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Europe Austria Public Law: Planning and Environment

The work usually involves advising authorities and companies from regulated industries on constitutional, administrative, subsidy and state aid issues, as well as planning and environmental projects and procurement law. Environment work includes regulatory compliance, litigation and enforcement actions relating to air, water, wetlands, waste and endangered species. Matters relating to the environmental impact of construction and development projects, consumer products, environmentally detrimental incidents and pollution are also considered here. This section covers the area of law relating to the processes of planning applications for the development, construction or change of use of a building or buildings. The work in this section can be contentious – for example, inquiries and appeals; and non-contentious – for example, planning and CPO strategies relating to development projects and urban regeneration schemes.

Rankings overview for Departments

  1. Schoenherr
    Schoenherr 9 Years Ranked
  2. Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  3. Onz, Onz, Kraemmer, Hüttler
  1. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
    Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners 9 Years Ranked
  2. Wolf Theiss
    Wolf Theiss 9 Years Ranked
  3. Niederhuber & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
  4. SHMP Schwartz Huber-Medek Pallitsch Rechtsanwälte OG

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
  1. Schoenherr
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    Schoenherr
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 9 Years Ranked
    The law firm Schoenherr enjoys an enviable market standing in the public law area. The team is highly active on constitutional and administrative challenges including compensation for COVID-19 restrictions and politically sensitive cases. Further expertise lies in the handling of pharmaceutical, energy and broadcasting regulation mandates as well as product labelling law. Auditing law pertaining to public company bankruptcy and product launches for e-commerce and shared mobility companies are also handled by Schoenherr. Furthermore, the firm is highly acclaimed for its strong expertise in environmental and planning law, with a particular focus on often cross-border EIAs for large infrastructure and energy construction projects as well as commercial property expansions. Equally, the team advises on planning procedures for the construction of energy plants including photovoltaic and wind energy and assists with nationwide hydrogen distribution systems. Waste management also falls within the firm's expertise.
  2. Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
  3. Onz, Onz, Kraemmer, Hüttler
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
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    Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Fellner Wratzfeld & Partners is a strong environmental and planning law boutique covering a wide spectrum of mandates including zoning, natural habitat conservation and gravel mining planning. The law firm has a particular expertise in EIAs for large and strategically important construction projects while also assisting with decarbonisation projects. Another area of strength lies in planning procedures regarding flood protection, tunnel, road and urban development constructions. Administrative proceedings and waste disposal also fall within the firm's expertise. Furthermore, clients benefit from the team's experience in procurement mandates including tender procedures.
  2. Wolf Theiss
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    Wolf Theiss
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 9 Years Ranked
    Wolf Theiss houses an excellent public law department with expertise across procurement, planning and environmental as well as constitutional and administrative law. The team is renowned for its strength in large-scale nationwide procurements and tender procedures, especially in relation to transportation, infrastructure and healthcare sectors. Tender framework agreements and review proceedings are equally handled by the firm. Furthermore, Wolf Theiss offers strength in energy, telecommunication and gambling regulations with a particular skill set in mandates across the CEE. Similarly, the firm advises on constitutional and administrative proceedings and handles FDI restrictions. Clients further benefit from Wolf Theiss' strength in planning and environmental mandates including planning approval and permit procedures for construction and energy development projects. EIAs and mining and nature conservation law also fall within the firm's comprehensive offering.
  3. Niederhuber & Partner Rechtsanwälte GmbH
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
  4. SHMP Schwartz Huber-Medek Pallitsch Rechtsanwälte OG
    Public Law: Planning and Environment
    Europe 2022 | Band 2