Practice Areas

  • Public construction and planning law, in particular planning procedures for infrastructure projects (electricity/gas, road, railway)
  • Environmental regulations, in particular the construction and operation of industrial plants; licensing/approval procedures according to the WHG (Federal Water Act) and the KrwG (Substance Cycle and Waste Management Act)
  • Advising on energy law, in particular on the special equalisation provisions under the German Renewal Energy Sources Act (EEG)
  • Occupational Safety Act, mainly regulations on hazardous substances
  • Product Safety Act
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2020
  • Project-related work for a transmission system operator supervising planning procedures under the EnWG (Energy Industry Act) and approval procedures under the BImSchG (Federal Immission Control Act) since 2014
  • Lawyer in own practice, partner (partial attendance) of a national law firm since 1995
  • Head of Legal and Environmental Affairs and authorised signatory for a company operating in the plastic and wood-based panel industry from 1987 to 1995
  • Head of the Law, Insurance and Real Estate division of a company operating in the energy sector from 1982 to 1987
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (1982)
  • Training lawyer with placements, inter alia, at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
  • Doctorate (Dr. jur.) from the Goethe University Frankfurt
  • English, German
  • German Association for Accreditation and Recognition of Environmental Auditors (DAU), member of the permanent examination commission for the accreditation of environmental verifiers
  • Fachverband Biogas e.V., former founding member of the legal advisory board
  • Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK), former long-standing member of the Environment and Energy Committee
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Environmental and Planning Law” (The Legal 500 2021)

Various publications on environmental law issues and immission control

Mache, Hans-Michael: Kunz/Henssler/Brand/Nebeling (Eds.), Fachanwaltshandbuch Arbeitsrecht (Bearbeiter Arbeitsschutzrecht), Verlag für die Rechts- und Anwaltspraxis, Recklinghausen, editions 1-5 1998-2016:

  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Textilien als Elektrogeräte?, Südwesttext, April 2010, p. 8
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Biogasproduktion ist Veredelung von Bodenprodukten, zu BVerwG 7 C 6/08, Biogas Journal, 02/09, 2009, p. 82
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Biogasanlage und Anforderungen an den rahmengebenden Betrieb im Sinne von § 35 Abs. 1 Nr. 6 BauGB, Anmerkungen zum Urteil OVG Rheinland-Pfalz 1 A 10253/07.OVG, Zeitschrift für Neues Energierecht (ZNER), 12/1, 2008, p. 91
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Biogasanlage als Hauptschwerpunkt eines landwirtschaftlichen Betriebes ist kein privilegiertes Vorhaben im Außenbereich nach § 35 Abs. 1 Nr. 6 BauGB, Anmerkungen zum Urteil VG Mainz 3 K 194/06.MZ, Zeitschrift für Neues Energierecht (ZNER), 11/2, 2007, p. 241
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Neue Regelungen im Energierecht, IHK Wirtschaftsforum, 11/2007, p. 22
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Umweltrecht, Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2005
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Die Bosch-Problematik und die Folgen, VDI-Nachrichten, 29 April 2005
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Umweltrecht, Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2005
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Draft for the revision of the 17th Immission Control Directive, Holz-Zentralblatt, 04.03.2002, p. 1
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Cramer/Cramer (Hrsg.), Anwalts-Handbuch Strafrecht (Bearbeiter Umwelt-Strafrecht), Verlag Dr. Otto Schmidt KG, Köln 2002
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Plädoyer für ein integriertes Managementsystem, Holz-Zentralblatt, 07.12.2001, p. 1
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Umweltschutz geht den Wettbewerb nichts an, Handelsblatt 15.05.2000, p. 57
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Umweltrecht bringt neue Aufgaben für Wirtschaftsprüfer, Handelsblatt, 08.05.2000, p. 57
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: VGH stärkt Selbstverantwortung, Handelsblatt, 02.02.2000, p. 57
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Umweltrecht, Fischer Verlag, Frankfurt 1997
  • Mache, Hans-Michael: Umweltrecht, Verlag für die Rechts- und Anwaltspraxis, Herne 1994

For reasons of better readability, we use the gender-neutral generic masculine. However, the information expressly refers to all genders.

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