EU Treaties confer entrepreneurial freedoms which often have to be protected by courts. In such cases, excellent procedural knowledge in addition to European law expertise must be employed. We represent our clients both before national courts as well as in preliminary ruling proceedings before the European Court of Justice. We also resort to Luxembourg against legal acts which can be challenged directly or defend such claims on behalf of our clients. A recent development is that fundamental rights under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in constellations characterised by European law can also be claimed before the Federal Constitutional Court.
Apart from litigation, we of course represent companies and public bodies before the European Commission for example on subvention regulatory proceedings in the area of public services (e.g., transport and nursing care) and banks but also in the initiation and structuring process of secondary European law. We advise companies and public sector institutions on obtaining and defending European development funds. Procurement law cases must also frequently be resolved at European level.
Weitere Schwerpunkte aus der Expertise "Public Law"
Our constitutional law work for companies, associations, politicians and the public sector is known nationwide.
We support production and distribution companies in environmental law relating to plants and products including raw material extraction and energy generation.
We have systematically built-up public law know-how for dealing with important regulated industries – transport, energy, health, media, water supply and the financial market.
Construction & Planning Law
We have special experience in representing companies and public bodies in connection with major retail projects and the location or expansion of businesses. We represent the participants in planning approval proceedings.
The Public Sector and its Companies
We advise the public sector and its companies comprehensively. Most frequent are restructuring, cooperation, merger, privatisation and reinstatement projects.
State Aid Law
We have built up special expertise in European subvention law and act to a considerable extent for various state levels and companies.
Law of Politics
Because of our long and successful work for parliaments, governments, ministers, members of parliament, parliamentary parties (Fraktionen) and political parties, we are well-informed about legal issues in politics.
Freedom of Information Law
We have conducted many proceedings on general freedom of information law and specifically the right of access to environmental information up to the European Court of Justice and our know-how is appreciated both by the public sector and private companies.