Martin's practice focuses on public commercial law, with a particular emphasis on insurance law and financial regulation.
Martin advises public institutions, banks and insurance companies on corporate and product-related issues in the financial services sector. Martin has an in-depth-knowledge of insurance schemes for financial institutions and advises on a broad range of issues under financial supervisory law especially with regard to authorizations and corporate governance. His work regularly involves him in issues relating to constitutional law and European Union law.
Martin is a member of the German Bar Association.
Advised Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank, Nord/LB and NRW.BANK, in their roles as arrangers on the financing of the acquisition of nearly 63 percent of the shares in E.ON Westfalen Weser AG by Westfalen Weser Energie GmbH & Co. KG. The purpose of the acquisition, which was worth more than €500 million, was to re-municipalise power lines and gas pipelines operated by E.ON Westfalen Weser AG in North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony.
Advised on the €471 million sale of TLG Wohnen GmbH to MDAX-listed TAG Immobilien AG and on the €1.1 billion sale of TLG IMMOBILIEN GmbH to private equity investor Lone Star.
Advised Steadfast Capital Fund III, L.P. on the acquisition of Barat Ceramics-Group from Equita GmbH & Co. Holding KGaA. The acquisition financing was provided by a bank consortium led by Helaba (Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen).
From guarantee funds to EDIS – The objectives and the development of deposit guarantee schemes for German private commercial banks in: Commemorative publication for Klaus Pannen, 2017, pages 105 – 122, (Vom Feuerwehrfonds zu EDIS – Ziele und Wege der Einlagensicherung der privaten Banken) (co-author, with Ahrend Weber)
Limits of EU law-conforming interpretation (Grenzen EU-rechtskonformer Auslegung und Rechtsfortbildung), Dissertation, Baden-Baden, 2010