Public law

Our exceptional talent

There is no construction project without construction rights. Obtaining, enforcing, and maintaining construction rights is one of our core activities in the field of public law. Furthermore, we provide advice on many other matters relating to public law, in particular, public construction law and planning law. The co-operation and the interaction between the public sector and the builder or investor are of particular significance in this area. In particular, we advise you on the following matters:

  • Urban land-use planning (especially zoning plans)
  • Construction permits
  • Urban development contracts
  • Development contracts
  • Right to divert from intended use
  • Law on the protection of monuments
  • Environmental law
  • Immission control law
  • Contaminated sites
  • Conservation law
  • Analysis of risks pertaining to public law in the context of legal due diligence
Städtischer Bebauungsplan

Advice relating to the cornerstone of each construction project: construction law and planning law is one of our core competences in the field of public law

We assist builders, project promoters, and the public sector in all stages of the implementation of urban planning concepts, projects, and construction plans, from the review and assessment of the approvability of a plan and the obtainment of construction rights to the target-oriented and project-specific negotiations and arrangements with the respectively affected parties.

Therefore, our essential areas of activity in this field include the provision of advice on construction permit proceedings and functional zoning procedures as well as on urban development contracts, development contracts, and other contracts subject to public law. Furthermore, we are available to assist you with other areas of law pertaining to such matters, as, for example, environmental law, immission control law, law on the protection of monuments, conservation law, and the right to divert from intended use.

Furthermore, we also support you in the field of public law in the context of real estate transactions by analysing the risks pertaining to due diligence, and also in various areas pertaining to industrial law.

Clients of our public law practice include municipalities, investors, and project developers, and also (private) builders from all over Germany. We provide advice to them on various construction projects, from single-family homes to commercial construction projects and residential projects to major urban district developments. It goes without saying that we always take the special features of the respective project into consideration with respect to each construction project.

Partner der KFR Rechtsanwälten

Our core competencies

We have long-standing experience in our consulting areas. This enables us to provide you with a quick and straightforward first assessment as well as, usually, a rough estimate of the required amount of work. When we advise you, we always take your economic interests into consideration. In the event that any practice areas are not covered by us, we will involve colleagues from other law firms upon your request, with which we have cooperated for years in this manner. We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

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