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Prof. Dr. Tobias Leidinger

Certified Specialist in administrative law

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Graf-Adolf-Platz 15
40213 Dusseldorf

Phone +49 211 5660 25098
Fax +49 211 5660 110

Languages: German, English
Curriculum vitae

Prof Dr. Tobias Leidinger was born in 1964. He studied law at the Universities of Freiburg/i.Br., Münster and Speyer, Germany. From 1991 to 1995, he worked at the Institute of Public Business Law of the University of Münster, where he also obtained his doctorate for a thesis on special administrative law. Following his legal training, Prof Dr. Leidinger initially worked as a lawyer for the Düsseldorf, Germany office of the law firm Kapellmann und Partner, who specialise in building law and legal project management. He has been a certified specialist in administrative law since 1999. From 1998 to 2012, Prof Dr. Leidinger held leading positions as an in-house lawyer in various functions in the energy industry, last working for RWE Power Aktiengesellschaft, Essen, with a focus on energy, industrial plant, environmental and regulatory law. From 2012 to July 2015, Prof Dr. Leidinger served as Of Counsel at the Düsseldorf office of Gleiss Lutz, where he dealt with energy, environmental and planning law issues.

He joined Luther’s Düsseldorf office in August 2015 as a Counsel providing public business law advice. Prof Dr. Leidinger has been a visiting lecturer since 2004 and, in 2011, was appointed honorary professor of the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. Since 2012, he has additionally been the Director of the Institute of Mining and Energy Law of the Bochum Ruhr University. He is a proven expert in energy, environmental and planning law issues who has made a name for himself through numerous lectures, specialist papers and specialist books, among others, as the author of the book “Energieanlagenrecht“ (Energy Plant Law), 2007, and as a co-author of a commentary on the German Environmental Impact Assessment Act (UVPG) – Hoppe/Beckmann, 2012, and of “Praxishandbuch Netzplanung und Netzausbau“ (Practitioner’s Guide to Network Planning and Network Expansion), Posser/Fassbender, 2013.

Areas of Practice

Prof Dr. Leidinger advises companies on all matters pertaining to public business law, with a particular emphasis on energy, industrial plant, environmental, nuclear power and planning law. His clients include companies from the energy industry, the nuclear power industry, the manufacturing industry and the waste disposal industry. Based on his wealth of experience in connection with the implementation of large infrastructure projects, he also acts as a legal project and process manager.

  • Avacon AG – Planning law advice with regard to the extension of the 110kV high-voltage grid (regional planning and planning approval procedure)
  • Statkraft Germany GmbH – Planning and licensing law advice in connection with the extension of a 380kV extra-high voltage line (planning approval procedure)
  • E.ON Kraftwerke – Planning and regional planning law advice in connection with the Datteln 4 hard-coal-fired power plant project with connections to the transmission grid and the district heat network
  • Transmission grid operator – Advice on planning approval procedure for a grid extension project
  • RWE – Advice on the creation of a pipe storage facility for natural gas and its connection to the transmission system
  • PreußenElektra GmbH – Nuclear law advice
  • RWE Power AG – Nuclear and building law advice/legal project management in connection with the licensing of interim storage facilities for nuclear waste in Lingen/Ems, Biblis and Gundremmingen
  • KWL GmbH – Advice in supervisory and licensing procedures under nuclear law for the Lingen nuclear power station (decommissioning/safe enclosure)
  • Federal enterprise – Licensing law advice and project support
  • Nuclear power plant operator – Advice on nuclear phase-out legislation
  • KLE GmbH – Advice in supervisory and change approval procedures under nuclear law for the Emsland nuclear power plant in Lingen
  • Industrial enterprise – Advice on requirements under radiation protection law
  • KGG – Advice in supervisory and change approval procedures for the nuclear power plant in Gundremmingen (Bavaria)
  • Uniper Energy Storage GmbH – Mining and environmental law advice with regard to the operation and dismantling of plants
  • Steel company – Advice in connection with the dismantling of conventional energy plants
  • SRS EcoTherm GmbH – Pollution control and building law advice with regard to the licensing and operation of a waste incineration plant to supply a refinery with energy