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Dr. Stefan Kobes

Certified Specialist in administrative law

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Friedrichstraße 140
10117 Berlin

Phone +49 30 52133 0
Fax +49 30 52133 110

Languages: German, English, French
Curriculum vitae

Dr Stefan Kobes was born in 1960. He studied law at the Universities of Kiel, Germany, Lausanne, Switzerland and Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. He specialised in public law and worked for the Administrative Court, Freiburg, Germany, the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, Germany, and the German Institute for Foreign Trade Taipei, Taiwan. From 1989 to 1992, he worked on his dissertation regarding administrative law and was simultaneously working as a lawyer in public economic law. From 1993 onwards, he advised the Directorate for Environmental Protection/Contaminated Sites at the Federal Institute for Special Tasks Arising from Unification (BvS) where, before leaving, he was the director of a legal department consisting of a team of 10. Dr Stefan Kobes joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 2000; he has been a partner since 2001.

Areas of Practice

Dr Stefan Kobes has intensive specialist knowledge in the field of environmental pollution (inspection, appraisal, remediation, responsibilities, remediation contracts, exemptions according to the Environmental Framework Act (UmwRG), historical burden clauses in transaction business), as well as in general building plans (preparing and amending building plans and project and development plans), urban development contracts, soil protection regulations, expropriation, building ordinance (building permits, preliminary building notices, suits by neighbours), as well as in emission trading (Kyoto Protocol, Directive of the EU Commission, allocation, exemptions, pooling, transmission of certificates, verification, reporting, sanctions (register)). His clients come from the energy industry as well as from the ceramic, paper and wood industries. He also advises property developers, project developers and federal government-owned enterprises.

  • Advising an industrial association during the revision of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Act (TEHG) for the third trading period
  • Precedent proceedings before the Federal Administrative Court concerning the approval of monitoring concepts
  • Representing numerous companies from the paper industry during the allocation procedure and the following legal proceedings pursuant to the Allocation Act 2012 (emission level per unit of product/benchmark)
  • Representing the ceramics industry at the Federal Administrative Court in precedent allocation proceedings pursuant to the Allocation Act 2007(process-related emissions)
  • Representing numerous companies during the approval of monitoring concepts
  • Advising numerous sanction procedures concerning breaching the obligation to surrender due to incorrect reporting
  • Advising companies concerning the issues of decommissioning in emissions trade law