Martin Hamer

Martin Hamer

Greenberg Traurig

Recognized since 2020

Berlin, Germany

Practice Areas

Energy Law

Environmental Law

Public Law

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Martin Hamer is a Partner in the Environmental Group in Germany. He focuses on environmental matters including soil and groundwater contamination, environmental permits, nature protection, waste management, mining and climate protection. Martin represents clients in complex permit procedures vis-à-vis public authorities, environmental liability litigation and public law contract negotiations. In addition, he advises on environmental and other regulatory matters in corporate and real estate transactions. Amongst his clients are manufacturers, real estate companies, private equity funds, energy suppliers and business associations.

Martin also specialises in public planning and building law matters. He represents investors, project developers and housing companies in planning and building permit procedures vis-à-vis municipalities and authorities. He regularly lectures on public planning and building law at the EBS University for Economics and Law in Wiesbaden.

Martin has been recognized in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in Germany in the category Environmental Law. He has published numerous articles on environmental and planning matters. For example, he recently published an article on a mining and environmental law topic in the Fall 2019 edition of the American Bar Association’s online journal Natural Resources & Environment. Furthermore, Martin is co-author of the legal commentary on the German Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act in the publication Berliner Kommentar zum Energierecht.

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2025 for work in:
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Public Law
  • Team Member, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Best Law Firms Edition, "Law Firm of the Year," Environmental Law, 2016
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017

The Carbon Conundrum

by Martin Hamer and Natalie Kopplow

Companies that trade internationally might soon face a “carbon tariff” when importing certain goods into the European Union. Why is the EU doing this—and how will it affect world trade?

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