Max Helleberg

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Associated Partner

Regulatory and Governmental Affairs
Energy & Infrastructure
Compliance & Investigations
International Trade and Investment Controls

Max Helleberg

Dr. Max Helleberg focuses on various areas of public commercial law. He advises companies on regulatory issues in complex transactions and represents them in approval and licensing procedures vis-à-vis public authorities and before courts. He also counsels clients from the public sector on extensive infrastructure projects such as urban development measures. Further, he advises in compliance matters and assists companies in foreign investment control proceedings, some of which are politically sensitive.


  • Guarantee lender on the successful conclusion of a new financing agreement with STEAG, in particular on regulatory issues related to the coal phase-out
  • State-owned housing company HOWOGE on regulatory issues related to the purchase of around 15,000 residential and commercial properties
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the conclusion of a public law agreement on the coal phase-out in Germany
  • Investitionsbank Land Sachsen-Anhalt in the factual and legal processing of alleged violations of its duties as a public-law institution ("Bullerjahn consultant affair")


Legal studies at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at the Haifa University (Haifa, Israel)
Legal clerkship at the Berlin Court of Appeal, including training periods for a leading law firm in Germany and for the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations (New York City)
With Noerr since 2017
Admitted to the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers


  • Further Amendment of the Energy Security Act, UKuR 2022, p. 339 et seq. (together with Melina Lehrian)
  • Amendment of the Energy Security Act, UKuR 2022, p. 129 et seq. (together with Holger Schmitz)
  • Comment on OVG Berlin-Brandenburg, Decision dated January 31, 2022 – OVG 1 S 10/22 (foreign investment control of the acquisition of a manufacturer of wafers), NZG 2022, p. 423 et seq. (together with Johannes Schäffer)
  • Nuclear Energy Phase-out - State and Companies between Laws and Consensual Solutions, NVwZ 2017, p. 1332 et seq. (together with Holger Schmitz and Stefan Martini)
  • Diesel and the State - Lawsuit against the Federal Republic of Germany with many Hurdles, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung dated 16.08.2017 (together with Holger Schmitz)
  • Guiding Principles oriented Interpretation of the Constitution - Survey and Criticism with special Attention to the Freedom of Assembly, Berlin 2016