Prof. Dr. Stefan Klinski

Department of Business and Economics

Professor of Commercial Law, particularly Environmental Law

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Badensche Straße 52

10825 Berlin

Visiting address
Campus Schöneberg
Building B, Room B 5.10
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

1991: Completed First State Examination in Law following study of Law at the Free University Berlin

1991-1994: Legal traineeship in Berlin with time spent abroad in Sausalito, USA

Research assistant at the law firm Gaßner, Groth & Siederer (Berlin) with a focus on construction law, planning law and environmental law

1994: Completed Second State Examination in Law in Berlin

1995-1998: Judge (Administrative Court Berlin) with focus on immigration law, asylum law, pollution control law and waste disposal law

1995-2004: Assistant lecturer at the FHW Berlin

1998-2001: Lawyer at the law firm Schmidt-Wottrich, Jungnickel & Partner (Berlin) with a focus on environmental law and public and private commercial law

2000: Obtained doctorate (Dr. jur.) under Prof. Dr. U. Battis at the Humboldt University, Berlin

2001-2004: Lawyer in own legal practice with research profile; various research projects in German and European environmental and commercial law

Since October 2004: Professorship at the FHW Berlin (now Berlin School of Economics and Law)

Environmental law

European law

Constitutional law

Energy law

Climate change law

International law

Commercially significant environmental law on the degree course for economic engineers – focus on environment

Environmental law on the post-graduate course in Environmental and Quality Management

Basic conditions for economic activity in the topic area of “The economy and the environment” (course of study: Business Administration)

General commercial law (basic principles)

Legal support to Germanys Climate Protection Plan 2050, study with Öko-Institut, project for BMUB (2016-2018)

Legal responsibilities of Germanys federal institutions for policies to improve cycling and cycle path infrastructure, legal study for German Green Party (2015-2016)

Legal and financial options fort he closure of coal reactors, study with IZES, given to Rheinland Pfalz Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Climate Change an Planning (2014-2015)

100 % heat from renewable energies? On the pathway to very-low-energy-buildings, study with IFEU, DENA, Ecofys and others, given to BMUB (2012-2014)

Concepts for the removal of legal barriers to climate protection in Germany’s buildings sector, study with Öko-Institut, project for UBA (2011-2013)

Sustainability in Berlin companies (NBB), research project of HWR (2009-2011), on behalf of he City of Berlin

Ecoprofit Berlin (2001-2009), for the Institute for Innovation, Resource Conservation and Sustainability at the FHW Berlin (IRIS), study commissioned by the City of Berlin

Renewable energies – legal questions (four projects, 2000-2006), projects commissioned by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU), a project in cooperation with the Öko-Institut

Investigation into the impact of the new EG environmental subsidy framework (2003), commissioned by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) and the Institute for Public Economics, Cologne (FiFo)

Legal evaluation of a model for emission certificate trading (two projects, 2002-2004), commissioned by the Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) in cooperation with the Ecologic Institute

Instrumente eines Kohleausstiegs im Lichte des EU-Rechts, in: Zeitschrift für das gesamte Recht der Energiewirtschaft (EnWZ) 2017, Heft 6, S. 203-211

Klimaschutz versus Kohlekraftwerke – Spielräume für gezielte Rechtsinstrumente, in: Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ) 2015, S. 1473-1480

Konzept für die Fortentwicklung des deutschen Klimaschutzrechts, Felix Ekardt und Thomas Schomerus, Marburg (metropolis) 2015

Konzepte für die Beseitigung rechtlicher Hemmnisse des Klimaschutzes im Gebäudebereich (mit: Veit Bürger, Friedhelm Keimeyer u.a.), Hrsg. Umweltbundesamt, Climate Change 11/2013

Nachhaltigkeit im deutschen und europäischen Verfassungskontext, in: Jahrbuch Nachhaltige Ökonomie 2012/13 (Hrsg. Holger Rogall u.a.), Berlin (metropolis) 2012, S. 239-259

State-budget-independent support instruments for promoting energy refurbishment measures in the German buildings sector (mit: Veit Bürger), in: Energy & Environment, Vol. 24 (1-2 / 2013), Brentwood/Essex, UK, p. 105-126

Schnittstellen zwischen Mietrecht und Energierecht, in: Wohnungswirtschaft und Mietrecht (WM) 2012, S. 354-363

Gesetzgebung der Nachhaltigkeit – Das Beispiel Deutschland, in: Nachhaltigkeit im Vergleich: Deutschland und Brasilien. Stand, interkulturelle Unterschiede und Perspektiven (Hrsg.: Anja Grothe u.a.), Berlin 2010

Rechtskonzepte zur Beseitigung des Staus energetischer Sanierungen im Gebäudebestand, Hrsg. Umweltbundesamt, UBA-Texte 36/2009, Dessau, 2009

Policies to support renewable energies in the heat market, mit Veit Bürger u.a., in: Energy Policy, Vol. 36/2008, Elsevier Verlag, Amsterdam (Niederlande) 2008, S. 3140–3149

Entwicklung einer Umweltstrategie zur Windenergienutzung an Land und auf See, Hrsg. Umweltbundesamt, Reihe Climate Change 6/2007

Kommentierung §§ 4, 5, 10, 11 und 21 Treibhausgas-Emissionshandelsgesetz (TEHG) in: Landmann/ Rohmer: Umweltrecht (Loseblattsammlung), München (Beck), 2005

Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Reaktorsicherheit und Bauwesen (BMUB) – German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) - German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Umweltbundesamt (UBA, Dessau) – German Federal Environmental Protection Agency

Öko-Institut (Freiburg/Berlin/Darmstadt) - a European research institute specialising in environmental consultancy

IZT, Berlin – Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment

Institute for Public Economics (FiFo), University of Cologne

Ecologic Institute, Berlin

Leipzig Institute for Energy

Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Heidelberg (IFEU)

VDI – The Association of German Engineers (Düsseldorf)