Christian Alexander Mayer

Rechtsanwalt
Associated Partner
Practice Group Energy
Practice Group Intellectual Property & Media

Christian Mayer is specialised in advising national and international companies on regulatory issues in the areas of energy, environment, media and gambling. This in particular includes advising and representing clients in complex administrative proceedings and before administrative courts.
A special industry focus of Christian Mayer is the area of alternative mobility.

Christian Mayer regularly publishes articles and holds speeches on his specialist subject areas.
He supports various research initiatives and is for example a member of the discussion groups “Infrastructure, City & Transport” and “Administrative Law” of the electromobility model regions funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

Christian Mayer lectures at the University of Stuttgart on environmental law and regulation for the degree courses “Electromobility”, “Sustainable Electrical Energy Supply” and “Electrical Engineering and Information Technology. He is a Memeber of the supervisory board of the Green City Energy AG.

Expertise

  • Environmental and planning law
  • Energy law focused on: Electric Mobility
  • Public media law, gambling law
  • Constitutional law and European law

Career

  • Legal studies 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
  • With Noerr since 2010
  • Admitted to the Munich Chamber of Lawyers

References

  • ZDF (2016); several contentious administrative proceedings with a cable network operator regarding the payment of feed-in charges
  • GVC Holdings plc (2015); provision of gambling law advice to GVC Holdings plc in connection with the acquisition of Bwin.party digital entertainment plc;
  • German media company; on-going gambling law advice on various own or third-party gambling offers and their advertising in all media (in particular Internet & TV);
  • Wissenschaftsstadt Darmstadt (2015); legal advice and assistance with respect to the development of the LINCOLN residential area as a model quarter for living in a reduced car-traffic zone;
  • NOW GmbH (2014); extensive legislative monitoring regarding the NOW businesses (mobility with battery and fuel cell and electricity and heating with fuel cell);
  • EDF – Electricité de France (2014); acquisition of an interest in the charging infrastructure specialist ubitricity Gesellschaft für verteilte Energiesysteme mbH.

 

 

Distinctions

  • ILO Client Choice Award 2017 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.”)

Memberships

  • Deutscher Juristentag e.V.
  • Münchener Juristische Gesellschaft e.V.
  • 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 Energy AG

Selected Publications

  • Rechtsrahmen und Vorschläge zur Änderung für Ladeinfrastruktur im Neubau und Bestand, in: KommJur 2016, p. 161 et seq.
  • Eine „Win-Win-Win“-Situation – Neue Mobilität als Schlüssel für urbane Wohnbauvorhaben; in: PUBLICUS 2016.4, p. 22 et seq.
  • Strafrechtliche Risiken des unwirksamen öffentlich-rechtlichen Vertrags (with Martin Schorn), in: KommJur 2015, pp. 86 et seq.
  • „Fußball-Wette“ – kein verstecktes Entgelt, kein öffentliches Glücksspiel, in: ZfWG 05.14, pp. 290 et seq.
  • Kein Glückspiel und trotzdem nicht erlaubt – Anmerkung zu BVerwG, Urteil vom 22.01.2014, in: ZfWG 2014, pp. 182 et seq. 
  • Kein Entgelt, kein Glücksspiel – und doch alle Fragen offen (with Martin Ahlhaus), in: Gewerbearchiv (GewArch) 2014/3, pp. 122 et seq.
  • Electromobility in Germany – a brief overview of the legal framework, in: Australian Product Liability Reporter 12/2013, p. 39 et seq.
  • Elektromobilität in Deutschland – Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen und Anreize, in: Zeitschrift für die gesamte Wertschöpfungskette Automobilwirtschaft (ZfAW) 4/2013, S. 46 et seq.
  • Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen der Elektromobilität, in: Zeitschrift zum Innovations- und Technikrecht (InTeR) 4/2013, pp. 189 et seq.
  • Rechtsfragen individueller Elektromobilität im Straßenverkehr, in: KommJur 2013, pp. 361 et seq.