Enviromental Law


Infrastructure projects as well as industrial and commercial investment projects are subject to enormous cost and time pressure due to their economic importance and volume. At the same time, numerous legal matters and the permanent development of regulatory processes have to be taken into account, both at national and European Union level. Specialised knowledge in dealing with environmental impact assessments (EIA) is also of central importance in the initial stage of a project preparation in order to avoid frustrating expenses.

The successful implementation of large projects, therefore, requires a cross-thematic advisory approach and the ability to efficiently represent legal concerns before domestic authorities and all the way up to European institutions. The resolution of legal issues places high demands on the competence and resources of the legal advisor – from tendering and financing to environmental and civil law issues in the approval of projects.


  • Legal support for projects requiring an EIA
  • Advice in preliminary proceedings
  • Legal assessment of concepts for the environmental impact statement
  • Support in submitting documents and representation with authorities
  • Representation of interests vis-à-vis other parties involved
  • Advice on the development of transport infrastructure (roads, railway lines, airports) and of pipeline systems
  • Clarification of public procurement law issues (e.g. in the privatisation of transport infrastructure)
  • Clarification of legal issues relating to project financing up to and including PPP models
  • Legal advice on shareholdings and privatisations
  • Support in administrative proceedings before regulatory and cartel authorities
  • Legal advice on the planning and commissioning of commercially used facilities
  • Litigation and alternative dispute resolution (arbitration)
  • National and supranational representation of interests at European institutions

In our decades of work for public clients, private project applicants and industrial enterprises, we have acquired the necessary expertise in a market environment changed by liberalisation and internationalisation and have built up corresponding international networks to provide legal support to clients in all legal issues including civil law, competition law and environmental law in the run-up to market entry.

Our clients today include public infrastructure providers (rail, road, water, air, operators of pipelines for oil and gas), energy and telecommunications service providers as well as operators of industrial, commercial, leisure and hotel facilities and companies active in waste management and water management.

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