• Project Development
  • Securing and Expanding Locations
  • Plan Approval Procedure
  • Building Permit Proceedings
  • Environmental Law
  • Nature and Species Protection Law


Manfred Haesemann joined the firm in 1977 and has been a name partner since 1985. During his studies at the University of Cologne, he specialised in administrative law and building and land law. This was accompanied by intensive local political activity between 1974 and 1984, where Manfred Haesemann concentrated primarily on urban land-use planning and urban development.

After starting as a lawyer, Manfred Haesemann focused from the outset on providing his clients with complete support in all construction and real estate matters, both public and private construction law. Manfred Haesemann is highly specialized in both areas. He has been a specialist lawyer for administrative law since 1985.

A particular specialisation is the complete legal support of development plans and infrastructure projects. For this purpose, highly qualified teams of specialists are put together for the respective planning questions.

For more than 40 years Manfred Haesemann has been working in infrastructure projects of the federal government, the state and regional associations, cities and municipalities as well as private investors.

Manfred Haesemann is particularly involved in all aspects of urban development. He regularly publishes in the magazine polis, magazine for urban development, which is aimed at urban developers and investors nationwide. Every year, Polis Convention organises an urban development fair, of which Manfred Haesemann is a member of both the advisory board and the award jury.

A special focus is the creation of building rights for large housing construction measures. Manfred Haesemann is also chairman of the board of the Cologne Housing Initiative, in which major parts of the private housing industry investing in Cologne are organized.

In addition, he is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Rheinische Kulturlandschaft Foundation in Bonn, which is involved to a large extent in landscape and nature conservation law – particularly in the area of compensatory measures under landscape and nature conservation law – and above all in contractual nature conservation as a partner of agriculture.