Astrid Meyer-HetlingLawyer (Rechtsanwältin) | Partner Becker Büttner Held

+49 (0)30 611 28 40-177

Main focus

  • Public business law with a particular focus on the energy and infrastructure industry
  • Regulatory and antitrust law
  • Commercial and company law
  • Litigation

Astrid Meyer-Hetling acts for numerous local authorities and municipal companies across Germany, particular in regard to issues relating to the reorganisation of the municipalities’ economic activities in the energy sector. In her practice, she focuses regularly on complex matters on the interface between antitrust, energy, company and regulatory law. Astrid Meyer-Hetling has extensive expertise in representing her clients in court. In her litigation practice, she has brought about several landmark decisions of higher regional courts as well as the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in the area of energy concession law. She provides comprehensive advice in the context of transactions, cooperation projects, company reorganisations as well as the foundation of new companies in the energy industry. Among others, she advised the State of Berlin on the takeover of Stromnetz Berlin GmbH acting as lead counsel for the transaction.

She is a regular contributor to specialist journals (among others, ZNER, EnWZ, IR, ER) and a frequent speaker at events across Germany.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Bonn
  • Studies of law at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) in Erlangen and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich, Legal traineeship in Cologne and New York
  • 1989-1992 research associate at the Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law at the University of Cologne
  • Since 1992 lawyer in Berlin
  • 1992-2000 in-house lawyer at Treuhandanstalt in Berlin
  • 2000-2008 partner at a Berlin-based international commercial law firm
  • 2007-2008 deputy notary (Notarvertreterin) in Berlin
  • Since 2008 lawyer at BBH Berlin
  • Since 2014 partner at BBH
  • JUVE, Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien (2018/2019, 2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023, 2023/2024): frequently recommended lawyer for energy law
  • Publishes and lectures widely
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