Dr. Otmar Lell

Project Manager

Dr. Otmar Lell
Project Manager

Tel: +49 (0)30 2359116-19
Fax: +49 (0)30 2359116-99


Otmar Lell is an expert in the fields of consumer policy and consumer law. His focus includes regulatory approaches in consumer policy, digitalization, issues of consumer law enforcement as well as consumer interests and sustainable development.

Prior to his engagement with ConPolicy Otmar Lell was active in the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (vzbv) from 2002 to 2020. He developed and represented positions of the German and European consumer movement on a broad range of issues including sustainable consumption, consumer interests in the transport sector and collective redress schemes. 

Otmar Lell studied law at Regensburg University and at Tulane Law School, New Orleans. In his doctoral thesis he enquired legal questions of environmental product labelling in German, European and international law - with a focus on genetically engineered food and food from organic farming.

Selected publications

  • Lell, O. (2013). A demand oriented transport system: Opportunities for consumers, new ways for transport policy. In: Internationales Verkehrswesen (65) issue No. 4/2013, pp. 11.
  • Lell, O. (2012). Climate Protection from a consumer perspective. In: Wirtschaftsdienst – Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftspolitik, Sonderheft 2012 "Instrumentenmix in der Klimapolitik – nationale und regionale Herausforderungen", pp. 37.
  • Lell, O. & Höltmann, I. (2012). Mobility of the future from a consumer perspective: sustainable, interconnected and affordable. Edited by Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband e.V.
  • Lell, O. (2010). Services for citizens and consumers: political perspectives for energy, water and rail transport. FES WISO Diskurs.
  • Lell, O. (2008). Public Corporate Governance from a consumer perspective. In: Gesellschaft für öffentliche Wirtschaft (Ed.), Corporate Governance in der öffentlichen Wirtschaft, pp. 141.