Christian Bauer

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Christian Bauer

Christian Bauer


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Dr. Christian Bauer is a projects lawyer based in Munich. He focuses on projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors, with clients including banks, sponsors and those in the public sector.

Christian has a wide range of infrastructure experience of both domestic and international transactions. He advises on the drafting and negotiation of national and international construction and project agreements for plant construction and civil engineering. This includes structuring subcontractor agreements and providing procurement law advice for public entities.

His focus is on complex PPP/PFI project agreements, including the evaluation, negotiation and assessment of the contractual risk allocation for large infrastructure projects. Christian combines his experience of projects, construction and project finance with his legal insights and a focus on the economics and commerciality of projects.

Christian also has extensive experience in the various areas of energy industry law. Alongside projects for grid connections and tariffs, he supports renewable energy projects, applying his experience of planning and environmental law. He focuses on deep geothermal energy projects, advising on all types of project and supply agreements, including drilling contracts, and has been involved in all major projects of this type in Germany.

Christian also works on complex regulatory matters such as battery storage, other types of energy storage and power-to-gas projects. Christian represents our practice in the German Energy Storage Association and contributes to several legal and political working groups.

Before joining the practice in 2006, Christian studied law at the University of Regensburg. Christian holds a doctorate from the University of Hanover and is a member of the German Bar Association.

Besides German, Christian speaks fluent English and has basic knowledge of French.

Professional experience

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  • Rechtsanwalt
  • Verjährung von Mängelansprüchen bei PV-Aufdachanlagen, [Translation: German Supreme Court decision on rooftop photovoltaic systems], EnWZ - Zeitschrift für das gesamte Recht der Energiewirtschaft, September 2016, pp.396-400
  • Auswirkungen des EEG 2017 auf die Projektfinanzierung [Translation: the consequences of the German Renewable Energy Act 2017], EnWZ - Zeitschrift für das gesamte Recht der Energiewirtschaft, February 2017, pp. 3-10
  • The new opportunity in German geothermal,
  • Möglichkeiten einer aufgabenorientierten Risikozuweisung bei der Ausgestaltung von Infrastrukturprojekten [Translation: the possibilities of a task-oriented risk allocation in the design of infrastructure projects],, 2018.
  • English
  • German