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Dr. Christian Hullmann

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Christian Hullmann is a partner in the firm's Berlin office. He focuses on land use and planning law as well as on environmental law. He has extensive experience advising leading German and international corporate clients on real estate developments and transactions, as well as on drafting and negotiating planning agreements relating to issues such as enabling development. In addition, Dr. Hullmann advises clients on renewable energy projects, including photovoltaic (PV) facilities and wind farms.

Professional Background

Christian joined K&L Gates in January 2007. From 2001 to 2006 he worked in the Berlin offices of leading international law firms.

Speaking Engagements

Christian holds lectures on planning law as well as on topics such as renewable energy and environmental issues.

Additional Information

  • Zwischen Gesetzgeber und Wutbürger – Der Einzelhandel und die Stadtplanung der Zukunft (Between the legislator and the irascible citizen – the retail industry and future urban planning), ImmobilienFAKTOR, May 2013, p. 18 et seq.
  • Verlängerung von bergrechtlichen Aufsuchungserlaubnissen bei Geothermieprojekten – Zum Urteil des VGH Mannheim v. 15. April 2010 - 6 S 1939/09, (Comment on verdict by the Mannheim Administrative Court on the prolongation of exploration programs for geothermic projects under mining law), ZNER 5/2010, p. 474 et seq.
  • Zeitliche Grenzen der Altlastenhaftung (Time limits in liability for contaminated sites), NVwZ 2010, p. 1267 et seq.
  • Advised Q-Cells International GmbH in matters relating to the erection of a 20 MW solar power plant in Ontario, Canada;
  • Represented Frontier Renewables in the planning and development of several large-scale PV facilities in Germany;
  • Represented a large European construction company on several development contracts with a German city in connection with the development of a new urban district;
  • Represented a UK investment fund on several development contracts with a German city;
  • Advised a listed German transportation company regarding environmental risks in its proposed acquisition of a company;
  • Advised a German residential development company on building permit proceedings in connection with a housing development in Berlin;
  • Advised a UK investor on planning law issues in relation to an acquisition of a shopping center in Magdeburg, including insuring the risk under English law;
  • Advised a Danish energy company on planning law issues resulting from a pipeline crossing a planned offshore wind farm on the German continental shelf;
  • Drafted and negotiated several town planning agreements with a German city on behalf of a UK investment fund for the development of a retail center in Germany;
  • Negotiated several indemnification claims with environmental authorities relating to industrial sites in Germany on behalf of a subsidiary of a large European construction company;
  • Advised a UK investor on planning and environmental matters in relation to the acquisition of an industrial site near Stuttgart;
  • Advised an American company on the shipment of waste into the EU;
  • Represented a UK investment fund on the acquisition of a large German residential portfolio; and
  • Advised a US SPAC on the planned acquisition of a German solar company.