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Construction (including construction litigation) in Germany

BREYER RECHTSANWÄLTE

Internationally exceedingly well-connected boutique offering BREYER RECHTSANWÄLTE can refer to an impressively international and multifarious matter portfolio, which encompasses construction advice to predominantly private developers and public authorities on large-scale civil and structural engineering projects alongside adjudication proceedings as well as international arbitration proceedings. The team is frequently instructed with federal construction projects such as embassies and also assists with an impressively high number of cooperative construction projects as well as cross-border projects under FIDIC guidelines. For instance, Wolfgang Breyer, who is adept in alternative processing methods, Michael Burdinski and Mario Verdugo Morales advise on contractual as well as project-related aspects of the German Bundestag's extension based on an integrated project management agreement. Burdinski is considered an expert in private construction law and frequently assists with renumeration proceedings related to large construction projects. Angelika Frohwein focuses on private construction and architectural law.

Key clients

Köster GmbH / Baresel Tunnelbau GmbH

Leonhard Weiss Gmbh & Co. KG

Vector Informatik GmbH

Ed. Züblin AG

LBBW Immobilien Development

Max Bögl Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG

Schleith GmbH

WMF Group GmbH

Flughafen Stuttgart Gesellschaft mbH

Fischer Weilheim GmbH

ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG

Work highlights

  • Bayer AG: New production plant based on IPA multi-party agreement, drafting of contracts / project support.
  • REWE: New construction of 2 logistics centers on the basis of an IPA multi-party agreement; Contract drafting / project support.

CMS

CMS' strongly international, eleven-partner construction practice acts with an explicit focus on plant engineering, dispute resolution and project development. While notable national and international corporations from the chemical, oil and gas as well as renewable energy industries frequently instruct practice head Martin Krause's team with contractual and construction law issues related to plant engineering projects, recently it was particularly the Hamburg and Berlin offices that saw an increased need for advice on offshore windparks. This also refers to assistance with disputes, while the renowned team's dispute resolution expertise also includes infrastructure and structural engineering disputes as well as arbitration, adjudication and mediation proceedings. The group also has experience with regards to integrated project management as well as multi-party agreements. In Frankfurt, counsel Katja Küpper is the key contact for private construction law and frequently acts at the interface to public procurement law, while Andreas Roquette is a known figure in the construction sector due to his in and out-of-court experience: notably, he has been appointed as mediator and arbitrator in an increasing number of national as well as international disputes.

Practice head(s):

Martin Krause

Other key lawyers:

Katja Küpper; Andreas Roquette

Kapellmann und Partner

Kapellmann und Partner's renowned construction practice acts for a client base that is composed of contractors and real estate investors, the public authorities as well as institutional investors and one-off developers, which the team assists with an impressively broad competence spectrum: alongside its advice on the development, planning, construction and financing of civic and structural engineering projects, the practice also assists with contractual matters, procurement law and maintenance issues in the plant engineering space and is further well versed in advising contracting authorities and contractors on project management, real estate and architectural law matters in relation to real estate and infrastructure projects. In addition to its project-related advice, the team around practice heads Werner Langen and Claus von Rintelen also frequently acts in in and out-of-court disputes and has longstanding experience in handling major damages. Heiko Fuchs is especially well versed in construction projects in the healthcare sector, while Christian Bönker focuses on comprehensive infrastructure projects. Furthermore, the practice is very active in the energy and transport infrastructure industries and recently appointed six new associated partners.

Leinemann & Partner

Especially in the infrastructure sector Leinemann & Partner is considered an absolute heavyweight, which is reflected in the firm's presence in numerous high-profile large-scale projects particularly in the motorway and railway construction sphere as well as with regards to waterways. The eleven-partner team assists a client base composed of construction companies, construction consortiums, architects and public contracting authorities as well as industrial corporations comprehensively with both project-related matters pertaining to contractural, environmental and regulatory issues as well as with construction disputes, adjudication and meditation proceedings. The team's litigious expertise further includes proceedings related to the re-assessment of contract award procedures and damages claims of private-public partnership projects. Most recently, the practice also increasingly advised on public law issues such as construction permits as well as on construction matters related to power plants and offshore wind parks. Jochen Lüders, who focuses on construction advice on international large-scale projects in the structural engineering space, railway infrastructure projects as well as plant engineering and Jarl-Hendrik Kues, who specialises in private construction law in the structural engineering, engineering, railway, tunnel and road construction sphere, were appointed managing partners in June 2020, while construction and architectural lawyer Marc Steffen made partner. The renowned Ralf Leinemann heads the practice and Marc Hilgers is particularly well versed in project-related assistance with construction and plant engineering projects as well as with architectural and procurement matters.

Practice head(s):

Ralf Leinemann

Key clients

A1 mobil GmbH & Co KG

Adolf Lupp GmbH + Co. KG (NL Berlin)

Anton Schick GmbH + Co. KG

ARGE A10/A24 Havellandautobahn

ARGE A94 Isentalautobahn

ARGE BAB A100 BA16 Los 6/7 (Arbeitsgemeinschaft aus Fa. Heitkamp, Fa. BeMo)

ARGE Salvador-Allende Brücke, Berlin

ARGE U5 Europaviertel

AviaFund Solution Services GmbH

Bietergemeinschaft Nordsee – Dredging International

Carlsberg Supply Company Deutschland GmbH

GSE Deutschland

Harzer Schmalspurbahn GmbH

Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co KG

Klosterkammer Hannover/LIEMAK Immobilien GmbH

Kommunale Unfallversicherung Bayern

Mehr-BB Entertainment GmbH

PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA

Saarland

Top Spezialbau GmbH

UNIPER Kraftwerke GmbH

Vedag GmbH

ViA6West

Volkswagen AG

Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG

X-Bricks

Work highlights

  • A1 mobil GmbH & Co KG: Accompaniment of the non-admission complaint to the BGH against the federal government due to disruption of the business basis and contract adjustment after the slump in truck traffic due to the global financial crisis at the end of 2008.
  • Porr - New construction of the Rhine bridge on the A1 motorway near Leverkusen: Comprehensive advice on the largest new bridge in Germany and the largest road construction project in North Rhine-Westphalia at the same time.
  • Volkswagen - new battery cell factory in Salzgitter: Advice on planning and construction contracts as well as advice during construction.

Redeker Sellner Dahs

Spread across four German offices, Redeker Sellner Dahs' construction practice is particularly often instructed with construction matters related to plant engineering projects and infrastructure projects in the road, railway and airport construction sphere, while the team is renowned for both its frequent cross-border activity in disputes as well as for its construction expertise in large-scale projects. Most recently, litigious matters increasingly stemmed from the health care sector, while on international level, the team saw an increase in instructions with regards to wind farms as well as international arbitration. Dieter Merkens, who often acts on behalf of the German government, heads the practice group which also includes Burkhard Messerschmidt, who is highly regarded for his private construction expertise, Thomas Thierau  as well as Philipp Hummel, who increasingly focuses on plant engineering matters.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Merkens

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein

Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein's broad technical horizon spans the entire life cycle of a property, while on construction level, it becomes especially apparent in plant engineering and industrial construction projects as well as in its advice to contracting authorities across several asset categories. The expertise spectrum includes project-related adjudication, construction disputes, advice on projects entailing multi-party agreements as well as construction projects that use the planning method BIM; Antje Boldt has extensive experience in the latter two areas. In Frankfurt, Thomas Krall recently increasingly advised on the renovation of existing properties and jointly heads the practice with Thomas Richter, who is well versed in cooperative construction models. Newly appointed partner Simon Kopp  is adept in private construction law.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Richter; Thomas Krall

Other key lawyers:

Antje Boldt

Key clients

Antal Bau GmbH

Accumulata Immobilien Development GmbH

Aurelis Real Estate GmbH

Barmherzige Brüder gemeinnützige Krankenhaus gGmbH

BayernGrund Grundstücksbeschaffungs- und -erschließungs GmbH

bfm-net GmbH

BohnZirlewagen GmbH & Co. KG Real Estate Process and Management Consulting

bpd Immobilienentwicklung GmbH

BTI Bogenhausener Tor Investment S.àr.l.

BohnZirlewagen Development Consulting GmbH

DFB-Stiftung Deutsches Fußballmuseum gGmbH

Doblinger Unternehmensgruppe

Drees & Sommer GmbH/Drees & Sommer AG

Falcon Signa 04 GmbH (SIGNA-Gruppe)

Flughafen München GmbH

F.X. Rauch GmbH & Co. KG

Gemeinde Oberschleißheim

Gemeinde Poing

Helmut-G.-Walther-Klinikum Lichtenfels GmbH

Jost Hurler-Gruppe

Kemptener Kommunalunternehmen

Klinik Wartenberg Professor Dr. Selmair GmbH & Co. KG

Kommunalunternehmen Klinikum Altmühlfranken AdöR

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG

Meixner + Partner Projektentwicklung Projektsteuerung GmbH

MEAG Mu

Work highlights

  • Barmherzige Brüder non-profit hospital gGmbH: Ongoing legal advice during construction work on the Munich, Straubing, Schwandorf and Regensburg construction projects.
  • DFB Foundation German Football Museum gGmbH: Advice on building law for the construction of the German Football Museum in Dortmund.
  • SBT Immobilien Group (SaarLB real estate investment, in particular GEKOBA Gesellschaft für Gewerbe- und Kommunalbauten mbH): Comprehensive legal advice from the SBT Immobilien Group throughout Germany.

GvW Graf von Westphalen

GvW Graf von Westphalen covers a particularly broad spectrum in private construction law, which is reflected in numerous instructions for project-related advice, claim management as well as construction disputes by property owners, institutional project developers, construction and engineering companies as well as public and other contracting authorities. Thomas Senff, who is particularly active in out-of-court disputes, leads the team which most recently advised on several national and cross-border plant engineering projects, including a deconstruction project, and also has experience in adjudication proceedings and international arbitration. Christian Esch is well versed in innovative matters such as BIM and lean management, while managing partner Robert Theissen frequently advises on large-scale construction projects and plant engineering.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Senff

Other key lawyers:

Christin Esch; Robert Theissen

Key clients

Dt. Telekom AG/T-Systems International GmbH – RZ Magdeburg Retrofit

Landeshauptstadt München

Niederbayerische Stadt

Stadt Mülheim a.d.R.

Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Work highlights

  • City of Mülheim adR: Advice on building law for major construction projects.
  • Union Investment Real Estate GmbH: Comprehensive construction and project advice on the entire portfolio in Germany including the shopping center Wandsbek Quarree (Hamburg), shopping center Alexa (Berlin), Refurbishment Hotel Hilton (Munich), Refurbishment Rhein-Galerie (Ludwigshafen); Car park renovation La Spezia (Italy), Motel One and Hotel Melia (Düsseldorf), Dernsche Höfe ”in Wiesbaden, Riem Arcaden Munich and the Breisgau Center Freiburg.

GSK Stockmann

GSK Stockmann's construction practice acts from within the firm's internal sector group real estate project development which alongside private construction law aptitude, also offers clients legal expertise in public construction and planning law, environmental issues, architectural and engineering matters as well as advice on financing and dispute resolution. The team is also occasionally instructed by the public authorities, but predominantly acts for project and property developers in inner-city project developments, particularly in relation to housing construction; the client base therefore includes municipal housing associations as well as several listed international companies. Additionally, the team's expertise also encompasses construction disputes, large-scale construction projects as well as infrastructure projects. Stefan Dorn is well versed in construction and architectural law and practice head Jan Kehrberg is experienced in construction advice pertaining to complex real estate developments. Planning lawyer Frank-Florian Seifert made equity partner in 2020.

Practice head(s):

Jan Kehrberg

Other key lawyers:

Stefan Dorn

Key clients

Actris Henninger Turm GmbH & Co KG

DekaBank Konzern

Diringer & Scheidel Bauunternehmung

GESOBAU AG

Groth Gruppe

HOWOGE

Immobel Germany S.á.rl.

Instone Real Estate Development GmbH

KARL München GmbH & Co. KG

PATRIZIA Gruppe, PATRIZIA Deutschland GmbH

Siemens Real Estate

STADT UND LAND Gruppe

Tegel Projekt GmbH

Zech Group, Art-Invest, Art-Invest Real Estate Management GmbH & Co. KG, Niederlassung München

Merck KGaA

Work highlights

  • Siemens Real Estate: Ongoing legal planning support for the Siemensstadt 2.0 project.
  • Instone Real Estate Development GmbH: Advice on building law aspects of project developments in northern Germany.
  • actrium: Comprehensive legal advice to the client during construction of the new Henninger Tower in Frankfurt am Main.

LUTZ | ABEL RECHTSANWALTS PARTG MBB

LUTZ | ABEL RECHTSANWALTS PARTG MBB's 15-partner construction practice is well versed both in private as well as public construction law and particularly utilises this expertise while assisting with diverse infrastructure projects as well as large-scale structural engineering projects. The team is increasingly often instructed by the public authorities, especially with regards to hospital construction and municipal communities, but also advises medium-sized developers as well as project developers. An increase in out-of-court disputes in the construction industry as well as large-scale court proceedings also contribute to the firm's continuously high case load. Wolfgang Abel is renowned for his expertise in infrastructure projects, particularly in relation to tunnel and motorway construction, while construction and architectural lawyer Ulrich Eix is particularly adept in matters pertaining to the digitalisation of planning and the construction industry. Katharina Bold-Jekic and Julian Stahl made partner.

Practice head(s):

Wolfgang Abel

Other key lawyers:

Ulrich Eix

Key clients

Alb Fils Kliniken GmbH

Allianz Handwerker Services GmbH

Arbeitsgemeinschaft TF Riederwaldtunnel

Arbeitsgemeinschaft Tunnel Hauptbahnhof 2. S-Bahn Stammstrecke (Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG, Ed. Züblin AG, Bauer Spezialtiefbau AG)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft VE 10 Oberirdisch West 2. S-Bahn Stammstrecke (Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG, Ed. Züblin AG, Bauer Spezialtiefbau AG)

ARGE A 3 Steigerwaldautobahn

ARGE Tunnel Cannstatt (bestehend aus Hochtief, Wayss&Freitag und BEMO Tunneling)

ARGE Tunnel RASTATT (HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, Ed. Züblin AG)

ARGE VON M/KNIPPERS HELBIG/TRANSSOLAR

BAM Deutschland AG

Bundesgartenschau Mannheim 2023 gGmbH

Dr. Gustav Schädla GmbH & Co. KG

Ed. Züblin AG

ElringKlinger AG

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf e.V.

HI Wohnbau-Gruppe

Hochtief Infrastucture GmbH

Hoffmann GmbH Thyrnau

Hohenloher Krankenhaus gGmbH

Holzbau Vorholz Hawran GmbH

Hubert Schmid Bauunternehmen GmbH

innovo Bau GmbH

JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG

Köster GmbH (vormals Baresel GmbH)

Land Baden-Württemberg, vertreten durch Landesbetrieb Vermögen und Bau

Landkreis Kirchheim

Landkreis Ostalbkreis

Landkreis Zollernalbkreis

Legat Living

Leonhard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG

Lindner Group (Lindner SE), Arnstorf

Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG

medius KLINIKEN gGmbH

Raffinerie Heide GmbH

Rems-Murr-Kliniken gGmbH

STRABAG AG/ STRABAG GmbH

Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung a.G.

TÜV Süd

Urbas Maschinenfabrik GmbH

Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG

WISAG Konzern

Work highlights

  • Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Max Bögl Foundation & Co. KG, Ed. Züblin AG, Bauer Spezialtiefbau AG in a joint venture: Advice on building a second S-Bahn tunnel through the underground of Munich city center.
  • WISAG Group: One of the two panel firms of the entire WISAG group for Germany-wide advice on building law and procedural representation of the WISAG group companies.
  • Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung aG: Planning and construction-accompanying advice to Süddeutsche Krankenversicherung aG as the builder for the new company headquarters.

Noerr

Noerr's broad construction expertise is predominantly sought after by national and international contracting authorities that consult the team particularly often with regards to new city quarter developments, extensive specialist property projects such as production sites, research centres, logistics sites and campus buildings as well as plant engineering projects. Volker Bock, who is well versed in plant engineering and industrial construction, frequently advises on construction aspects of industrial and commercial estates, Stefan Weise is experienced in assisting national and international companies with project developments and plant engineering and Peter Bachmann complements the practice with strong expertise in environmental and planning law. The competence spectrum further includes out-of-court dispute resolution, architectural matters and occasionally also infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Volker Bock; Stefan Weise

Other key lawyers:

Peter Bachmann

Key clients

Catella Project Management

Commerz Real

Concept Real Holding

ddp

Deutsche Post AG

Gazeley

Globalfoundries

ILG Fonds

IntReal Internationale Real Estate

Kaufland Unternehmensgruppe

Kirchmeier Projekt GmbH

Landeshauptstadt München

Linde AG

McDonald’s Deutschland LLC

Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH (Theo Müller group)

Schwarz Gruppe

Volkswage AG

Vonovia SE

Work highlights

  • Catella Project Management: Advice on the realization of the “Grand Central” quarter in Düsseldorf and the agreement of a related partnership with CG Gruppe AG.
  • State capital Munich: Advice on the four-track expansion of the airport connection for S-Bahn line 8.
  • Asset Manager: Advice on an urban development contract for the realization of approx. 750 residential units in Munich.

CBH Rechtsanwälte

CBH Rechtsanwälte assists project developers, planning and architectural offices as well as city authorities, hospitals and industrial corporations with the entire spectrum of construction law matters and also acts in in and out-of-court disputes for contractors and contracting authorities alike. Construction law advice on infrastructure projects, office buildings as well as on the extension and construction of hospitals and research facilities are clear focuses for the group, while the practice occasionally also assists with plant engineering projects. Markus VogelheimNils Mrazek and Arnd Holzapfel jointly head the team; Carolin Dahmen made partner.

Key clients

Amand Gruppe

Arndt plus GmbH & Co.KG

Evangelisches Klinikum Niederrhein GmbH

Generali Versicherung AG

IHK zu Köln

JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG

Klöffel GmbH

Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe AG

Landesbetrieb Straßenbau NRW

Landschaftsverband Rheinland

Maria Hilf NRW GmbH

OBI-Gruppe

Oertel & Prümm GmbH & Co. KG

Pfeffer Architekten

Rheinland Versicherung

WOLFF & MÜLLER Hoch- und Industriebau GmbH & Co. KG

WvM Immobilien + Projektentwicklung GmbH

zarinfar GmbH

Work highlights

  • Johann Bunte construction company: Comprehensive legal advice on numerous building construction and infrastructure measures.
  • Wolff & Müller Hoch- und Industriebau GmbH & Co. KG: Comprehensive legal advice on numerous building construction projects in Cologne, Hanover and Berlin.
  • University Medicine of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz: Comprehensive advice to the clinic during construction on the construction of a dental, oral and maxillofacial clinic as well as on new construction projects for the center for immune intervention and clinical-theoretical institutes.

FPS

FPS assists private investors, project developers as well as real estate funds throughout the entire life cycle of a construction project, while asset categories include offices, hotels, shopping and date centres alongside infrastructure projects as well as residential and industrial developments. The team around Stephan Jüngst, who particularly focuses on data centres and skyscrapers, is predominantly sought after for its contractual and project-related advice alongside in and out-of-court disputes where the team most recently acted for the public authorities on several occasions; this in addition to architectural law is Frank Beitz' focus.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Jüngst

Other key lawyers:

Frank Beitz

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner is especially well equipped to advise on plant engineering and private construction law and is frequently consulted by plant engineering project developers - particularly in the sphere of power plant construction - to assist with in and out-of-court disputes and project developments. In this segment, Jörn Zons stands out, whose high-profile instructions frequently entail cross-border components. The team's contractual and project-related expertise is predominantly utilised by national and international investors and contracting authorities from the chemical, technological and mechanical engineering sectors seeking advice on the construction of infrastructure, logistics warehouses and data centres, although general contractors also instruct the practice occasionally. Volker Stehlin  offers comprehensive advice on construction projects and is also well versed in architectural law, while Markus Beaumart focuses on project developments. The construction and architectural lawyer Hannes Reiher, previously at BREYER RECHTSANWÄLTE, has strengthened the Frankfurt team since May 2020.

Practice head(s):

Uwe Steingröver

Hecker, Werner, Himmelreich

With over 50 years of experience in private and public construction law as well as construction disputes, Hecker, Werner, Himmelreich attracts multifaceted instructions, ranging from advising the public authorities on municipal large-scale construction projects and plant engineering to a particularly high number of construction, architectural and engineering disputes. Therefore the group predominantly represents architects, engineers and and fire safety engineers as claimants, defendants as well as intervening parties in proceedings pertaining to deficiency claims, although the team also occasionally represents contracting authorities in damage claim and renumeration proceedings. The client base further includes general contractors and industrial corporations which the practice frequently assists with contractual construction issues. Helmut Weingarten heads the ten-partner group.

Practice head(s):

Helmut Weingarten

Key clients

Atrum GmbH

BBR

Bühnen der Stadt Köln

CDM Smith Consult

DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft Bahn-See

HDI Versicherung AG

Stadt Köln

Stadtwerke Bad Kissingen

Storage 24 GmbH

Vaillant

Wasserverband Eifel-Rur

Work highlights

  • Client: Claim for damages due to additional costs due to termination.
  • Brandschutzgutachter: Representation in two lawsuits regarding a fire damage incident before the Rottweil Regional Court.
  • Contracting authority: Construction-accompanying and legal advice on a € 400 million municipal large-scale construction project in the opera and drama sector.

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Embedded in the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects practice, Hogan Lovells International LLP fields one of the leading teams in the plant engineering space: under the leadership of Carla Luh, the team advises on numerous international plant engineering projects in the energy, utilities, waste disposal, infrastructure and transport sectors, as well as project disputes in Germany and abroad. The geographic reach of its cross-border matters under German lead ranges from construction advice on new offshore wind parks in Asia to sewage and incineration plants in Kuwait to plant engineering projects and international mediation proceedings in Taiwan, Sweden, Greece and Poland. Christian Knütel focuses on infrastructure as well as on- and offshore projects, while Tobias Faber is particularly active in project-related advice on power plant construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Carla Luh

Other key lawyers:

Christian Knütel; Tobias Faber

Loschelder

Loschelder's multifaceted expertise manifests in the litigious representation of contracting authorities as well as construction companies, architects and planning offices on one hand, and in project-related advice on domestic as well as cross-border large-scale construction projects on the other: Robert Kessler represents architects and engineers in litigious proceedings and also advises on plant engineering matters; Walter Klein and Jürgen Lauer are well versed in representing parties in disputes regarding major accidents; and Mirko Ehrich as well as Oliver Kerpen focus on project-related assistance with large-scale construction projects such as residential quarters, shopping and logistics centres as well as commercial buildings. With regards to the latter, the group also frequently advises on renovation and revitalisation projects. Furthermore, the team is adept in architectural law.

Other key lawyers:

Robert Kessler

Key clients

ARGE Nord-Süd Stadtbahn Köln

Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH

GEO CONSULT Bach und Rietz Beratende Ingenieure PartG mbB

IC – International Campus

KVT Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik

Kintyre

Art Invest

Aalberts Industries

Hochtief Konzern (Hochtief AG, Hochtief Projektentwicklung GmbH, Hochtief Building GmbH, Hochtief Solutions AG)

Zurich Versicherung Zurich Kaution (Frankfurt)

AMB Anlagen- und Maschinenbau GmbH

ARGE Campus Derendorf

Atradius Kreditversicherung

Bayer. Versicherungskammer, München

Bauwens

BDKplan

Canzler Ingenieure

Colonia Grundvermögen

CAC |Chemieanlagenbau Chemnitz GmbH

Deutzer Höfe

Dahlem Ingenieurbüro, Essen

dip | Deutsche Industrie- und Parkhausbau GmbH, Bad Honnef

DIL Deutsche Immobilienleasing GmbH

Fehling + Jungmann GmbH

Fries Beteiligungs GmbH

Guter Hirte GmbH & Co. KG

Gothaer Versicherung

GSG Grund- und Stadtentwicklung GmbH

Hütténes Architekten

Kanzler Verfahrenstechnik

Koelnmesse GmbH

apeiron GmbH und Cotidiano Gmbh

modern

Work highlights

  • ARGE North-South Stadtbahn Cologne: Legal advice during construction, litigation and evidence proceedings for the collapse of the archive as well as litigation and advice on other construction phases.
  • Cologne / Bonn Airport GmbH: Construction-accompanying advice on various new construction and renovation projects including litigation and arbitration: Fire protection renovation of Terminal 1, renovation of parking garages, new construction of a freight hall and DHL administration (volume € 50 million).
  • IC – International Campus: Project-accompanying advice on the development of apartments for students / young professionals in Europe through the preparation of GÜ / GU contracts as well as project management contracts with a focus on micro apartments.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH's construction expertise is concentrated within the firm's real estate and infrastructure industry group, which assists both contractors as well as private contracting authorities and the public authorities with all stages of a project development. Achim Meier, who is adept in structural engineering, infrastructure and plant engineering projects leads a team that is increasingly gaining a foothold in assisting with power plant construction projects, while construction advice to the health care sector as well as intra-city project developments particularly in the asset categories residential and retail continue to be the practice's central pillars. Synergies arise especially often with the firm's procurement law experts which frequently leads to new instructions in the plant engineering sphere.

Practice head(s):

Achim Meier

Testimonials

'' High level of specialist knowledge in building and planning law, coupled with personal support and availability. '

'In the area of real estate and construction law, the law firm is not only characterized by the required professional competence, but also by close coordination between the mandate holders, which ensures the uniformity of the strategy pursued and sufficient resources at all times, especially in proceedings over long periods of time. '

Key clients

Universitätsklinikum Essen

SKIBA Ingenieurs GmbH

Deutscher Bundeswehr Verband e.V.

Cloud No. 7 GmbH

Quartier Heidestraße GmbH

GVE Grundstücksverwaltung Stadt Essen GmbH

Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg

Work highlights

  • GVE Real Estate Management Essen GmbH: Advice on the new construction of the citizens' council house of the city of Essen, including the development of an allocation strategy.
  • Quartier Heidestrasse GmbH: Advising the investor on the preparation and negotiation of planning and building contracts as well as legal advice accompanying the project on a new construction project in EuropaCity with approx. 4,300 m² office space and 130 2-5 room apartments as well as 17 retail and service units for a project volume of approx. € 800 million .
  • Federal Agency for Real Estate Tasks / German Bundestag: Advice on procurement and contract law in the course of the construction of a new building for the German Bundestag at the Unter den Linden site in Berlin.

Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte

With regards to advice to the construction industry, Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte focuses on assisting commercial and manufacturing companies with construction aspects of project developments as well as with in and out-of-court disputes pertaining to architectural and engineering liability; especially the litigious matters contribute to the practice's continuously high case load. Here, the team around Gary Klaft possesses particularly high expertise in specialist civic engineering matters which is frequently put to use in claim enforcements related to large-scale construction projects. Philipp Galaske, who made partner in July 2020, focuses on private construction law, construction disputes, plant engineering as well as project development.

Practice head(s):

Gary Klaft

Other key lawyers:

Philipp Galaske

Key clients

6B47 Corporate Solutions GmbH

6B47 Real Estate Investors Germany GmbH

AKASOL AG

Angeler Architektur & Projektmanagement GmbH

ARGE Bochum MARK 51’7 Los 2.1.2

bcs care Projektentwicklung GmbH

BETONIA GmbH & Co. KG

Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH

Burchard Architekten GmbH

Deutsche Glasfaser Holding GmbH

Dr. Kurt Wolff GmbH & Co. KG

ERGO Versicherung AG

Fletcher Priest Architects

GEA Process Engineering A/S

GEA TDS GmbH

Golf Forum GmbH

Hartmann Architekten

Implenia Construction-Sparte

Joyson Safety Systems Aschaffenburg GmbH

Keller Grundbau GmbH

Kelvion Machine Cooling Systems GmbH

Konecranes GmbH

Konsumgenossenschaft Weimar eG

Kreisstadt Bergheim

MCM Electronic Projects GmbH

Meyer, Stefan als IV Schäfer-Bauten

Park Office GmbH & Fonds KG

Paul Wurth Deutschland GmbH

PIT Planungsteam

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dirk Bohne Ingenieure GmbH

QBE Europe SA/NV

Qiagen GmbH

RWE Power AG

Siemens Healthcare Gm

Work highlights

  • German Glass Fiber Holding GmbH: Advising clients on contract drafting and construction supervision in connection with numerous major construction projects.
  • SMS group GmbH: Advice on the project development of the new head office in Mönchengladbach, continuation of the project development after obtaining the building permit.
  • Thyssen Krupp Elevator AG: Advising the elevator division on tenders for numerous prominent construction projects.

SMNG Rechtsanwälte

The expertise of construction and real estate boutique offering SMNG Rechtsanwälte ranges from advice to architects and engineers and the project-related assistance of private and public contracting authorities and contractors to project developments as well as construction disputes. The team around Michael Griem and Christian Niemöller is continuously sought after for large construction projects across Germany and also possesses experience in procurement law and due diligence matters. Stefan Dausner, who specialises in construction and architectural law, joined from Kunz Rechtsanwälte in September 2020.

STASSEN LLP Rechtsanwälte und Notare

In the construction sphere, the five-partner team at boutique offering STASSEN LLP Rechtsanwälte und Notare  particularly stands out for its wide-ranging contractual and litigious experience in representing architectural and engineering offices, whereby the firm's service offering further includes advising the public authorities as well as medium-sized and international corporations on construction issues of infrastructure projects and large-scale construction projects. While the group also frequently represents contracting authorities in damage claims related to project developments, it is name partner Dieter Stassen in particular who predominantly acts for notable architects in in and out-of-court disputes. Florian Diestelmann focuses on plant engineering as well as on planning and construction agreements and Anne Schönbrunn  regularly assists public as well as private contracting authorities and contractors with contractural and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Dieter Stassen

Key clients

Grüntuch Ernst Planungs GmbH

Dr. Krekeler Generalplaner GmbH

Ortner & Ortner Baukunst Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH

ROBERTNEUN Architekten GmbH

Brenne Architekten

Work highlights

  • Berlin Palace Foundation in the Humboldt Forum: Legal advice to the client during the construction work on the reconstruction of the new Berlin City Palace.
  • Nieto Sobejano Architects: Contractual advice and legal advice on the BV archive of Avantgarden Munich.
  • Ortner & Ortner architecture: Contract advice master plan contract BV Siemensstadt 2.0.

Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing is an established address for advising on industrial plant engineering, a space that the five-partner practice comprehensively covers with wide-ranging expertise in - often international - project agreements, construction and operation matters as well as with regards to project and claim management. Janina Pochhammer and André Guskow regularly assist contracting authorities with the construction of chemical and pharmaceutical processing and manufacturing plants as well as power plants, while advice on infrastructure projects in the renewable energies sphere is an additional facet of the team's service offering; here, instructions arise particularly often in relation to solar power plants as well as offshore wind. Michael Baumhauer heads the project, energy & infrastructure practice and mainly focuses on advising and representing contracting authorities in matters pertaining to industrial, particularly maritim, plant engineering.

Practice head(s):

Michael Baumhauer

Testimonials

'' Broad knowledge of construction contract law, which is demonstrated with a large number of practical examples and covers all eventualities, but nevertheless respecting the client's opinion. '

' Christine Weyand is an absolute expert in the field of construction law who, with her many years of experience in both litigation and advice on contract negotiations, provides valuable support for our activities in the construction sector. On large construction projects, she works closely with Dr. Janina Pochhammer, specialist in plant construction. The cooperation with the colleagues is always effective, constructive and professional. '

Key clients

Clenergy Global Projects GmbH

Corden Pharma GmbH

MHI Vestas Offshore Wind

OHB

Senvion GmbH

Vynova Group

Work highlights

  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind: Advice on drafting and negotiating project contracts for numerous offshore wind farms such as the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm.
  • Clenergy Global Projects GmbH: Advice in plant construction with regard to project contracts (EPC contracts) for the acquisition and implementation of two photovoltaic open space projects in eastern Germany with a total volume> 120 MW.

BRL BOEGE ROHDE LUEBBEHUESEN

BRL BOEGE ROHDE LUEBBEHUESEN mainly acts for investors and project developers, while its matter portfolio ranges from new construction projects to the renovation of existing buildings and plant engineering projects; extensive instructions arise particularly often with regards to major site developments for mixed-use purposes. The Hamburg- and Berlin-based construction law practice has traditional expertise in contractual and project-related aspects as well as in architectural and engineering law, but also acts at the interface to procurement law as well as on litigious level. In the construction sphere, Michael-Alexander Rojnic has a particular focus on hotels and land developments.

Key clients

Agrarfrost GmbH & Co KG

Assetando Real Estate GmbH

Aurelis Asset GmbH sowie div. Objektgesellschaften, Querbühne

BARK GmbH (vormals Commodus)

BECKEN Development GmbH

Bezirksamt Neukölln von Berlin

CloverMo GmbH & Co. KG

Dignus Immobilien GmbH

Enercity AG

FAY Projects

Fehlow GmbH

Galileo Garching, Neue Mitte am Hochschulcampus Garching

GIPAM German Investment Portfolio Asset Management GmbH

Grundstücksgesellschaft HEIMAT GmbH & Co. KG

HiWiDo GmbH (Bades Huk I)

Katharina Kasper ViaSalus GmbH

Maler- und Lackiererinnung Berlin

Mounting Systems GmbH

Nationale Berufsförderungseinrichtung

Novum Group

S.I.E. Soini Immobilienentwicklung GmbH

UNIBAIL RODAMCO SE und div. Objektgesellschaften

VILEG GmbH & K.O.R.M. GmbH

Zalando SE

Work highlights

  • Enercity AG: Advice on the new building project development of the future company headquarters on own land in Hanover.
  • Dignus Immobilien GmbH: Advice on the purchase of the development area Philosophienviertel Forchheim near Nuremberg for approx. 330 apartments as well as various sports field replacement areas in Forchheim (sports field Jahn and ATSV including new construction), as well as advice on comprehensive project development including project-related development plan procedures as well as building and architectural contracts. Also advice on construction contracts for the construction of the ATSV new building, on project structuring and advice on the sale of construction sites.
  • Katharina Kasper ViaSalus GmbH: Advice to the insolvent debtor in the context of self-administration; In the practice group of construction and real estate law, especially advice and representation towards those involved in construction in the renovation and construction of 5 hospitals and senior citizens' homes in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhl.-Palatinate and Hesse.

Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance's construction practice is firmly anchored in the infrastructure and plant engineering project space, while the team predominantly assists project and property developers from the manufacturing, healthcare and automotive industries with contractual, project-related and litigious matters. Düsseldorf-based Michael Kremer has longstanding experience in advising on project agreements of national and international infrastructure and plant engineering projects.

Practice head(s):

Michael Kremer

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB's construction expertise is particularly often utilised by construction companies, project developers and investors seeking advice on the development and construction of conventional and renewable power plants. In addition to its strong foothold in the plant engineering space, the team around practice head Jan Lindner-Figura also assists with contractual as well as project-related aspects of specialist property construction such as community, logistics and office buildings. Jan Schellenberger focuses on project developments in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors among other matters and Hans-Jürgen Rieckhofi is particularly experienced in advising the public authorities on large-scale construction projects as well as representing both contractors and contracting authorities in in and out-of-court disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jan Lindner-Figura

Key clients

Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH

Trianel-Gruppe

Gaskraftwerk Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG

Addvalue Capital GmbH

Städtische Werke Energie + Wärme GmbH

Stadtwerke Bonn Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH

Kreer Development GmbH

Gemeinde Alfter

zwissTex GmbH

Altus AG

Stadtwerke Gronau GmbH

Work highlights

  • Gasnetz Hamburg GmbH: Advice on contract drafting, contract negotiations and the subsequent construction of a new heating power plant in Hamburg / Dradenau.
  • Trianel Group: Advice in connection with the development, construction, operation and acquisition of onshore wind farms and PV systems with municipal participation with a pure project development budget of € 13 million, with which a project pipeline of around 800 MW of wind farm and PV capacity is being realized and municipal utilities to enable further access to renewable energy projects.
  • Gas power plant Leipheim GmbH & Co. KG: Advice on the project planning of a gas power plant in Leipheim including the conception and negotiation of the EPC contract and the O&M contract.

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's construction practice assists both private and public contracting authorities as well as private construction companies with contractual, project-related and litigious issues. Infrastructure projects, particularly large-scale port construction projects, as well as the renovation, conversion and construction of corporation headquarters and sites constitute central pillars of the practice just as much as the representation in construction disputes including deficiency claim proceedings do. Stephan Freund and Thomas Nickel jointly head the team.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Freund; Thomas Nickel

Testimonials

' The law firm is able to familiarize itself with difficult topics at very short notice, to structure them and to work out solutions, sometimes even on the day of the inquiry, if necessary. The legal information is highly qualified and up to now has all been legally reliable – or to put it another way: "We" have not yet lost any proceedings. Due to the current overload of the courts, the proceedings – in our opinion – take far too long. Amounts in the millions rot on bank accounts because the process takes ages. All of this is no problem thanks to the firm. The partners who advise us are able to consistently and purposefully accompany the processes with both complex and extremely extensive files, without losing track of things. Every trial date is optimally prepared so that the litigator is better informed than the court and can submit well-founded / reliable solutions. At the center of our building law advice is our partner Dr. Armin Freiherr von Grießenbeck . '

Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH

Heussen's construction expertise is mainly sought after by contracting authorities including the public authorities, while the practice's competence spectrum encompasses planning agreements, project developments in the asset categories office, residential, logistics and retail as well as forensic representation related to post-construction issues. The team is also increasingly gaining a foothold in comprehensively advising on new city quarter developments as well as assisting public institutions with construction projects in the healthcare and care sectors, where the group's expertise in procurement law is particularly often of use. Furthermore, the team around practice head Norbert Huber also frequently advises on plant engineering matters as well as on architectural law.

Practice head(s):

Norbert Huber

Key clients

Ehret + Klein GmbH (RE-Entwickler)

Matrix Immobilien GmbH (RE Entwickler, Hamburg)

REAL I.S. AG (Bayern Landesbank real estate asset mgt./Fondsanbieter und 100%ige Tochter, München, Deutschland)

Industria Wohnen GmbH

Nymphenburg Immobillien AG/ August von Finck (Immobilieninvestor mit Sitz in München/Deutschland, Zürich/Schweiz)

Geiger Unternehmensgruppe (insg. 39 Gesellschaften)

Michael Weinig AG

Blue Estate GmbH (RE Unternehmen, Stuttgart, Germany)

Idea Med Group (Betreiber mehrerer Kliniken und Versorgungszentren)

KIRKBI (Family Office (LEGO), Denmark)

Centerscape Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

Gasteig München GmbH

Work highlights

  • ehret+klein Real Estate Competence GmbH: Litigation on supplements in a large construction project as well as advice on various projects during construction, such as the “Papierbach” district in Landsberg am Lech.
  • Gasteig Munich GmbH: Advice on specialist planner and architect contracts in connection with general renovation as well as advice on building law on emergency planning.
  • Foundation, endowment: Project support for a new high-rise building in a city center location with ensemble of monument protection.

Kraus, Sienz & Partner

Specialised, Munich-based firm Kraus, Sienz & Partner is instructed by contractors as well as contracting authorities, especially the public authorities, to assist with all stages of project developments, while the practice also advises on proceedings pertaining to supplementary claims, the enforcement of deficiency claims as well as on disputes concerning developer agreements. Notably, the team is also highly adept in assisting with procurement law aspects, which complements the firm's private construction and real estate advice offering and is frequently of use in large-scale infrastructure projects. The team around Christian Sienz has further expertise in construction matters in the plant engineering space.

Practice head(s):

Christian Sienz

Lenz und Johlen

Traditionally, Lenz und Johlen assists numerous notable retail corporations in the food and furniture sectors with construction and real estate matters, but was further able to increase its advice to project developers and architects on structural engineering and residential tower projects as well as city quarter developments; this generates a particular notable amount of synergies with the boutique offering's planning law experts. Inga Schwertner is well versed in advising project sponsors and local communities on project developments near hazardous incident plants; Thomas Elsner increasingly assists companies from the health care industry with construction and real estate matters and jointly heads the practice with Philipp Libert.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Elsner; Philipp Libert

Other key lawyers:

Inga Schwertner

Key clients

1. FC Köln GmbH & Co. KGaA

Becken Development GmbH

Bolder Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG

Careforce GmbH

Caritas Stiftung Deutschland

Chefs Culinar

Dornieden

Gerchgroup AG

Good Mills Deutschland/Kampffmeyer Mühlen GmbH

Hochtief Projektentwicklung

JSWD Architekten

Kölner Sportstätten GmbH

kueppersgruppe

Med 360 ° Dr. Lessmann

Moderne Stadt GmbH

Pandion AG

Pareto GmbH

ProBonnum

Work highlights

  • Gerchgroup AG: Accompaniment of the project developer in the entire urban development of the Deutz Quartier including the civil law project management.
  • 1. FC Köln GmbH & Co. KGaA: Legal support for the new performance center with three artificial turf pitches in the Cologne green belt.
  • Bolder Arzneimittel GmbH & Co KG: Advice on civil law in connection with the expansion of the plant in Cologne (expansion of production and warehouse) – in particular advice in connection with the procurement of real estate and the conclusion of a general contractor contract.

ROTTHEGE | WASSERMANN

Construction and architectural advice to project developers is a clear focus of ROTTHEGE | WASSERMANN's construction law practice, which also includes the legal enforcement of deficiency claims. Furthermore,  Martin Ludgen's team assists engineering and architectural offices with large-scale construction projects in the healthcare, research and logistics sectors as well as with residential developments and also advises on construction aspects of plant engineering projects as well as construction companies on general contractor agreements.

Practice head(s):

Martin Ludgen

Key clients

GERCHGROUP AG

Proximus Real Estate AG

Quartier Wilhelmshöhe GmbH

SCHÜTT Ingenieurbau GmbH & Co. KG

SSS Starkstrom und Signal-

Baugesellschaft mbH

Work highlights

  • GERCHGROUP AG: Ongoing advice on building and architectural law on various project developments.
  • NEAR Real Estate AG: Ongoing advice on building and architectural law to the project developer on the construction of several large administrative buildings in Cologne.
  • Quartier Wilhelmshöhe GmbH: Comprehensive advice on building and architectural law on a residential construction project in a prime location in Duisburg, including representation in deficiency proceedings.

Zirngibl

Zirngibl predominantly displays its construction law strength in project developments in the healthcare and hotel industries as well as increasingly in the logistics sector, while the group's expertise spectrum encompasses all contractual, project-related as well as litigious aspects. The client base includes contracting authorities, project developers as well as architects and engineers. The practice is headed by Andreas Dingler and also advises on sectoral planning and land law.

Practice head(s):

Andreas Dingler

AGS Legal

AGS Legal predominantly advises national project developers on all stages of construction projects, including plant engineering projects. Additionally, Thomas Günther is an experienced lawyer in the in as well as out-of-court representation of national and international clients, particularly in proceedings pertaining to construction, conversion and renovation projects.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Günther; Wendelin Acker

Bornheim und Partner

Bornheim und Partner assists private and public developers as well as general contractors with construction projects both on advisory as well as litigious level and is also considered an experienced contact for architectural and engineering law. The predominantly Heidelberg-based construction law team has further capacities to advise on plant engineering projects. Additionally, Helmerich Bornheim assists with the negotiation of private-public partnerships.

Practice head(s):

Helmerich Bornheim

Hoffmann Liebs

Hoffmann Liebs assists a client base composed of public authorities, project developers, industrial and real estate companies as well as private developers with the whole array of relevant construction issues related to construction and infrastructure projects. Most recently, practice head Dirk Oldigs' team acted particularly often for national and international civic and structural engineering companies in deficiency claim as well as renumeration proceedings, while instructions by contracting authorities on project management agreements, the project-related assistance of housing associations related to modernisation and construction projects as well as the advice to public authorities on school and nursery buildings construction also contributed to the practice's high case load.

Practice head(s):

Dirk Oldigs

Key clients

Köster GmbH

BeMo Tunneling GmbH

Max Bögl

R.O.M.

HOCHTIEF

Bochum Perspektive 2022 GmbH

Heitkamp IKB

B+B Parkhaus GmbH & Co.KG

Work highlights

  • ARGE Heitkamp IKB / BeMo Tunneling: Advice on setting up a production hall for sheet steel.
  • BeMo Tunneling GmbH: Advice on two new bridges in the course of the A1.
  • Heitkamp IKB: Representation of the consortium in the context of a dispute about the causes and responsibility for concrete defects in a new lock.