Legal Affairs Division

The Legal Affairs Division is responsible for the legal aspects of all the tasks performed by FOEN in every area of environmental protection (preparation and application of legislation, supervision of enforcement, information and international affairs).

The division is responsible for the topic:


Daniel Roth
head of Legal Affairs Division

Salome Sidler

Salome Sidler
head of section Legal Service 1, deputy head of division
Tasks: species, ecosystems, landscape, forestry, biotechnology, organism, programme agreements

Bärlocher Maurus

Maurus Bärlocher
head of section Legal Service 2
Tasks: air, noise, electrosmog, climate, procedures (environmental impact assessment, right of collective appeal), economics, information, EU law

Jan Boltshauser

Jan Boltshauser 
head of section Legal Service 3
Tasks: waste, contaminated sites, soil, water, chemicals, natural hazards, incidents, hydrology, enforcement supervision, enforcement reinforcement, criminal law

Last modification 22.11.2023

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Legal Affairs

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

Tel.: +41 58 462 93 45


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