Constitutional Law

The German Basic Law shapes the entire legal system: from fundamental rights, to State organisation and public finance.

Constitutional issues arise in all areas of law. We cover the full spectrum of constitutional law – be it draft bills or constitutional court proceedings.

We boast an excellent reputation due to decades of successful constitutional law practice. We have a deep understanding of the different perspectives of the stakeholders involved. Our clients are constitutional bodies, ministries and authorities as well as associations, companies and private individuals who all place their trust in our expertise. We represent our clients’ interests before the Federal Constitutional Court and the constitutional courts of the federal German states. With our equally broad experience in landmark proceedings before other courts in which constitutional issues play an important role we are often asked to provide expert opinions on issues of constitutional law and are invited to provide advice in legislative procedures.

Many of our cases are at the interface of various areas of the law, including European and international law, the European Charter of Fundamental Rights, the fundamental freedoms and the European Convention on Human Rights. Our ability to cover all relevant areas at the highest level frequently determines the successful outcome of proceedings.

Our practice areas (selection):

Areas of application

  • Constitutional complaints and opinions in appeal proceedings
  • Institutional disputes and disputes between the federal government and the states
  • Judicial reviews
  • Legal opinions and advice on planned legislation

Subject areas

  • Principle of equality
  • Freedom of expression, of the press, and broadcasting
  • Artistic freedom, academic freedom
  • Freedom of association and trade union freedom
  • Mail, postal and telecommunications secrecy
  • Freedom to exercise a profession
  • Fundamental right to property
  • Political parties
  • European and international integration
  • Parliamentary law
  • Division of powers
  • Public finance

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