Dr. Martin Geipel

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


  • Frequently recommended lawyer for energy law, “Excellent and pragmatic”, JUVE Handbuch (2020/2021)
  • 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)


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

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.