Freedom of Information Law

We have dealt with the law on access to information intensively for many years. We advise the public sector on the decision of and possible resistance to disclosure claims but also individuals and companies – whether enforcing rights to official information or resistance to third party information access claims.

We often engage in court proceedings in that area. For example, in recent years we have participated in obtaining leading judgments of the Federal Administrative Court and the European Court of Justice including on the extent of access to environmental information.

Besides claims for access to information under the Freedom of Information Acts at Federal and Länder level and the Environmental Information Act, we also advise on information claims under special legislation (e.g., under § 96 (4) Federal Budget Ordnance (BHO)) and information rights under press law. We also work intensively on the limits to the further use of information received (e.g., according to the Use of Data Act (DNG)


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