Born in Erlangen in 1965. Studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau and Geneva, Switzerland. 1991 first State examination, 1995 second State examination. Research assistant at the Institute for Public Law, University of Freiburg im Breisgau, 1991–1994. 1994 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Wahl, Freiburg im Breisgau. Since 1996 lawyer in Berlin.
Joined the firm in 2001.
Regulatory and sector‐related antitrust law (postal, railway and energy law), in particular open network provision and price regulation, energy law, in particular renewable energy, competition (general antitrust and merger control), public price control, EU law.
Recommended by Legal 500 in sector focus/energy.
2009‐2015 member of the firm´s management committee.
Member of the German antitrust law association.
Providing comprehensive legal advice to Deutsche Post AG on pricing and price approvals by the German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), and acting as legal counsel for it in proceedings.
Conducting lawsuits before the German Constitutional Court over the protection of company and trade secrets
Providing comprehensive legal advice to and acting as counsel for the infrastructure operator of Deutsche Bahn group on issues relating to pricing and network access.
Acting as counsel for a transmission network operator in a landmark action over system safety
Advising an energy supplier on pilot offshore wind power projects
Publications on regulatory and energy law, inter alia author on network access in Beck'scher AEG‐Kommentar and Beck'scher PostG‐Kommentar and author in Kment (Hrsg.), NomosKommentar zum EnWG. Editor and author: “Grundzüge des Rechts der Erneuerbaren Energien”. Publications on antitrust, administrative, and constitutional law. Monograph: “Die Drittschutzdogmatik im Spiegel des französischen und britischen Verwaltungsgerichtsverfahrens”.
German, English, French
Dr Stephan Gerstner
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