Dr. Leonard Freiherr von Rummel
Dr. Leonard Freiherr von Rummel, LL.M. (Stellenbosch), Maître en droit
Rechtsanwalt
Associate, Public Procurement and International Trade Law

Leonard von Rummel is specialised in public procurement and international trade law. His expertise covers export controls and sanctions law as well as anti-dumping and safeguard measures. Additionally, he regularly advises international companies in German foreign investment control proceedings in connection with cross-border M&A transactions. Furthermore, Leonard von Rummel focusses on excise duties (especially on energy, electricity as well as alcohol taxes). He regularly represents his clients in proceedings in front of customs authorities, the European Commission and the German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) as well as in front of the administrative and fiscal courts. In procurement law Leonard supports both contracting authorities and tenderers in procurement procedures and represents their interests in front of the review bodies. Focussed areas include Infrastructure and Health Care.

Leonard von Rummel is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt).

Languages: German, English, French

References

Public Procurement Law

  • Advising the successful bidder consortium consisting of Kapsch TrafficCom AG and CTS EVENTIM AG & Co. KGaA in the public procurement procedure of the Federal Ministry of Transport regarding the collection of the car toll (project “ISA-Erhebung” – JUVE)
  • Representing and advising DIAMED Medizintechnik GmbH in a public procurement review procedure with regard to labaratory equipment
  • Advising a microscope manufacturer in the context of a direct award of contract

International Trade Law

  • Advising the German Federal Government on a public contract in the context of an FDI application
  • Advising and representing Vattenfall in energy and electricity tax law matters
  • Representing and advising Kobe Steel in the EU Commission’s investigation into possible safeguard measures against steel imports from third countries
  • Advising a gas turbine engine sales and repair company on export control issues
  • Representing and advising Südzucker AG in two procedures before the German fiscal courts
  • Advising various industrial companies on sanctions and export control law regarding in connection with Russia, Iran, Ukraine, India and Israel
  • Advising CRONIMET Mining AG on possible anti-dumping measures regarding the import of molybdenum into the EU
  • Advising international companies on German Foreign Investment Control Laws with regard to transactions
  • Representation of a oil manufacturer in a dispute with a main customs office on excise duties
  • Advice and representation of various companies in questions of energy and electricity tax law

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Leonard von Rummel studied law at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen, the Université Aix-Marseille III, France (Maîtrise en droit international et européen) and the Stellenbosch University, South Africa (LL.M.). His legal traineeship completed Leonard at the Hansetic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg with stations at Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and law firms in Hamburg and Shanghai.

Leonard’s doctoral thesis deals with the legal aspects of recommunalisation.

Publications

  • Leonard’s doctoral thesis deals with the legal aspects of recommunalisation
  • Export control milestones: Franco-German military cooperation, WorldECR – The Journal of Export Controls and Sanctions, Issue # 92, September 2020, p. 23 (with Florian Wolf)
  • Das Ende des „bösen Scheins“ durch den BGH im Verfahren nach § 46 EnWG, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht 8/2020, pp. 498-500 (with Pascal Friton and Hans-Joachim Prieß)
  • Umfang und Grenzen der Steuerbefreiung für Strom, der zur Stromerzeugung verwendet wird, CuR 02/2020, p. 52
  • Selbstanzeige – wer Hunde weckt, schläft ruhiger, AW-Prax 07/2020, p. 277 (with Roland Stein)
  • Die „Selbstanzeige“ im Außenwirtschaftsrecht – eine Bestandsaufnahme, Der Zoll-Profi 06/2020, pp. 7-10 (with Elisa Steinhöfel)
  • Stromverbrauch in Transformations- und Umspannanlagen, Anmerkung zum BFH Urteil vom 30. April 2019, V II R 10/18, ZfZ 2019, 352 ff. (with Roland Stein)
  • Schutz der europäischen Wirtschaft durch handelspolitische Maßnahmen, Der Zoll-Profi!, October 2019, p. 8 (with Roland Stein) read
  • Der “böse Schein” im Vergabeverfahren – Widerlegbarkeit von Interessenkonflikten in Vergabeverfahren nach EnWG und GWB, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht 2019, p. 690 (with Hans-Joachim Prieß and Pascal Friton)
  • Die EU-Compliance-Leitlinien für den Handel mit Dual-Use-Gütern, Anmerkung, jurisPR-Compl 5/2019 Anm. 5 (with Roland M. Stein)
  • Rechtmäßigkeit handelspolitischer Schutzmaßnahmen der Europäischen Union am Beispiel von Stahlzöllen, ZfZ – Zeitschrift für Zölle und Verbrauchsteuern 2019, p. 157 (with Roland M. Stein)
  • EuGH konkretisiert Anforderungen an Rahmenvereinbarungen, Anmerkung zu EuGH, Urteil vom 19. Dezember 2018, C-216/17, juris-PR VergR 3/2019 Anm. 1 (with Pascal Friton)
  • Report on the 9th ‘Deutsche Energiesteuertag’ – ‘Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Energie- und Stromsteuerrecht’ (‘Current developments on energy and electricity tax law’, ZfZ – Zeitschrift für Zölle und Verbrauchsteuern 2019, p. 10
  • Contribution to the German investment protection law, Getting the Deal Through: Foreign Investment Review 2019 (with Roland M. Stein)
  • Commentary on §§ 15, 16 KonzVgV, 28-30 SektVO and § 23 UVgO, in: Gabriel/Mertens/Prieß/Stein (eds.), Beck´scher Onlinekommentar Vergaberecht zum GWB, 9th ed. 2018
  • Grenzüberschreitendes Interesse bei Unterschwellenvergaben, NZBau 2018, 589 (with Roland M. Stein)
  • EuGH konkretisiert Kriterien für “Einrichtungen des öffentlichen Rechts”, Anmerkung zu EuGH, Urteil vom 5. Oktober 2017, C-567/15, juris-PR VergR 12/2017 Anm. 1 (with Pascal Friton)

Presentations

  • Practical seminar foreign trade financing from Verband der Auslandsbanken e.V., Frankfurt, 11 June 2019: ‘Ausschluss von Unternehmen von der Außenhandelsfinanzierung wegen Compliance-Verstößen’
  • Lecturer of the seminars ‘Praxiswissen Energiesteuerrecht’ and ‘Praxiswissen Stromsteuer’ at the Hamburger Zollakademie
  • Lecturer at the Hamburger Zollakademie ‘Zollfachkraft’ (‘Customs Specialist’) course on ‘Export Control Law’ and ‘Customs Dept’ (since autumn 2017)
  • Lecturer of the seminar ‘Verbrauchsteuerrecht in der Praxis – Schwerpunkt Ethanol’ at the Hamburger Zollakademie
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