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JOSEF SEIDLER
Lawyer

Founder of the law firm
Seidler & Colleagues

emeritus since 4/2020

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curriculum vitae

  • born 1949
  • studies of law in Tuebingen
  • since 1977 Judge
  • public prosecutor
  • Government Director in the Ministry of Justice of Baden-Württemberg
  • Official notary in Baden
  • Mayor (1st alderman) of the city of Lörrach
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Ongoing advice to the German subsidiary of a major Swiss corporation on the conversion of a former industrial wasteland in southern Germany.
After accompanying the overplanning of the area and conclusion of an urban development contract/development agreement as well as subsequent development of the area, accompanying the relocation of third-party companies (drafting of the respective purchase contracts, conducting negotiations, etc.).
Execution of the urban development contract in constant coordination with the responsible authorities.

Advising a large Swiss trading company in connection with the possible sale of a commercial property in a large district town in southern Germany to an investor (clarification, examination and consideration of the possibilities under building planning law, including existing monument protection, conducting negotiations with the interested party, etc.).

Total volume of the planned transaction € 15 million.

Representation of a medium-sized industrial company in contaminated site law concerning contamination of former industrial sites in three different federal states with a total remediation cost of approx. 30 million €.
Comprehensive out-of-court negotiation of amicable settlements with the responsible authorities with the participation of the respective ministries.
Conclusion of a settlement agreement with remission or waiver by the federal states of most of the remediation costs already incurred or still to be expected.

Out-of-court advice and representation of a large medium-sized industrial company, including subsequent litigation in summary and main proceedings concerning remediation of contaminated sites on a property owned by the State of Baden-Württemberg.
The client was to be held liable as the universal successor of the alleged tortfeasor.
Comprehensive preparation of the company history, including all purchase and transfer/conversion transactions, refutation of the official causation assumptions, presentation of the break in the chain of universal succession in 1921.

 

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