Uwe M. Erling , LL.M.

Associated Partner
Practice Group Energy
Practice Group Regulatory & Governmental Affairs


  • Public law with emphasis on administrative and environmental law
  • Climate change and emissions trading
  • Renewable energy
  • Air traffic law
  • Mining law


  • Legal studies at the University of Passau and at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
  • Research assistant in the department for public law under Prof. Dr. Heckmann, University of Passau
  • Received an LL.M. from the Tulane Law School, New Orleans (USA)
  • With Noerr since 2001
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers


  • Recognized by Who's Who Legal as „Thought Leader” Environment (2018)
  • Recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2017 in the field of Environmental Law
  • Recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the world leading Climate Change Lawyers in 2016
  • Among the 'world's leading energy lawyers', Who's Who Legal, since 2013
  • Among the 'world's leading environment lawyers', Who's Who Legal 2011, since 2010



  • Chair Emeritus Lex Mundi Practice Group Environment
  • Associated member of the American Bar Association, Section Environment, Energy and Resources, Forum on Air & Space Law
  • German-American Lawyers' Association
  • European Air Law Association (EALA)
  • Initiator and Organisation Munich Carbon Forum

Selected Publications

  • International Aviation Emissions under International Civil Aviation Organization’s Global Market Based Measure: Ready for Offsetting?, in Air & Space Law 2017, p. 1-12
  • Umweltbundesamt (Ed.): Implikationen der Marktregulierung im Kohlenstoffmarkt, Climate Change 4/2016 (with Dominik Glock et. al)
  • “Possible legal arrangements to implement a global market based measure for international aviation emissions”, Study for the Directorate General Climate Action of the EU Commission, December 2015 (together with Professor Pablo Mendes de Leon (University of Leiden) et al.)
  • The German Air Transport Tax: A Treaty Override of International Law, 10 FIU Law Review 467 (2015)
  • Anmerkung zum Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts vom 5.11.2014 (Az. 1 BvF 3/11) zur Verfassungsmäßigkeit des Luftverkehrsteuergesetzes, ZLW 2015, pp. 526-531 (with Tim Uschkereit)
  • Kommentierung der Fallgruppe: Emissionshandel, in: Birnstiel, Bungenberg, Heinrich (ed.), Europäisches Beihilfenrecht, Nomos Kommentar, 2013, pp. 329 et seq.
  • Introductory Note to Air Transport Association of America v. Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Court of Justice 21 December 2011, in: International Legal Materials, Vol. 51, 3/2012, p. 535
  • Pumpspeicherkraftwerke im Energiemix der Zukunft (with Dr. Peter Bachmann), in: Energiewirtschaftliche Tagesfragen (et) 2012, pp. 97 et seq.
  • Elektromobilität – Strom tanken inklusive (with Christian Alexander Mayer) , in: BHB-Info 1/2011, pp. 26 et seq.
  • Carbon Compliance, in: Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift CCZ, 5/2010, pp. 188 et seq.