Martin Wortmann practices administrative, regulatory, and constitutional law with a focus on regulated industries. He represents German and international companies in proceedings before government agencies and has litigation experience before administrative courts, up to and including the Federal Administrative Court, as well as before the Federal Constitutional Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the European Court of Human Rights.
Martin has recently coordinated an extensive regulatory review of telecommunications and data protection law covering more than 40 countries worldwide. He also has worked on similar projects for providers of internet-based services, particularly advising on telecommunications and data protection, and has been involved in various cross-border compliance mandates.
Martin also handles German and European environmental law and state aid law. In this context, he not only advises clients on a wide range of regulatory requirements, but also supports them, inter alia, in the realization of infrastructure projects in the context of the energy transition. Furthermore, he advises companies on current developments in climate change law and other ESG (environmental, social, and governance) risks.
Prior to joining Jones Day in 2016, Martin worked as a trainee lawyer at the German Federal Constitutional Court, the European Court of Justice, and the German Development Cooperation Agency's office in Tbilisi, Georgia. He also served as a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. In addition, he was a consultant on issues of constitutional transitions and a guest lecturer at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.
- University of Giessen (Dr. jur. 2020); Harvard University (LL.M. 2010); Higher Regional Court of Zweibrücken (Second State Examination 2009); University of Münster (First State Examination 2006); University of Rome III (Erasmus program, 2003-2004)
- Federal Republic of Germany
- Legal 500 Germany (2018): recommended for telecommunications, where clients say he "has outstanding analytical capabilities"
- English, German, Spanish