Hannah Lindermann

Lawyer / Senior Associate
Eschersheimer Landstraße 25-27
60322 Frankfurt am Main

Hannah Lindermann’s work includes mandates in all areas of administrative law. In this context, she accompanies complex large-scale construction projects and real estate transactions, e.g. of high-rise buildings, administrative centres, shopping centres and healthcare real estate in the field of public law. In addition, she is involved in legal support for urban land-use planning procedures and the conclusion of all related public law contracts. Her tasks also include the establishment of building rights through building permits and preliminary rulings, as well as aspects of special urban planning law.

  • Expertise
    • Access

      Every construction project must have a secured access route before it can be approved. This is mainly to ensure that the fire brigade can access the site and waste can be disposed of safely. With site developments in particular, access roads usually still have to be built, which in practice is usually done by the developer on a contractual basis (by means of an Erschließungsvertrag, or land development contract). Drawing on our decades of experience in advising clients on site developments of all sizes, we help to conclude such land development contracts and provide support with all related issues.

    • 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.

    • Planning approval

      Major infrastructure projects such as railways, tram systems, airports, roads or power plants are approved by means of a planning approval procedure. This is a very formalised and complex approval process involving extensive public participation. We have worked on numerous such projects with success and have a considerable degree of expertise in this area.

    • Regional planning

      Regional planning is the lower level of state planning at the point where state development planning and municipal land-use planning intersect. Regional planning resolves conflicts involving use of space, sets the regional spatial development targets for the municipalities and integrates municipal development ideas. For the municipalities, the spatial planning targets are binding when drawing up their development plans. Regional planning therefore has to contend with a high potential for conflict. Since any amendment to the regional plan is a time-consuming and lengthy procedure, many projects can only be realised with certain deviations from the set spatial planning targets. We are very familiar with these highly specialised procedural steps and have often worked on such projects and development plan procedures at the point of intersection with regional planning.

    • 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.

    Language skills

    German English
  • Education
    since 2021Senior Associate at FPS 
    since 2018Lawyer at FPS 
    2018Admission to practise law in Germany 
    2017Second state law exam
    2015First state law exam
    2010–2011Law studies at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Memberships
    • Gesellschaft von Freunden und Förderern des Wirtschafts- und Zivilrechts
  • Publications