Kruhl von Strenge provides companies and public sector with comprehensive advice on public law. We frequently advise on complex projects and transactions. In the process we focus on the economic aims of our clients. We combine excellent legal expertise, years of consulting experience and a good understanding of economic factors.
Kruhl von Strenge advises on all public law aspects related to construction projects. We often support project developments and transactions. Here the focus of our work is on securing building rights and safeguarding the legal requirements in construction projects. In addition to zoning law and the permitting process our public law expertise also covers matters related to infrastructure development, contamination and warfare material, monument protection, special urban planning legislation as well as water and nature conservation law. We further advise our public building law clients on the conclusion of urban development contracts and neighbourhood agreements as well as adversary proceedings before administrative and civil courts.
In environmental law we advise companies and public authorities on all economically relevant environmental law matters including the following areas:
• permitting procedure under the Federal Immission Control Act
• contaminated sites, water and soil contamination
• chemicals and hazardous substances, particularly under REACH and CLP
• nature and species conservation
• water law
• waste and packaging law
• forestry law
• liability for environmental damages
Kruhl von Strenge advises project developers and investors on renewable energies, including all matters related to the Renewable Energy Act and the Act on Combined Heat and Power Generation (CHP-Act).
We frequently advise on the development, procurement and sale of wind and solar parks. Here we particularly advise on planning and permitting matters. We further advise on matters related to offshore wind parks, biogas plants, CHP plants and geothermal and hydroelectric power stations.
Kruhl von Strenge also focuses on general energy-management legislation. Here we often advise in matters related to concession levies as well as on approval and planning matters.
Kruhl von Strenge frequently advises in matters related to major infrastructure projects such as ports, motorways, state and county roads, bridges and tunnels, as well as broadband cable. We advise on PPP projects as well as conventional projects and privatisations.
From a public law perspective our consulting services include motorway law, water and waterway law and harbour right matters. We further advise on general public law matters, such as administrative, constitutional, environmental and state aid law.
The business activities of public bodies and public enterprises are subject to special legal requirements. In this respect Kruhl von Strenge advises in all matters related to state aids, public procurement, local and budget law, as well as compliance with EU criteria as well as on transparency and security law.
Kruhl von Strenge further also advises private companies, for instance in the industrial sector, on matters related to compliance with public law.
Kruhl von Strenge often advises on mining projects. Our expertise covers exploration and production of gas, oil and other natural resources, geothermics and the installation and use of cavities. Here we not only advise on specific mining law matters but also other areas of the law relevant to mining projects such as water, chemicals and environmental law.
For many years we have been providing intensive consultations on unconventional natural gas deposits and on so-called hydraulic fracturing ('fracking').
We advise companies and public authorities on EU state aid law. We advise on state aid compliant structures and on matters related to state aid being granted. We often advise on structured bidding processes, for instance related to the privatisation of infrastructure facilities, property sale and the granting of leaseholds and leases relevant to state aid law. Where necessary, we assist our clients in proceedings before the European Commission.
Our consulting services also include all matters related to public subsidies being awarded. We particularly advise and represent companies with reclaiming grants. We further regularly review public grants matters related to transactions.
Public law due diligence is a core competency of Kruhl von Strenge. Our competence in this area is particularly greatly valued by other legal firms and we are often asked to consult on public law due diligence and public law support in transactions. We performed the public law due diligence for a great number of transactions.
We are furthermore very experienced in the design and negotiation of public law clauses in sale and purchase contracts and related to environmental law post M&A disputes.
Kruhl von Strenge advises in all legal matters related to public dues and charges other than taxes, particularly under fees and dues laws including environmental dues, municipal dues, redevelopment compensation fees, recoupment charges, and royalties for the use of natural resources and motorway toll fees.
Kruhl von Strenge provides clients with comprehensive advice on commercial administrative law. This includes all matters related to regulation, including on
• telecommunications law
• business admittance law
• craftmanship law
• restaurant law
• passenger transport law
We further advise at the point between state and economy, starting with the establishment or restructuring of public enterprises, on budgetary matters, all the way to fee structure for state actions under private law as well as on municipal law.
In the area of 'healthcare' we advise on hospital planning, approval/concession of clinics and on all regulatory matters related to nursing home law and on matters related to the law on professions. Our special expertise is development and transactions related to the nursing sector.
In privatisation projects the specific public law requirements meet typical processes and contract designs typical for business sales. The sale of state assets requires a sales process which complies with budget and state aid law. Such transactions often also involve matters related to public procurement law. Advising on privatisation projects is one of the core competencies of Kruhl von Strenge.