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We can help with your public law matters

Our specialised team has many years of experience in advising investors, companies and the public sector on all practical aspects of issues relating to public law. We consider commercial aspects as well as the technical/scientific circumstances and requirements when handling projects and transactions.

Our "Public" service portfolio

  • Licensing and planning permission procedures
  • Environmental law advice
  • Project development, public planning and construction law
  • Procurement law for bidders or contracting bodies
  • Advice on administrative law for trade and industry
  • Advice on transactions and restructuring
  • Public private partnerships and privatisation
  • Advice on foreign tradePolitical consulting
  • Compliance and crisis management
  • Representation in litigation and verification procedures

How our expertise can help you

We can help you to structure complex public law procedures such as procurement procedures and planning and licensing proceedings in a legally secure way, implement them efficiently and complete them successfully. We identify risks in advance, offer solutions and support you in your communication with project participants.

We are very accustomed to working closely and constructively with experts from other fields, such as planners, engineers and other specialists, as well as with banks and authorities.

This avoids costly court cases and enables you to plan your investment with certainty. If required, we can represent your interests in court, drawing on our extensive litigation experience.

What others say about us

"Recommended practice for restructuring and transactions in the public sector."
(JUVE, 2011/2012)

"The scope of the advice it provides is impressive, both in relation to the wide range of sectors covered, such as energy, chemicals, water and port traffic, and the size of the projects."
 (JUVE, 2010/2011)

"The strengths of the frequently recommended practice include handling several major projects with long timelines."
 (JUVE, 2009/2010)


CMS ad­vises EnBW on in­vest­ment by Com­merz Real in port­fo­lio of 14 on­shore...
Stut­tgart – EnBW En­er­gie Baden-Württem­berg AG has sold 49.9% of the shares in a port­fo­lio com­pris­ing 14 on­shore wind farms with 47 wind tur­bines and total out­put of 133 MW to Com­merz Real’s Klimavest...
Real Es­tate Re­set
From pan­dem­ic to pur­pose  As we wel­comed in a new year, the de­fin­ing is­sue of the next dec­ade looked set to be sus­tain­ab­il­ity. The rise of ESG – En­vir­on­ment, So­cial, Gov­ernance – was no flash in the pan; it was now a guid­ing prin­ciple for glob­al in­vestors and in­sti­tu­tions. Re­spond­ing to the cli­mate crisis was a pri­or­ity. And then COV­ID-19 changed everything.   Few would have pre­dicted quite how quickly the world would be turned up­side down by a glob­al pan­dem­ic, the like of which has not been seen for a cen­tury or more. The hu­man cost and in­di­vidu­al tra­gedies have been in­des­crib­able. The eco­nom­ic and so­cial im­pact un­pre­ced­en­ted. Cit­ies have be­come ghost towns. Mil­lions are work­ing from home, not of­fices. Re­tail, leis­ure and travel sec­tors have been par­tic­u­larly hard hit. And yet, in some ways, the events of 2020 have ac­cel­er­ated changes that were already gath­er­ing mo­mentum. For the real es­tate sec­tor there is now an op­por­tun­ity to re­set. For the first time, our re­search this year polls not only over 240 lead­ers across the real es­tate sec­tor, but over 1,500 seni­or of­fice oc­cu­pi­ers with de­cision mak­ing re­spons­ib­il­ity for prop­erty is­sues, and over 500 glob­al in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors. It takes a de­tailed look at mar­ket re­ac­tion to the pan­dem­ic and the last­ing im­pact it could have on the of­fice as­set class and the way in which we will ad­apt to our new work­ing en­vir­on­ment. We will also ex­plore real es­tate’s jour­ney from pan­dem­ic to pur­pose, as sus­tain­ab­il­ity and so­cial im­pact set the agenda for the sec­tor. This is our eighth an­nu­al re­port where we look to the fu­ture, ad­dress key is­sues fa­cing the real es­tate sec­tor and ex­plore mar­ket trends. We hope you en­joy read­ing it.
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
A first glance sug­gests there were no ma­jor changes in the European in­vest­ment mar­ket in 2018, with the in­vest­ment volume be­ing roughly the same as in the pre­vi­ous year at around EUR 264bn. However...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
Real es­tate in­vest­ment mar­ket flat­lining at a high level Total in­vest­ment re­mains at pre­vi­ous year’s level.In­vestors forced to re­vise their in­vest­ment pref­er­ences: of­fice real es­tate still ahead, but...
CMS ad­vises Lux­cara on ac­quis­i­tion of 750 MW on­shore wind farm pro­ject...
Ham­burg – As­set man­ager Lux­cara has ac­quired the Önus­ber­get wind farm pro­ject, which is part of the Markby­g­den 1101 cluster, from the de­veloper Svevind AB. The Önus­ber­get wind farm in north­ern Sweden...
CMS ad­vises on sale of prop­erty port­fo­lio by Senioren-Wohnen Hold­ing to...
Co­logne – Senioren-Wohnen Hold­ing GmbH has sold a real es­tate port­fo­lio com­pris­ing twelve re­tire­ment homes to a sub­si­di­ary of French as­set man­age­ment com­pany Primo­ni­al. Five prop­er­ties are already op­er­a­tion­al...
CMS ad­vises Cofin­immo Group on ac­quis­i­tion of two care home prop­er­ties...
Stut­tgart – Bel­gian group Cofin­immo is con­tinu­ing its ex­pan­sion strategy in Ger­many by adding two care home prop­er­ties to its health­care port­fo­lio in the coun­try via deals worth EUR 26.5 mil­lion.Cofin­immo...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket con­tin­ued to per­form well after the pre­vi­ous re­cord-break­ing years. In 2016, total in­vest­ment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% be­low the re­cord amount of the...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
Strong de­mand for of­fice and re­tail prop­er­ty­In­crease in na­tion­al in­vestors in the European real es­tate mar­ket­Fre­quent agree­ment of seller-friendly pur­chase agree­ment pro­vi­sionsS­tut­tgart – The European...
CMS ad­vises EnBW on con­struc­tion of Al­batross off­shore wind farm in North...
Ham­burg – The Su­per­vis­ory Board of EnBW En­er­gie Baden-Württem­berg AG has ap­proved the in­vest­ment in and con­struc­tion of EnBW's Al­batross off­shore wind farm. Al­batross will be built in the Ex­clus­ive...
CMS ad­vises Ber­en­berg and Uni­ver­sal-In­vest­ment on ac­quis­i­tion of Wil­helm­Galer­ie...
Ham­burg – Ber­en­berg Real Es­tate As­set Man­age­ment and Uni­ver­sal-In­vest­ment have ac­quired the Wil­helm­Galer­ie com­plex in Pots­dam for a newly cre­ated real es­tate in­vest­ment fund. The vendor is a fund man­aged...
CMS ad­vises DIC As­set on sale of EUR 143 mil­lion prop­erty port­fo­lio
Frank­furt – DIC As­set AG has sold a Ger­man of­fice prop­erty port­fo­lio to Cord­ing Real Es­tate Group GmbH, which is ac­quir­ing it on be­half of in­sti­tu­tion­al cli­ents. The pur­chase price is around EUR 143...