Dr Matthias Lang
Bird and Bird LLP
Dr Matthias Lang is a partner at Bird & Bird Dusseldorf. He heads the firm’s Infrastructure Group and co-heads the Energy Digitalisation Group. He advises clients on infrastructure, energy, regulatory, state aid and environmental law as well as issues arising from public commercial law.
With extensive experience in advising clients on all aspects of the German Energiewende (energy turnaround), he also advises on cross-border energy issues, including both conventional and renewable energy generation, oil and gas, planning and permit procedures for power generation, extra-high-voltage lines, gas pipelines and gas storage, as well as energy and other industrial installations.
Matthias contributes regularly to legal publications. He has published articles on various energy & technology matters, including, prosumer legislation, the digitalisation of the energy transition, state aid to the energy sector, grid expansion in the distribution and transmission grid, and the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). He has recently chaired sessions or spoken on energy digitalisation not only in Germany but also in Sydney, Vienna, Brussels and Rio.