Christoph Just

Christoph Just

Christoph Just

Christoph Just is specialised in litigation and public commercial law with a particular focus on Energy, public procurement and environmental law. He advises internationally operating commercial enterprises, the Federal Republic of Germany, municipalities, energy supply companies and manufacturing companies, especially in the automotive, chemicals and construction materials industries. Christoph represents his clients before courts of all instances and is active both as party representative and arbitrator in arbitral proceedings. Christoph Just holds lectures and seminars on legal matters related to energy and public procurement. He regularly publishes contributions on current matters related to his area of practice.

The JUVE Directory for Corporate Law Firms 2014/15 lists Christoph Just as “frequently recommended lawyer for Public Law and Litigation”, Chambers & Partners mentions him as “notable practitioner” for Litigation (2010/11). “Best Lawyers” for “Handelsblatt-Online” names Christoph Just one out of 20 leading lawyers for Energy Law (2009, 2013, 2016) as well as for Litigation (2011). Legal 500 calls him an “excellent recommendation for Procurement Law” (2014).

Christopher Just, born 1968, studied law in Saarbrücken and Exeter (England). His legal clerkship was spent in a major German commercial law firm, in Hong Kong as well as at the Saarland Cartel Office and the Saarland Administrative Court. Parallel to this, Christoph worked for the Chair of public law, public international law and European law at the Europa Institute of Saarland University. There he completed his post-graduate studies in European Law in 1995. Since 2002 Christoph Just is a specialist tax lawyer, since 2003 a specialist in administrative law. Since 2006 he holds the title LL.M. Christoph Just began practicing law in 1996 at a major German commercial law firm before co-founding SCHULTE RIESENKAMPFF. as partner.


  • Comments on §§ 28, 29 (energy industry), §§ 31-31b (water industry, together with Steinbarth), §§ 44-47, 47a-I (together with Künstner), §§ 97-115a (procurement cartels), §§ 130, 131 (inter alia public enterprises) GWB, Schulte/Just, Kartellrecht: GWB, EG-Kartellrecht, Kartellvergaberecht, Heymanns, 2nd edition, 2016.
  • Comment on Stuttgart Higher Regional Court from 25 May 2012, 3 U 193/11 (definition of installation, § 3 no. 1 EEG 2009), RdE 2013 pp. 94-95.
  • Local advertising networks in the focus of antitrust and public procurement law, DVBI 2012 pp. 416-422.
  • Freedom of information and public procurement law (together with D. Sailer), DVBI 2010, pp. 418-424.
  • New procurement law 2009 – practice relevant changes at a glance (together with D. Sailer), LKV 2009, pp. 529-535.
  • From Halle via Brixen and Brabant to Hamburg – On the limitations of “in-house relations” without award procedures, 10 years after “Teckal”, EuZW 2009, pp. 879-885.
  • Wirkung der Entscheidung über Aussetzungsantrag erst mit deren Bekanntgabe, Kommentierung zu OLG Bamberg, 04.12.2017 – 8 U 109/17, EWiR 34 Jg. / 14. September 2018, S. 543


  • Multi-million international arbitration proceeding before the ICC on sales representatives agreements in large project businesses; several cases before the ICC and DIS
  • Procurement review proceedings to infrastructure of BOS (order value > 900 m EUR; “JUVE deal of the month”)
  • Procurement review proceedings to certain services at BER Airport
  • Representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in over 80 court cases relating to the requirements of late registration drugs already participating in the market
  • Various planning procedures relating to depth and expansion of quarries, also expert opinions to EIA requirement, regional planning issues/priority of wind energy, inter alia
  • EUR 290 million post-merger dispute on MBO, drag-along clauses, information duties of directors to shareholders, multi-party proceedings
  • EUR 14 million lawsuit over missing component in the automotive sector (control module with standard programming)
  • Various energy test cases in temporary injunctions and main proceedings on the access to site networks across multiple instances

Corporate and Commercial, Energy, Intellectual Property, Mediation
English, French, German
C/O Schulte Riesenkampff, Neue Mainzer Str. 28 am Main