Real estate and environment
Private building and real estate as well as public construction law and industrial plant regulations govern how we are allowed to configure our buildings and rooms. Competent answers to legal questions are of the utmost economic importance for property developers, planners, general contractors and even the smallest subcontractor, but also for lessors and lessees.
A project cannot be implemented without obtaining permits and fulfilling additional conditions. The use of the soil and other environmental resources is strictly regulated by public building law, the law on permits for industrial facilities, nature conservation law, pollution law, emission control law and water law. Substance-related regulations such as those stipulated by recycling management and waste law, and the law of chemicals, briefly referred to as REACH, are unfolding an increasingly regulatory effect. The requirements defined therein must be observed, otherwise the project could be restrained or stopped and the management might even have to fear severe sanctions.
Meanwhile environmental compliance has gained considerably in importance. Its purpose is to ensure that environmental law regulations are observed; at the same time it helps prevent liability risks with regard to the authorities and third parties.