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Dr Marius Boewe is a Partner in our Düsseldorf office and leads our German Regulatory practice.

He provides more than 20 years' experience of public and public commercial law, especially in the fields of energy, FDI, environmental and aviation law.

Furthermore, his expertise encompasses diverse legal regulatory aspects as well as state aid, planning and building law. Marius advises international investors, major energy companies, large industrials, and international airlines in all regulatory aspects of their projects.

Marius is a lecturer at the University of Düsseldorf and publisher and author of various legal books and articles, inter alia publishing the leading commentary on the German Renewable Energy Act.


  • Listed as leading lawyer for Energy Law by Best Lawyers in Germany (in cooperation with Handelsblatt) 2022 and 2023
  • "Committed, focused, efficient.", Legal 500 EMEA 2021
  • The German CRT team is ranked as recommended competition practice in Germany by Global Competition Review (GCR 100, 20th edition 2020)


Marius graduated from the law school of the University of Freiburg. He holds a Doctor of Laws (Dr iur) from the University of Freiburg on a constitutional and parliamentary related topic. Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills in 2016, he worked for other leading international law firms in Cologne and Düsseldorf. A German native speaker, he is fluent in English.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • SoftBank Robotics Group on the sale of its French subsidiary SoftBank Robotics Europe to United Robotics Group
  • Engie on the sale of Equans to Bouygues for a valuation of €7.1 billion
  • PEARL Infrastructure Capital as majority stakeholder on its joint investment with Wismar Pellets in financing the construction of the Bioenergie Wismar Combined Heat and Power Plant
  • Rheinmetall AG on the acquisition of Expal Systems S.A of Madrid
  • Lufthansa Group on the sale of the European Business of LSG Group to airline caterer gategroup
  • The lenders in relation to the financing of the 725-kilometre, 1.4 GW NeuConnect Interconnector project between the UK and Germany
  • bp on its joint venture with Daimler Mobility AG and BMW Group in Digital Charging Solutions (DCS, trading under ChargeNow), a leading developer of digital charging software for automotive manufacturers and vehicle fleet operators
  • Deutsche Post DHL Group on the expansion of their international freight hub at Leipzig airport, and previously* on the relocation of the European freight hub to Leipzig airport in all regulatory matters (including planning law issues)
  • United Air Lines Inc. regarding the regulatory requirements for the implementation of its merger with Continental Airlines and representation in dealings with German and European authorities*


* prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills