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Dr. Anne Rausch

Counsel
Rechtsanwältin

CMS Hasche Sigle
Kranhaus 1
Im Zollhafen 18
50678 Cologne
Germany
Languages German, English

Anne Rausch advises clients on all aspects of public law. Her practice focuses on product- and facility-related environmental law, including chemical law (REACH, CLP, PIC, POP, Chemicals Prohibition Regulation (ChemVerbotsV) and Hazardous Substances Regulation (GefStoffV)), biocide law, waste law (Waste Management Act (KrWG), Packaging Act (VerpackG), Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE), Electrical and Electronic Equipment Substance Ordinance (ElektroStoffV/RoHS)) as well as licensing law, immission control, Seveso law and water law. In addition, her practice includes building, planning and subsidy law. Anne Rausch advises in connection with projects and transactions as well as on issues arising from ongoing operations. She also represents clients throughout all instances of administrative and court proceedings. This includes support on the implementation of delegation structures, drafting delegation letters in the areas HSE (health, safety and environment (HSE) and product compliance as well as advice in criminal and administrative proceedings regarding environmental law.

Her clients include in particular producers from the chemical, food, metal processing and electrical industries.

Anne Rausch joined CMS in 2012 and has been a Counsel since 2017. From October 2016 to January 2017, she was working on Secondment in the environmental law department of a Dutch Corporation. Anne Rausch is a lecturer for environmental law within the lawyer-oriented training at Ruprecht-Karls University in Heidelberg.

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Relevant experience


  • Asian chemical corporation | Advice on chemicals and environmental law regarding the expansion of chemicals distribution in the EU.
  • Metal processing group | Advice on chemical law, particularly in the context of REACH registration and advice regarding organisation structure and ISO certification.
  • Enterprises of the textile branch | Advice on restrictions under the REACH Regulation and the POP Regulation.
  • US group (chemical industry) | Advice on criminal proceedings concerning the violation of requirements under the PIC Regulation.
  • Dutch corporation (chemicals sector) | Advice on setting up a joint venture to build and operate a chlorine plant in North Rhine-Westphalia and in the area of soil protection law regarding former production sites, and with regard to labelling requirements under the CLP Regulation.
  • US corporation (chemicals sector) | Advice on distance requirements under Seveso law with regard to a chemical plant in Lower Saxony.
  • US corporation (pharma and biotech) | Advice on requirements regarding supply of chemicals (Chemikalien-Verbotsverordnung) and implementation of a corresponding internal compliance system.
  • Supplier (automotive industry) | Advice in connection with the re-organisation of responsibilities and delegation of duties in the areas of environment/HSE and in connection with ISO certifications.
  • US producer of special material | Advice regarding the differentiation of waste and by-products and requirements for waste shipment.
  • Producer of medical devices | Advice on notification requirements according to the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG) in the context of administrative proceedings and regarding the delegation of duties and drafting delegation letters, concerning the duties under ElectroG and packaging law (VerpackG).
  • Chemical and logistics Corporation | dvice on the classification of products in accordance with the Packaging Act and in the context of contractual provisions for returning of non system relevant packaging.
  • Producer of special tools | Advice on requirements under the (WEEE Directive/ ElektroG and the Packaging Act) including advice on a service agreement for fulfilment of obligations in several EU countries.
  • Steel trade corporation | Advice on approval and environmental law matters in the context of the acquisition of distribution and steel trading companies in North Rhine-Westphalia.
  • Housing associations | Advice on and representation in connection with a project-related development plan procedure for an office block in North Rhine-Westfalia and approval procedures (Planfeststellungsverfahren) for extension of rail tracks, maintenance plants and further railway infrastructure.
  • Mineral water producer | Advising on approval procedures regarding water rights.
  • US-Dutch corporation (chemicals sector) | Advising on administrative proceedings regarding the recovery of subsidies for a railway siding.
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Memberships & Roles


  • Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht (Association for Environmental Law)
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Publications


  • Bodenschutzrecht, in: Rehbinder/Schink (Hrsg.), Grundzüge des Umweltschutzrechts, 5. Auflage 2018, gemeinsam mit Scherer-Leydecker
  • Anspruch Dritter auf aktiven oder passiven Schallschutz bei Ausbau Schienenwegenetz, OVG NRW, Urteil vom 12.11.2018 – 11 D 96/17.AK, Update Real Estate & Public 1/2019, S. 23
  • Anforderungen an eine bodenschutzrechtliche Duldungsanordnung, VG Düsseldorf, Urteil vom 24.04.2018 – 17 K 15533/16, Update Real Estate & Public 9/2018, S. 30
  • Voraussetzungen für bodenschutzrechtlich orientierende Untersuchungsmaßnahmen, OVG Hamburg, Urteil vom 12.10.2017 – 2 Bf 1/16, Update Real Estate & Public 4/2018, S. 27
  • Rechtliche Neuerungen zum Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen/Changes to regulations on the handling of substances hazardous to water, Verlag für die Chemische Industrie 10/2017, S. 72
  • Neue Vorschriften zum Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen in Kraft, Platow Online 10/2017
  • Grundwasserschutz: Was kommt, was bleibt?, Beitrag in Zeitschrift ProCess 10/2017, S. 10
  • Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen: Neue Anlagenverordnung in Kraft getreten, CAV 10/2017, S. 76
  • Vorbereitet sein, Gefährliche Ladung 09/2017, S. 24
  • Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen, Internationales Verkehrswesen 08/2017, S. 30
  • Neue Vorschriften zum Umgang mit wassergefährdenden Stoffen, Verkehrsrundschau 08/2017
  • Regeln jetzt bundesweit einheitlich, Deutsche Verkehrs-Zeitung 08/2017, S. 10
  • Erfolgreiche Anfechtung der Ausübung eines gemeindlichen Vorkaufsrechts, OVG NRW, Urteil vom 15.03.2016 - 10 A 1066/14, Update Real Estate & Public, 09/2016, S. 50
  • Kein Gartencenter in Nachbarschaft eines Störfallbetriebs, VGH Kassel, Urteil vom 11.03.2015 – 4 A 645/13, Update Real Estate & Public, 09/2015, S. 28
  • Fortführung der Rechtsprechung zu Einzelhandelsgroßprojekten, Niedersächsisches OVG, Urteil vom 10.07.2014 – 1 KN 121/11, Beschluss vom 29.09.2014 – 1 MN 102/14, Update Real Estate & Public, 03/2015, S. 31
  • Chemikalien-Verbotsverordnung – Anforderungen und Umsetzung in der Praxis, Zeitschrift für Stoffrecht 04/2014, S. 98
  • Anforderungen an die Rechtfertigung eines Einzelhandelsausschlusses durch einen Bebauungsplan, BVerwG, Beschluss vom 06.08.2013 – 4 BN 8/13, Update Real Estate & Public, 03/2014
  • Geltungsdauer einer Baugenehmigung nach längerer Nutzungsunterbrechung, VG Darmstadt, Beschluss vom 19.11.2012 – 7 L 1204/12, Update Real Estate & Public, 09/2013, S. 23
  • Klage gegen Fahrverbot in Umweltzone, BVerwG, Beschluss vom 11.07.2012 – 3 B 78/11, Update Real Estate & Public, 04/2013, S. 28
  • Verkündung eines Bebauungsplans unter Bezugnahme auf DIN-Vorschriften, VGH Baden-Württemberg, Urteil vom 01.03.2012 – 5 S 1749/10, Update Immobilien, Bauen, Umwelt, 09/2012, S. 38
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Lectures list


  • November 2019: Der Brexit und seine Folgen ‒ Auswirkungen auf die chemische Industrie, Veranstaltung REACH ‒ Alles gut organisiert? des Netzwerk [email protected]ürttemberg
  • März 2016: Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung bei Störfallrelevanz, CMS Umwelt- und Planungsrechtstag 2016, Frankfurt a.M.
  • April/Mai 2015: Neuerungen im Störfallrecht: Anforderungen und Umsetzung der Seveso-III-Richtlinie, Update Umweltrecht, Köln, Frankfurt a.M. und Stuttgart
  • 25.06.2014: Schwere Verfehlungen und Folgen im Vergabeverfahren: Ausschluss – Korruptionsregister – Selbstreinigung, Update Vergaberecht, Cologne
  • 19.06.2013: Aktuelle Rechtsprechung, Update Vergaberecht, Cologne
  • 14.05.2013: Compliance im Labyrinth des Umweltrechts: Die neuen bodenschutzrechtlichen Anforderungen nach der IED – Der Ausgangszustandsbericht, Update Umweltrecht, Cologne
  • 20.09.2012: Neue Herausforderungen durch das europäische Umweltrecht: Strengere Umweltstandards durch aktuelle europarechtliche Vorgaben, Update Umweltrecht, Cologne
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Education


  • 2010 - 2012: Trainee lawyer at Cologne Higher Regional Court, including placements at the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. and an international law firm in Cologne and New York
  • 2010: PhD
  • 2001 - 2008: Law studies in Cologne and Lisbon
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