Environmental Law and Planning Law

The realization of construction projects and infrastructure projects requires compliance with numerous, complex legal requirements. Procedural law, especially with regard to participation by governmental agencies, and issues in substantive law in the respective specialized planning area as well as environmental law (protection against noise, protection of nature, water management, environmental compatibility) are high hurdles on obtaining permits for and implementing corresponding projects.

GvW Graf von Westphalen has advised governmental agencies and private project developers for many decades in the field of environmental and planning law. Our attorneys, who work throughout Germany, develop pragmatic solutions that are eligible for permits, in order to achieve planning and legal certainty for our clients.

Our main areas of activity include, in addition to representation in litigation, especially support during various proceedings:

  • in proceedings to establish plans (especially in the areas of roads, waterways and airports)
  • in general planning proceedings
  • in proceedings involving protection against immissions (especially the licensing of industrial plants)
  • in proceedings involving the law on waste
  • in connection with preexisting contamination and clean-ups
  • in environmental due diligence and compliance examinations

The GvW team in the area of environmental and planning law consists of highly specialized attorneys and administrative law specialists. We represent our clients before all national and European courts. We work closely together with expert and planning offices. As a result of our personal strengths and our specialization, we are able to find successful solutions for highly complex, large projects. 

Key Contact

Dr Ronald Steiling
Lawyer, Accredited specialist in Administrative Law
T +49 40 35922-279
r.steiling@gvw.com