Competences Business and environment
As one of the major industrialised nations worldwide, Germany needs reliable guidelines in the field of environmental law. We believe that the protection of natural resources, which is a cornerstone of our society, does not conflict with economic prosperity. Given the highly dynamic development of European and German environmental law, a plethora of new challenges has emerged for the business economy in the last few years. Environmental protection is essential; environmental law has become a location factor. Today, all business operations require in-depth expertise in the field of environmental law. It is our aim to provide our clients with legally secure guidance through difficult terrain and bolster Germany’s position as a business location.
We assist our clients in all matters involving environmental law requirements. Moreover, we have a rich store of experience focussing on approvable permits and modifications of industrial or commercial installations, including all relevant connections with planning law, emission control law, water law, nature conservation law and waste law. Furthermore, we assist clients in all questions relating to hazardous incident law, emissions trading law, substance and chemicals legislation as well as soil protection and contaminated sites legislation. Aside from specific legal advice, we also represent clients in all cases involving interdisciplinary environmental issues, such as environmental liability law, environmental harm legislation, environmental information law and environment-related legal remedies as well as environment-related misdemeanours and criminal law.
Our advisory and representation services cover virtually all sectors of the economy. Predominantly, our clients include companies in the utilities and waste management sector (e.g. energy, water and waste industry), the building materials industry, the pharmaceutical and chemical industry, the paper, glass, steel and metal industry, the food and sugar manufacturing industry as well as big technology corporations and companies active in the real estate industry. We offer our clients the benefits of an extensive network of engineering firms, associations and federations.
On top of this, we advise and represent private and public enterprises, business associations and ministries on the development of future environmental law, for instance in connection with legislative processes at the national and European levels.