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DOMBERT Rechtsanwälte

Public sector > Commercial administrative law Tier 3

DOMBERT Rechtsanwälte focuses on municipal and constitutional law and regularly advises on school and nursery financing as well as on various projects and disputes in the health, construction and research sectors. The practice's broad consulting repertoire is reflected in the specialisations of its practice heads: while university law and financing issues in the education sector are covered by administrative law expert Klaus Herrmann and Beate Schulte zu Sodingen (nursery and school), Maximilian Dombert and Matthias Dombert focus on municipal and building planning law and assist various cities, hospital operators and real estate companies with strategic and contentious investment and budget issues. Dominik Lück mainly handles project management and as an expert in municipal, corporate and data protection law, primarily supports public contracting authorities.

Practice head(s):

Klaus Herrmann; Beate Schulte zu Sodingen; Matthias Dombert; Dominik Lück; Maximilian Dombert

Key clients

Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen

Deutscher Kita-Verband

Genossenschaftsverband – Verband der Regionen e.V.

Landeshauptstadt München

Landeshauptstadt Potsdam

Landesregierung Sachsen-Anhalt

Landkreis Uckermark

Stadt Mittenwalde

Stadt Zossen

Verband norddeutscher Wohnungsunternehmen

Vernetzungsstelle Kita- und Schulverpflegung Brandenburg

Xella Technologie- und Forschungsgesellschaft mbH

Work highlights

  • Advice to the Federal Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies and the Association of North German Housing Companies on the KfW funding stop for efficiency houses 55.
  • Advising the state capital of Munich on the new concept of the so-called Munich Funding Formula (MFF) to finance independent nursery providers in Munich.
  • Comprehensive data protection advice to the state capital Potsdam, particularly with regard to data protection aspects of administrative digitalisation.

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 5

DOMBERT Rechtsanwälte's key strengths include advising energy suppliers and public sector clients at local and federal level on energy transition projects. The team assists with planning approval and approval procedures for projects related to the expansion of liquid gas and electricity grids as well as various wind farm and photovoltaic projects and further advises on climate protection and emissions control aspects. The practice is led by the planning law-savvy Jan Thiele and Janko Geßner, who is considered an expert in energy and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Jan Thiele; Janko Geßner

Other key lawyers:

Maximilian Dombert; Tobias Roß

Key clients

50Hertz GmbH


Gemeinde Grünheide

Gewerbaufsichtsamt Oldenburg und Lüneburg

Landesbetrieb Straßenwesen Brandenburg

Qualitas Energy Deutschland GmbH



mea Energieagentur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH

Work highlights

  • Representing and advising 50Hertz GmbH in planning proceedings for network expansion and reinforcement as well as the approval of substations.
  • Advice from the State Trade Inspectorate in Lüneburg and Oldenburg in connection with liquid natural gas (LNG) terminals in Wilhelmshaven and Stade.
  • Advice to WEMAG AG and mea Energieagentur Mecklenburg-Vorpommern GmbH on planning and approval proceedings for numerous wind energy projects and photovoltaic projects in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania with an investment volume of over €100 million.

Public sector > Public procurement Tier 5

DOMBERT Rechtsanwälte's procurement expertise borders on administrative and constitutional law and is primarily aimed at public contracting authorities. The practice focuses on municipal project management and regularly assists with tendering and implementation of procurement proceedings for new urban and rural hospital as well as school and daycare center projects. In addition to his expertise in this area, practice head Janko Geßner also increasingly advises on IT and infrastructure procurement at federal level, where he also represents the bidding side.

Practice head(s):

Janko Geßner

Key clients

Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Landkreis Oberhavel

LSO Life Science Oberhavel GmbH

Stadt Schwarzheide – Leistungszentrum Lausitz

Stadt Zossen

Work highlights

  • Advising the city of Schwarzheide – Lausitz performance center on the realisation of a training center for so-called MINT professions, especially for the chemical industry (BASF), with a project volume of around €90 million.
  • Advising LSO Life Science Oberhavel GmbH and the Oberhavel district on the Europe-wide award of project management and planning services for the new expansion of the Hennigsdorf BioTech campus as part of the integrated overall measure ‘Development of the Hennigsdorf Life Science Cluster’.