Born in Hamburg in 1968. Studied law in Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin (Humboldt University). 1993 first State examination, 1997 second State examination. 1996 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Christine Windbichler, Berlin. Assistant with Prof Dr Dietrich Murswiek, Freiburg, 1990–1993. Worked with Prof Dr Michael Kloepfer, Humboldt University, 1993–1995. Lawyer in Berlin since 1997.
Joined the firm in 2008.
Public law, aviation, mining law, planning law, environment law, constitutional law, public procurement law.
Listed as “leading lawyer in environmental and planning law” by JUVE. Recommended by Legal 500 in public law/environmental and planning law (2016‑2019) and in public law/procurement. Listed by Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt in “Germany's best lawyers” in public commercial law. Awarded by Wirtschaftswoche as “Top Lawyer in Environmental and Construction Planning Law” (since 2021).
Acting as counsel for the Federal Republic of Germany in numerous legal disputes before the German Federal Administrative Court (BVerwG) and the European Court of Justice (ECJ) involving flight routes in Germany (including legal disputes before the Federal Administrative Court and the ECJ regarding restrictions on approaching Zurich airport; flight routes Berlin, flight routes Frankfurt). Acting as counsel for the Land of Hesse in numerous actions related to planning permission for changes to Frankfurt Airport. mining law advice to companies and authorities (lignite planning,operating plans, open‑pit copper mining,field and extraction charges) in state planning and regional planning law; expert opinions on issues of nature conservation law and contaminated site remediation costs from GDR times;Acting as counsel for DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung in numerous actions involving conflicts between wind power and radio beacons (inter alia Federal Administrative Court, decision issued on 7 April 2016). Conduct of landmark proceedings relating to the Tobacco Directive before the ECJ. Acting as counsel for lottery agents in the field of gambling law.
Several publications on administrative law and public procurement law.
Dr Tobias Masing
specialist attorney for administrative law
T +49 30 885665‐193
F +49 30 885665‐99