Bernhard Kluttig

Bernhard Kluttig

Director-General for Industrial Policy

Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, Germany


Professional career

Since 01/2022
Director-General for Industrial Policy, Directorate-General IV, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK)

09/2017 – 12/2021
Head of Division IE2 – Federal companies, central office for matters relating to holdings; Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

06/2020 – 09/2021
‘Economic Stabilisation Fund’ project group (PG WSF), Head of project group WSF 2 – Recapitalisations

11/2008 – 08/2017   Desk Officer at the BMWi

  • Division IB5 – Federal holdings, transport policy
  • Division IB4 – Money, credit, financial markets
  • Division IB7 – Consumer and price policy, unfair competition

02/2007 – 10/2008

11/2006 – 10/2008
Head of research project on ‘trade defence instruments’ at the Transnational Economic Law Research Center (TELC), Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

04/2002 – 07/2004
Research assistant at the Chair of Public Law, European Law and International Business Law, held by Prof. Dr Christian Tietje, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Academic background

Second state examination in law, Berlin

08/2004 – 11/2006
Trainee lawyer at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin, with placements at BMWi; Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berlin; Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Berlin; BDI, Brussels

09/2001 – 07/2003
Postgraduate studies in International Business Law at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

First state examination in law, Saxony-Anhalt

09/1998 – 06/1999
Studies at University of Birmingham, Faculty of Law

09/1994 – 06/2001
Study of law at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Selected publications

Cost of Production Adjustments in Anti-dumping Proceedings: Challenging Raw Material Inputs Dual Pricing Systems in EU Anti-dumping Law and Practice, Journal of World Trade 45 (No. 5, 2011), 1075–1106 (co-authored with Chr. Tietje and M. Franke).

Beschränkungen ausländischer Unternehmensbeteiligungen und -übernahmen – Zur Rechtslage in den USA, Großbritannien, Frankreich und Italien [Restrictions on foreign corporate investments and acquisitions – The legal situation in the U.S., Great Britain, France and Italy], Beiträge zum Transnationalen Wirtschaftsrecht, Halle 2008 (co-authored with Chr. Tietje, preface by Ludolf v. Wartenberg).

The Definition of Community Industry in EU Antidumping Law, Global Trade and Customs Journal (2008) No. 3, pp. 89-98 (co-authored with Chr. Tietje).

Possible Ways of Concretizing Certain Legal Terms in the EU's Anti-Dumping Regulation, Policy Papers on Transnational Economic Law, No. 27/2007, Halle 2007 (co-authored with Chr. Tietje).

Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Europäischen Außenwirtschaftsrecht [Current trends in European foreign trade and payments legislation], Zeitschrift für Europarecht (2007) No. 5, pp. 82-93 (co-authored with Chr. Tietje).

Antisubventionsmaßnahmen gegen China – warum nicht? Anmerkungen zur Festsetzung von vorläufigen Ausgleichszöllen der USA gegenüber Einfuhren von gestrichenem Papier aus China [Anti-subsidy measures against China – why not? Remarks on the imposition of preliminary countervailing duties by the U.S. on imports of coated paper from China], Policy Papers on Transnational Economic Law, No. 25/2007, Halle 2007.

Contract v. Treaty Claims: Die Entscheidung in Impregilo S.p.A. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan [Contract v. Treaty Claims: The decision in Impregilo S.p.A. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan], Policy Papers on  Transnational Economic Law, No. 15/2005, Halle 2005.


Bernhard Kluttig