Udo Herbert Olgemöller

Dr Udo Herbert Olgemöller


Udo is Head of Germany Environmental & Sanctions and Public Law.

Udo is a German bar certified specialist for administrative law (Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht) and advises on commercial administrative law including European and constitutional regulations.
His focus is on permitting and planning, environmental, state aid and public procurement matters. Udo has broad experience with international trade laws including sanctions and foreign direct investment screenings.
Advising and representing companies, investors and public authorities in administrative and court procedures is a key part of Udo' s practice.


Representative matters

Investors and financial institutions on the development and financing of data centers. 

International company on potential environmental liabilities. 

Holding company on compliance with the German supply chain due diligence act. 

Business development agency on subsidies for battery and e-car factories. 

Companies and banks on compliance with EU sanctions. 

Investors on foreign direct investment screenings.

Pro bono

Advising a Pro bono organization on EU sanctions.

Advising a Pro bono organization on administrative law matters

Published Work

  • Olgemöller, U., Hölscher, M., (2024), European Union Export Controls (Chapter 37), in: Kritzer u.a. (Hrsg.), International Contract Manual, Thomson Reuters. 
  • Olgemöller U. (2021) Chapter on Public Law (“Öffentliches Recht“), in: Graewe, Gesellschaftervereinbarungen in der GmbH (Shareholders’ Agreements in a German GmbH), 2021 (co-author) 
  • Olgemöller U., (2021) „Auftragsvergaben im Bereich Öffentlicher Personenverkehrsdienste auf Schiene und Straße (Verordnung (EG) Nr. 1370/2007)“ (§§ 69 -73), in: Gabriel/Krohn/Neun, Handbuch des Vergaberechts, 3. Aufl. 2021 (co-author) 
  • Olgemöller U., Horn, M. (2020), Article on the consequences of a merger on the value of cars owned by merged companies, "Zu den Auswirkungen einer Verschmelzung auf die Halterangaben und den Fahrzeugwert" in: Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht, 26/2020 

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, Foreign Direct Investment Screening, Foreign Subsidies Regulations etc., Allen & Overy’s Private Capital Forum “Risks & Reputation”, London, March 2024
  • Panelist, Photovoltaics, Energy Storage and Contracts for Difference; Solar Finance & Investment Europe Summit 2024, London, February 2024
Very knowledgeable, pragmatic legal advice tailored to the client's needs.
LEGAL 500, 2024
High professional competence, solution-oriented, constructively critical.
LEGAL 500, 2022


  • Lawyer of the Year 2023, Handelsblatt, 2023
  • Next generation lawyer, LEGAL 500, 2018 – 2024
  • Ranked in „Best Lawyers” 2022 for Public Business Law, Handelsblatt Best-Lawyers, 2022



Certified specialist for administrative law (Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht), 2013

Admitted as a German Rechtsanwalt, 2008


Second German Law Degree, 2007

Dr. iur., University of Trier, 2005

First German Law Degree, 2004

Sapienza Università di Roma, 2000/2001  


English, German
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