Thomas Paintner is a Senior Research Associate in the Energy Law Department at the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility. His research focuses on the promotion of renewable energies and on alternative fuels. In projects, he is particularly concerned with the legal framework for green methanol and the transport of green ammonia as well as its use as a fuel in shipping. In addition, he deals with legal issues related to photovoltaics.
He studied law at the University of Regensburg and the University of Aberdeen with a focus on European and international law. After his first law degree, he completed a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the field of international and European law. He then completed his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Nuremberg with stations at the energy law team of the law firm Rödl & Partner as well as in the Energy Law Department of the IKEM.