Dr Christian Johann

Senior Counsel


Born in Hamburg in 1975. 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, State aid, European, public commercial law (in particular, energy, finance, and health).

Acting as counsel for Vattenfall in constitutional complaint proceedings against the 13th AtG amendment.

Acting as counsel for numerous private health insurers and subsidy agencies in judicial enforcement of the German Act on Medicinal Product Discounts (Arzneimittelrabattgesetz). Providing legal advice to independent social welfare associations in Lower Saxony on state aid law in the conclusion of a new agreement on financial aid (https://​www.juve.de/​nachrichten/​deals/2018/03/​wohlfahrtsverbaende‑​redeker‑​oppenlaender‑​und‑​lutz‑​abel‑​begleiten‑​beihilfe‑​streit).


Publications on public international law, State liability law, and State aid law. Editor of a commentary on the German Red Cross law, co‐author of Karpenstein/​Mayer, ECHR and Birnstiel/​Bungenberg/​Heinrich, European State aid law.



German, English

Dr Christian Johann

Dr Christian Johann

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


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