Born in Wuppertal.
Joined the firm in 1968.
Listed as “Lawyer of the Year” in public law Berlin 2011 and 2014 (listed since 2009) by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers as well as “Lawyer of the Year” in environmental law in Berlin 2012 (listed since 2009). Listed by Chambers Europe as “senior statesman in public law” as well as in environmental law (2013), bearer of the Hans Dahs medal (2010). Recommended in Germany Environment by Who’s who Legal.
Long‐standing chairman of the administrative law working group of the German Bar Associaton, North Rhine‐Westphalia chapter, chairman of the environmental law committee of the German Bar Association. Member of the UGB (environmental law code) Appraisers Commission at the Federal Ministry of the Environment 1992‐1997. Founding editor of “Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht”.
Advice in connection with plants subject to immission control approval, in particular power plants and chemical plants. Ongoing and comprehensive advice in connection with nuclear power plants, in particular on waste disposal issues. Advice in all areas of mining law problems, primarily opencast mining and disputes regarding compensation.
Constitutional disputes before the Federal Constitutional Court and the state constitutional courts. Representation of authorities in court disputes over constitutional protection proceedings.
Numerous publications on emissions control law (including the monographs “Immissionsschutzrecht und Industrieanlagen” and articles in Großkommentar Landmann‐Rohmer, Umweltrecht), articles on atomic energy law, building and planning law and other fields of administrative law.