In this prac­tice group, we pool our expert­ise in con­struc­tion law, zon­ing and sec­tor­al plan­ning law, pro­cure­ment and admin­is­trat­ive law, as well as in all areas of envir­on­ment­al law, to stra­tegic­ally sup­port cli­ents from the pub­lic and private sec­tors in plan­ning and devel­op­ment pro­jects. Con­struc­tion pro­jects in the pub­lic domain are chal­len­ging in many respects: numer­ous reg­u­la­tions need to be observed and dif­fer­ent interests need to be reconciled.

Through our work for busi­nesses, cit­izens, cit­ies and com­munit­ies, we under­stand the interests of all parties involved and can always pur­pose­fully apply these for our cli­ents. As spe­cial­ist law­yers in con­struc­tion and archi­tec­tur­al law, as well as in admin­is­trat­ive law, our experts are doubly spe­cial­ised and are well-acquain­ted with the sub­ject matter.

In the course of devel­op­ing a pro­ject, we will advise you in the plan­ning, struc­tur­ing and imple­ment­a­tion of your pro­ject. We inform you of any risks early on and sug­gest leg­ally and eco­nom­ic­ally sens­ible solu­tions, we review your pro­ject for its need for approv­al or noti­fic­a­tion and ensure the exped­it­ing of the neces­sary plan­ning, con­struc­tion and envir­on­ment­al pro­ced­ures. Where required, we will also defend gran­ted author­isa­tions against claims by third parties.

The ‘Admin­is­tra­tion and Pub­lic Law’ prac­tice group advises and rep­res­ents loc­al author­it­ies such as build­ing and envir­on­ment­al agen­cies, pro­ject devel­op­ment and hous­ing cooper­at­ives, con­struc­tion and oth­er busi­nesses, as well as private indi­vidu­als, among others.


Key ser­vices of the prac­tice group

  • Assist­ance with build­ing per­mit pro­ceed­ings and plan­ning approv­al proceedings
  • Advice on devel­op­ment plans, land-use plans and region­al plans
  • Cla­ri­fic­a­tion of envir­on­ment­al ques­tions, espe­cially in the areas of pol­lu­tion con­trol, water, con­ser­va­tion, soil pro­tec­tion, recyc­ling and waste laws.
  • Draft­ing, review­ing, enforce­ment or chal­len­ging of admin­is­trat­ive con­tracts and decisions by author­it­ies (muni­cip­al taxes, devel­op­ment con­tri­bu­tions, demoli­tion orders)
  • Nego­ti­ation of urb­an devel­op­ment contracts
  • Pro­tec­tion of prop­erty against gov­ern­ment use, expro­pri­ation procedures
  • Enforce­ment of claims of pub­lic author­ity liab­il­ity and claims for compensation
  • Rep­res­ent­a­tion in admin­is­trat­ive and appeal pro­ceed­ings before author­it­ies and courts
  • Advice on ques­tions of trade law



+49 751 8880–71

Part­ner, lawyer

Con­struc­tion and archi­tec­tur­al law
Admin­is­trat­ive law

+49 751 8880–71

formerly worked in

Bank­ing and cap­it­al mar­ket law
Con­struc­tion and archi­tec­tur­al law
Admin­is­trat­ive law

+49 751 8880–78


Admin­is­trat­ive law