Public energy law / Power lines

Reference Projects Public Energy Law

(As of June 2018)

  • Legal advice on several planning approval procedures for underground cables under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) (since 2018), on behalf of a power-grid operator, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on a planning approval procedure for a gas pipeline to a power station under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) in North Rhine-Westfalia (since 2018), on behalf of a nationwide operating energy supply company, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on a planning approval procedure concerning a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Federal Requirement Plan Act (Bundesbedarfsplangesetz) in Eastern Germany and legal representation before the Federal Administrative Court (since 2018), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Eastern Germany
  • Legal representation in proceedings concerning compensation for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) (since 2018), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal opinion on the legal classification of underground cables and their secondary equipment (2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Western Germany
  • Legal opinion on the requirement of an environmental impact for cumulated district heating pipelines (2017), on behalf of a nationwide operating energy supply company, Northern Germany
  • Legal representation in proceedings concerning compensation for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) (since 2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice on the preparation of the documents for and the implementation of a spatial planning procedure and a subsequent planning approval procedure for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) to connect a coal-fired power station with the transmission grid in Lower Saxony (since 2016), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice on the implementation of a spatial planning procedure for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) in Lower Saxony (since 2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Western Germany
  • Legal advice on the implementation of a planning approval procedure for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) in North Rhine-Westfalia (since 2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Western Germany
  • Legal opinion on the admissibility of the construction and the operation of a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line in a so-called factual Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA) (2016), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice during a spatial planning procedure and a subsequent planning approval procedure for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Federal Requirement Plan Act (Bundesbedarfsplangesetz) including the underground cables-issue (since 2015), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice during the planning approval procedure for two 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) in Eastern Germany (since 2015), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Eastern Germany
  • Legal advice on the preparation and implementation of a spatial planning procedure and a planning approval procedure for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under under the Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) in Lower Saxony (since 2014) and legal representation in subsequent court proceedings (since 2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice on the implementation of an “energy concept” for the setting up and operation of a combined cycle power plant together with the further development of district heating pipelines and natural gas pipelines in Northern Germany (2011/2012),on behalf of a nationwide operating energy supply company
  • Legal advice during the planning approval procedure under the Environmental Impact Assessment Act for a district heating pipeline for a coal-fired power plant in North Rhine-Westphalia (2010/2016), on behalf of a nationwide operating energy supply company
  • Legal advice on the preparation of documents for and the implementation of a spatial planning procedure for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) in Lower Saxony (2010/2011), on behalf of a major network operator, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice on the preparation of documents for and the implementation of the spatial planning procedures and the planning approval procedures for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line under the Power Grid Expansion Act (EnLAG) in Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia and legal representation in subsequent court proceedings (since 2009/2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Western Germany
  • Legal advice during a planning permission procedure and subsequent legal procedures as well as during a following planning approval procedure under the Environmental Impact Assessment Act for the extension of a district heating pipeline in Northern Germany (2009/2015), on behalf of a nationwide operating energy supply company
  • Legal advice on the preparation for spatial planning procedure as well as for two subsequent planning approval procedures under energy law for a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line from Germany to the Netherlands as a joint German-Dutch project and subsequent legal representation in court proceedings (2008/2017), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Western Germany
  • Legal advice during a planning approval procedure for the construction and operation of a 380 kV extra-high voltage overhead line in North Rhine-Westphalia under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) (2007/2010), on behalf of a large power-grid operator, Western Germany
  • Legal advice during planning permission procedure for the construction and operation of a 110 kV high voltage overhead line under the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) in Saxony-Anhalt, including arrangements with property owners on the restriction of use (2003), on behalf of a nationwide operating waste disposal firm