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Dr. Hartmut Fischer
Partner, Administrative Law Specialist

For more than 20 years, Dr. Hartmut Fischer has been advising companies on the planning and operation of commercial and industrial facilities. He acts on behalf of cities and municipalities as well as of investors, cooperating on projects involving urban land-use planning and planning permission procedures. Hartmut Fischer works together with experts and technical specialists on numerous complex infrastructure projects. Notaries request his collaboration for the development of creative, customised solutions for reorganisation and other public law contracts. Hartmut Fischer also helps his clients meet the ever-stricter requirements set out in data privacy laws. His clients appreciate his proactive guidance and structured approach that always reflects the economic context and goals of his clients.

Dr. Fischer is a regular speaker on current developments in economic administrative law and public building law. He organises practitioner forums as a meeting place for representatives of companies and public authorities to compare notes on the application of laws and new developments.

Practice areas
  • Building and environmental law in the planning and operation of commercial facilities
  • Project collaboration in urban land-use planning and planning permission procedure
  • Emission control law
  • Residual pollution law
  • Landscape conservation and nature protection law
  • Data privacy law
  • Foreign trade and export control law
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation law
  • Economic administrative law
  • Constitutional and European law
  • Litigation
Vita
  • 1984 - 1987 Preparatory service for the upper-level general administrative service of the state of Lower Saxony
  • 1987 - 1990 Dipl.-Verwaltungswirt im gehobenen Dienst (upper-level public administrator) of the state of Lower Saxony
  • 1988 - 1993 Law studies at the University of Hanover
  • 1993 - 1996 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Celle
  • 1990 - 1996 Lecturer at the Niedersächsische Fachhochschule für Verwaltung und Rechtspflege (University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Judicature of Lower Saxony) in Hildesheim
  • 1996 Admitted to the German bar
  • 1997 PhD (Dr. iur.) at the Hanover University
  • 1999 Additional qualification as a specialist in administrative law
  • 1996 - 2006 Lawyer at the law firm Redeker Sellner Dahs & Widmaier, Bonn
  • 2006 Partner of RITTERSHAUS law firm
Other activities and memberships
  • Permanent lecturer on environmental and planning law
  • Member of the board of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Verwaltungsrecht Baden-Württemberg im Deutschen Anwaltverein (Baden-Wuerttemberg Working Group on Administrative Law of the German Bar Association)
  • Member of the Unterausschuss Schallemissionskontigentierung beim Deutschen Institut für Normung (DIN) e.V. (Subcommittee for Imposing Quotas on Noise Emissions of the German Institute for Standardisation)
  • Employee of Baurecht (Building law) magazine
  • Member of the Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht (GfU), (Environmental Law Association)
Publications
  • „Entschädigungsanspruch aus Enteignung und enteignungsgleichem Eingriff“, Fischer, 4. Auflage, NJW-Praxis 2017 (ISBN 978 3 406 67804 8)
  • "Geltungsdauer der Baugenehmigungen", BauR 2014, 2022
  • Rechtsfolgen und Folgen von Fehlern des Planfeststellungebeschlusses, in: Dr. Jan Ziekow, "Handbuch des Fachplanungsrechts", 2. Auflage 2014, S.114 (ISBN 978 3 406 61858 1)
  • Öffentlich-rechtliche Aspekte in der Krise, in: Crone/Werner, „Modernes Sanierungsmanagement“, 4. Auflage 2014, S. 493 (ISBN 978 3 806 4741-5)
  • "Grundstücksteilungen in der Praxis", Editorial in BauR 7/2011
  • "Noch Produkt oder schon Abfall?" - Überlegungen zur Abgrenzung industrieller Nebenprodukte und Abfall, Zukunftsmotor Metropolregion Rhein-Neckar 2/2010
  • "Zur Novelle 2010 der Landesbauordnung Baden-Württemberg", Verwaltungsblätter für Baden-Württemberg 6/2010
  • „Das neue Umweltschadensgesetz“, altlastenspektrum 2007, 275
  • Hartmut Fischer/Klaus Tegeder, Geräuschkontingentierung- DIN 45691, BauR 2007, 323
  • Hartmut Fischer/Klaus Tegeder, „Geräuschkontingentierung als Konfliktlösung in der Bauleitplanung“, NVwZ, 2005, 30
  • „Zur Umsetzung von EG-Richtlinien für Elektro- und Elektronikaltgeräte“, UPR 2004, 12
  • „Die Last mit der Baulast“, ZfIR 2003, 797
  • „Mitteilungs- und Meldepflichten bei Altlasten“, Altlasten-Spektrum 2003, 192
  • „Amtshaftung der Gemeinde bei überplanten Altlasten“, ZfIR 2002, 268
  • Zur Bauleitplanung für überwiegend bebaute Gebiete - Voraussetzungen, Rechtsprechung und Anwendungsprobleme des § 1 Abs. 10 BauNVO“, DVBl 2002, 950
  • „Öffentliches Baurecht als Fälligkeitsvoraussetzung im Grundstückskaufvertrag“, ZfIR 2001, 104
  • „Sanierungsverträge in der Praxis“, BauR 2000, 833, auch in: „Dona scripta aus öffentlichem Recht 2000“, 118,
My motto

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” Aristotle

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