Dr. Max Baumgart joined TILT as Assistant Professor (UD) in European and national regulation of the energy transition in 2022. Max studied law in Berlin, Geneva and Cologne and obtained a double degree doctorate in law from the universities of Basel and Cologne. His doctoral studies were funded by the Hanns Seidel foundation and his dissertation received the EEX Group Excellence Award for Outstanding Research Papers 2019. Max held research and teaching positions at the Universities of Cologne and Göttingen, the University of Akureyri, UC Berkeley and at the China-EU School of Law in Beijing. Within his German Postgraduate Judicial Service Traineeship, he worked for the EU Commission’s Directorate-General Energy in Brussels and at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Max is admitted to the German bar.
Max' fields of expertise include energy law, the application of competition law in digital markets, and EU economic law. His research explores transformation processes in EU and domestic economic law with a special focus on energy law. Recent research projects address the regulation of hydrogen grids and the external dimension of energy security from a legal perspective.
Within TILT, Max is part of the competition and innovation team that focuses on the regulation of innovation with particular attention for digital and energy markets. He is a senior member of the Tilburg Law and Economics Center (TILEC) and affiliated with Tilburg University's Climate & Energy Transition Community.
In 2022, Max initiated the Dutch-German Forum on Comparative and European Energy Law (FCEEL) that aims to be a platform for discussion and inspiration in the field of energy law and to strengthen the academic relations between the close neighbors Netherlands and North Rhine-Westphalia. He collaborates on a regular basis with economists and other legal research institutions in and outside the European Union.