Practice Areas

  • State aid-compliant public financing and proceedings before the European Commission (pre-notification contacts, state aid notifications, competition complaints, investigation procedure) and before the courts focusing in particular on transport, infrastructure and public utilities
  • Complex public procurement procedures and large public financing projects, including representation in review proceedings
Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2018
  • Lawyer at major international law firms in Berlin and Hamburg from 2005 to 2018
  • Lecturer at the TU Berlin from 2011 to 2013
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (2005)
  • Doctorate from the Universität Hamburg
  • Trainee lawyer with the Higher Regional Court Berlin
  • Studies at the University of Kiel and the Institut Catholique de Paris
Languages
  • English, French, German, Italian
Awards
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2023″ in the area of “Public Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “State Aid Law” (Juve Handbuch 2022/2023)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022″ in the area of “Public Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “State Aid Law” and “Public Procurement Law” (The Legal 500 2022)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “State Aid Law” (Juve Handbuch 2021/2022)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021″ in the area of “Public Commercial Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “State Aid Law” and “Public Procurement Law” (The Legal 500 2021)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020” in the area of “Public Law, Procurement and State Aid” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
Publications
  • Gniechwitz, Arne: Anmerkung zu EuGH, Urteil vom 21. Dezember 2016, C-51/15 Remondis/Region Hannover, in: EuZW 2017, S. 147 f.
  • Gniechwitz, Arne: Ziele und Grundlagen des Beihilfenrechts, in: Penter/Siefert Kompendium Krankenhaus Rechnungswesen, 2. Auflage 2015, Seiten 612-622.
  • Gniechwitz, Arne / Jennert, C.: Kommentar zu § 118 GWB (a.F. Wirkung der sofortigen Beschwerde), in: Müller-Wrede (Hrsg.), Taschenkommentar Vergaberecht (2008)
  • Gniechwitz, Arne in: Der Städtische Verkehrsplan in Frankreich – Vorbild eines deutschen Gemeindeverkehrsplans?, in: UPR 2005, 217-222.
  • Gniechwitz, Arne: Städtebaupläne in Frankreich: Eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung auf der Grundlage des reformierten französischen Städtebaurechts nach dem Gesetz der städtischen Solidarität und Erneuerung vom 13.12.2000 und dem Städte- und Wohnungsbaugesetz vom 02.07.2003 (Dissertation 2005)
  • GSK Updates
    18 September 2023

    Foreign Subsidies Regulation: Mergers and public procurement procedures involving market players subsidised by non-EU countries

    The notification requirements under the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR) apply from 12 October 2023.

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  • 23 February 2023

    On-shore power in ports: Once optional, soon a requirement

    The European Union is about to introduce new regulations requiring maritime and inland waterway ports in the TEN-T network to upgrade their on-shore power infrastructure for ships ...

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  • Deal News
    24 November 2022

    GSK Stockmann advises Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG on the financing of an LNG terminal in Stade-Bützfleth with a lending volume of 100 million euros

    GSK Stockmann advised Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG on the financing of the construction of a €100 million LNG terminal.

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