Michael Ludwig

Attorney (Rechtsanwalt), Of Counsel

Education and vocational training

  • University of Cologne and the Freie Universität Berlin, 1st State Law Exam 1989
  • Legal clerkship at Wuppertal Regional Court, 2nd State Law Exam 1992

Career history

  • Staff member at Ney, a law firm in Cologne, 1989–1991
  • Legal Counsel in the Legal Affairs Department of Ruhrgas Aktiengesellschaft, Essen, 1992
  • Legal Counsel in the Legal Affairs Department of VNG - Verbundnetz Gas Aktiengesellschaft (VNG AG), Leipzig, 1993–1995
  • Head of the Business and Banking Law Section in the Legal Affairs Department of VNG AG, 1995–1996
  • Attorney at Barbknecht Häntzschel Ludwig (in-house lawyers for the VNG Group), Leipzig, 1995–2014
  • Head of the Materials Management Department at VNG AG, 1997
  • Head of the Legal Affairs Department (General Counsel) at VNG AG, 1998–2008
  • Holder of power of attorney (joint power of attorney) at VNG AG, 1998–2009
  • Sole Managing Director of VNG-Beteiligungs-GmbH, Leipzig, 1998–2009
  • Head of the Strategic Coordination, Storage, Logistics and IT Coordination Department at VNG AG, 2008–2009
  • Managing Director of Erdgasversorgungsgesellschaft Thüringen-Sachsen mbH (EVG), responsible for the Technology Division, Erfurt, 2008–2009
  • Executive Board Member of VNG AG, responsible for (international) gas procurement and the exploration and production of oil and natural gas (Norway and Denmark), 2009–2013
  • Member and occasional Chairman of supervisory, advisory and governing boards and other committees of a large number of companies and associations, primarily in the energy industry, and of chambers of commerce in Germany, Italy, Norway and other countries, 1998–2013
  • Self-employed Consultant, LUDWIG Business Consulting & Legal Advice in Leipzig since 2014
  • Attorney (Of Counsel) at PETERSEN HARDRAHT PRUGGMAYER since 2014

Positions and memberships

  • Member of the Leipzig German-Russian Association
  • Member of the Supporters’ Association of the Institute of Energy Law at the University of Cologne
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) in London
  • Member of the German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV), Berlin
  • Honorary Judge at Leipzig Social Court

Publications (in German)

  • Kommentierung der Verordnung über Entgelte für den Zugang zu Gasversorgungsnetzen - GasNEV’ (Commentary on the Gas Network Charges Ordinance) in: Franz Jürgen Säcker (ed.), Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht, Vol. 1, 2nd ed. 2010, Annex D to § 24 EnWG (Energy Industry Act)


  • German
  • English


Michael Ludwig
Königstraße 1
D-01097 Dresden

Michael Ludwig
Petersstraße 50
D-04109 Leipzig
Michael Ludwig
ehemaliges Kaufhaus Schocken
Stefan-Heym-Platz 1
D-09111 Chemnitz