Public Law

SAXINGER has many years of comprehensive experience in the area of construction and environmental law. Our work includes advising on proceedings to issue or amend land and specialist planning files, including so-called strategic environmental audits. In the process, we are not only active for you at municipal level, we are also active at State and federal level because the framework in particular, also of operational usage and development potential, is defined increasingly on this planning level - not least as the result of European Union law.

Projects that we advise on include residential building projects, commercial production plants and industrial plants of all kinds but also the production of raw materials, waste treatment facilities, commercial and industrial parks and infrastructure projects. In the process, we advise you from initiation and planning to construction and disposal or utilisation. Our activities also include representation in proceedings to obtain official approvals and permits, including environmental impact assessments (EIA) that are necessary for the construction and operation of a plant or a project, as well as proceedings relating to the award of official contracts and their enforcement, as well as criminal administration proceedings.

The expertise of SAXINGER also incorporates all other areas of public environmental law, e.g. advising with regard to brownfields redevelopment or on issues of criminal environmental law, and of civil environmental law, in particular of law relating to neighbours and environmental liability law.

Legal fields

  • Waste management law
  • Brownfields decontamination law
  • Construction law
  • Mining law/mineral resources law
  • Railway law
  • Power plant law
  • Forest law
  • Industrial accident law
  • Aviation law
  • Air pollution control law
    • Public and civil neighbouring law
    • Conservation law
    • Land planning law
    • Street law
    • Transport law
    • Environmental liability law
    • Criminal environmental law
    • Water law

Focus areas

  • Issuing and amendment of regional and national land and specialist planning files, also those with a Strategic Environmental Assessment
  • Assessment proceedings, in particular also EIA determination proceedings
  • Notification procedures
  • Simplified approval procedures
  • Ordinary approval procedures
  • Environmental impact assessments (EIA) and individual EIA audits
  • Proceedings with regard to “Seveso II” plants
  • IPPC procedures
  • Procedures relating to suspension to operations or the closure of plants
  • Contract and redevelopment proceedings
  • Proceedings relating to the subsequent stipulation of conditions or redevelopment concepts
  • Proceedings to issue personal authorisations, in particular industrial permits
  • Proceedings relating to the determination and/or stipulation of inherited pollution contributions
  • Criminal administrative proceedings
  • Administrative enforcement proceedings
  • Brownfields decontamination
  • Due diligence with regard to environmental law and factory equipmen