Professor Dr Ludwig Krämer is widely regarded to be among the top experts on environmental law and policy in the EU.
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Ludwig Krämer

Senior lawyer

A German judge from 1969 to 2004, he served on secondment as the European Commission’s Chief Counsel on the environment, working with the Commission for three decades. He has written more than 200 articles on EU environmental law and authored 20 books, including a classic treatise and casebook on the subject. He has lectured on the subject of environmental rights and law in more than 50 universities in Europe and North America.

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