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Dr. Martin Griga


Dr. Martin Griga

Our ambitious associate Martin Griga advises clients on their domestic and international energy and power plant projects as well as on infrastructure and transportation projects. He focuses on all legal aspects throughout the entire project life cycle – from the planning phase of a project to the decommissioning of a plant. His advice also includes project disputes and litigation in relation to such ventures. 

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Martin was a member of a city council and a member of the district assembly Darmstadt-Dieburg/Germany for many years. In both local parliaments Martin was in leading positions and gained valuable experience in public and political decision making processes in relation to large projects. He was recognized across borders of the parties as a reliable key interlocutor who was also admired for his ability to navigate difficult and complex negotiations successfully. The regional daily newspaper was regretting his leaving and stated that the city council had not only lost one of its "most remarkable spokesmen" but also has to continue without "a capable bright guy". Furthermore, the newspaper stated that "it will be a challenge to replace him".

Martin studied law at the Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg and completed his doctoral thesis under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Reinhard Gaier, a judge at the German Federal Constitutional Court. Martin worked as a student assistant with the member of the German Bundestag and former Federal minister of justice Brigitte Zypries. During his legal traineeship Martin was employed at the district court Darmstadt, at Hogan Lovells Frankfurt office and the German Consulate General in Los Angeles (USA).

Representative Experience

Advised one of the largest German insurance companies in the acquisition of four onshore windparks in Germany.

Advised one of the biggest German energy companies on legal issues pertaining to innovative project design in the solar energy sector.

Advised a German municipal utilities company regarding questions about energy and supply law in forced administration proceedings.

Advised a DAX30 company on the effects of a European Union change of law on the existing business model.

Advised a leading company which generates electricity and heat through thermal waste management on claim management for an energy plant in an industrial production site in Germany.

Education and admissions


  • Second State Exam in Law, Regional Court of Darmstadt, 2015
  • Dr. iur., Leibniz Universität Hannover, 2013
  • First State Exam in Law, Heidelberg University, 2011
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