Friedhelm Keimeyer
Friedhelm Keimeyer
Friedhelm Keimeyer

Friedhelm Keimeyer

Deputy Head of Division
Environmental Law & Governance

Special Expertise

Research focus: National and European energy and environmental law

  • Legal opinions on specific cases
  • Legal analysis of fundamental issues
  • Cross-sectional analysis and development of policy instruments
  • Policy advisory work

Key Projects

  • Carbon Capture and Storage – development of selected recommendation to concretize legal requirements of statutory ordinances
  • Concepts for the removal of legal barriers to climate protection in buildings
  • Development of a social and political debate on resource efficiency in Germany until 2050 - long-term scenarios, economic impacts, allocation of necessary measures
  • Subterranean spatial planning – proposals to improve the above ground and underground information, to develop the planning instruments and to provide for sustainable solutions of conflicting use.

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 2012: Researcher at Öko-Institut, Environmental Law & Governance Division
  • 2010 – 2012: Lawyer at Becker Büttner Held, Berlin, Main activities and responsibilities: energy law, emissions trading law, contract design and policy advisory work
  • 2009: Member of election campaign staff, Headquarter of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD–Parteivorstand); Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin
  • 2006 – 2008: Postgraduate civil service training, Heidelberg Regional Court; passed the Second State Examination for the legal profession after completing stations at the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Division “Legal Issues, Environment and Energy, Climate Protection, Emissions Trading”) and the corporate law firm Gleiss Lutz
  • 2006 – 2007: Research assistant at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Teaching students in administrative and constitutional law, Evaluating written examinations
  • 2001 – 2006: Undergraduate studies in Jurisprudence in Heidelberg and in Saint Petersburg (Russia); passed the First State Examination for entry to the legal profession, optional subject international and European law

Language Skills

English, Russian