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Dr Holger Neumann

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Government Regulation; Environmental, Health & Safety; International Public Law; Antitrust & Competition Law.


Holger Neumann, Partner, practices regulatory law, focusing on certain regulated industries, namely telecommunications and aviation. He also practices German and European administrative law, including environmental law. Holger has represented clients before regulatory authorities, such as the telecommunications regulator BNetzA, the competition authority BKartA, and aviation authorities, as well as in litigation before German courts and the European Court of Justice. Holger's recent representations include a mobile telephone operator in investigations of the competition authority, several telecommunications providers in regulatory proceedings concerning price control and in litigation regarding the regulation of interconnection rates, a telecommunications solutions provider in connection with telecommunications services outsourcing agreements, and a satellite operator on frequency and satellite usage issues. In aviation law, Holger is representing airlines and providers of ground handling services in litigation against airports concerning airport fees and is advising on the liberalization of the European air transportation sector. Holger is also advising on other regulatory issues, especially environmental laws relating to waste and hazardous substances. His most recent experience concerns compliance with European laws, such as the WEEE and RoHS Directives, the directives regulating the use of the CE Mark and, in particular, the European REACH Regulation. He is advising clients in the chemical, metal, and electronics industries on REACH compliance and REACH consortia. Holger is head of the German Government Regulation Practice of Jones Day.


English, German.


Admitted to the Federal Republic of Germany Bar.


University of Frankfurt (Ph.D. 1997); University of San Diego (LL.M. 1995); Second State Exam (Frankfurt, 1993); University of Freiburg (First State Exam 1990).

Germany: Industry focus


Within: Telecoms

Jones Day’s telecoms practice has a key focus on providing regulatory advice; practice head Holger Neumann has broad experience in this field. The firm’s workload ranges from handling proceedings at the Federal Network Agency on regulation of fees, frequency allocation procedures and termination charges to advising satellite providers and OTT providers. Another pillar of the practice is IoT projects, particularly in connection with drones and autonomous driving. Highlights included representing Google in administrative court proceedings against the Federal Network Agency concerning the reporting requirements of Gmail; the key question was submitted by the Higher Administrative Court of Münster at the ECJ via a referral decision. The team is also able to leverage the firm’s international presence, and recently advised an international technology company on the global regulatory frameworks for a new WAN service. Other clients include Verizon Deutschland, Deutschlandradio and Communication Services Tele 2.

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