Dr. Roderic ORTNER

Lawyer | Partner

BHO Legal

Köln, Germany

Areas of practice

Administrative and Public law
Civil law
Judicial review
European Community law
Data protection
Information technology



Languages Spoken


Expertise and professional education

Dr. Roderic Ortner is a founding partner of BHO Legal and a specialist in public procurement and IT law. He is well known in his areas of expertise through numerous publications and training courses. Further his main areas of expertise are the law on subsidies and state aid. His clients include the public sector, research institutions and commercial enterprises.

Dr. Ortner studied law at the University of Cologne. After the first state examination, which he passed with distinction, he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in European and International Environmental Law at the Amsterdam Law School (ALS) with a thesis on "Genetically Modified Organisms in EC Law". After his legal clerkship he received his doctorate at the Institute for the Law of the European Communities at the University of Cologne on the awarding of service concessions. As a lawyer, he first worked for the law firm Köhler & Klett in Cologne from 2004 to 2006 and from 2006 to 2009 in the public commercial law department of the Munich office of Bird & Bird LLP.

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