Born in Münster in 1970. Studied law in Saarbrücken, Geneva, and 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, water law, emissions control and waste management), energy law, mining law, constitutional law, European law, State liability.
Listed as “leading lawyer in environmental and planning law” by JUVE. Listed by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt in “Germany's best lawyers 2021” in public law and environmental law and awarded “Lawyer of the Year 2021” in environmental law. Recommended by Legal 500 in the sector focus energy and environmental and planning law. Awarded by Wirtschaftswoche as “Top Lawyer in Environmental and Planning Law” (2020).
Member of the board of the administrative law working group of the German Bar Associaton, Berlin, Brandenburg, and Mecklenburg‑Western Pomerania.
Co‑editor of Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ). Member and European commissioner 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).
Lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin.
Acting as counsel for project developers and licensing authorities on numerous infrastructure projects (e. g. Federal motorways A7, A20, A72, A143, B169, B173, S177; EUGAL gas pipeline; COBRAcable; Hansa Power Bridge; HVDC connection between Denmark and Holland; metro line U55 Berlin; various landmark cases on environmental law (e. g. driving bans on diesel cars); environmental due diligence.
Schink/Fellenberg, GK‑WHG (2021); Kerkmann/Fellenberg, nature conservation law in practice (3rd ed. 2021); Stelkens/Bonk/Sachs, VwVfG, 9th ed. 2018; Landmann/Rohmer, UmwRG and FluglärmG; Lütkes/Ewer, BNatSchG, 2nd ed. 2018; Beck'scher AEG Kommentar, 2nd ed. 2014; Jarass/Petersen, KrWG, 2014; Redeker/Uechtritz, Anwaltshandbuch Verwaltungsverfahren.
German, English, French