Practice Areas



Real Estate

Malmendier Legal has extensive expertise gained over many years in all areas of real estate law. This comprises the public building and planning law, private building law and individual as well as portfolio transactions as asset or share deals. Our firm has long been regarded as the top address for difficult building projects, and we find solutions even in politically complex circumstances. Our lawyers were involved in numerous lighthouse projects in Berlin and throughout Germany.

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Infrastructure

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in public infrastructure projects, in particular road, port, landfill, plant, stadium and airport construction. Our advisory activities cover all phases of the project, from project financing and drawing up a contractual basis to the planning permission procedures leading up to final approval. We provide advice and assistance for your project from the political decisions in regional planning processes up to complex planning permission and final approval procedures governed by sectoral planning law. If necessary, we will defend your permits before the administrative courts.

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Energy

Our lawyers have been advising German and foreign energy supply companies for over 20 years on all aspects of the energy industry. We are among the few law firms in Germany with many years of experience in the upstream segment (gas and oil).

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Environment

Especially industrial companies, but also builders are frequently faced with problems of environmental law. The contamination of land by hazardous waste, which is now regulated by the Federal Ground Protection Act (Bundes-Bodenschutzgesetz), as well as waste water discharge, water extraction, and the operation of emission-producing plants and waste disposal sites are typical of the problems our lawyers address on a regular basis. 

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Natural Resources and Mining

We have many years of experience in Germany and abroad in providing advice on the extraction of and trade in raw materials not only in open-pit mines and below ground, but also offshore.

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Privatisations, PPP, PPI

Numerous aspects of what is known in Germany as “Daseinsvorsorge” – i.e. the state’s obligation to provide an infrastructure for the economic activity of its citizens – and numerous activities of public building and infrastructure projects having been transferred to private-sector companies in France and Great Britain, efforts have also begun in Germany to finance, build and operate infrastructure and public buildings with the help of private undertakings. This concerns not only the construction of highways, an area in which our lawyers have built up considerable experience for many years. Smaller projects are now also being successfully implemented with the involvement of the private sector.

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Public Procurement Law

Our lawyers have been active in the area of public procurement law since 1998. Our lawyers have acquired extensive expertise in relation to public procurement law both for contracting authorities and sectorial contracting entities and for contractors. Our services range from providing assistance with the invitation to tender and the preparation of the necessary tender documents and drafting recommended decisions for contracting authorities, as well as implementing procurement procedures as trustees. Legal protection including the judicial review procedure for public contracts are part of our expertise. 

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Retail

Malmendier Legal has special expertise in advising retail trader. This comprises advice on the purchasing processes, the drafting of complex commercial lease agreements, the development of models for shop-in-shop solutions, handling customers’ warranty claims as well as formal warning letters from consumer protection organisations.

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Banking, Credit Supervision, Fin Tech

Our law firm has been giving advice for many years to banks, financial institutions, stock exchanges and listed companies on all issues of banking and financial supervisory law. Our consulting activities comprise in particular the Banking Act, the stock corporation law and the securities trading law.

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Film and Media

We offer a full range of legal expertise and consulting services to German and international media companies on all issues of film and media law. Our attorneys specialize in legal services including film contract law (production/co-production contracts for television series and motion pictures), licensing contracts (in the areas of distribution, television, home entertainment and merchandising), copyright law (option contracts for acquiring material/chemical rights, contracts with actors and with creative and production personnel), co-operation contracts between international film production partners, license distribution, film financing and film promotion including the complete handling of subsidy-based financing relationships, trademark and copyright protection, complete structuring of film production financing, based on completion bonds, presales, and insurance and counsel to media companies on all questions of corporate law, in particular on the legal structure of film funds.

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Legislation and Regulation

Many years of experience enable our lawyers to be familiar with the complex processers of political decision-making at the federal, state and municipal levels, but also in Brussels. In numerous legislative and administrative processes, we were involved in the political decision-making process with a clear goal in view, which we achieved for our clients. 

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