Born in Münster in 1970. Studied law in Saarbrücken, Geneva, Munich. 1997 first State examination, 1999 second State examination. Doctoral degree with Prof Dr Jarass, Münster.
Tutored bar review seminars in Munich and Augsburg from 1997 to 2000.
Joined the firm in 2000. Graduate Studies of law at Cambridge University, LL.M., 2001‐2002.
Infrastructure and transport, planning law, public economic law, European and national environmental law (in particular nature conservation law, emissions control, waste management and soil protection), energy law, mining law, constitutional law, European law, State liability.
Listed as leading partner in environmental and planning law by JUVE. Listed by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers in public law and environmental law. Recommended by Legal 500 in the sector focus energy.
Co‑editor of NVwZ. Member of the Environmental Law Committee of the German Bar Association. Member of the German Section of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). Member of the Environmental Law Society (GfU) and of the Association of German Jurists (DJT). Member of the Advisory Committee on the evaluation of the German Environmental Appeals Act (German Environment Agency and Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Federal, 2012‐2013), Member of the Innovationsforum Planungsbeschleunigung (German strategy for speeding up the planning process, Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, 2016‐2017; Member of the Advisory Committee for Spatial Development at Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (since 2018).
Co‐editor of Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ).
Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin.
Legal advice and acting as counsel for project developers and licensing authorities in and out of court on numerous infrastructure projects (e. g. Federal motorways, A7 A 7; A 20, A 72; A 143; EUGAL gas pipeline; COBRAcable HVDC connection between Denmark and Holland; various landmark cases on environmental law (e. g. driving bans on diesel cars).
Publications and frequent lecturer, especially on environmental law, public economic law and procedural law, among others: Stelkens/Bonk/Sachs, VwVfG; Landmann/Rohmer Umweltrecht, Umweltrechtsbehelfsgesetz; Landmann/Rohmer, Umweltrecht, Fluglärmgesetz; Grabherr/Reidt/Wysk, Kommentar zum Luftverkehrsgesetz; Lütkes/Ewer, Kommentar BNatSchG; Hermes/Sellner, Beck'scher AEG‐Kommentar; Redeker/Uechtritz, Kölner Handbuch Verwaltungsverfahren.
German, English, French