Dr. Martin Geipel

Rechtsanwalt
Associated Partner
Practice Group: Energy
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs

Martin Geipel specialises in the energy industry. His practice focuses on the optimisation of energy costs for industrial and commercial customers, regulatory issues in connection with transactions in the energy sector and energy trading. He also advises investors and plant operators in the renewable energy and combined heat and power (CHP) sectors on network connection and network access as well as on marketing capacities and produced energies.

Expertise

  • Energy industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Constitutional and European law

Career

  • Studied law at the Universities of Dresden, Sussex (UK), Kiel and Berlin
  • Experience with an energy law firm in Berlin
  • At Noerr since 2009
  • Admitted at the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • Energy company: Advising an international energy production and trading company on drafting direct marketing agreements in accordance with the German Renewable Energy Sources Act
  • Oil and gas company: Advising an international oil and gas trading company on the registration under REMIT in the EU
  • Veolia: Advising the environmental solutions company on energy law implications of the acquisition of Nuon Energie und Service
  • Amprion: Drafting a legal opinion relating to certain aspects of the duty to pay the surcharge for the promotion of renewable energies
  • CN’Air SAS: Advising on the acquisition of a wind farm project in northwest Germany, including setting up a holding and joint venture structure
  • Gardner Denver: Advising the flow control technology provider on energy and electricity tax issues
  • Municipal utility: Advising in a restructuring process relating to unbundling and network charges regulation issues
  • Giesecke & Devrient: Advising the security company on the obligation to carry out an energy audit
  • European transmission system operator: Advising on regulatory and civil-law aspects of joining a platform for gas capacity booking
  • Vinnolit: Advising in a State aid examination procedure of the European Commission relating to the limitation of the levy for energy-intensive companies payable under the Renewable Energy Sources Act and in relevant legal proceedings before the European Court
  • Research association: Advising a leading German research association on grid connection and financial promotion of CHP plants
  • Dairy company: Advising a large-scale dairy company on the reduction of energy-related costs, in particular the power tax and surcharge for the promotion of renewable energies
  • Schmiedetechnik Plettenberg: Advising the German automotive supplier on the limitation scheme for the levy for renewable energy sources
  • BNP Paribas: Adcvising the bank on voluminous gas trading and storage transactions in Germany and other European countries
  • Biogasrat: Advising the German association of the bio-energy industry on the legislative procedure for the new Renewable Energy Sources Act
  • GASPOOL Balancing Services: Advising and representing the market area manager on the collection of claims from balancing excess/ shortfall quantities with exit network operators
  • Swisspower Renewables: Advising on the acquisition of onshore wind farms in Germany
  • Mineral oil group: Advising a German group of mineral oil product traders on energy tax issues
  • Gas storage operator: Advising on the regulatory requirements for storage operators in the European Union

Distinctions

  • Recommended as a leading lawyer for energy, Who’s Who Legal Germany (2019)
  • "Martin Geipel is a highly sought-after practitioner who excels in issues relating to energy projects and regulatory matters for clients that include industrial and commercial players.", Who’s Who Legal Germany (2019)
  • Recommended as a leading lawyer for energy, Who’s Who Legal Germany (2018)

Selected Publications

  • Der Fall Hinkley Point C – Sonderbehandlung für Atomenergie? (with Helge Heinrich), Jaeger/Haslinger (eds), Beihilferecht Jahrbuch 2016, p. 313 et seq.
  • Novelle des Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetzes 2016 – ein Überblick: VersorgungsWirtschaft 2/2016, p. 37 et seq.
  • Die Belastung von Eigenstrom mit der EEG-Umlage nach dem EEG 2014 (with Cornelia Kermel), Gundel/Lange, Energieversorgung in Zeiten der Energiewende, 2015, p. 107 et seq.
  • Aktuelle Entscheidungen des BGH zu Spannungsklauseln in Energielieferverträgen, JM 2015, pp. 238 et seq.
  • Praxisrelevante Neuerungen der besonderen Ausgleichsregelung nach dem EEG 2014 für stromkosten- und handelsintensive Unternehmen (with Maximilian Uibeleisen), NJW 2014, pp. 3276 et seq. and NJOZ 2014, pp. 1641 et seq.
  • Das Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz 2014 (EEG 2014) – ein Überblick über die neuen Regelungen (with Jan Dinter), VersorgungsWirtschaft 8/2014, pp. 201 et seq.
  • Flexstrom, TelDaFax & Co.: Fallstricke und Vorkehrungen bei Insolvenzen im Energiesektor (with Philipp Takjas), VersorgungsWirtschaft 10/2013, p. 267
  • Unternehmenskauf bei Produzenten erneuerbarer Energien (with Tibor Fedke), ZNER 2/2013, pp. 120 et seq.
  • Novelle des Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetzes 2012 – ein Überblick (with Ines Schmidt), VersorgungsWirtschaft 7/2012, pp. 173 et seq.
  • Ein Rechtsrahmen für das Laden von Elektromobilen (with Christian Mayer), mobility 2.0, 1/2012, pp. 22 et seq.
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