Prof Dr Olaf Reidt



Born in Gelsenkirchen in 1964. Studied law in Bochum and Munich. 1989 first State examination, 1992 second State examination. 1990 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Grawert, Bochum. Research assistant for Public Law and European Law at the University of Bochum with Prof Dr Jarass with focal point of work in the area of constitutional and environmental law, 1990‐1992.

Joined the firm in 1992.


Construction and sectoral planning law (especially aviation, roads, waterways, utility services, disposal and other special facilities), emissions control law (in particular approval procedures for industrial plants), expropriation and compensation law, public procurement law.

Listed by Juve as leading lawyer in environmental and planning law, by Handelsblatt/​Best Lawyers as Lawyer of the Year 2018 and 2020 in environmental law, Berlin, as Lawyer of the Year 2013 and 2016 in public law, Berlin (listed since 2009), and listed in construction law, environmental law, and land use and zoning law since 2017 and in public private partnerships since 2020. Listed by Chambers Europe 2013, 2019 and 2021 in public law – Germany. Listed by Wirtschaftswoche as top lawyer in public procurement law (2014, 2018) and as top lawyer in environmental and construction planning law (2020, 2021). Featured by Legal 500 as “leading name” in environmental and planning law and recommended in sector focus/​energy (2015‑2018), in public law/​environmental and planning law, and in public law/​procurement.

Scientific consultant for the journal Baurecht (BauR). Member of the editorial board of Zeitschrift für Umwelt‐ und Planungsrecht (UPR), employee/​collaborator for the journal Vergaberecht (VergabeR). Member of the advisory committee of the Federal Ministry for Traffic, Construction and Housing on the amendment of the German construction code (Baugesetzbuch), co‑​work on expert consultations to prepare for amendment of the German Construction Code appointed by the Federal Ministry for Traffic, Construction and Housing (“Berlin Consultations”), member of the Innovation Forum to Expedite Planning appointed by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure in 2016 as well as the Construction Land Commission appointed by the Federal Ministry of the Interior, member of the Advisory Council for Administrative Procedure Law at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Board member of the German Society for Construction Law.

Honorary professor at Humboldt University Berlin on administrative law.

Ongoing legal advice on energy projects such as power plants, LNG terminals (Stade), electricity transmission networks (e. g. SüdLink, Ultranet, Hansa Power Bridge) and gas (e. g. EUGAL), distribution networks (e. g. Berlin district heating network), wind parks, commercial and industrial districts (e. g. various industrial and chemical parks), infrastructure projects such as trunk roads, airports, railways and federal waterways (e. g. BER airport, dredging of the Elbe), urban development projects inter alia in the housing sector including urban‑​development measures (e. g. Dietenbach/​Freiburg, Neue Mitte Altona, Pankower Tor Berlin, Pier one Düsseldorf), special real estate (e. g. refurbishment of Olympic Stadium in Berlin, new Bundesliga stadium in Freiburg, car‑​racing and test tracks, large‑​scale retail shopping centres), legal advice on various public procurement projects (e. g. Wiesbaden RheinMain Congress Center, invitation to tender for serial construction by the GdW (interest association of the German residential sector), outdoor advertising rights of the Land Berlin, local mass urban rail transport services).


Numerous publications and lectures, especially on public construction law, sectoral planning law, pollution protection law, public procurement law, such as Grabbert/​Reift/​Wysk, Kommentar zum Luftverkehrsgesetz (since 12th supplement 2009), Bracher/​Reidt/​Schiller, Bauplanungsrecht, 8th ed. 2014, Battis/​Krautzberger/​Löhr (eds. Battis/​Mittschang/​Reidt), Baugesetzbuch, 14th ed. 2019, Sellner/​Reidt/​Ohms, Immissionsschutzrecht und Industrieanlagen, 3rd ed. 2006, Reidt/​Stickler/​Glahs, Vergaberecht, 4th ed. 2018, co‐author in Landmann/​Rohmer, Umweltrecht (section 16 BImSchG, 18th BImSchV, UIG, Fluglärmgesetz).


Prof Dr Olaf Reidt

Prof Dr Olaf Reidt
specialist attorney for administrative law

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