Prof. Dr. Michael Fehling, LL.M. (Berkeley) is Professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, where he has held the Chair of Public Law and Comparative Law since 2001. From 2009 - 2010 he served as Vice President of the Bucerius Law School. Previously he taught Public Law at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. His research interests include Economic Regulation Law and Administrative Law from a European perspective (particularly the reform of public services and the regulation of network-industries), Environmental Law, Media Law, academic freedom and university organisation, Comparative Public Law (USA), and the Economic Analysis of Administrative Law. Together with Matthias Ruffert he edited a comprehensive work on the legal perspectives on regulation. He is co-editor of the series “Studien zum Regulierungsrecht” published by Mohr Siebeck and of the law journal “Die Verwaltung”. Since 2014 he has been acting as Academic Director of the Energy Law Initiative at Bucerius Law School.