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Lawyers for environmental law

The work of our lawyers for environmental law focuses on assessing complex approval and planning permission procedures, development projects and transactions from an environmental law perspective and helping to bring them to a successful conclusion. 

We advise companies on all environmental law issues arising in the context of ongoing operation of industrial plants, power lines and mines. Our environmental lawyers are particularly well versed in environmental impact assessments and are very familiar with the strict requirements under legislation on the protection of nature and wildlife, water law and emission control.

Our lawyers for environmental law combine in-depth specialist knowledge and the necessary commercial understanding with many years of engaging with public bodies and the courts. Where appropriate, they liaise with specialists from other professions, such as environmental experts, engineers, planners and developers. 

If you need support around environmental law, please feel free to contact our specialist lawyers in this field at any time. Their contact details are listed below.
 
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Fritz Hammerstein
Dr. Fritz von Hammerstein
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Hamburg
Fritz von Hammerstein has been a CMS partner since 1992 and is a certified lawyer for administrative law. He focuses on environmental and planning as well as energy law and is particularly noted for his...
Thomas Heidemann
Dr. Thomas Heidemann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Duesseldorf
Based at CMS Duesseldorf, Thomas Heidemann advises clients on their Russian and Eastern European business. After 25 years of advising on business activities in Russia, his related practice is currently...
Dr. Neele Ann Christiansen
Equity_part­ner_fe­male
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Neele Christiansen advises German and international infrastructure companies and network operators in complex permitting and plan approval procedures with a focus on general planning law as well as environmental...
Dr. Christiane Kappes
Equity_part­ner_fe­male
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Hamburg
Christiane Kappes is an environmental and planning law specialist with a particular focus on nature conservation and species protection matters and special infrastructure, mining and energy sector expertise...
Dr. Christian Scherer
Equity_part­ner_male
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law) | Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht (Certified lawyer for procurement law)
Germany, Cologne
Christian Scherer has more than 20 years experience advising on construction and planning, procurement, environmental and other public law issues with a special focus on public and private industrial...
Dr. Jakob Steiff, LL.M. (Edinburgh)
Equity_part­ner_male
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Frankfurt
Jakob Steiff is a partner and leads a team of five lawyers advising on procurement law and public commercial law at the firm’s Frankfurt office. He has extensive experience in planning and implementing...
Dr. Ursula Steinkemper
Equity_part­ner_fe­male
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law) | Head of Energy & Climate Change, CMS Germany
Germany, Stuttgart
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...
Insa Nutzhorn
Dr. Insa Nutzhorn, LL.M. (University of the West of England Bristol)
Prin­cip­al Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin | Fachanwältin für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Hamburg
Insa Nutzhorn advises German and international companies on all aspects of environmental, planning, mining and energy law. She is specialised in complex approval and planning procedures, e.g., for infrastructure...
Sebastian Belz
Sebastian Belz, LL.M. (University of the West of England Bristol)
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Sebastian Belz focuses on environmental, planning, energy and mining law. He advises German and international infrastructure, energy and mining companies on complex licensing and planning permission procedures...
Katharina Haidas
Katharina Haidas
Coun­sel
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Munich
The main area of practice is public (commercial) law, in particular public construction law. Another focus lies on giving advice to contracting authorities and bidders concerning issues of procurement...