Environmental Law comprises all those provisions relating to the environmental protection. Environmental Law has historically evolved as a response to different environmental problems and is therefore oriented in its core areas to specific environmental problems and is therefore oriented in its core areas to specific environmental media or load factors. Public Building Law, Soil Protection Law, Nature Protection Law, Licensing Procedures under the Federal Pollution Control Act and also planning procedures are part of the original Environment Law. In addition, the Waste Legislation, its respective European Directives and other special materials, such as Nuclear Law, Chemicals Law, and Water Law etc. can be counted as Environmental Laws.
Environmental Laws and regulations
The classic German environmental regulations are the WHG (Water Protection Act, Water Protection Law), the BImSchG (Federal Emissions Control Act), the BBodSchG (German Law for Soil Protection), the BNatSchG (the Federal Act for the Protection of Nature), KrWG (Recycling and Waste Law) and much more. Through the European Directives, the completion of the environmental treaties and regulatory activities at national level are constantly creating new environmental laws. These regulations are enforced by German “Länder” and municipalities (environmental authorities).
Environmental Law forms the basis for a multitude of very differently designed laws and regulations on atomic law, radiation protection, climate protection, noise control, waste disposal, nature conservation, air pollution, water management and construction planning.
Our legal work in Environmental Law
We advise and represent public contracting authorities (especially municipalities) as well as companies and private individuals in all areas of environmental law. We want to succeed strategically, out of court, in arbitration proceedings or in court. Our attorneys at Horak Attorneys at Law in Hanover have already been working in the planning and implementation of important environmental legal initiatives (such as transportation routes, urban development planning, civil engineering projects, etc.). We advise in public building law and support you in the legal areas of Urban Development Planning or Urban Development contracts.
Not least, through our technical understanding of the law, we are active in the field of emissions protection licensing procedures; as far as concerned the planning approval procedures, we support public administration at all levels. Our theoretical and practical experience is at your disposal: contact us for further questions, our team of experts will be pleased to help you.