Optimizing a project in terms of competing interests is challenging. Issues relating to environmental protection in particular often come into conflict with project goals. We advise our clients on the necessary balancing of interests in the project planning phases and help them arrive at solutions.

We identify solutions for our clients in the tense environment of competing interests via spatial-planning specifications, assessments of alternative project plans, exceptions to noise-control requirements, obtaining approval for deforestation measures as per the Swiss Federal Forest Act, or developing projects in the vicinity of water courses.

We orient our work on best practices and offer the following services:

  • identifying, weighting and evaluating relevant interests
  • Basing qualitative considerations on quantitative approaches (e.g. weighted-sum analysis)
  • Reviewing and evaluating alternative project options
  • Moderating decision-making processes together with relevant stakeholders
  • Ensuring proper technical documentation
  • Providing expert legal analysis

We support project planners by providing them with comprehensive, technically accurate, and transparent assessments of project and stakeholder interests. Ideally, this helps our clients to avoid objections, thus expediting the legal process.