Environmental law & planning law

Our specialists guarantee top-level legal advice. This means home-field advantage in tackling every challenge, thanks to the persistence and absolute commitment of our powerful team.

The Challenge

Environmental aspects come into play in many different legal fields, and prove essential in projects, ranging from M&A transactions, where it is crucial to reflect in the contract environmental risk issues that have been identified during the due diligence process, to project development and the implementation of approval proceedings for industrial plants and other facilities. Particularly important is the ability to deal with the fact that many relevant provisions are spread across a vast array of different laws. Adding to this complexity is the substantial amount of EU-level legislation that must be taken into account.

Our Expertise

We are acknowledged as a leader in the area of environmental law. We regularly advise Austrian companies on successfully dealing with environmental law issues in the many different facets in which they arise.

Our work also includes the conducting of environmental due diligence, the preparation of expert legal opinions and studies to define alternative possibilities from an environmental law standpoint as well as advising on the applying for licenses required for industrial facilities or other businesses and the evaluation of environmental-law aspects in planning real estate development projects.

Furthermore, we assist the public sector extensively in implementing environmentally relevant EU directives and drafting legislation as well as in more specialised tasks, such as assessing the scope for consideration of environmental aspects when awarding public contracts within the confines of public procurement proceedings.

Our Team

The persons in charge of environmental law & planning law at fwp are partners Michael Hecht, Markus Kajaba and Rudolf Christian Pekar. They and the members of their teams have authored a large number of legal publications and are regular speakers on issues of environmental law. Team members are able to combine legal expertise with years of practical experience and have a network of valuable contacts.