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Dr. Martin Weitenberg, Partner

Dr. Martin Weitenberg




German, English, French, Italian

Practice areas

  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Other

Practice notes

Dr. Martin Weitenberg is partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Dusseldorf and a member of the energy and infrastructure group.

He advises national and international clients on all aspects of energy law, with a special focus on contract drafting and negotiations for renewable energy and infrastructure projects as well as advising on M&A transactions and financings in the energy sector.

Since 2016 Martin is lecturer of the European and International Energy Law MBL programme at the TU Berlin.

Martin is author of diverse publications on energy industry law, inter alia as co-author of commentaries on the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG) and the German Renewable Energies Act (EEG).

Martin is a member of the German-Italian Jurists’ Association as well as a founding member of the Association Henri Capitant - Allemagne.

Martin is ranked as “Notable Practitioner” with IFRL 1000.

Martin studied law at the University of Münster and the University Paris II and wrote his doctoral thesis at the Institute for International Business Law in Münster and at the University of Turin on non-contractual liability under EU law.

Prior to joining Eversheds Sutherland he was Counsel at Clifford Chance. Martin was seconded with one of Germany's major utility companies in 2012/2013.

Martin's recent experience includes:

  • Advising Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) on the acquisition and financing of 50% stakes in the Gode Wind 1 and Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farms, as well as on the sale of the 50% stake in Borkum Riffgrund 2.
  • Advising innogy on the acquisition of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery, a company specialising in photovoltaic solar power systems and batteries.
  • Advising Amprion and Elia regarding the construction of the first HVDC interconnector between Germany and Belgium.
  • Advising EQT on a strategic partnership with GETEC, and GETEC on the acquisition of URBANA Energiedienste.
  • Advising the Lenders on the financing of the CHP plant Herne 6, developed by STEAG and Siemens.