In all its economic sectors, modern industrial society is more or less ‘regulated.’ It is subject to safety and administrative regulations, submits to being controlled by the state, and requires special permits for specific facilities or activities. Public procurement law stipulates the rules for the procurement of goods and services by public authorities.
Our Public Law and Regulatory department bundles the legal advice to tackle all issues that our clients may face.
Our specialized lawyers negotiate with authorities on behalf of our clients, represent clients in administrative, appeal, and administrative court proceedings and advise on various construction and infrastructure projects. Whenever necessary we collaborate with colleagues from other SKW Schwarz departments to combine our competencies for the benefit of our clients.
Public construction and planning law
Here, the competencies of construction and real estate lawyers merge with our expertise in public law and regulatory issues (Real Estate).
City. Development. Law
The modern city is the habitat for the predominant part of Germany’s population and the same is true in the international context. Mobility and urbanity are developed and driven by intelligent planning and a reasonable principle of co-existence. Cities and their development require planning. For this purpose the experience and competence of expert advisors, such as town planners, architects and lawyers is required. We belong to this team and collaborate with the other expert members hand in hand to develop, together with our clients, their part of urban life.
Public Safety. Public Order. Law
Urban life means a certain degree of daily risks and conflicts. Numerous laws shall protect lives and health of citizens as well as valuable assets. Our clients are searching for a reasonable compromise between health & safety, environmental protection and construction economy. We collaborate with architects and engineers in defining such ideal compromises in discussions with authorities and regulatory bodies.
Projects. Development. Law
From the idea sketched on the drawing board to the opening ceremony it is a long way to go. A project requires “development” in the basic sense of the word. Owning a piece of land does not suffice to be allowed to build on it. A development plan defines and structures the project. Contracts with the local council and with utilities safeguard that the “right to build” is procured in due time. Projects need communication, hard work and, of course, a lot of experience.
Subsidies and state aid
Investments in research and development, modern industries, social projects, or innovative technologies are often unthinkable without subsidies. Whether this kind of public funding is compatible with European state aid law is a question that is raised more and more often. In addition, the granting or refusal of requested funds, invoicing on the basis of proof of use, and the occasional claim for the return of payments are part of our daily practice.
Environment, infrastructure, disposal
In the modern industrial society, we consume energy, water, and raw materials. Contemporary and economical forms of supply and intelligent solutions for the efficient use of energy and recycling of secondary raw materials demand innovative ideas when it comes to legal issues as well. Therefore, we not only represent our clients in administrative proceedings but also advise on drafting and negotiating contracts with local authorities.