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Prof. Dr.

Christian Buchmüller

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Short description
Prof. Dr. Christian Buchmüller, Maître en droit has been Professor of European Business Law at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences in Heide since October 2014, where he is head of the interdisciplinary master's program "Green Energy" and Deputy Scientific Director of the Institute for the Transformation of the Energy System (ITE). At the ITE, he is also responsible for research in the field of "energy transition law". In (interdisciplinary) research projects, he deals extensively with legal issues of the energy transition (e.g. sector coupling, energy storage, heat and transport transition, digitalization of the energy transition). He studied law in Heidelberg and Aix-en-Provence and received his PhD from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. From 2007 to 2014, he worked as a lawyer specializing in energy, climate protection and public procurement law in Berlin.
1st State Examination in Law, University of Heidelberg, 2004
Master's degree in international and European law, Université Aix-Marseille III, 2001
Activity as a lawyer (energy, climate protection and VErgaberecht) (2007 - 2014)
Professor of European Business Law (2014 - heute)

Research data

Research level
Area of research
Energy economics , Energy law , Society & Transformation ,
Research topic
German, European and international energy transition and climate protection law, international business law
Research institute
Westküste University od Applied Science
Research institute location
Department of Economics

Publications and projects

Selected publications
Freihandel und Umweltschutz, in: Koch/Hoffmann/Reese (Hrsg.), Handbuch Umweltrecht, 6. Aufl. 2023 (mit Cathrin Zengerling)
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Netzsplitting, Wettbewerbsrelevanz und Unentgeltlichkeit – Aktuelle Praxisfragen zur Kundenanlage, Recht der Energiewirtschaft 2022, S. 381 - 392 (mit Christoph Kisker)
Die Rolle synthetischer Kraftstoffe in Energie- und Verkehrswende, in: Rodi (Hrsg.), Klimaschutzrecht, 2022, S. 431 - 448
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Selected sponsored projects
Reallabor WESTKÜSTE100, BMWK, Laufzeit: 2020 - 2025
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QUARREE100, BMWK/BMBF, Laufzeit: 2017 - 2023
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SYSTOGEN100, BMBF (Leitprojekt H2Giga): Laufzeit: 2021 - 2025
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