Dr. Markus J. KachelLL.M. (University of London, UK), Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) | Partner Becker Büttner Held

+49 (0)30 611 28 40-562

Main focus

  • Energy law (with a particular focus on the Energy Industry Act (EnWG), Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG), Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG))
  • Economic administrative law and environmental law
  • Contract drafting

Dr. Markus Kachel advises clients on energy law with a special focus on site-specific energy management (energy generation, supply and grid operation), contracting, matters of energy-intensive companies as well as energy efficiency and climate protection.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Born in Hamburg in 1976
  • Married
  • 1996-2001 studies of law at Universität Hamburg
  • 2002-2003 research associate at Seminar für Öffentliches Recht und Staatslehre (centre for public law and political science), Universität Hamburg
  • 2003-2004 LL.M. programme at University College London (UK) specialising in European and international environmental law
  • 2004-2006 doctorate with a scholarship from a Max Planck Society research training group
  • 2006-2008 legal traineeship in Berlin
  • Since 2008 lawyer at BBH Berlin
  • Since 2018 partner at BBH
  • Ranking by Handelsblatt and the US publisher Best Lawyers: recognition as one of “Germany’s top lawyers” in the area of energy law 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • JUVE, Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien (2020/2021, 2021/2022): frequently recommended lawyer for energy law
  • (2021/2022 and 2022/2023): leading lawyer in the area of energy law
  • Since 2005 editor and since 2013 co-editor-in-chief of the environmental law journal “Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht”
  • Member of the Society for Environmental Law (GfU) and the association Forum Contracting e.V.
  • Lectures widely; numerous publications on matters of energy and environmental law
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