Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch

Of Counsel, Düsseldorf



Over a period of 30 years, Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch held various leading positions within the E.ON group. During this period he was responsible for the areas energy management law, cartel law, M&A as well as regulatory law and regulatory management, and other areas.

Since 2014 Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch has been practicing as a lawyer, combining his legal advice in the above areas with his entrepreneurial and strategic expertise.

In addition, Prof. Dr. Michael Bartsch serves as honorary professor at the University Weserbergland, Hameln where he teaches energy management law and regulatory management.

Bars and Courts
Honorary professor
University Weserbergland


Dr jur
University of Münster
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Oldenburg
First State Exam
University of Münster


STEAG GmbH and Bejing Capital Group Consortium Bid for EEW Energy, 2016
We represented a consortium consisting of STEAG GmbH and Bejing Capital Group in connection with the bidding process to acquire EEW Energy from Waste GmbH (EEW), the market-leading energy-from-waste company in Germany, from private equity investor EQT. We advised the consortium regarding the bidding procedure, due diligence, SPA negotiations, financing and merger control procedure. In the end, EQT has reached an agreement in principle to sell EEW to the competing bidder, Beijing Enterprises Holding, for approximately €1.4 billion.


Awarding concessions for local infrastructure according to § 46 of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG) (Die kommunale Wegevergabe nach § 46 EnWG), Energie-Wirtschaft-Recht, Festschrift für Peter Salje, Cologne, 2013, (Ed. Andreas Klee und Kai Gent)

Handbuch für Stromwirtschaft, 2nd ed. Cologne, 2008, (Ed. Bartsch, Michael et al.)