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avocado rechtsanwälte

Public sector > Planning and environment

avocado rechtsanwälte primarily advises transport, waste disposal and industrial companies as well as public sector players on issues relating to the waste management industry and waste law. The team's expertise includes recycling and circular economy matters, soil and groundwater contamination as well as contaminated site remediation projects; on the public sector side, the group also assists with legislation and the implementation of waste law sanctions. The practice is led by its four key contacts: Markus Figgen and Ralf Kaminski primarily advise clients on waste law compliance and also act in environmental criminal proceedings and disputes, Thomas Gerhold provides support for planning and adaptation projects, mainly in emissions and soil protection law, and Rebecca Schäffer is considered an expert for hygiene law, among other matters.

Practice head(s):

Markus Figgen; Ralf Kaminski; Thomas Gerhold; Rebecca Schäffer

Other key lawyers:

Matthias Peine; Michael Gayger


‘We find the team to be very, very competent and committed to any kind of issue. Here we find the highest level of service and competence across all areas of advice and representation on legal issues.’

‘Markus Figgen and Rebecca Schäffer: Offer competence, the highest level of industry experience and knowledge and extensive expertise by considering a wide range of positions and perspectives.’

‘What is outstanding is that the team works in a solution-related manner. There are no problem discussions. The work is goal-oriented and the customer is engaged with his topic.’

‘In the area of ​​waste management, recycling and waste law, avocado law attorneys cover all specialist areas in a law firm, not only in factual and technical questions, but also with thought-provoking impulses and suggestions on how to deal with new situations. Everything in absolute depth, with consistently good cooperation between the individual specialist lawyers.’

‘Ralf Kaminski: Offers excellent knowledge and expertise and can also get to the heart of it linguistically.’

‘Markus Figgen: Offers excellent knowledge and expertise and is very subtle during a detailed execution.’

‘Strong positioning in the waste disposal industry. Deep industry knowledge. Perfectly connected, so always up-to-date.’

‘Ralf Kaminski: A valuable contact. The work is solution-oriented, but always pleasant and personal.’

Key clients

AWB Köln GmbH

Asphalt Ladenburg GmbH

BDE Bundesverband der Deutschen Entsorgungs-wirtschaft e.V.


Custos Consult

Engel Umwelttechnik GmbH

GMVA Gemeinschafts-Müll-Verbrennungsanlage Niederrhein GmbH

KMR-Marine Surveyors GmbH

MAV – Mineralstoff – Aufbereitung und – Verwertung GmbH

PRS premium Recycling GmbH



Rheinkalk GmbH

Schönmackers Umweltdienste GmbH & Co. KG

Stadt Neustadt an der Weinstraße

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 4

avocado Rechtsanwälte client base primarily includes municipalities as well as companies and public institutions in the waste disposal and circular economy, which the group advises on planning law issues and procurement as well as review proceedings; the team assists with procurement for waste disposal services and urban infrastructure projects on both the bidder and contracting side. It is also increasingly active in tenders in the health and transport sectors. The practice is jointly managed by Markus Figgen, who has many years of experience in procurement and PPP procedures, and Rebecca Schäffer, who is experienced in waste disposal and digitalisation procurement.

Practice head(s):

Markus Figgen; Rebecca Schäffer


‘Markus Figgen: Has excellent knowledge of all laws, regulations, etc. that affect the waste disposal industry. I don’t know anyone with comparable knowledge. Added to this is his practical knowledge of the industry.’

‘The team around clever strategist Markus Figgen is outstanding.’

‘Rebecca Schäffer: Attentive, competent, friendly, determined. Always a help in all matters.’

Key clients

AVG Abfallentsorgungs- und verwertungsgesellschaft Köln mbH

AWB Köln GmbH

BDE Bundesverband der deutschen Entsorgungswirtschaft e.V.

BLUES Bay. Logistik Umwelt & Entsorgungs Systeme GmbH

Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels Landesverband Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik

Dialogue Social Enterprice GmbH

EW Medien & Kongresse GmbH

GMVA Gemeinschafts-Müll-Verbrennungsan-lage Niederrhein GmbH

Gas- und Wärmeinstitut Essen e. V.

HauptwegNebenwege GmbH

Hessenwasser GmbH & Co. KG

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main

Ilmtalklinik GmbH

Innotec Abfallmanagement GmbH

Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen

Kliniken im Naturpark Altmühltal

Landkreis Gifhorn

Markt Pförring



Reguvis Fachmedien GmbH

Rhein-Neckar-Kreis, Heilbronn

Rhein-Sieg-Verkehrsgesellschaft mbH

S+P Engineering GmbH

Schönmackers Umweltdienste GmbH & Co. KGStadt Krefeld

Stadtbetrieb Frechen GmbH

Zentrum Bayern Familie und Soziales

Work highlights

  • Representation of RETERRA Südwest GmbH in a procurement review procedure regarding a waste disposal tender in Rhineland-Palatinate before the Rhineland-Palatinate Public Procurement Chamber.
  • Ongoing comprehensive procurement and contract law advice to the Ulm University Hospital, most recently, among other things, in the tender for planning services for the UKU master plan for the next 20 years as well as in the tender for a total contractor for the planning and construction of a mixed ward and laboratory building for Covid research in modular construction.
  • Comprehensive procurement, IT and data protection support for the Bavarian Family and Social Center in a competitive dialogue for the procurement of TR-RESISCAN-compliant incoming mail and old file scanning devices.

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 5

avocado rechtsanwälte' corporate advice focuses on restructuring and conversions, corporate governance issues, operational and external audits as well as capital measures, while the team has further expertise in investor control procedures and corporate disputes. Practice head Christian Berger advises medium-sized companies and international corporations, particularly on restructuring and transactions in the real estate and financial sectors, while Ralph Hummel and Udo Zietsch, who is also experienced in dispute resolution, focus on M&A transactions. Insolvency expert Justus Heldt contributes specialist knowledge of business start-ups and financing.

Practice head(s):

Christian Berger

Other key lawyers:


‘Christian Berger: affable, competent and reliable; solution-oriented way of working.’

‘Ralph Hummel has excellent knowledge of employment law. He was very easy to work with and was a great help to our team for our Europe launch.’

‘Ralph Hummel: He knows how to adjust the length/complexity of his consultation.’

‘Udo Zietsch’s proactive communication deserves special mention.’

‘Very good specialist knowledge within the team. We value interdisciplinary collaboration. Voting and decision-making processes are short.’

‘The company is very thorough, conscientious and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Acushnet GmbH

Algeco GmbH

Alluto LLC

ANSYS Germany GmbH


ASI DataMyte, Inc.

Best Gaming Technology GmbH

Beyond Trust GmbH

BGT Deutschland GmbH

Came Deutschland GmbH

Carlisle Fluid Technologies GmbH

Carlisle Holdings GmbH

Color Street Europe B.V.

Dinkle International Co.

Donnelley Financial Solutions

FE fundinfo (Germany) GmbH

Genovac GmbH

Gleason Corporation

GMS Management Spanien

GMS Solutions Deutschland GmbH

Grote Industries Europe GmbH

Humanic Deutschland GmbH

Color Street Europe

ITecon GmbH

L & S Deutschland Schuhhandels GmbH

Leder & Schuh AG

Luxoft GmbH

M.A. Med Alliance SA

Media Frankfurt GmbH


Mirado Real Estate GmbH

NC-Vision GmbH

Nordisk Büro Plus GmbH

North Channel Bank GmbH & Co. KG

Norwex Germany GmbH

ORIFLAME Kosmetik-Vertriebs GmbH

Partslife GmbH

PharmacoSoftware GmbH

PharmacoVision GmbH

Portwell Deutschland GmbH

PrinterLogic GmbH

Recurity Labs GmbH

Schiff-Martini & Cie. GmbH WPG STBG

Semperit AG Holding

SMC Deutschland GmbH, SMC Corporation


Stark Power GmbH

Stiefelkönig Schuhhandels GmbH Deutschland

Telia Carrier Germany GmbH

Top Tools GmbH

Trans World Hotels Germany GmbH

USANA Germany GmbH

USANA Health Sciences, Inc.


Wirtschaftsförderung Frankfurt GmbH

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 5

avocado rechtsanwälte comprehensively covers IT and data protection issues, including cloud-based digitisation projects, e-commerce and the use of blockchain-based IT products. The team is led by Jan Peter Voß (IT contract drafting and litigation). In March 2023, Philipp Ess (e-commerce, IP/IT asset transfers) joined from Klinkert Rechtsanwälte PartGmbB.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

anykey GmbH


Best Gaming Technology AG

Brandt & Partner GmbH

Brandt Software-Produkte GmbH

Bundesrechtsanwaltskammer, BRAK

dab: Daten-Analysen & Beratung GmbH

Deutsche Telekom AG und Tochtergesellschaften

DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH

DIC Asset AG, DIC Onsite GmbH

Faubel & Co. Nachf. GmbH

Heraeus Holding GmbH

Heraeus infosystems GmbH

imc Test & Measurement GmbH

ITecon GmbH

KMC Media Consult GmbH

Landeshauptstadt Mainz

Media Frankfurt GmbH

Merck Group

msg global solutions Deutschland GmbH

Partslife GmbH

R+W Antriebselemente GmbH

rocon Rohrbach EDV-Consulting GmbH

SMC Deutschland GmbH

Syncd GmbH

TK8 Sports Academy GmbH


Wicklmayr Real Estate GmbH

WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

ZMG – Zeitungs Marketing Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

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Matthias Achenbach photo Dr Matthias Achenbach Partner
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Udo A. Zietsch photo Dr Udo A. Zietsch Partner, Notary at Frankfurt a. M., Commercial Mediator (CVM)