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Dr. Matthias Lang


Bird & Bird, Düsseldorf, Germany

Dr. Matthias Lang is a partner at law firm Bird & Bird in Düsseldorf and is a member of Bird & Bird’s International Energy & Utilities Sector Group and Regulatory & Administrative Practice Group.

He advises German and international clients on energy, regulatory, and environmental law as well as issues arising from public commercial law. He has additional expertise in corporate law, administrative, European and real estate law, as well as standardisation.

Matthias has a PhD degree completed at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in 1995 and is a regular contributor to conventional and online legal publications. He writes the section on permits for conventional power plants and wind farms for the “Berlin Commentary on Energy Law”. He commentates on international company law in the “Beck Online Commentary on the Limited Liability Company Act”. He has also published articles about disclosure and information obligations for sellers, buyers and banks in contaminated site transactions, on state aid to the coal sector, grid expansion and environmental protection in the extra high voltage grid, on the permitting regime for HVDC lines and the new 2014 Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). Matthias also runs the German Energy Blog and frequently speaks at national and international seminars and conferences. He is proficient in English and French, aside from his native German.

Module 7 (2): Regulatory Law – Energy Law

Energy Regulation – German Perspective