Christian Alexander Mayer

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Partner
Practice Group: Energy
Practice Group: Automotive & New Mobility

Christian Mayer specialises in advising national and international companies on regulatory issues in the areas of transport, energy, environment, media and gambling. This mainly involves advising and representing clients in complex administrative proceedings and before administrative courts. One of Christian’s special industry focusses is alternative mobility.

Christian regularly publishes articles and gives lectures on his specialist subject areas and supports various research initiatives. Christian holds a lectureship at the University of Stuttgart on environmental law and regulation for the master-degree courses “Electromobility”, “Sustainable Electrical Energy Supply” and “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology” and a lectureship at the Technical University of Berlin on "Urban Planning & Mobility Law" for the MBA course "Building Sustainability". He is deputy chairman of the supervisory board of Green City AG, Munich.

Expertise

  • Public law
  • Environmental and planning law
  • Transport and energy law
  • Public media law, gambling law
  • Constitutional law and European law

Career

  • Studied law at the University of Konstanz
  • Research assistant with the legal department of the University of Konstanz and lecturer at the largest German legal revision course
  • Several years’ experience as a lawyer with a nationwide law firm in Düsseldorf
  • At Noerr since 2010
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • MOIA: Providing broad-based legal advice and assisting VW subsidiary MOIA GmbH in licensing procedures for its new mobility services as well as defending the licences in all legal actions (since 2018)
  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure: Drafting the first evaluation report on the German Electromobility Act in accordance with section 7 of the Act (2018)
  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure: Advising on alternative mo-bility and carrying out supporting legal re-search in the “Smart Mobility” research programme of the model regions for elec-tric mobility and in the “Showcase Regions for Electric Mobility” research programme (since 2016)
  • e-mobil BW: Drafting an interdisciplinary expert opinion on electrification and digi-talisation of mobility in towns, cities and local communities (2017)
  • MWS Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft: Providing wide-ranging legal advice to the Mannheim-based urban project develop-ment company on developing (converting) Franklin Blue Village into a district with re-duced traffic and alternative mobility ser-vices (2017)
  • Darmstadt – City of Science: Providing legal advice and assisting in the development of the LINCOLN housing estate as a model residential district with reduced cars and traffic (since 2015)
  • ZDF: Assisting in several administrative le-gal disputes with cable network operators regarding payment of feed-in tariffs (2016)
  • GVC Holdings Plc.: Advising GVC Holdings Plc. on the gambling law during the takeo-ver of Bwin.party digital entertainment Plc (2015)

Distinctions

  • Often recommended lawyer for the transport sector ("objective and competent", Competitor) JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • Often recommended lawyer for environmental and planning law, JUVE Handbook 2020/2021
  • Designated one of the “names of the next generation” in the energy sector: “Munich-based Christian Mayer specialises above all in energy projects in the fields of mobility and infrastructure,” Legal 500 Deutschland (2018 & 2019)
  • Recommended as a leading expert in public commercial law, Best Lawyers in Germany (2019)
  • Leading sources comment: “Smart mobility is the main topic of the future in the transport sector, and Noerr is on the cutting edge. […] Restless mobility service providers such as Moia and Clever Shuttle rely on their regulatory skills and foresight, including on telecommunications law. Regulatory expert Christian Mayer convinced a large number of new clients. His advice on digitalised mobility strategies is also particularly innovative,” JUVE Handbook, Law Firm of the Year for Regulated Industries (2018)
  • Client Choice Award in the category Public Law Germany (“Christian Mayer is the lawyer of choice when it comes to regulatory and public law matters; he has proven himself to be an expert in his field”; “Christian is easily accessible to get hands-on, first-class advice; it is great to work with him.”), International Law Office (2017)

Memberships

  • Association of German Jurists (DJT)
  • Munich Jurists’ Association (MJG)
  • Platforms Infrastructure, City & Traffic and Regulatory Law of the Model Regions Electromobility promoted by the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development
  • Involved in various research initiatives
  • Member of the supervisory board of the Green City AG
  • Member of the advisory council at GermanZero e.V.

Selected Publications

  • „Digitale Mobilität – aktuelle Rechtsprechung und die Novellierung des Personenbe-förderungsrechts“, RAW 2020, pp. 41 et seq.
  • Kommentierung des Rechts der Elektromobilität, Elektromobilitätsgesetz und Lade-säulenverordnung, gemeinsam mit Dr. Malte Helbig, Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht, Band 2, 4th edition (2019) Säcker/Ludwigs (ed.)
  • „Moderne Mobilitätskonzepte in der städtebaulichen Quartiersentwicklung“, RAW 2018, pp. 137 et seq.
  • „Fahrverbote für Dieselfahrzeuge – eine Bestandsaufnahme“, RAW 2018, pp. 113 et seq.
  • "Das Diesel-Urteil: Was die Entscheidung bedeutet und kommunale Handlungsmöglichkeiten", eMobilJournal 02/18, pp. 48 et seq.
  • Die Ladensäulenverordnung - Rechtliche Vorgaben für die Ladeinfrastruktur der Elektromobilität, InTeR 2017, pp. 141 et seq. 
  • Rechtsrahmen und Vorschläge zur Änderung für Ladeinfrastruktur im Neubau und Bestand, KommJur 2016, p. 161 et seq.
  • Eine „Win-Win-Win“-Situation – Neue Mobilität als Schlüssel für urbane Wohnbauvorhaben; PUBLICUS 2016.4, p. 22 et seq.
  • Strafrechtliche Risiken des unwirksamen öffentlich-rechtlichen Vertrags (with Martin Schorn), KommJur 2015, pp. 86 et seq.
  • Kein Glückspiel und trotzdem nicht erlaubt – Anmerkung zu BVerwG, Urteil vom 22.01.2014, ZfWG 2014, pp. 182 et seq. 
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