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The challenge of construction and infrastructure Projects

Major public infrastructure and construction projects present the parties involved with an array of challenges: high investment means correspondingly high risks, many construction, planning and environmental regulations need to be complied with, and the often high level of public interest can include intense criticism.

Prudent, far-sighted project planning and management is becoming ever more important, whether in relation to designating new commercial zones or extending existing zones, redeveloping land, urban planning or conducting approval and planning assessment proceedings for a major infrastructure project.

We provide support at every stage of project development

From construction planning procedures, approvals and planning assessment proceedings, including official requirements and public participation, to project and development plans, urban planning agreements and environmental impact assessments, our lawyers specialising in construction and planning law offer expert advice at every stage of a project.

Our clients include developers of industrial plants, power stations, wind farms, mines, gas storage facilities and waterway constructions, as well as developers of infrastructure such as roads, airports, harbours, pipelines and overhead power lines.

We advise you on planning, structuring and implementing your project, highlight potential risks, suggest solutions and assist you when communicating with the authorities and third parties. If required, we will also defend your licence or planning permission against third party lawsuits.

Special demands of environmental protection

In addition to the environmental impact assessment often required as part of planning and approval procedures, authorisation for a project is frequently dependent on strict regulations related to protecting nature and wildlife or to water law. Careful preparation and comprehensive legal support are essential for smooth completion of the complex procedures involved.

Our experts in environmental law help you to accelerate lengthy licensing procedures, avoid expensive court proceedings and ultimately secure important investment decisions.

Our services around public construction and planning law

We provide public construction and planning law advice in the following areas in particular:

  • Planning permission
  • Development plans, land use plans and regional plans
  • Urban planning agreements
  • Urban redevelopment procedures
  • Land reallocation processes
  • Expropriation procedures
  • Site development
  • Tax and revenue law

The projects for which we provide support with regard to construction and planning law aspects include:

  • Office and residential complexes
  • Urban development/redevelopment measures
  • Shopping centres and retail projects
  • Traffic route and infrastructure projects 

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