Environmental law

Environmental Law

Environmental law encompasses numerous separate issues, which often have an EU focus, and share the common purpose of sustaining the functionality of ecosystems. Our highly specialised team advises and represents renowned companies as well as the public sector in this area and has done so for decades.

Our areas of expertise

  • Waste disposal
  • Mining and excavation
  • Nuclear and radiation protection
  • Soil conservation and contaminated sites
  • Chemicals
  • Emission control
  • Nature conservation law
  • REACH (European Chemicals Regulation) and hazardous materials
  • Environmental management and environmental damage
  • Water and waste management


Clients: licensing authorities and specialised official bodies, enterprises, associations and organisations

Projects: Approval processes for industrial plants (power plants, paper mills, steel plants, car production, waste‐treatment plants, etc.), planning infrastructure projects (airports, roads, railway lines, subways, ports, offshore and onshore wind farms, overhead power lines, underground cable projects), special facilities with relevant immissions (sports stadiums, car testing and racing tracks), mining operations plan procedure (lignite planning etc.), due diligence in corporate law transactions

References: subway line no. 5, Alexanderplatz to Pariser Platz, in Berlin, road planning projects (A 4 and A 44, Waldschlösschen Bridge Dresden, Warnow Tunnel Rostock, Herren Tunnel Lübeck), airport extension Berlin‐Schönefeld, Frankfurt/Main and Kassen‐Calden, flight routes to and from German commercial airports, Elbe fairway adjustment between Hamburg and the German Bight, test cases on emissions trading, representation of the Federal Republic of Germany in numerous ECJ and Federal Constitutional Court proceedings relating to environmental law.