Certified Specialist in Administrative Law
As a lawyer and certified specialist in administrative law, Prof Dr Tobias Leidinger advises industrial enterprises and clients on public business law issues regarding energy, industrial plant, environmental, nuclear power, planning and waste management law. His clients include companies from the energy and network industry, the nuclear power industry, the manufacturing industry and the waste management 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.
Prof. Dr Tobias Leidinger studied law at the Universities of Freiburg/i.Br., Münster and Speyer (all Germany). From 1991 to 1995, he worked at the Institute of Public Business Law of the University of Münster. He was awarded his doctorate in 1992. From 1995 to 1998, after passing his second state law exam, he worked as a lawyer for the Düsseldorf (Germany) office of Kapellmann und Partner, a law firm specialising in building law and legal project management. Tobias Leidinger has been a certified specialist in administrative law since 1999. From 1998 to 2012, he held leading positions as an in-house lawyer in various functions in the energy industry, last working for RWE Power Aktiengesellschaft, Essen (Germany), with an emphasis on energy, industrial plant, environmental and regulatory law. From 2012 to 2015, he worked as a lawyer at the Düsseldorf office of Gleiss Lutz, where he focussed on energy, environmental and planning law. In 2015, Tobias Leidinger joined the Düsseldorf office of Luther, where he advises on matters pertaining to public business law, planning law and environmental law. Tobias Leidinger has been a visiting lecturer at Ruhr University in Bochum (Germany) since 2004. In 2011, he was appointed honorary professor. He is a frequent lecturer and speaker on environmental and energy law topics. Since 2012, he has additionally been the Director of the Institute of Mining and Energy Law of the Bochum Ruhr University. Tobias Leidinger has (co-)authored various books, given numerous lectures and published specialist papers (inter alia, Leidinger, “Energieanlagenrecht” (Energy Plant Law), 2007; co-author of a commentary on the German Environmental Impact Assessment Act (UVPG) – Beckmann/Kment, 5th ed. 2018, co-author of “Praxishandbuch Netzplanung und Netzausbau“ (Practitioner’s Guide to Network Planning and Network Expansion), Posser/Fassbender, 2013, co-author of a commentary on the German Atomic Energy Act and Phasing Out Acts (Atomgesetz und Ausstiegsgesetze), Frenz (editor), 2018).