Competences Real estate industry

Commercial real estate law as we understand it involves much more than just transactions, due diligence and commercial lease agreements. Regulatory requirements pertaining to the construction, operation and demolition of buildings are on the rise. Construction planning and building law requirements, regulations on energy and resource efficiency, sustainable construction, building conservation, fire protection, maintenance and repair of technical installations, fulfilment of traffic safety obligations and handling of building pollutants, in particular asbestos, are just some of the many issues that real estate companies have to deal with. The internal implementation of operator responsibilities, the establishment of a tailor-made compliance organisation which ensures maximum legal security and a plethora of environmental law issues illustrate the diverse challenges the real estate industry has to master.

Big housing associations, state-owned real estate companies and renowned project developers value our special expertise in these areas, as do the real estate departments of numerous DAX-listed companies. We advise the real estate industry on the entire spectrum of public law and organisational law issues. Our specialisation on environmental, planning and product law benefits our clients particularly in areas such as re-development, land recycling and contaminated site management (including explosive ordnance clearance), the interfaces between zoning law, hazardous incident law and emission control law as well as in all questions regarding the disposal of construction waste or the use of legally compliant building products.

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