Dr Dominik Greinacher
Dr Dominik Greinacher is Partner at BEITEN BURKHARDT's Berlin office and a member of the Corporate / M&A practice group. His area of activity comprises advice on energy law and the energy industry. He particularly advises his clients on public energy law issues, including planning law and the law of expropriation, as well as on emission trading matters. He further advises and represents his clients on energy-related state aid law before the EU institutions. Dr Greinacher also provides legal advice on environmental law and administrative law.
Dr Greinacher studied law at the Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg where he worked as an assistant at the university's public law department for two years before obtaining his doctoral degree. He was admitted to the German Bar in 1995. Prior to working at an international law firm in Frankfurt, Leipzig and Berlin, he worked at an environmental law firm in Cologne. From 2003 to 2015 he worked as a partner with SCHOLTKA & PARTNER, a law firm specialised in energy law. Since 2015, he has been working with BEITEN BURKHARDT.
The publishing house and information service JUVE lists Dr Dominik Greinacher as frequently recommended lawyer with regard to energy law.
(JUVE Handbook Commercial Law 2018/2019, 2017/2018 and 2016/2017)
Regulatory expert Dr Dominik Greinacher is frequently recommended.
(The Legal 500 Deutschland 2017)
- Deutscher Juristentag e.V. (Association of German Jurists)
- Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht e.V. (German Association for Environmental Law)
- Leipziger Vereinigung für Umwelt- und Planungsrecht (Leipzig Association for Environmental and Planning Law)
Publications / Lectures
Future Workshop Renewable Energies – Self-Supply with Power. Analysis of Effects and Scenarios for Future Development
Dr Dominik Greinacher and Dr Reinald Günther (Co-Authors: Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung ISI, CONSENTEC GmbH, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)
Study on Behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, November 2016
Greinacher, in: EnWG-Kommentar, Erich-Schmidt-Verlag (in preparation);
Greinacher, in: EEG-Kommentar, Nomos-Verlag (in preparation);
New Responsibility of Network Operators: The German Electricity Market Act and Its Influence on the Market Design, Conference Proceedings of the Seventh Bayreuther Energierechtstage 2016;
Expropriation for Grid Integration and Access Roads to a Wind Park, Comments on the Decision of the Federal Court of Justice of 12 March 2015 – III ZR 36/14, in ER 06/16, p. 235 et seq.;
Greinacher, in: Boldt/Weller/Kühne/von Mäßenhausen, BBergG, § 77 et seq. BBergG, comment, 2nd edition 2016;
Expropriation for grid integration and access roads to a wind park, Comments on the deci-sion of the Federal Court of Justice of 12 March 2015 – III ZR 36/14, in ER aktuell (appearing soon);
Greinacher, in: Kühne/von Mäßenhausen, BBergG (2nd ed. of Boldt/Weller) section 77 et seq. BBergG, comment, 2nd edition, appearing soon;
Legal Framework of Gas Storage and Trading with Storage Capacities, Antje Baumbach, Dr. Dominik Greinacher and Solveig Hinsch in: Vertragshandbuch Gaswirtschaft, 2nd edi-tion, 2013, p. 523-552;
Annotation re decision of the Federal Administrative Court, dated 20 February 2014 – 7 C 37/11 -, pp. 427 – 429, in: Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht (ZUR) 7-8/2014;
Sanctions for late filing of emission report, Comments on the decision of CJEU dated 17 October 2013 – file no.: C-203/12:, pp. 26 – 31, in: EWerK 1/2014.
"Rights to Information, Inspection and Participation -- Balancing Public Interest in Information and Business Secrets", expert roundtable on dismantling nuclear power plants, 6/7October 2015, Cologne, Management Circle AG;
"Pipelines", 11 August 2015, Cologne, Management Circle AG, Instructor;
"General Requirements for Civic Participation and Association Participation in the Authoriza-tion Procedure", 12 November 2014, Management Circle AG;
"EEG Plants: Possibilities, Chances and Risks for Local Authorities", Conference Sachbearbeitertagung in Cottbus on 2/3 July 2014;
"State Aid Issues regarding Section 19 (2) of the German Electricity Network Charges Ordi-nance (StromNEV)", 11 October 2013, Leipzig, 55th Meeting of the German Group of Energy and Mining Lawyers of the Section on Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources, and Infra-structure Law International Bar Association;
"Current Challenges of the Energy Development" 11 January 2011, Leipzig, Institut für Um-welt- und Planungsrecht e.V..
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Stadtwerke Heidenheim AG Group on the Acquisition of 5 Wind Farms
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Hellenstein SolarWind on Acquisition of a Wind Farm
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Energiedienst Holding AG on Partial Acquisition of Messerschmid Energiesysteme GmbH
BEITEN BURKHARDT Advises Stadtwerke Heidenheim AG Group on the Acquisition of a Solar Plant