Matthias Lang is a partner in Bird & Bird’s energy and utilities sector group and a member of the regulatory and administrative practice group. He studied economics at Hamburg School of Business Administration and was a banker before he studied law in Trier and Geneva. He did his PhD in law at Humboldt University in Berlin.
Matthias regularly advises clients on energy, regulatory, and environmental law as well as issues arising from public commercial law. He has additional expertise in corporate law, administrative, European, and real estate law, as well as standardisation. Matthias has extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of the German energy transition and cross-border energy issues, including both conventional and renewable energy generation as well planning and permit procedures for transmission and distribution systems or other industrial installations. He has worked on numerous complex infrastructure projects and transactions in regulated industries. He represents clients before the Federal Network Agency, ministries and other authorities in diverse administrative, regulatory or legislative proceedings, before national and European courts and in arbitration proceedings. He has also advised on the transposition of European law, such as the Third Internal Market Package and various European environmental directives and regulations.
Matthias teaches energy law courses at Free University Berlin and Technical University Berlin. He is chair of the oil and gas committee of the International Bar Association and on the board of the German-American Lawyer’s Association (DAJV).