Martin Geipel

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer)
Practice Group: Energy
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs

Martin Geipel specialises in energy law. His focus is on transactions in the energy sector, regulatory advice to industrial and commercial clients, drafting and negotiating contracts in the energy sector and advice on concession award procedures and decarbonisation projects.


  • Energy industry
  • Renewable energies
  • Constitutional and European law


  • Studied law at the Universities of Dresden, Sussex (UK), Kiel and Berlin
  • At Noerr since 2009
  • Admitted at the Berlin Chamber of Lawyers

Selected Projects

  • MET-Gruppe: Advising on regulatory and contractual aspects of the takeover of Gas Union's gas storage business
  • Energy company: Advising an international energy production and trading company on drafting direct marketing agreements for green power and a contract documentation for large customers as well as domestic customers
  • Royal Cosun: Advising on strategic partnership with Unilever on energy regulatory issues
  • Advising and representing Vinnolit on regulatory issues, such as the limitation of the EEG surcharge and individual network charges
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy: Advising on the draft of the coal phase-out law and on negotiations with the energy supply companies
  • Condor Flugdienst GmbH: Advising on emissions trading law issues during rescue in Covid 19 crisis


  • "Martin Geipel is a well-known player in the German market, especially for his transactional work in the energy sector.", Who's Who Legal (2022) - Power & Electricity
  • "Martin Geipel offers very competent, practical advice on energy law issues.", The Legal 500 (2022)
  • "Martin Geipel excels in energy-related law, where he delivers first-rate advice to industrial and commercial clients. He further excels in drafting and negotiating contracts.", Who's Who Legal (2022) - Renewables
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for energy law, “Excellent and pragmatic”, JUVE Handbuch (2020/2021)
  • "Martin Geipel is a respected energy lawyer in Germany, whose practice is geared towards regulatory issues pertaining to transactions and energy trading matters.", Who’s Who Legal Germany 2021 - Energy
  • Recommended as a leading lawyer for energy, Who’s Who Legal Germany (2018-2021)


  • EWeRK Institute for Energy and Competition Law in the Municipal Economy e.V. (Berlin)

Selected Publications

  • Chapter "Energie", Bräutigam/Kraul (eds.), Internet of Things, Legal Handbook, 2021
  • Abriss zur Änderung von Festlegungen und Genehmigungen nach § 29 Abs. 2 EnWG, Festschrift for Prof. Schwintowski, 2018
  • Aktuelle Änderungen am KWKG zum 01.01.2017, VersWirt 2/2017
  • Die Direktvermarktung nach dem KWKG 2016 (with A. Baltes), RdE 1/2017
  • Der Fall Hinkley Point C – Sonderbehandlung für Atomenergie? (with Helge Heinrich), Jaeger/Haslinger (eds), Beihilferecht Jahrbuch 2016
  • Novelle des Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetzes 2016 – ein Überblick, VersorgungsWirtschaft 2/2016
  • Aktuelle Entscheidungen des BGH zu Spannungsklauseln in Energielieferverträgen, JM 2015
  • Praxisrelevante Neuerungen der besonderen Ausgleichsregelung nach dem EEG 2014 für stromkosten- und handelsintensive Unternehmen (with Maximilian Uibeleisen), NJW 2014 and NJOZ 2014
  • Das Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz 2014 (EEG 2014) – ein Überblick über die neuen Regelungen (withJan Dinter), VersorgungsWirtschaft 8/2014
  • Die Belastung von Eigenstrom mit der EEG-Umlage nach dem EEG 2014 (with Cornelia Kermel), RdE 2014, issue 10-11
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