Michael Gayger

Michael Gayger

avocado rechtsanwälte

Recognized since 2023

Cologne, Germany

Practice Areas

Public Law

Regulatory Practice

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Michael advises German and international companies on all regulatory matters. Michael’s work focuses on the infrastructure, transport and environmental sector. Michael is an expert in matters relating to public funding and state aid, administrative law as well as environmental law and waste regulations. Furthermore, Michael is regularly active in product law advice, including (environmental) product compliance, product admissions and product recalls.

Michael represents German and international companies as well as public bodies in court litigation and administrative procedures, both on German and on European level. Moreover, Michael regularly advises on regulatory matters in the context of M&A transactions.

Michael studied law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and at Columbia University in New York/USA. During his legal education, Michael worked for the Directorate-General for Competition at the EU Commission in Brussels/Belgium and for an institute promoting the rule of law in Bangkok/Thailand. In 2015, Michael received a doctoral degree in law from Bucerius Law School in Hamburg for a thesis assessing the impact of the European state aid rules on the financing of infrastructures.

Before joining avocado rechtsanwälte in 2021, Michael worked as a lawyer for an in international law firm in Cologne in the Public Commercial / Regulatory department for several years.

Michael is a lecturer for European state aid law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and regularly invited as a speaker on current regulatory topics. Michael has also published numerous papers in his field of practice.

  • Spichernstra├če 75-77
    Cologne 50672
  • German
  • English

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12 The Best Lawyers in Germany awards

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Recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Germany 2025 for work in:
  • Public Law
  • Regulatory Practice

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