1. Licenses, approvals, etc., for the operator or a plant (e.g. Atomic Act, Federal Pollution Control Act, Trade and Crafts Act, restaurants, private transport or aviation, mining, hospital institutions, banks and insurances, approvals by the Technical Control Board (T=DCV), etc.)

2. Public-law safety regulations are to be observed (impositions under the Federal Pollution Control Act, e.g. compliance with the Clean Air Act, Noise Emission Act, etc.)

3. Sale bans under public law (e.g. Land Transfer Act) or pre-emption rights

4. Current status of the land and buildings of the company under the Building Planning Act

For further information please contact Dr Erich Michel, Wessing Berenberg-Gossler Zimmermann Lange, Freiherr-Vom-Stein-Strasse 24-26, Frankfurt am Maim 60323, Frankfurt, Germany- Tel: +496 997 1300, Fax: +496 997 130100.

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