Stefan Kopp-Assenmacher


About Stefan Kopp-Assenmacher

Stefan Kopp-Assenmacher, founding partner of the Kopp-Assenmacher & Nusser law firm, has been active in the fields of environmental and planning law for over twenty years. He specialises in classic environmental law, including all legal matters relating to approvals and permits for plants that require approval under immission control legislation, in particular industrial facilities. For the most part, his clients comprise SMEs and industrial enterprises. Mr. Kopp-Assenmacher regularly gives lectures, publishes papers and is involved in numerous associations.

The “2018/2019 JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms” (JUVE-Handbuch Wirtschaftskanzleien 2018/2019) refers to Mr Kopp-Assenmacher as a “frequently recommended” lawyer in the areas of “environmental and planning law” and “product-related environmental law/regulatory law”.

Practice Areas

Business and environment
Legislation and standardisation

Utilities / waste management industry
Mining and commodities

Planning and projects
Compliance and organisation

Career and range of consulting services

After obtaining his law degree in Göttingen, Vienna and Berlin, Stefan Kopp-Assenmacher worked as a research assistant at Humboldt University Berlin (chair: Prof. Dr. M. Kloepfer), at the Research Centre for Environmental Law and at the European Centre for Comparative Government and Public Policy. He was admitted to the bar in 1999. In the period 2006 to April 2013, Mr. Kopp-Assenmacher held the position of partner in a nationwide law firm specialising in environmental and technology law. He founded the Kopp-Assenmacher Rechtsanwälte law firm in 2013. In 2016, he became a founding partner of the Kopp-Assenmacher & Nusser law firm where he specialises primarily in environmental law. This includes environment-related approval and licensing law, immission control, water and waste law, soil protection and nature conservation law, substance law, hazardous incident law and emissions trading law as well as all associated interdisciplinary areas, such as environmental impact assessments, environmental information law and procedural environmental law. On top of this, Mr. Kopp-Assenmacher represents clients in cases of environment-related misdemeanours and cases under environmental criminal law.

He advises medium-sized and big companies in the energy industry, the water and wastewater industry and the waste industry. His clients also comprise industrial enterprises active in the chemical raw materials industry and in cement, paper, glass, wood, steel and metal production and processing, as well as food and beverage companies.