Dr. Heiner FaßbenderLL.M. (Business Law), Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) | Partner Becker Büttner Held

+49 (0)221 650 25-450

Main focus

  • Energy law (with a particular focus on the Energy Industry Act (EnWG), the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) and the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG))
  • Decentralised energy supply and district heating
  • Contract drafting


Dr. Heiner Faßbender focuses his practice on matters of energy law concerning the generation of electricity and heat based on cogeneration and renewable energy sources as well as their distribution. He also specialises in decentralised supply concepts and energy efficiency.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Cologne in 1984
  • 2005-2010 studies of law at the University of Cologne
  • 2010-2013 research associate at the Institute for Energy Law (EWIR) in Cologne
  • 2010-2013 doctorate in insolvency and energy law
  • 2013-2015 legal traineeship in Berlin and Cape Town, South Africa
  • 2014 dissertation on insolvency proceedings concerning energy contractors (“Die Insolvenz des Energie-Contractors”), publication in Veröffentlichungen des Instituts für Energierecht an der Universität zu Köln, volume 177, Nomos, Baden 2014
  • 2015 LL.M. programme in business law
  • 2015-2019 lawyer at BBH Berlin and Cologne
  • 2019-2020 policy officer, Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) in Bonn
  • Since 2020 lawyer and partner counsel at BBH Cologne
  • Publishes and lectures widely on energy law
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