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Communal law

The legal requirements for municipalities and municipal representatives have increased considerably in recent years. Private sector administration and sovereign activities are becoming increasingly challenging and complex. 

The challenges include the defense of official liability and compensation claims against municipalities or individual municipal bodies (keyword: liability of the mayor for a pike bite in a pond), the enforcement of outstanding tax claims, the preparation of contracts of all kinds such as building land security contracts, real estate contracts, articles of association, etc., the preparation of necessary internal municipal guidelines in accordance with the respective municipal regulations, the implementation of complex administrative procedures or issues relating to spatial planning law.  

The number of supervisory complaints is constantly increasing, with municipal bodies having to justify themselves to the supervisory authorities.

Municipal representatives are also regularly confronted with accusations of personal misconduct, particularly abuse of office.  

Labor and employment law issues often have to be resolved by municipal bodies. 

The starting point for all problems in this regard is optimal legal advice. We are available to municipalities and municipal representatives in all areas of law with our many years of expertise. We are happy to advise the respective contact person on site, so that there is no need for local authority representatives to travel. In addition, our solutions are always based on the principles of economy, efficiency and expediency.    

If an amicable solution is not possible, we conduct all proceedings before the relevant administrative authorities and courts. We have already achieved extraordinary successes for municipalities, such as the repeal of an unlawful provincial ordinance by the Constitutional Court or the enforcement of public building police interests against a defaulting property owner before the Administrative Court. We have been successfully representing local authorities in civil and supervisory proceedings for many years.