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Dr. Malte Weitner

+49 (711) 60187-176

JUVE Handbook 2023/2024 ranks Dr. Malte Weitner among the frequently recommended lawyers in energy law.

JUVE-Handbook 2023/2024

Malte Weitner was born in 1982 in Dortmund and studied law at the University of Münster. After his practical training at the Landgericht Baden-Baden he achieved his doctorate at the University of Würzburg. He has been a lawyer since 2012 and joined OPPENLÄNDER in 2013.

Malte Weitner is active in various energy law associations. He is a member of the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin (enreg) and the Forum Contracting e.V. In addition, he is a member of the German Institution for Arbitration e.V. (DIS) and the German Initiative of Young Arbitration Lawyers (DIS40).

Languages: English


In energy law, Malte Weitner advises electricity and gas network operators, energy supply companies (electricity, gas, distance heating), plant operators, but also industrial end consumers. He has particular experience in advising on long-term supply contracts, infrastructure pricing, individual network fees, distance heating and eMobility. A large part of his energy law practice is concerned with disputes between players on the energy market, including regulatory law proceedings against the Federal Network Agency. He can rely on his experience in litigation in this.

His second focus is on dispute resolution. Malte Weitner represents his clients both before state courts as well as in arbitration. He is as competent in complex disputes as in the management of group proceedings. Malte Weitner has already obtained experience before many regional and higher regional courts, the Federal Court of Justice and the ECJ. Apart from energy law disputes, his work concentrates on general contractual disputes, state liability and product liability as well as competition and trademark disputes. Malte Weitner always keeps the possibility of out-of-court settlements and the effects on other legal and commercial situations of his clients in view. His experience also extends to advising on press work accompanying such cases.

Others about Dr. Malte Weitner

Competitors about Dr Malte Weitner in the energy law: “prudent, competent, very good”

JUVE Handbuch 2023/2024

Legal 500 Germany 2022 recommends Dr. Malte Weitner as a core lawyer in the energy sector practice.

Legal 500 Germany 2022

JUVE-Handbuch 2020/2021 ranks Dr. Malte Weitner as one of the most frequently recommended lawyers in energy law and quotes a competitor: „pragmatic, reliable, competent“.

JUVE-Handbook 2020/2021

OPPENLÄNDER Rechtsanwälte was awarded by Global 100 – 2020 as „Arbitration Law Firm of the Year“ in the field of dispute resolution. Dr. Malte Weitner played a major role in this.

Global 100 - 2020


14. February 2024

Legal 500 Germany 2024: OPPENLÄNDER is listed as TOP TIER LAW FIRM

We are delighted that OPPENLÄNDER has once again been recognised by The Legal 500 Germany 2024 and ranked as a TOP TIER LAW FIRM in two practice areas.

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03. August 2023

OPPENLÄNDER fends off state liability claims against the state of Baden-Württemberg

The event bans in the so-called first lockdown were appropriate, necessary and proportionate. The associated encroachment on Articles 12 and 14 of the German Constitution was therefore lawful. There are no claims for compensation under state liability law.

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  • Doctorate

  • Admitted as lawyer since

  • Doctorate studies in Würzburg and research assistance in a major German law firm

    2010 – 2012
  • Legal traineeship District Court Baden-Baden

    2008 – 2010
  • Studies in Münster

    2003 – 2008