Dr. Leonard Freiherr von Rummel
Dr. Leonard Freiherr von Rummel, LL.M. (Stellenbosch), Maître en droit
Rechtsanwalt
Senior 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 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 is listed in WorldECR’s Directory of Experts as a specialist for export control and sanctions compliance. Furthermore, he is among JUVE’s recommended lawyers for customs and excise taxes (Handbuch Steuern and Handbuch der Wirtschaftskanzleien).

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

Languages: German, English, French

References

Foreign Investment Control

  • Advising in many German foreign investment control proceedings, including:
  • Advising Qell in relation to its merger with Lilium
  • Advising and representing CRRC, involving the acquisition of Vossloh Locomotives
  • Advising the German Federal Government on a public contract in the context of an FDI application
  • Advising and representing multinational pharmaceutical company Teva on German foreign direct investment aspects of its licensing collaboration with MODAG

Excise Taxes

  • Advising ADM on customs and excise tax matters
  • Advising and representing RWE in energy and electricity tax law matters
  • Representation of Shell in an energy tax dispute (currently at the ECJ)
  • Advising and representing Vattenfall in energy and electricity tax law matters

Export Control/Sanctions

  • Advice to and representation of Infineon regarding international trade law issues
  • Advising a gas turbine engine sales and repair company on export control issues
  • Advising various industrial companies on sanctions and export control law regarding in connection with Russia, Iran, Ukraine, India and Israel

Public Procurement Law

  • Advising Amprion on public procurement law issues in an award procedure regarding certain power plants (so called “besondere netztechnische Betriebsmittel”)
  • General public procurement and contractual law advice to juris including advice in various public procurement procedures
  • Advising OMR on public procurement questions regarding the operation of the Vaccination Centre Hamburg
  • Advising Paratec on public procurement law questions and representing in a review procedure

CV

Leonard 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
  • Contribution to the German investment protection law, Getting the Deal Through: Foreign Investment Review, 2021, 2020 and 2019 (with Roland Stein)
  • Außenwirtschaftsrecht zwischen Globalisierung und Protektionismus, Co-Publishing JUVE Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2021/2022 (with Roland Stein)
  • Verteidigungsbeschaffungen über internationale Organisationen – Zulässige Gestaltungsmöglichkeit oder rechtswidrige Umgehung?, NZBau – Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht 6/2021, p. 362 (with Pascal Friton)
  • Die Bewertung von Bieterkonzepten in Vergabeverfahren, IR – InfrastrukturRecht 2020, p. 221 ff. (with Florian Wolf)
  • Die neue AGG Nr. 28: Umsetzung des deutsch-französischen Abkommens über Ausfuhrkontrollen im Rüstungsbereich, Der Zoll-Profi 11/2020, p. 7-11 (with Johann von Pestalozza)
  • 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)
  • Contribution to the German investment protection law, Getting the Deal Through: Foreign Investment Review 2020 (with Roland Stein)
  • 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

  • Die Vorschläge der EU-Kommission zur Änderung der Energiesteuerrichtlinie im Rahmen des “Fit-for-55“ Pakets für mehr Klimaschutz, Forum Contracting expert discussions on “Das Energie- und Stromsteuerrecht im Jahr 2022: Aktuelle Entwicklungen“, Online Event, 24 November 2021
  • EU FDI Screening Regulation Enters into Effect, video podcast 30minutes/CELIS Briefings #1, 18 October 2020 (with Roland Stein)
  • 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