Regulatory & Administrative Law
Economic regulatory requirements locally and across Europe are clearly increasing. What isn't always so clear is exactly how they will affect you. With our knowledge of regulations throughout CEE/SEE, we can best advise you on the regulatory frameworks that affect your business. But sometimes, just knowing the status quo is not enough; we strive to anticipate the compliance requirements of the future, so that you can react and plan accordingly.
You can rely on us for a variety of administrative law issues. Our expertise includes dealing with public and regulatory administrative authorities as well as courts on a local, national and international level. Apart from public law litigation, we can advise you in relation to public law issues (such as licensing and permitting) in various fields, ensuring your compliance not only with local or international law, but also with relevant industry standards.
Areas of Specialisation
Considering environmental issues at an early stage of transaction planning is essential to save time, money and nerves. The provisions of environmental law play an increasingly important role in corporate acquisitions, as well as in the planning and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects, project development and commercial and industrial plant permitting, and are crucial for their rapid and efficient implementation. A multitude of national and European laws and regulations makes it increasingly difficult to obtain a clear and comprehensive picture of the legal requirements. Through their years of experience in this field, our environmental law specialists are ideally equipped to filter out and handle the relevant questions for you.
Overwhelmed by knowing which licence or permit you need? We can assist in obtaining the licences and permits required under general business rules or special rules relating to specific industries and in meeting specific notification requirements, such as in the energy sector (e.g. licensing of electricity and gas trading and environmental permits, as well as with respect to energy regulations), the granting of plant-related permits under environmental laws, and in the gaming industry (e.g. licensing, operation of poker rooms and online gambling).
Knowing the ins and outs of all regulatory requirements under national and EU law isn't easy. We can help ensure that your business is compliant in all ways, and also help develop and implement compliance programmes to manage future risk.
With the current shifting economic and political landscape, businesses increasingly face international trade restrictions, and failure to pay attention to this complex legal area can have serious consequences. For many years, we have been supporting clients in their international trade relations and cross-border M&A. Whether you are faced with trade regulations, export control or trade sanctions – with our experience and global connections, we can help you run your international business smoothly and avoid potential risks.
If you are in the gambling industry we can advise you across the CEE/SEE region on the legal frameworks that affect your daily work and long-term success. You don't only benefit from our general experience in the field; we also work hard to become equally knowledgeable about your individual business needs. We believe this is the key to providing practical advice that helps you meet your commercial objectives. You also benefit from our excellent contacts with public authorities which allow us to couple legal expertise with a ‘practical touch’, creating solutions that work for you in the real world.
With direct experience in the insurance sector, you can rely on a team which is a market leader in the CEE/SEE region. You benefit from our strong relationships with regulatory bodies, local insurance business associations and market players across the region. Whether you are a national or international company, we can advise you on all types of insurance law, whereby our top priority is finding the strategy best suited to help you.
If you are a business in the Life Science industry we can support on all legal aspects, from compliance with anti-corruption rules and industry guidelines, to medicinal products, medical devices, trade and data protection law as well on the implementation of clinical trial and research contracts. You benefit from our long experience in different legal areas relevant to the Life Science sector; meaning we understand the unique economic, regulatory, market and political climate in which you operate.
As professional life today frequently requires spatial flexibility, (permanent or temporary) cross-border relocations and dual residences are not unusual. The residency of an individual, and also of trusts and companies, is a key element in tax and succession planning. Our private client team can assist you in all residence und relocation aspects including help with your work and residence permits, as well as with naturalisation, immigration and citizenship matters.
In addition to representation before national courts, we can represent you in litigation proceedings before European public authorities, administrative and constitutional law courts as well as the European Court of Justice (ECJ) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). You benefit from our solid regional and local network of contacts and strong working relationships with many regional public authorities and courts, also at the level of political decision-making.
The firm is recognised by clients for its work ethos, one saying: "I value the reliability in terms of keeping deadlines," and its "flexibility in offering customised solutions."
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