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Ursula Steinkemper

Dr. Ursula Steinkemper

Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)

CMS Hasche Sigle
Schoettlestraße 8
70597 Stuttgart
Languages English, German

Ursula Steinkemper advises and represents companies and public authorities on all public law and in particular environmental and planning law issues. She specialises in advising on complex approval and planning assessment procedures, including defending approved projects against actions brought on by third parties or by environmental associations. Furthermore, Ursula has particular expertise advising on public law issues related to energy projects and special know how on contamination and environmental compliance.

Ursula joined CMS in 2003 and became a partner in 2015. She regularly teaches at the University of Heidelberg.

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Relevant experience

  • Successfully defending the immission control permit granted to the Infraserv GmbH & Co. Höchst KG waste-to-energy plant against an action brought on by an environmental association; main issues involved: conservation and habitats protection

  • Advising and representing a number of industrial companies in complex law suits related to contaminated sites

  • Providing comprehensive public law advice to several energy providers (e.g., Axpo, BKW, EBL, EnBW, EWR plus numerous large public utilities) in the context of acquiring onshore wind farms, mainly on permits, immission control, nature protection, biodiversity conservation and planning law

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  • Certified lawyer for administrative law

  • Trainee lawyer in Freiburg and Berlin

  • PhD on a constitutional law topic

  • Research assistant at the Institute of Public Law, University of Freiburg

  • Law studies at the Universities of Trier and Freiburg

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  • German Association for Environmental Law (GfU)

  • Arge Verwaltungsrecht im DAV

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  • "Ausbau von Infrastruktur stockt: Große Koalition will Planungsverfahren beschleunigen" (gemeinsam mit Dr. Christiane Kappes) – Legal Tribune Online vom 07.03.2018

  • "Infrastrukturausbau in Deutschland verzögert sich" (gemeinsam mit Dr. Christiane Kappes) – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 19.05.2017, page 13

  • "Stuttgarter Luftreinhalteplan vor dem BVerwG?: Zwischen hellgrün und dunkelrot" – Legal Tribune Online, 03.08.2017

  • "Es ginge auch schneller!" (gemeinsam mit Dr. Christiane Kappes) – NJW-aktuell – Recht im Unternehmen, 37/2017, page 18

  • "Erleichterte Klagemöglichkeiten gegen umweltrelevante Vorhaben" – WWT – Recht & Gesetz, Umweltrecht, 11-12/2016, p. 22 ff.

  • Environmental Rules, Doing Business in Europe, 2017, Sweet & Maxwell (together with Dr. Dirk Rodewoldt/Dr. Volkmar Wagner)

  • Uckermarkleitung vorerst gestoppt PUBLICUS – Der Online-Spiegel für das Öffentliche Recht, 2016.7, p. 13 ff

  • Keine Einschränkung der bodenschutzrechtlichen Verantwortlichkeit durch Untätigkeit der Behörden, EurUP 2014, p. 128 ff

  • Beitragsberechnung bei der Nacherhebung von Anschlussbeiträgen in der Praxis, BWGZ 6/2012, p. 208 ff (together with Christof Kehle)

  • Energiewende auf dem Dach, PUBLICUS – Der Online Spiegel für das Öffentliche Recht, 2011.7, p. 14 ff

  • Bericht: 16. Baden-Württembergischer Verwaltungsrechtstag, VBlBW 2010, p. 108 ff

  • Grundstücksentwässerungsanlagen – Baurecht versus Wasserrecht?, bi-Umwelt 2009, p. 90 ff

  • Neuregelungen des BauGB durch das Europarechtsanpassungsgesetz Bau (EAG Bau), VBlBW 2004, p. 401 ff

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Lectures list

  • "Betriebsimmobilie 2018 – Legal points of interest for your commercially used real property", Business Breakfast 06.06.2018

  • "Managing complex permit procedures from a legal and practical point of view", workshop with Dr Harald Noichl and "Public participation in permit procedures", lecture at 2018 conference on permit management, T.A. Cook, 16./17.04.2018, Berlin

  • "Public involvement in formal procedures – theory and practice, best practices and optimisation possibilities", moderation and podium discussion, CMS Environmental and Planning Law Day 2018, 01.03.2018, Frankfurt am Main

  • "Get things going – the challenge of public involvement in major projects", podium discussion, CMS Dispute Resolution Retreat 2017, 15./16.11.2017, Hamburg

  • "Legal frame conditions for dismantling industrial plants", lecture at 2017 conference on plant dismantling, T.A. Cook, 17./18.01.2017, Berlin

  • "Reviewing the situation: determinants of the duration of proceedings for approving projects", CMS Environmental and Planning Law Day 2017, 26.03.2017, Frankfurt am Main

  • "Creating acceptance – civic participation in construction projects" at an event hosted by Feldhoff & Cie., 19.09.2016, Stuttgart

  • "Current case law in environmental and planning law", CMS Environmental and Planning Law Day 2016, 16.03.2016, Frankfurt am Main

  • "Examination of the relevance of the EU Habitats Directive to project approval – environmental and legal factors in substantiating irrelevance and de minimis thresholds in respect of nitrogen levels" (in conjunction with Dr Stefan Balla), lecture at the 22nd Baden-Württemberg Administrative Law Symposium on 08.07.2015 in Mannheim

  • "Dealing with drainage water from private property", lecture at IKT Workshop, 18.06.2015 in Reutlingen

  • "Structuring planning and permission proceedings effectively" (in collaboration with RiaOVG Reinhard Wilke), workshop, Forum Institut, most recently held on 26/27.02.2015 in Hamburg

  • "Development of former industrial and commercial premises – legal issues", lecture at an event hosted by ImmoEBS e.V. on 10.11.2014 in Stuttgart

  • "Exceptions and exemptions from the stipulations of the development plan", lecture at an event hosted by ImmoEBS e.V. and ADI GmbH on 14.10.2013 in Stuttgart

  • "Interfaces between implications of emission protection and waste protection of the IED on plant permits", lecture at the T.A. Cook Waste Management Conference on 28/29.11.2012 in Berlin

  • "Dealing with substances which endanger water", lecture on 21.11.2012 at the Stuttgart Chamber of Commerce

  • "Current environmental law provisions - what you need to know", 12th EUROFORUM Annual Conference, 21.03.2012, Düsseldorf

  • "Public law framework conditions and necessary steps – commercial property as a solar power plant", lecture on 20.09.2011, Stuttgart

  • "The Act on Legal Remedies in Environmental Matters in practice", lecture at Saxony Administrative Law Conference on 28/29.05.2010

  • Cleaning-up real property waste water plants - legal basis and requirements, lecture on 24.02.2010 in Dresden, on 23.03.2010 in Chemnitz and on 24.03.2010 in Leipzig

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