Christian Alexander Mayer

Rechtsanwalt
Associated Partner
Practice Group Energy
Practice Group Automotive & New Mobility

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

Selected Projects

  • Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (2016): Advising on alternative mobility and carrying out related legal research as part of the “Networked Mobility” research programme of the electromobility model regions and the “Electric Mobility Showcase” research programme 
  • e-mobil BW (2017): Interdisciplinary expert report on electrification and digitalisation of mobility in towns and local authority areas
  • MWS Projektentwicklungsgesellschaft (2017): Providing wide-ranging advice to this municipal project development company in Mannheim on the development of the Franklin Blue Village (conversion) as a restricted traffic zone housing area with alternative mobility solutions
  • Darmstadt “City of Science” (2015): Providing the city with legal advice and assistance on the development of the LINCOLN housing estate into a model residential neighbourhood with reduced cars and traffic 
  • ZDF (2016): Advising on several administrative law proceedings with a cable network operator regarding the payment of feed-in tariffs
  • GVC Holdings Plc. (2015): Advising GVC Holdings PLC on gambling law during the takeover of Bwin.party digital entertainment plc
  • German media company: Providing ongoing gambling law advice on a wide range of gambling products provided by the company and third parties as well as their promotion in all forms of media (especially internet and television)

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

  • „Das Diesel-Urteil: Was die Entscheidung bedeutet und kommunale Handlungsmöglichkeiten“, in: eMobilJournal 02/18, pp. 48 et seq.
  • Die Ladensäulenverordnung - Rechtliche Vorgaben für die Ladeinfrastruktur der Elektromobilität, in: InTeR 2017, pp. 141 et seq. 
  • 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.