Robert Matthes

Rechtsanwalt, Attorney specializing in Administrative Law
Of Counsel
Practice Group: Regulatory & Governmental Affairs
Practice Group: Restructuring & Insolvency

Robert Matthes is a recognized specialist for administrative law issues. His practice areas include planning law, environmental law (in particular pollution control, soil protection and water law), subsidies law (e.g. aid for the promotion of regional economic structures), public commercial law and municipal law (local government law disputes). He advises, for example, investors on the establishment of industrial locations and negotiates urban development and other public law contracts.


  • Building and planning law
  • Environmental law, especially waste disposal law and emission protection law
  • Public law


  • Legal studies at the Universities of Augsburg and Speyer
  • Co-founder of the work group Administration Law in the Deutscher Anwaltverein Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen [German Bar Association of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia]
  • With Noerr since 1991
  • Admitted to the Dresden Chamber of Lawyers


  • Recommended as leading expert for Public Law, Best Lawyers Germany


  • Dresdner Anwaltsverein [Dresden Bar Association]
  • Bundesvereinigung Öffentliches Recht [Public Law Federal Association]
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Abfallwirtschaft [German Association for waste disposal]
  • Chairman of the Verein der Fachanwälte für Verwaltungsrecht im Verwaltungsgerichtsbezirk Dresden [Association of Lawyers Specially Qualified in Adminstrative Law in the Administrative Region of Dresden]

Selected Publications

  • Die baurechtliche Zulässigkeit von Phtovoltaikanlagen in Sachsen, in: SächsVBl. 4/2013, pp. 81-90
  • Die Kollision von umweltrechtlicher Gefahrenabwehr und Insolvenzrecht (with Dr. Andreas Henke), in: SächsVBl. 4/2011, pp. 73-80
  • Der Bebauungsplan, Beuth Verlag, 2010
  • Verbraucherinformationsgesetz (with Dr. Danja Domeier), Kommunal- und Schul-Verlag, 2008
  • Das Informationsfreiheitsgesetz, Lexxion Verlagsgesellschaft, 2006