Dr. Till Vogel

German Attorney at Law since 2000
Junior Partner

Languages: German, English

  • Civil and Commercial Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Plant Engineering and Construction
  • Industry
  • Renewable Energy

Till advises and represents German and international clients in all matters of German and international civil and commercial law. He focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts.

In addition, Till litigates on behalf of clients in commercial and business law matters. One of his main areas of expertise is disputes regarding plant construction and renewable energy, in particular management contracts for wind turbines or solar parks. Till also advises on issues concerning the realization of wind power, bioenergy, photovoltaic, and geothermal projects. This includes advising and representing clients in the course of planning, implementing, operating, financing, and selling renewable energy projects.

Industry Focus

Renewable Energy, Plant Construction, Service Industry, Trade and Distribution, Manufacturing and Production, Real Estate, IT

  • Ongoing representation of a market-leading provider of O&M (operational management) services in the defense of claims by owners of wind and solar parks
  • Ongoing representation of a market-leading project developer in a dispute with a buyer of wind farms regarding purchase price adjustments
  • Represent a Swiss plant manufacturer in the enforcement of claims against the client
  • Represent a manufacturer of drive systems in handling warranty claims in the supply chain
  • Advise a Tier 1 supplier in a dispute with Volkswagen
  • Advise a subcontractor in a dispute with the main contractor for the construction of a hazardous waste incineration plant abroad
  • Ongoing representation of a Chinese manufacturer of solar modules
  • Represent the foreign manufacturer of a de-gassing system of a large power plant in disputes with the main contractor and the end customer
  • Represent the contractor of a biomass power plant (wood): defense of claims for damages
  • Represent a leading European manufacturer of roofing products in numerous court proceedings concerning warranty and liability claims
  • Represented various clients on acquiring or divesting renewable energy projects
  • Advising and negotiating on behalf of a foreign manufacturer of drive systems on concluding a framework agreement for the equipment of rail vehicles
  • Drafting and negotiating a contract between a German manufacturer of electronic products and a Polish supplier
  • Advising a manufacturer of building materials on distribution agreements

Publications

  • “A Pile of Preliminary Work – In the Operation of Bioenergy Plants a Good Set of Contracts is of Particular Importance”, in: RENEWABLE ENERGIES – THE MAGAZINE, issue 2/2012
  • “Tips for Contracts”, in: energie pflanzen – The trade magazine for renewable resources and renewable energies, Issue 6/2010
  • “Contractual Protection of Bioenergy Projects”, in: forum. new power 4/2010
  • “The Storage Contract”, in Weise/Kraus, Beck’sches Online Contract Manual, 2007
  • “The Consignment Stock Contract”, in: Weise/Kraus, Beck’sches Online Contract Manual, 2007
  • “What is the Significance of Changing the Concept of Cartels, Especially with Regard to the Pursuit of a Common Purpose”, Berlin 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture: International Contracts, in Master’s Program (LL.M.): Drafting and Negotiating Contracts, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences
  • The New or the Completely New EEG 2012 (German Law on Renewable Energies); 12th International BBE Congress for Wood Energy, Augsburg, September 27, 2012
  • Contractual Structuring of Bioenergy Projects – Opportunities and Risks of Long-Term Fuel Supply Agreements; 10th International BBE Congress for Wood Energy, Augsburg, October 8, 2010
  • Legal Consulting for Biomass Projects – The Legal Framework and Upcoming Modifications in Germany; 4th German/American Biomass Conference, Syracuse, N.Y., June 24, 2008

Till was admitted as a German Attorney at Law in 2000 and has been a Junior Partner at SCHIEDERMAIR since 2010.

From April, 2016 to March, 2020 Till was also a Professor of Business Law at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Till had been a Lecturer there since 2009.

Before joining SCHIEDERMAIR, Till worked as a lawyer at the international law firm NOERR LLP.

From March, 2002 to December, 2003, Till worked as a lawyer in the group legal department of the Lafarge Roofing Division in Oberursel, Germany. There he was responsible for a wide range of civil law matters and advised the main group company in Germany.

From October, to December, 2007, he worked as an external lawyer in the legal department of Thomas Cook AG, Oberursel, Germany, where he was responsible for supporting Condor airline, Condor Flugdienst GmbH.

Till studied law at the Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany and received his doctorate in 2002 with a thesis on antitrust law.