Dr. Anne Voigtländer

Lawyer / Partnerin
  • Specialist Lawyer for Administrative Law
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main

Dr Anne Voigtländer has extensive experience in public law consultation in the field of real estate transactions as well as in supporting complex large-scale construction projects, in particular high-rise buildings, but also administrative and shopping centres. She specialises in fire protection and safety law for various building classes and special constructions. Dr Voigtländer advises her clients in the context of planning approval procedures, in particular with regard to roads and railways, on building land developments and land-use planning procedures, including the conclusion of all associated public law contracts as well as the sale of the developed land. Together with technical consultants, she also develops mobility concepts for future cities and districts. Furthermore, she has many years of experience in the implementation of environmental law requirements, in particular with regard to emission control law and nature and species protection law.

  • Expertise
    • Waste management law

      Waste management law is regulated by a large number of (mostly European) legislative acts. Product-related waste management law in particular – especially with regard to the handling of packaging material – is increasingly of huge practical relevance at the present time. Waste management policy is mainly concerned with avoiding and recycling waste. The medium-term goal is to recycle all municipal waste in an environmentally friendly manner. We advise our clients on all matters relating to waste management law, including product design, the organisation of waste disposal operations, the drafting of exemption, licensing and disposal agreements, and the planning and approval of waste disposal facilities, such as biogas and composting plants, processing plants, incineration plants and landfill sites.

    • Contaminated sites

      After purchasing a property or in the course of carrying out construction work, property owners often receive an unwelcome and unexpected surprise in the form of contaminated sites, harmful soil pollution and fly-tipping. The financial implications are usually considerable, not least because the authorities almost always turn to the property owner in the first instance. Furthermore, pursuant to case law, the owner is liable to pay the costs for the removal of the contamination at least up to the market value of the land. We find economically viable solutions for plant operators, housing associations and individuals who own or manage real estate. Even though it is not always possible to avoid recourse to legal protection in (summary) proceedings, we endeavour to negotiate swift, permanent solutions in the interest of our clients. 

    • Emissions control

      Practically all major projects are now subject to complex environmental standards and requirements. Compliance with them is mandatory, which sometimes makes it difficult to realise such projects. The corresponding permits satisfy both the legally standardised environmental concerns and the economic interests of the investor. We have considerable expertise in managing this ever-changing legal matter and dealing with the regulations in the course of the necessary official procedures. In addition, we advise plant operators in the field of emissions trading. We work with associations to actively shape emissions trading law and help to provide feedback on the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act (TEHG). Our influence on the normative area of this legal field enables us to find efficient solutions that can be quickly put into practice.

    • Local rates and taxes

      Despite its considerable practical importance, municipal fiscal law regularly only appears on the radar of investors when unforeseen six- or seven-digit figures call into question the profitability of a project. Very few specialists are well-versed in this field. We are familiar with the various options for influencing typical rates and taxes, including land development and improvement charges, building permit fees, special use fees, sewerage charges and the Stellplatzablöse, a charge payable when a new development provides less than the required number of parking spaces. In addition, we represent clients in appeal proceedings against the imposition of such charges.

    • Public-private partnerships

      Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are becoming ever more important. In recent years, besides dealing with ‘classic’ public building construction, we have also worked on PPP projects with a pilot character – in the IT and defence sectors, for example. When it comes to PPPs, we are one of the most experienced law firms in Germany. We advise clients on PPP projects covering aspects of business, corporate and labour law, and also draw on our expertise and experience in matters concerning tax law.

    Language skills

    German English
  • Education
    since 2009Partner at FPS 
    since 2006Lawyer at FPS 
    2002Certified Specialist Lawyer in Administrative Law
    1995Admission to practise law in Germany 
     Doctorate (Dr. iur.) with dissertation on the volume immission control law
     Second state law exam
     First state law exam
    1995Law studies at Saarland University and at the University of Bonn 
  • Memberships
    • ARGE Verwaltungsrecht Hessen
    • Deutscher Anwalt Verein
    • Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht


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