommentar BVerfGG; Eckart/​Winkelmüller, Beck'scher Online‑​Kommentar Infektionsschutzrecht.



German, English

¹ not a member of the partnership with limited professional liability

Dr Christian Johann

Dr Christian Johann

T +49 30 885665‐194
F +49 30 885665‐99


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