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David Reichwein, LLB


David Reichwein, LLB

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)



David Reichwein works as a Fellow for the Ecologic Institute's Legal Team. He is admitted as a lawyer, specializing in renewable energy and international environmental law. He is a native German speaker and works in English.

David Reichwein is involved in the accompanying research of the funding program "Smart Energy Showcases – Digital Agenda for the Energy Transition" (SINTEG) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). His research focuses, among other things, on the European and national legal framework conditions for flexibility markets as well as questions concerning the implementation of the rollout of smart metering.

Before joining Ecologic Institute, David Reichwein worked in Hamburg (Germany) as a lawyer in a large law firm specializing in energy law and practiced renewable energies law in a law firm in Berlin. He also worked as a legal researcher on questions of international legal causality in complex systems at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam (IASS) and was a Fellow of the Marsilius Kolleg of the University of Heidelberg (Germany).

Besides his work at Ecologic Institute, David Reichwein is a PhD student at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. His thesis focuses on the compatibility of the geoengineering technology of stratospheric aerosol injection with international law.

David Reichwein studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, and at the Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), with a focus on international law. David Reichwein completed his legal training in Berlin, with stations inter alia at the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Natur Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) and the Foreign Office in Namibia.

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