Joachim Grittmann

  • Counsel
  • Die Welle
  • Reuterweg 20
  • 60323 Frankfurt am Main
  • Germany
  • T +49.69.6062.6548


Joachim Grittmann is counsel in the Frankfurt office and practices in the firm’s Litigation & Trial Department. He has broad experience in administrative and regulatory law, including:

  • Public procurement law
  • State aid law
  • Compliance matters, e.g., data protection and export control

His practice involves all aspects of public law matters for a variety of public and non-public clients.

Mr. Grittmann is also a Master of Public Administration and an associate professor for public law at the University of Heidelberg.

  • “Environmental Considerations in M&A”, Lawyer Monthly Magazine, March 2013
  • Commentary to the German Data Protection Act and Data Protection Rules; co-author, Heidelberg, Verlag Recht und Wirtschaft, 2010
  • “No voidness in case of de-facto-award of contract” (Keine Nichtigkeit bei De-facto-Vergabe), co-author, NVwZ 2004, p. 946 et seq.


Mr. Joachim Grittmann’s experience includes advising:

  • B/E Aerospace on the acquisition of Interturbine Aviation Logistics-Group and the related export control aspects*
  • Daimler AG on the implementation of German toll system Toll Collect and related arbitration procedures: advice on administrative law and public procurement law
  • E.ON AG on the sale of Vereinigte Aluminiumwerke to Norsk Hydro: advice on public and environmental law*
  • E.ON AG on the sale of Stinnes AG to Deutsche Bahn AG: advice on public and environmental law*
  • Hypo Real Estate on state aid law*
  • IVG Caverns GmbH on the extension of an underground gas storage field*
  • IVG Immobilien AG on the sale of caverns business: advice on mining law and environmental law*
  • Nokia on the formation of a joint venture (Nokia Siemens Networks) with Siemens AG: advice on data protection law and regulatory compliance*
  • Novartis in the acquisition of Hexal, the divestiture of Arevipharma and regarding post-M&A disputes*
  • Sembcorp Industries on the contemplated acquisition of E.ON Energy from Waste*
  • The Carlyle Group/Syniverse in the acquisition of MACH and in the subsequent divestiture of MACH’s EEA data clearing and NRTRDE businesses
*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review - 11th Edition -  April 08, 2021
  • Additional ESG Obligations to Enter Into Force for German Companies -  March 10, 2021
  • COVID-19: State Aid in the EU and UK -  June 29, 2020
  • ESG Rating on Trial in Germany -  April 07, 2020
  • COVID-19 in Germany: Proper Handling of Curfews -  March 20, 2020
  • How Are European Supervisory Authorities Exercising Cooperation and Consistency In Practice? -  September 02, 2019
  • High GDPR Fines: German Data Protection Authority Joins the Club -  August 28, 2019
  • Datenschutzklagen als Geschäftsmodell kommerzieller Anbieter – Was müssen Unternehmen jetzt beachten -  August 14, 2019
  • German Government Increases Foreign Investment Oversight -  July 19, 2017
  • Environment: The Year Ahead  -  January 19, 2017
  • German Nuclear Phase-Out Legislation is Partly Unconstitutional  -  December 27, 2016
Bar Qualification
  • Rechtsanwalt (Germany)
  • Second State Exam, State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Heidelberg University, 2001
  • First State Exam, Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg, 1999
  • German
  • English
  • Communications Law
  • Environmental Litigation
  • Energy Regulatory & Markets
  • Litigation & Trial Practice
  • Data Privacy & Security
  • Connectivity, Privacy & Information