Public building, planning law and environmental regulations are the core areas of public law which govern planning and approval for projects in the fields of real estate, infrastructure, industrial sites and other industrial plants. In addition to the above, major projects are often prefaced by multi-level planning and approval procedures which include areas as diverse as regional planning procedures, urban development planning, planning permission, approval procedures related to emission protection, building permits and other approval procedures for specific steps.
In recent years, these procedures have grown increasingly complex, and there has been a marked increase in the number of requirements which apply to the planning, approval and operation of projects and industrial plants. This is partly due to the fact that specifications are growing not only more abundant in number, but also more complex in nature – whether due to European Environment Law (species protection, for example) or local requirements such as socially responsible land use. It is also partly due to the dramatic increase in public interest regarding such projects. Given the higher level of transparency and the fact that associations have greater locus standi, it is vital to adhere scrupulously and comprehensively to all legal requirements.
Complex procedures and requirements call for detailed and perspicacious responses. We regard ourselves as project lawyers. In other words, we offer in-depth advice and support for your project – whether you are an investor, project developer, plant operator, public authority (on federal, regional or local level), or a
company working for a public authority. Based on our extensive expertise and experience, we aim to offer our clients holistic and strategic legal advice. We also recommend specific courses of action for each stage of your project. GSK remains by your side and supports you from the moment an idea is born through to its maturity. We have particular expertise in the following areas:
“The GSK Stockmann team was crucial to the success of one of our largest and most complex greenfield developments.
Their in-depth legal expertise and prudent handling of the authorities and various stakeholders involved ensured that every stage of the project ran smoothly.”Frank Dörflinger, Managing Director, Activ Development