Dr. Simon Groneberg

Associate, Düsseldorf

Biography

Overview

Dr. Simon Groneberg is an associate in our M&A/Corporate practice group with a strong focus on the energy sector.

Simon focuses on advising national and international clients with regard to the development of energy projects and on energy law and regulatory issues in the context of M&A transactions. He has particular experience with renewable energy projects (e.g. offshore and onshore wind farms, solar power parks or biomass and biogas plants), electricity and gas grids and energy storage.

Prior to joining White & Case, Simon worked as an associate in another international law firm in Frankfurt am Main with a focus on energy and infrastructure projects and as a scientific researcher at the Institute for Mining and Energy Law at the Ruhr-University Bochum.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Dr iur
Ruhr-University Bochum
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf
First State Exam
Ruhr-University Bochum
Languages
German
English

Experience

Advising a leading infrastructure and private equity investment manager on the acquisition of all shares in a portfolio of operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Germany.* Advising one of Germany's large utilities on the sale of its subsidiary specialising in energy management and storage systems.* Advising a German asset manager on its acquisition of onshore wind farms in Germany.* *Matters prior to working for White & Case.

Publications

"Commentary of §§ 30-37 German Combined Heat and Power Act (Kommentierung der §§ 30-37 KWKG)", KWKG. Ed. Assmann/Peiffer. 2018

Co-author, "Commentary of §§ 39 – 54 German Offshore Wind Act (Kommentierung der §§ 39-54 WindSeeG)", Berlin Commentar on Energy Law, Volume 6 – Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz – EEG) / German Offshore Wind Act (Windenergie-auf-See-Gesetz – WindSeeG), Ed. Säcker, Issue 4, 2018 (with Maximilian Uibeleisen)

"Concession and cooperation: cooperatively concessions models in the context with the new conclusion of concession contracts according to § 46 German Energy Act (Konzession und Kooperation: Partnerschaftliche Konzessionsmodelle beim Neuabschluss von qualifizierten Wegenutzungsverträgen nach § 46 Abs. 2 EnWG)", Dissertation, 2018

Co-author, "The economical operation of renewable energy plants outside the scope of the subsidy framework of the German Renewable Energy Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz) – Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) as competition for the German statutory (Der wirtschaftliche Betrieb von Erneuerbare-Energien-Anlagen außerhalb des EEG-Förderrahmens – Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) als Konkurrenz zum System staatlicher Fördergelder)", RdE, Pages 114 et seqq., 2018 (with Maximilian Uibeleisen)

"The right for concession contracts in the light of the latest jurisprudence of the German Federal Supreme Court (Das Konzessionsvertragsrecht im Lichte der aktuellen BGH-Rechtsprechung)", ER, Pages 91 et seqq., 2014