Martin Ahlhaus

Rechtsanwalt, Dipl.-Verwaltungswirt (FH)
Associated Partner
Practice Group Regulatory & Governmental Affairs
Practice Group Litigation, Arbitration & ADR

Martin Ahlhaus is specialized in environmental questions in production and trade, with a focus on product related regulatory requirements affecting international trade. He is the only legal advisor in Germany holding a certificate as a “REACH multiplier” from the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. Martin Ahlhaus is a member of various expert groups on REACH at the level of the Federation of German Industries (BDI e.V.).


  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Product Compliance, in particular WEEE, RoHS, Eco-Design, Waste Packaging
  • Chemicals Regulation, REACH, CLP, Biocidal Products, Plant Protection Products
  • European Law, Administrative and Constitution Law


  • Trained as a higher non-technical al officer at the municipality Pforzheim and at the University in Ludwigsburg
  • Legal studies at the University of Augsburg
  • With Noerr since 2003
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Consulting ASD Consortium Alcohol in regards to issues of data sharing in accordance with EU Regulation on biocidal products
  • Representing Hermann Trollius GmbH in an appeal procedure before the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency
  • Advising the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on the decommissioning of nuclear installations
  • Advising a leading US Cosmetics Manufacturer with respect to labeling requirements according to EU Cosmetics Regulation
  • Advising MHM Holding GmbH with respect to REACH implementation
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of DIY products regarding substance restrictions under REACH and corresponding national sales restrictions
  • Representing Thor GmbH in a lead case before the Board of Appeal of the European Chemicals Agency contesting an decision following a dossier evaluation
  • Advising a leading manufacturer of textile coatings regarding substances restrictions and effects on promotional descriptions
  • Representing the Bavarian Brewers Association before the Federal Constitutional Court regarding a Beer Tax increase


  • Recommended sources describe: "brilliant", "clients value his creativity and can-do attitude", Who‘s Who Legal, Germany 2014
  • Requently recommended lawyer for Enviromental law, 2013/2014
  • Recommended sources describe: "one of the best in Europe", Who‘s Who Legal, Germany 2013, Environment
  • Recommended sources describe: "Recognised for his ‘world class’ expertise in EU and public environmental law", Who’s Who Legal, Germany 2012, Environment

Selected Publications

  • Die Anwendung des Glücksspielstaatsvertrags, (with Nora Schmidt), in: MMR 2014, p. 443
  • Gallische Dörfer und die Glücksspielregulierung (with Christian Mayer), in: GewArch 2013, pp. 207 et seq.
  • Die neue EU-Kosmetikverordnung: Weitreichende Änderungen für Hersteller und Händler von Kosmetika ab Juli 2013 (with Evelyn Schulz), in: JUST 1/2013
  • Unzulässigkeit abfallrechtlicher Dienstleistungskonzessionen. Abfallrecht als Maßstab vergaberechtlicher Nachprüfung? Eine Anmerkung zu OLG Düsseldorf, B. v. 19.10.2011 – VII Verg 51/11 (with
    Dr. Jan-Oliver Schrotz), in: AbfallR 1/2012, pp. 32 et seq.
  • Keine In-House-Vergabe bei Vertragsschluss mit Tochtergesellschaft (Stadtwerke B-GmbH, mit
    Dr. Jan-Oliver Schrotz), in: NVwZ 2012, pp. 63 et seq.
  • Unzulässigkeit abfallrechtlicher Dienstleistungskonzessionen – Abfallrecht als Maßstab vergaberechtlicher Nachprüfung? (with Dr. Jan-Oliver Schrotz), in: AbfallR 1/2012, pp. 32 et seq.
  • Die Gefahrstoffverordnung 2010 – Neue Pflichten und verändertes Haftungsregime beim Umgang mit CMR-Stoffen (with Christian Mayer and Carsten Schucht), in: StoffR 6/2011, pp. 231 et seq.
  • RoHS reloaded – Neue CE-Pflichten für Elektrogeräte (with Sebastian Woschech), in: CENewsletter, 9/2011
  • Die neue RoHS-Richtlinie – Auswirkungen für die Praxis (with Christian Mayer), in: Zeitschrift für Stoffrecht, 5/2011, p. 209