BREYER RECHTSANWÄLTE focuses exclusively on private and public construction law, public procurement law and real estate law, where the team comprehensively supports clients and contractors in large-scale construction projects and contentious proceedings. Cross-border matters are also covered thanks to the frequent cooperation with other locations in Europe as well as a US law firm. A key strength of the practice are multi-party agreements and partnering models, where the expertise of Wolfgang Breyer is particularly noteworthy; he also acts as an arbitrator and adjudicator. Breyer jointly heads the practice with Michael Burdinski, Angelika Frohwein, Mario Verdugo Morales, Maximilian Regul, Sebastian Thomas, Annika Kühne and Michael Böhme, who comprehensively cover construction, real estate and architectural law. Focus areas include support during construction as well as on remuneration proceedings related to large-scale construction projects, disrupted construction processes, tenancy law matters and facility management. The team's litigious experience includes arbitration, construction and adjudication proceedings. Thomas, Regul and Morales complement this offering with expertise in public procurement law.
Construction (including construction litigation) in Germany
‘The handling of devices, eg for the discussion and presentation of construction processes, is done routinely and safely.’
‘When providing advice, economic aspects have top priority, also in addition to the focus on legal advice.’
‘Profound knowledge of the FIDIC contract world; flexibility to adapt to the client; overall fair price structure; quick replies.’
VINCI Construction Terrassement Deutschland GmbH
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
WMF Group GmbH
Flughafen Stuttgart Gesellschaft mbH
Fischer Weilheim GmbH
Fischer Wohnbau & Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG
ECE Projektmanagement G.m.b.H. & Co. KG
- Advice on the expansion of the Bundestag on the basis of an IPA agreement; including contract drafting and project support.
- Advising Bayer AG on the construction of a new production facility based on an IPA multi-party agreement; including contract drafting and project support.
- Advising REWE on the construction of two new logistics centers based on an IPA multi-party agreement; including contract drafting and project support.
CMS demonstrates particular strength in supporting national and international plant construction projects, especially in the conventional and renewable energies sector. Other project work pertains to the pharmaceutical, healthcare, logistics and chemical industries and thanks to its cross-practice as well as cross-locatinal approach, the team accompanies national and international projects in all phases, including financing, contract drafting and conflict resolution. The latter pertains to clients’ representation in both court and arbitration proceedings, with Andreas Roquette as an experienced arbitrator and Tom Christopher Pröstler as an arbitration specialist for conflicts between Western and Asian parties. Construction, architectural and engineering law specialist Katja Küpper is another key contact and frequently assists public sector clients with construction contract matters as well as PPP projects. Practice head Martin Krause focuses on industrial plant construction in the energy sector.
‘The interlocking within the CMS team is very good, so as a client one always gets a very good answer to various legal questions at the right time.’
‘Even for a non-lawyer, legal facts are explained in a way that is understandable, so that we as clients can also carry out the logical opportunity and risk analysis independently.’
‘Fast and smooth implementation of problem solving.’
Femern Bælt A/S
- Advising the international energy group Iberdrola on the development of the Baltic Eagle offshore wind farm project in the Baltic Sea.
- Advising RWE in connection with the Kaskasi offshore wind farm project. The consulting services included the conclusion of three charter agreements and six transport and installation agreements.
- Advising the Yondr Group on the drafting and negotiation of numerous contracts (including ones based on the IPD model) for the construction of data centers in Berlin and Frankfurt.
GSK Stockmann‘s advice covers the entire value chain of construction plans and projects. A dual focus is placed on urban developments, smart cities and housing developments on the one hand and private construction law on the other. Plant construction in the energy sector, including infrastructure, constitute another mainstay, where the team is regularly instructed by industrial companies regarding the transformation to more sustainable production methods, among others. Practice head Jan Kehrberg specialises in project developments as well as construction, construction contract and public procurement law. Public law specialist Kerstin von Staa is another key contact and is particularly experienced in supporting approval procedures, including clients’ representation before administrative courts. In January 2022, Frederic Jürgens joined from MELCHERS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaftsgesellschaft mbB; he is experienced in construction and architectural law.
‘The team works well together and is always very accessible and reachable, and works pragmatically, quickly and purposefully. As a result, it is very well integrated into the supervised projects and the contributions can be used directly.’
‘The team is well-rehearsed and competent, during the absence of the main consultant the support is continued without obstacles.’
‘Jan Kehrberg: His relaxed nature was able to bring a certain calm into the negotiations. With his solution approaches, ideas and competence, he was able to lead and delegate the negotiations to our satisfaction. The accessibility is very professional and worth mentioning.’
Actris Henninger Turm GmbH & Co KG
ADINA Hotels Stuttgart GmbH
BECKEN Development GmbH
CONSUS REAL ESTATE AG
Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
Doosan Lentjes GmbH Arikon Hoch- und Ingenieurbau GmbH
ENGIE Deutschland / GASAG
Groth Development GmbH & Co. KG Groth u-invest Zehnte GmbH & Co. Lichterfelde-Süd KG
IntReal International Real Estate Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, handelnd für Rechnung des Immobilien-Sondervermögens DIY Value II
Kellogg (Deutschland) GmbH
Land Berlin, vertreten durch Tegel Projekt GmbH
Lidl Dienstleistung GmbH & Co. KG
property team AG / AirH Hamburg GmbH
pwr development GmbH
Siemens Real Estate
VAMED Health Project GmbH
XIII. BE Volkswohnungen GmbH
- Ongoing advice to Groth u-invest Zehnte GmbH & Co. Lichterfelde-Süd KG on various projects.
- Ongoing planning and construction law support on various major projects for Siemens Real Estate.
- Advising Actris Henninger Turm GmbH & Co KG in the context of a legal dispute with a TGA general contractor about compensation claims from a final invoice in the tens of millions as well as counterclaims due to defects and damage with numerous third-party notices.
Kapellmann und Partner
Kapellmann und Partner supports clients and contractors, including medium-sized companies as well as large corporate groups, in national and international large-scale projects, transactions and compliance matters. Key areas are structural and civil engineering projects, plant construction issues and infrastructure measures, with the latter supported across the entire value chain. This is complemented by expertise in construction contract, tax and insurance law. Practiceheads Werner Langen and Claus von Rintelen are experienced in the in and out-of-court settlement of major claims, while Ralf Steding and Gerolf Sonntag are well versed in plant construction matters. Other key contacts are tax, construction and architectural law expert Klaus Eschenbruch, who frequently advises on matters pertaining to the construction and operation of airports, and Martin Wittemeier, who is experienced in supporting offshore wind farm projects.
Other key lawyers:
‘For property developers, the team is characterized by excellent expertise in the development of property development projects, real estate sales and rentals! This not only refers to the technical know-how, but also to the knowledge about political and regional framework conditions.’
‘Extremely clean billing. Very safe cooperation, as all appointments are kept and tight schedules are coordinated in advance.’
‘Very high level of technical understanding, which means that the written statements are prepared appropriately and independently.’
Leinemann & Partner
Leinemann & Partner is highly active in supporting large-scale construction and infrastructure projects, where the team assists clients and contractors in connection with the construction of tunnels, motorways, subway and railway projects and, increasingly, offshore wind farms. This is complemented by in-depth expertise in public procurement law, thus enabling the support of bidders and public sector clients in procurement procedures. Contentious issues are handled predominantly via alternative dispute resolution methods, which is evident in practice head and proven arbitrator Ralf Leinemann; he is also well versed in procurement law and construction matters. Marc Oliver Hilgers is experienced in construction disputes as well as arbitration and dispute resolution; he also assists with construction management and covers public procurement and architectural law matters. In January 2022, Michael Göger was appointed partner, he is well versed in project development measures pertaining to the housing industry as well as civil engineering projects.
Other key lawyers:
‘It’s extremely impressive how coordinated the team is.’
‘Ralf Leinemann: Whoever is looking for the security and competence of a sovereign consultant will always choose Ralf Leinemann as their first choice for their construction project.’
‘Marc Oliver Hilgers: The profound legal competence with decades of experience in the construction industry is combined with a good technical understanding. On this basis, even complex issues are covered efficiently, so that sound advice is available in the shortest possible time!’
ABT Wasser- und Umwelttechnik GmbH
Anton Schick GmbH + Co. KG
ARGE A1 Dammer Berge bestehend aus Strabag Großprojekte GmbH und Johann Bunte Bauunternehmung GmbH & Co. KG
ARGE A10/A24 Havellandautobahn
ARGE A94 Isentalautobahn
ARGE BAB A100 BA16 Los 6/7
ARGE Bahntechnik Schwäbische Alb
ARGE Neubau Isarbrücke Plattling BW 05
ARGE Salvador-Allende Brücke, Berlin
ARGE Talbrücke Römershag
ARGE U5 Europaviertel
Baugeschäft Mayr GmbH
Bietergemeinschaft Nordsee – Dredging International
Carlsberg Supply Company Deutschland GmbH
Echterhoff Bau GmbH
Femern Link Contractors
Gerhard Lühn GmbH & Co. KG, Lingen
Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences
HSV Fußball AG
Immanuel Albertinen Diakonie gGmbH
INKoBau Ingolstädter Kommunalbauten GmbH & Co. KG
Kommunale Unfallversicherung Bayern
Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH
Max Bögl Stiftung GmbH & Co. KG
PORR GmbH & Co KGaA
Primonial REIM Germany AG
Richard Ditting GmbH & Co. KG
Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H., Bahnbau International, NL Oberhausen
Swietelsky Baugesellschaft m.b.H., NL München
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
WvM Berlin Immobilien + Projektentwicklung GmbH
ZSB Zwickauer Sonderstahlbau GmbH
- Comprehensive advice to Volkswagen AG on the construction of the new automotive plant for the new e-car Trinity. This included advice on approval law and advice on the conclusion of all planning and construction contracts.
- Comprehensive advice to PORR GmbH & Co KGaA regarding the bridge disaster at the Rheinbrücke in Leverkusen. Advice to the client on several lawsuits, evidentiary proceedings and arbitration proceedings as well as support in the settlement of accounts with all subcontractors and the Chinese state-owned company CRSBG as steel supplier; most recently support in the independent evidentiary proceedings before the Cologne Regional Court, Cologne Higher Regional Court and Federal Court of Justice for the assessment of steel parts.
- Advising the Femern Link Contractors consortium on the construction of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel. Most recently, in particular advice during construction, drafting of contracts with subcontractors, planners and suppliers.
LUTZ | ABEL RECHTSANWALTS PARTG MBB's client roster includes construction companies, public sector clients, project developers and building contractors. The latter frequently rely on project support for infrastructure measures such as motorway and tunnel construction projects, while public sector clients call upon the expertise at the procurement law intersection, where the team regularly cooperates with the respective team. The Munich and Stuttgart locations are particularly active in assisting clients from the hospital construction sector. Matters pertaining to construction litigation are primarily covered by ways of alternative dispute resolution procedures, while the group also handles high-volume proceedings before court. Practice head Wolfgang Abel frequently supports large-scale cross-border projects pertaining to infrsatructure, while Ulrich Eix is also experienced in project support and was appointed partner in January 2023.
‘Strong Stuttgart construction law team: Fast, easily accessible and technically at the highest level.’
‘Dr. Wolfgang Abel: Technically and methodically excellent, calm and well thought out and it’s just fun to work with him.’
‘The lawyers always work together as a team, which increases the speed of processing. The technical skills are all very good. Working together is always a lot of fun, as it creates a very pleasant atmosphere.’
‘The lawyers working in construction law have a high level of competence in understanding technical issues, which is very important in addition to the actual construction law. The speed with which people react and templates and briefs are created is always sensational.’
‘Fast, goal-oriented legal advice including the preparation of well-founded opinions.’
‘No unnecessary frills, but client and solution-oriented communication and advice at eye level.’
‘Very practical approach. Especially in the out-of-court settlement of disputes, constructive suggestions. Unbureaucratic and flexible procedure.’
‘Availability in urgent cases without tedious scheduling of appointments.’
Alb Fils Kliniken GmbH
Allianz Real Estate GmbH
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 Tunnel RASTATT (HOCHTIEF Solutions AG, Ed. Züblin AG)
Bayerische Hausbau GmbH & Co. KG
Bundesgartenschau Mannheim 2023 gGmbH
Carl Zeiss Grundstücks GmbH & Co. KG
Ed. Züblin AG
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf e.V.
Hochtief Infrastructure GmbH
Hoffmann IT & General Services GmbH
Hofmann Naturstein GmbH & Co. KG
Karrié Bauwerkserhaltung GmbH
Kliniken des Landkreises Lörrach GmbH
Köster GmbH (vormals Baresel GmbH)
Leitner GmbH & Co. Bauunternehmung GmbH
Leonhard Weiss GmbH & Co. KG
Lindner Group (Lindner SE), Arnstorf
m3 Bauprojektmanagement GmbH
Neue Pressegesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
SAR Anlagenbau GmbH
Sozialservicegesellschaft (SSG) des Bayerischen Roten Kreuzes (BRK)
Stadt Dillingen a.d. Donau
Stadtwerke Karlsruhe GmbH
STRABAG AG/ STRABAG GmbH
Swiss Life Asset Managers Deutschland GmbH
Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG
Wohnungsbau Ludwigsburg GmbH
ZECH Hochbau AG (vormals BAM Deutschland AG)
Züblin Spezialtiefbau GmbH
- Construction-related advice to the working group Tunnel Hauptbahnhof 2. S-Bahn main line (Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG, Ed. Züblin AG, Bauer Spezialtiefbau AG; then BieGe), which was advised during the award phase.
- Implementation of a large care home and care project for the social service company (SSG) of the Bavarian Red Cross (BRK) in accordance with construction and public procurement law.
- Advice to the Kliniken des Landkreises Lörrach GmbH during the construction of the new building for the central clinic and the center for mental health.
Redeker Sellner Dahs
Redeker Sellner Dahs is renowned for its industry expertise in the transport and infrastructure sector, where the team regularly supports road, rail and plant construction projects. The interdisciplinary practice comprehensively covers all core areas of construction and real estate law, including construction contract law, architectural law, engineering law and approval law as well as construction insurance and construction insolvency law. Another key area is construction litigation, where clients are represented in contentious in and out-of-court proceedings. Burkhard Messerschmidt deserves special mention here, he is a key contact for arbitration proceedings and alternative dispute resolution. Among the versatile client portfolio are public sector clients, energy supply companies, construction companies, architects and expert bureaus. Practice head Dieter Merkens routinely supports large-scale projects and is experienced in representing managers and companies in large-scale proceedings.
GvW Graf von Westphalen
GvW Graf von Westphalen assists a versatile client roster, including national and international real estate portfolio holders, construction project developers, construction and engineering companies as well as public sector clients, which rely on the practice's cross-locational support in construction matters, claim management and construction litigation. This is complemented by expertise in newer topics such as BIM issues and lean management, where Christian Esch boasts relevant expertise. Alternative dispute resolution constitutes another mainstay, where practice head and mediator Thomas Senff is a key contact. Melanie Eilers, who is well versed in residential property law, and Moritz Koch, who is experienced in construction matters as well as risk and claim management, made partners in January 2022.
‘Good quality, industry knowledge, high level of competence, quick response.’
‘High human and professional competence, good interaction with public authorities.’
‘Friendly, responsive, professional, knowledgeable.’
Stadt Mülheim an der Ruhr
Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
Belle Époque IngBau GmbH
PM Group Ltd., Dublin, Irland
Caverion Deutschland GmbH
Kofler Energies ./. GHM Gebäudemanagement Hamburg
1. Strandweg St. Peter Grundstücksgesellschaft GmbH & Co KG
Schleich & Haberl Sozialimmobilien GmbH
Hogan Lovells International LLP supports numerous international projects over the entire value chain and advises its clients on in and out-of-court disputes. The team focuses on the energy, infrastructure, waste management and IT sectors and is an experienced advisor in the context of the development of onshore and offshore wind farms, the latter is among the core competencies of Christian Knütel, as well as waste incineration plants and transport projects. Recent growth areas include matters pertaining to ESG, hydrogen, e-mobility, fibre optic and broadband expansion as well as the Internet of Things. Carla Luh heads the practice and advises banks, sponsors, debtors and investors on project financing.
‘Very good cooperation; pragmatic solutions.’
‘Excellent negotiation management and support in all cases. Very proactive support in other areas as well as in negotiations.’
Rolls-Royce Power Systems
Baltic Power Sp. z o. o.
KIRKBI Invest A/S and William Demant Invest A/S
WTE Wassertechnik und International Financial Advisors Holding K.P.S.C (IFA) (Kläranlagenprojekt Umm Al-Hayman in Kuwait)
SBE Steinmüller Babcock Environment GmbH
International Financial Advisors
GIG Green Energy Group
Northland Power Inc
- Advising the Power Systems division of Rolls-Royce on the conclusion of a long-term contract for the procurement of fuel cell modules from cellcentric GmbH & Co. KG.
- Advising Baltic Power Sp. z oo in connection with the Baltic Power offshore wind farm in Poland.
- Advising SVEVIND on the development and implementation of one of the world’s largest green hydrogen projects.
Loschelder follows a full-service approach in supporting large-scale construction projects, which constitute the central pillar of the practice. Clients, including investors and project developers as well as general contractors and insurers, are supported with traditional construction law matters in the context of urban developments, as well as the respective purchase, project development, leasing and sale. While structural engineering mandates constitute a large share of the workload, the team also covers matters pertaining to logistics, infrastructure and plant construction. The practice is headed by Jürgen Lauer and Walter Klein, who specialise in litigation in the event of major accidents; Mirko Ehrich and Oliver Kerpen, who focus on project development for large-scale projects; Andreas Fink, who is primarily active in construction-related advice as well as procurement and tenancy law; and Robert Kessler, who made partner in January 2022 and covers contentious and non-contentious plant construction matters.
‘High level of professionalism, open and honest communication, quick and flexible response. Real relationship of trust.’
‘Walter Klein, Oliver Kerpen and their team work in a very goal-oriented manner and very clearly and openly point out the risks and opportunities in cases.’
‘Friendly and very competent. Collaboration is fun. Outstanding quality.’
‘Dr. Robert Kessler: Pragmatic and very knowledgeable.’
‘Dr. Mirko Ehrich: Good partner and quick help.’
‘Very solution-oriented and realistic advice. The strategic interests of the clients are always internalized and implemented.’
‘Solution-oriented, economical, reliable, honest, polite, good communication and anticipating possible problems/conflicts.’
‘Oliver Kerpen: He works quickly, reliably and results-oriented.’
IC International Campus
- Construction litigation regarding the collapse of the historical archive of the city of Cologne, including contract design and construction-related advice on renovation.
- Construction-related advice to Art-Invest and OSMAB on the development of the Quartier I/D Cologne, including contract design and litigation.
- Construction-related advice to Kintyre on the conversion and new construction of the Märkisches Zentrum shopping center and the development of the Märkisches Quartier in Berlin, including contract drafting and litigation.
Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein offers comprehensive advice on private construction law and assists clients with the planning and construction process of projects, including related acquisitions of land, financing and obtaining building approval. This complements the expertise in handling projects with multi-party agreements and projects based on Building Information Modeling as well as ways of alternative dispute resolution, such as project-related adjudication proceedings. Public sector clients also benefit from capacities at the interface with public procurement law. Practice head Thomas Richter exclusively focuses on projects and has in-depth expertise in multi-party projects. He is supported, among others, by project development specialist Thomas Krall. In October 2021, the two construction and architectural law experts Antje Boldt and Steffen Holatka joined Rittershaus.
‘Always up to date.’
‘Thomas Richter: competence, experience, reliability, trust.’
‘High understanding of all technical and economic issues relating to the planning and implementation of construction projects and, above all, of project management issues.’
‘Thomas Richter is excellent.’
‘Many offer high legal quality, but Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein impresses particularly with the quality of service. The client gets get real decision support.’
‘Thomas Richter: Very experienced and knowledgeable; Top negotiator, can put himself in the shoes of the people involved and often finds solutions that nobody had thought of; always has the result for the project and the client represented and not the fee optimization in mind.’
‘Simon Kopp: Calm, matter-of-fact type who impresses with his expertise; very solution-oriented and therefore convincing in negotiations.’
Accumulata Immobilien Development GmbH
Aurelis Real Estate GmbH
Barmherzige Brüder gemeinnützige Krankenhaus gGmbH
BayernGrund Grundstücksbeschaffungs- und -erschließungs GmbH
BohnZirlewagen GmbH & Co. KG Real Estate Process and Management Consulting
BTI Bogenhausener Tor Investment S.àr.l.
DFB-Stiftung Deutsches Fußballmuseum gGmbH
F.X. Rauch GmbH & Co. KG
Helmut-G.-Walther-Klinikum Lichtenfels GmbH
Klinik Wartenberg Professor Dr. Selmair GmbH & Co. KG
Kommunalunternehmen Klinikum Altmühlfranken AdöR
MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
Meixner + Partner Projektentwicklung Projektsteuerung GmbH
MEAG Munich Re Ergo Asset Management GmbH
Projektgesellschaft Großherzog-Friedrich-Höfe, Saarbrücken mbH
Sächsische Bau GmbH
Vitos Weil-Lahn gemeinnützige GmbH
Wöhr + Bauer GmbH Projektentwicklung
WSP Deutschland AG
Wüstenrot Haus- und Städtebau GmbH
ZAR Real Estate Holding
ZM-I Zilch + Müller Ingenieure GmbH
ZS Beteiligungs GmbH
- Advising the OPES real estate group on the City Hall Square in Copenhagen (Project Helmerhus). This included, among other things, advice on the cooperation agreement and the design & build contract with the general contractor.
- Project-accompanying advice on the construction of a health campus for a district in southern Germany.
- Advising the ZAR Real Estate Holding/Project Company on the acquisition and development of the Metz site, including project development contract and building law issues.
CBH Rechtsanwälte advises clients and contractors on construction projects, spanning the planning phase requirements to completion. Construction companies, contractors, architects, cities, hospitals and industrial groups are among the client roster, which the team also supports with specialist projects such as pipeline and plant construction as well as healthcare properties. A four-strong partner team heads the practice, including public sector expert Arnd Holzapfel, Markus Vogelheim, who specialises in large-scale and infrastructure projects as well as architectural and engineering law, in addition to Nils Mrazek and Carolin Dahmen, who are both well versed in in and out-of-court dispute resolution and project support.
‘In addition to the excellent competence in construction and architectural law, Dr. Dahmen stands out as client-centric in an incredible way. She is ALWAYS available for our concerns, reacts immediately and never fails to draw attention to deadline dependencies in good time.’
‘Both in court disputes, but especially when advising on important contractual matters, Carolin Dahmen is characterized by her ability to use factual, intelligent arguments and communication.’
‘Dr. Markus Vogelheim: The out-of-court and in-court advice is excellent. This is because there is a high level of professional and area-specific competence (construction and real estate law), which is combined with 20 years of experience and an excellent understanding of the legally relevant problems and the facts.’
‘In addition to his professional way of working, Markus Vogelheim has a very pleasant way of dealing with his clients and fellow human beings.’
Evangelisches Klinikum Niederrhein GmbH
Historische Mitte Köln GbR (HMK)
JOHANN BUNTE Bauunternehmerung GmbH & Co. KG
Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe AG
Maria Hilf NRW GmbH
Oertel & Prümm GmbH & Co. KG
WvM Immobilien + Projektentwicklung GmbH
Historische Mitte Köln GbR (HMK)
Kölner Verkehrsbetriebe AG
- Comprehensive advice to the Historische Mitte Köln GbR on the new construction of the Cologne City Museum and the Kurienhaus (Dombauhütte) on Roncalliplatz.
- Planning and construction-related advice to the city of Cologne on the implementation of the third construction phase of the north-south urban railway.
- Advising the Max Planck Institute on the new Life Science Campus Martinsried, including support for the urban planning competition, the call for tenders and drafting of the contract.
Clifford Chance 's team focuses on the areas of project development and plant construction and supports national and international clients in contract design, claim management and disputes. The project development support covers various interfaces thanks to cross-practice cooperation, including joint venture agreements and project management contracts as well as forward funding and forward purchase contract models. Practice head Michael Kremer specialises in industrial plant construction and infrastructure projects and is particularly well versed in the oil, gas, pharmaceutical and automotive sectors. He is supported, among others, by Jan Conrady; he focuses on industrial plant and infrastructure project disputes and made partner in May 2022.
Other key lawyers:
‘The team is very solution-oriented and can provide capacities at any time, if necessary, in order to relieve the client of the “hard work” for large projects if necessary.’
‘Always offer pragmatic suggestions to find compromises.’
The client portfolio of the FPS construction and real estate practice includes investors, asset managers, project developers, national and international companies as well as public sector players, which are advised on infrastructure and real estate projects. The team is particularly well versed in the commercial and residential real estate sectors, while the hotel sector constitutes a recent growth area. The practice is led by Stephan Jüngst, who is experienced in large-scale construction projects and claim management under construction law.
Gustav Zech Stiftung Mangement GmbH
Premier Inn Holding GmbH
St. Katharinen- und Weißfrauenstift
Bürgerhospital und Clementine Kinderhospital GmbH
DIC MainTor WinX GmbH
GSA Global Student Accomodation
Helvetic Investment Hotelimmobilien GmbH & Co. KG
Helvetic Investment Hotelimmobilien GmbH & Co. KG
Lechner Group GmbH – BV: Weststadtcenter, Hochheim
SBEV Stadtbahn Europaviertel Projektgesellschaft mbH
Stadt Hattersheim am Main
Versorgungshaus und Wiesenhüttenstift, Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts
VGF Stadtwerke Verkehrsges. Frankfurt am Main mbH
Waisenhaus Stiftung d.ö.R.
- Advising Premier Inn GmbH on the Germany-wide expansion of the Anglo-Saxon, listed hotel operator Whitbread PLC on private construction law and now also across practice groups on tenancy law, public construction law and transactions.
- Advice to the Gustav Zech Stiftung Management GmbH on the construction of an innovation park on a former military site.
- Construction-related advice on the extensive renovation of a high-rise complex previously known as the Cule with an iconic landmark on the Elsen Bridge on the banks of the Spree in Berlin, including claim management, general contractor agreement, general planning agreement and facility management.
Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner
Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner advises construction companies, contractors and the public sector on all phases of a construction project, including contract drafting and diputes. Interfacing product liability and insurance law matters, particularly pertaining to mechanical and plant engineering, are also handled by the team. Practice head Uwe Steingröver's focus covers real estate law and litigation, he is supported by key contacts Jörn Zons (plant construction projects and contentious project issues), Hannes Reiher (construction matters, plant construction, dispute resolution, advice to architects and planners) and Till Böttcher (public and private construction law projects), who made partner in January 2022.
‘Jörn Zons and Markus Beaumart: Both have excellent industry knowledge in the project business/plant construction and have a pragmatic and solution-oriented view of the essentials.’
‘Good team with all-round advice, especially in plant construction/infrastructure projects, including covering important interface areas such as insurance law and public procurement law.’
‘The team works very well together. In addition, a good understanding of the economic interests of the clients, hands-on.’
Kraftanlagen München GmbH
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek team supports companies, cities and local authorities in plant construction and infrastructure projects, urban development projects, broadband expansion and specialist properties; the interface between construction law and public procurement law is also covered by the group. Construction litigation is another core focus, where Armin Freiherr von Grießenbeck offers relevant expertise, in particular arbitration proceedings. Practice head Stephan Freund is also experienced in arbitration proceedings and litigation, while advising on construction, architectural, tenancy and lease law in the non-contentious space.
Other key lawyers:
‘Our contact person is always available at short notice. We often receive a quick assessment of the situation over the phone and can build on that. The quality of the support is very good.’
The full-service approach of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH‘s team covers numerous aspects of construction law and project support, with particular competencies at the procurement and real estate law interface, especially in the public sector. Public sector clients are regularly advised on public-private partnerships and specialist topics such as smart city solutions. New construction projects pertaining to laboratory and research facilities have most recently been supported by practice head Achim Meier; he also assists with structural engineering, infrastructure and plant construction projects and represents clients in court and arbitration proceedings. In January 2022, procurement law specialist Tobias Osseforth (previously at LUTZ | ABEL RECHTSANWALTS PARTG MBB) joined the team, followed by China expert Oliver Maaz (previously at CMS) in May 2022.
Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben
Messe Essen GmbH
Grundstücksverwaltung Stadt Essen GmbH
gsp Städtebau GmbH
AMAG Bauten GmbH
Quartier Heidestraße GmbH
Deutscher Bundeswehr Verband e.V.
SKIBA Ingenieurs GmbH
Ideal Lebensversicherung a.G.
Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH
STEAG Energy Services GmbH
Telekom Deutschland GmbH
- Advice on public procurement law and construction law to rbb Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg on the new construction of the culture and media campus as well as advice during the preconstruction and construction phase, including advice on financing and public law.
- Out-of-court advice and representation in court for Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH in the implementation of construction contracts and the enforcement of and defense against claims against construction companies and planners, in particular supplement management.
- Project-related advice to the general planner for the technical building equipment for the new construction of the international accelerator facility FAIR in Darmstadt with a total investment volume of € 3.1 billion.
Noerr ‘s project support predominantly covers the sectors housing, energy and logistics and offers expertise in traditional contract and architectural law issues as well as related transactions, financing and leasing matters. The contentious workload includes out-of-court solutions as well as clients' representation in court and arbitration proceedings; Volker Bock is a key contact here, he jointly leads the team with Stefan Weise, whose practice encompasses plant construction, project development and real estate law. Peter Bachmann is a key contact for the implementation of environmental regulations, particularly immissions, nature conservation and species protection issues.
Other key lawyers:
‘Volker Bock is a proven and reliable partner in all questions of private construction law. His strength in negotiating construction contracts is an important basis for our project developments.’
‘The interdisciplinary cooperation paired with the highest level of competence and intensive knowledge of the market is unparalleled in Germany. As a company, one is looked after holistically at the highest level.’
‘The entire team shines with the ability to go the extra mile.’
‘Efficient, fast and solution-oriented. Pleasant handling for the customer. Likeable protagonists. Pleasant conduct of negotiations, even in difficult situations.’
‘Volker Bock: Efficiency machine, problem solver, calming influence who always keeps a clear head in difficult situations.’
‘Efficient, fast, competent, a lot of know-how and a wealth of ideas. Billing is always unproblematic and can be done electronically.’
‘The extensive experience in the team, and in particular that of Mr. Bock, always leads to very short-term, competent and, above all, target-oriented support in very different cases.’
AMPYR Solar Europe GP LLP
BEOS Logistics GmbH
Endicott Clay Products
Gemeinde Bad Wiessee
Sachsenmilch Leppersdorf GmbH (Theo Müller Group)
Swisspower Renewables Volkmarsdorf GmbH
- Advising Globalfoundries on securing the long-term energy supply for Europe’s largest semiconductor factory via a long-term power plant lease agreement and on the uninterrupted modernization during ongoing operations with an investment volume of € 150 million.
- Representing Linde in litigation relating to the construction of a large-scale petrochemical project.
- Advice on public law and real estate law to a project company regarding an urban development contract for the realization of approx. 750 residential units in Munich.
Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte
Orth Kluth Rechtsanwälte covers the entire value chain of projects and comprehensively advises on construction law, including architectural and engineering law. The team has industry expertise in the sectors healthcare, education and telecoms, where the practice also covers matters pertaining to fibre optic expansion and in connection with petrol station developments. This is complemented by expertise in dispute resolution, which is evident at practice head level in both Gary Klaft (construction contract law and project support) and Philipp Galaske (construction litigation, private construction law and plant construction law). The competencies in project support and the intersection to real estate transactions were strengthened in October 2021, with the addition of salary partner David Brosende (previously at SAMMLERUSINGER Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB).
‘Orth Kluth is a very modern practice that relies on efficient technologies when processing mandates.’
‘Gary Klaft and Philipp Galaske are technically outstanding. They are just excellent litigators who always predict what the opponent will say next and how that can be used to their advantage. It’s really impressive, always straight to the point, unfussy and convincing. They also advise out of court in the same way.’
‘If I have seemingly complex questions and want to make an appointment by phone to clarify them, my question is usually answered on the phone and a meeting is no longer necessary. This is extremely pleasant and ultimately, of course, much more economical. In contrast to many other law firms, no attempt is made here to increase the number of hours as much as possible.’
Deutsche Glasfaser Gruppe
Energetika Juric d.o.o.
GRP Global Rail Properties GmbH
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
RWE Power AG
SMS group GmbH
STASSEN LLP Rechtsanwälte und Notare
STASSEN LLP Rechtsanwälte und Notare specialises in construction and real estate law and offers additional capacities via its in-house notary's office. The client base consists of contractors, clients, architects, engineers, public sector players, national and international companies as well as construction groups and housing associations, which are frequently advised on ongoing matters. Further competencies include contract drafting and construction matters as well as in and out-of-court construction litigation. Name partner Dieter Stassen heads the team and is frequently instructed by the Bund Deutsche Achitekten and represents numerous well-known architects in contentious proceedings.
‘Prof. Dieter Stassen’s team consists of several strong lawyers and team leaders for the individual notary teams. They work together very professionally. The team spirit is very good and clearly noticeable in the work with the individual team members.’
‘Prof. Stassen is experienced, confident, has an eye for the essentials, draws on active knowledge, and in legally tricky negotiation situations always has quick and at the same time clever, balanced and well thought-out advice at hand.’
‘Stassen can cover almost all needs and questions thanks to its wide range in the field of construction law, but also as a notary’s office. Internally, there is the opportunity to consult with experts from other areas, which further deepens the well-founded statements of the office.’
Grüntuch Ernst Planungs GmbH
BEOS AG und ihre Tochtergesellschaften
Ortner & Ortner Baukunst Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH
ROBERTNEUN Architekten GmbH
- Advice to the Stiftung Humboldt-Forum on the Berliner Stadtschloss project and legal representation in various legal disputes.
- Drafting contracts for BEOS AG and its subsidiaries for various construction projects; in addition, constant legal advice during construction and advice on project development; most recently, drafting of project management contracts for the new construction of a campus for innovative and creative companies in Berlin-Mitte and construction-related advice on the restructuring of an industrial area.
Taylor Wessing ‘s construction law team focuses on infrastructure and plant construction. Industry expertise in renewable energies leads to regular instructions from well-known energy companies in connection with the construction of offshore and onshore wind farms, which are accompanied in cross-practice cooperation with the energy law team. Salary partner Henning von der Blumensaat is a key contact here, he joined the team in May 2022 (previously in-house). Other key areas include chemicals, pharmaceuticals, digital infrastructure and logistics, where the group advises on the construction of chemical and pharmaceutical processing and production plants as well as data centers. This expertise reflects practice head Janina Pochhammer‘s competencies, she is also experienced in claim management and clients’ representation in both court and arbitration proceedings. André Guskow (project support in the energy sector) left the team in March 2022 for an in-house position.
Douglas / Parfümerie Douglas Deutschland
Vestas Offshore Wind
- Advising Vestas on the negotiation of the project contracts for the German offshore wind farm Baltic Eagle.
- Advising perfumery Douglas Deutschland on the establishment and operation of an omnichannel warehouse.
BRL BOEGE ROHDE LUEBBEHUESEN
BRL BOEGE ROHDE LUEBBEHUESEN 's project development support comprehensively covers all relevant topics such as transactions, joint ventures, public procurement law and litigation and the team advises medium-sized and large companies as well as investors. The group is well versed in supporting land, housing and hotel developments. The expertise of the practice head trio, consisting of Michael-Alexander Rojnic, Mathias Münch and Verena Schepers, is equally versatile. In addition to advice, Münch and Schepers are also experienced in litigation.
Other key lawyers:
Agrarfrost GmbH & Co KG
BECKEN Development GmbH
CloverMo GmbH & Co. KG
FAY Projects GmbH
GIPAM German Investment Portfolio Asset Management GmbH
Grundstücksgesellschaft Hafentor 7 mbH & Co KG
Grundstücksgesellschaft HEIMAT GmbH & Co. KG
Hamburger Hochbahn AG
HOCHTIEF Projektentwicklung GmbH
Maler- und Lackiererinnung Berlin
Mühlenau Projektgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (vormals Assetando Mühlenau Projektgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG)
VILEG GmbH & K.O.R.M. GmbH
Weiß Immobilien GmbH
Wiebe Immobilien Projekt GmbH
- Advice to Enercity AG on the new building project development of the future company headquarters on its own property; Advice on construction and architectural law, addendum and anti-claim management advice, investor participation, public procurement law and project development as well as renovation of existing buildings.
- Advising the Novum Group on project development and the general contractor agreement to be concluded for the new NOVUM Wandsbek hotel.
GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB advises on project developments with regard to tax and corporate law structuring and also assists clients with the drafting and negotiating of standard contracts, including construction, maintenance, architect and engineering contracts. Jan Schellenberger is an expert for specialist properties, such as shopping centers, logistics properties as well as wind and solar parks, while Hans-Jürgen Rieckhof is an experienced advisor to the public sector in the context of large-scale construction projects. Practice head Silvio Sittner specialises in the real estate industry and also works as a notary.
Addvalue Capital GmbH
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron – DESY Hamburg
Energiewerke Hamburg GmbH / Gasnetz Hamburg
European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH
Freie Hansestadt Hamburg – Fördern und Wohnen AöR
Gemeinde Petershagen/ Eggersdorf
Hereon Geesthacht, Helmholtzgruppe
Stadt Bad Schwartau
Stadtwerke Bonn Energie- und Wasserversorgung Bonn/Rhein-Sieg GmbH
Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein AöR
- Advising Energiewerke Hamburg GmbH/Gasnetz Hamburg on the construction of a thermal power station in Hamburg/Dradenau.
- Advising the Trianel Group in connection with the development, construction, operation and acquisition of onshore wind farms and PV systems with municipal participation with a project development budget of € 13 million, with which a project pipeline of around 800 MW of wind farm and PV power is to be realized and municipal utilities are to be given further access to renewable energy projects.
- Project support for the UKSH Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein AöR on the implementation of a PPP project: new construction, conversion, renovation and operation of the clinic buildings.
Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH comprehensively advises on project developments in various asset classes, including specialist properties, and covers traditional construction law matters in addition to the acquisition of the property, new planning as well as the renting and sale. A particular focus here is on the densification of existing inner-city housing and commercial locations as well as housing developments. With the arrival of Angelika Schwabe from BUSE in December 2021, the procurement law interface was strengthened, while the addition of Torsten Prokoph in January 2022 (previously at Hartmann Gallus und Partner) strengthened the expertise in construction, real estate and architectural law. Practice head Norbert Huber advises large and medium-sized companies as well as public sector clients on all public commercial and procurement law matters.
‘Excellent cooperation, high level of competence.’
‘For us, the special thing about the Heussen team is that, with so many lawyers, we always have the same contact person who knows us and our wishes.’
‘For the Heussen organization, the experience and knowledge of many lawyers from different branches are used on short communication channels and the results are communicated in a short time.’
Ehret + Klein GmbH
Matrix Immobilien GmbH
REAL I.S. AG
Industria Wohnen GmbH
Nymphenburg Immobillien AG/ Familie von Finck
Michael Weinig AG
Blue Estate GmbH
Idea Med Group
KIRKBI (Family Office (LEGO), Dänemark)
Centerscape Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
LAB GmbH, LAB Geodur GmbH, LAB SA (Frankreich)
- Advising Industria Wohnen on various project developments, particularly in the housing sector.
- Advising a portfolio holder from the fashion industry on commercial tenancy law and construction law.
- Advising companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare sectors on project developments such as new laboratory buildings and on commercial tenancy law.
The Hoffmann Liebs team advises the public sector, project developers, companies and private clients on all construction law matters as well as various phases of plant construction; public sector clients also benefit from the expertise in public procurement and state aid law. Practice head Dirk Oldigs and his team were recently increasingly instructed in connection with infrastructure projects, such as tunnel and bridge construction projects, as well as the development of office, hotel and refurbishment projects, including related contentious proceedings. Oldigs comprehensively covers all aspects of project developments.
‘Dr. Dirk Oldigs is a very experienced lawyer from the construction industry. Due to his previous work as a general counsel, he knows all the operational processes on a construction site and can therefore provide close legal support and optimal advice.’
BeMo Tunneling GmbH
Bochum Perspektive GmbH
Heitkamp Industrial Solutions GmbH
B+B Parkhaus GmbH & Co.KG
Lauster Steinbau GmbH
Jahn Hettler Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB
Jahn Hettler Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB specialises in project development, private and public construction law as well as real estate law and is a popular address for project support during construction and legal project management. Clients can also draw on the expertise of specialists and experts in the context of fire protection, construction operations, construction physics and noise protection. As a trained construction physicist, Steffen Hettler covers noise protection, immission control law and construction noise issues while Maximilian Jahn is experienced in litigation; both jointly head the practice.
‘Steffen Hettler: All-encompassing advice and impressive logic and argumentation. I have never experienced that Mr. Hettler was wrong with his reasoning.’
‘The processing is always carried out by the responsible partner Dr. Jahn, who completely internalizes the respective matter.’
‘Extraordinary expertise. The cooperation is very pleasant. Friendly, open, human and in the matter concrete and goal-oriented.’
MünchenBau PGA12 GmbH & Co. KG
Münchenbau DEN3 GmbH
Sauer Bau und Projektentwicklung GmbH
Max Aicher Bau GmbH & Co. KG
S + S Grundbesitzgesellschaft mbH Karsten Schreyer
Krieger + Schramm GmbH & Co. KG Bauunternehmung
RFR Management GmbH
immero REAL ESTATE GROUP / LB 7 Real Estate GmbH
Matthäus Schmid Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG
Siemens AG, Siemens Real Estate
Weinberger Wohnbau GmbH
Wohnbau Haußer GmbH
KSC Stadion Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
MPC Real Estate Solutions GmbH
Keller Holding GmbH
RT Holding GmbH / RT Gruppe
Hörmann Automotive Gustavsburg GmbH
TKP Krächan GmbH
Wohnbau Merkt GmbH
Sonnleitner Holzbauwerke GmbH & Co. KG
Porta Nova GmbH & Co. KG
MPC-Capital-Gruppe (diverse Fonds)
Staytoo-Gruppe (diversene Objektgesellschaften)
Fritz Herzog AG
Gisinger Wohn- und Gewerbebau GmbH
Wohnbau München GmbH
Projektgesellschaft Haus Sternwarte GmbH
Zech Sports GmbH
Zech Hochbau GmbH
Ottl Abbruch & Rückbau GmbH
- Advising the Immero Real Estate Group on the gradual construction of 30 hotels with serviced apartments in various German cities: obtaining building rights, drafting and negotiating general contractor contracts with construction companies and other contracts with those involved in construction, construction-related advice on contract execution, advice on exit and forward deals.
- Advising and representing BEUMER Maschinenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG with regard to the baggage conveyor system in Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport, including a subsequent claim.
- Representation of Zech Hochbau GmbH in claims proceedings regarding the assertion of unpaid wages and claims from disrupted construction progress as well as defense against damages for delay.
Lenz und Johlen
Lenz und Johlen offers combined expertise at the interface between public and private construction law as well as planning, administrative and environmental law and routinely advises on large-scale urban residential district developments. The versatile client portfolio includes project developers, medical care centers, cities, local authorities and retail companies. The team is led by the experienced construction, architectural and real estate law specialists Thomas Elsner and Philipp Libert.
Other key lawyers:
1. FC Köln GmbH & Co. KGaA
Becken Development GmbH
Bolder Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG
Caritas Stiftung Deutschland
CP Cologne Projekt GmbH
Fellow Capital Partners S.a.r.l.
Fraser Property Industrial
Gräflich Nesselrodesche Zentralverwaltung
Köln-Lindenthaler Wohnungsgenossenschaft eG
lanian Immobilien Gmbh & Co. KG
Markus-Bau GmbH Generalunternehmung
Med 360 ° Dr. Lessmann
Moderne Stadt GmbH
sic architekten gmbh
- Support for Frasers Property Industrial on the development of the industrial and commercial park The Tube in Düsseldorf-Reisholz.
- Advice to moderne Stadt GmbH on the Deutzer Hafen project (construction and planning law, public procurement law, private construction and real estate law, monument protection law), as well as support for the acquisition of the former mill (now Goodmills) by the moderne Stadt.
- Support of the Caritas Foundation Germany on the project development Quartier Hohenlind in Cologne regarding private construction law.
ROTTHEGE specialises in construction and architectural law in the context of project developments and offers expertise in the housing, office and commercial sectors in addition to experience in specialist properties such as clinics as well as research and sports facilities. This is complemented by capacities in dispute resolution. Practice head Martin Ludgen comprehensively advises on private construction law as well as architectural and engineering law.
Art-Invest Real Estate Management GmbH & Co. KG
BAUWENS Development GmbH & Co. KG
EWMG – Entwicklungsgesellschaft der Stadt Mönchengladbach mbH
Hines Immobilien GmbH
PROXIMUS Real Estate AG
Quartier Wilhelmshöhe GmbH
SiebersPartner GmbH & Co. KG
SSS Starkstrom- und Signal-Baugesellschaft mbH