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Dr. Martin Griga

Associate
Frankfurt

Dr. Martin Griga

Martin Griga advises clients on their domestic and international energy and power plant projects as well as on infrastructure, TMT and transportation projects. He focuses on drafting and negotiating of EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) and O&M (Operation & Maintenance) agreements as well as on advising in relation to complex project structures and tendering procedures. His advice also includes M&A transactions, project disputes and litigation in relation to such ventures.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Martin has been a member of a city council and a member of the district assembly Darmstadt-Dieburg (Germany) for almost one decade. 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 recognised across borders of the political parties as a reliable key interlocutor who was also admired for his ability to successfully navigate difficult and complex negotiations. 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 has worked as a student assistant with member of the German Bundestag and former Federal Minister of Justice Brigitte Zypries for many years. 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

Drafting and negotiating an engineering, procurement and construction agreement for the first hydrogen filling station in Germany.

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

Advising a Singaporean joint venture on the acquisition of a €76m data centre from Citigroup (including drafting and negotiations of subsequent supplier agreements).

Advising a DAX 30 company on the effects of a European Union change of law on the existing business model.

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

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

Advising a US based multinational technology company on their largest IT infrastructure project dispute in Europe.

Advising an international consortium in a PPP waste water project in Kuwait concerning project structures, EPC and O&M term sheets and agreements as well as on finance.

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

Advising a German photovoltaic company on contract drafting for engineering, procurement and construction agreements for photovoltaic plants in Europe.

Advising an international consortium on a waste-to-energy plant in the Middle East in relation to the bid submission for a tender (including EPC and O&M agreements).

Education and admissions

Education

  • 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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