Lawyer Hattingen
Christoph is a partner of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills and head of its Infrastructure Funds Group in Germany. He has a broad practice across the energy, utilities and industrial sectors. His clients include SMEs, major corporations and investment holding companies. He holds a doctorate in law (Dr iur) and is a specialist in competition and antitrust law. He has been a guest lecturer at the universities of Kiel and Stuttgart.

Ute Schniering deals with divorce law and family issues, as well as other disputes involving children. She achieves quick and secure solutions for her clients through clear communication, in particular by e-mail or telephone, although a personal discussion is often necessary.

The municipal reorganisation of Hattingen takes place: the city, most parts of Blankenstein and five communities from the old “Hattingen-Land” (Bredenscheid-Stuter, Niederelfringhausen, Oberelfringhausen, Welper and Winz) become one larger municipality. The junior-band of the local school “Nurso” wins the Bravo-Supershow in Stuttgart and becomes the best school band in Germany.

Public transport in Hattingen is reliable and safe. Petty crimes like pickpocketing or purse-snatching are rare, and it is usually possible to go out alone in the evenings. However, it is advisable to always be aware of your surroundings and follow basic security measures. The tap water is of a high standard and can be drunk without boiling or filtering. However, it is recommended to drink bottled mineral water for the first few days of your stay. Rechtsanwalt Hattingen