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Public sector > Public procurement Tier 3

FPS impresses with a broad advice portfolio, which includes development projects, infrastructure projects and IT contracts and is aimed at implementing the transport and energy transition. The team primarily assists private developers, municipal utilities and public institutions on the contracting side with the conception and execution of tenders for innovative research services and high-profile construction projects. Practice head Annette Rosenkötter, who, in addition to providing strategic advice also acts in review proceedings, is considered an expert in defense procurement in addition to her specialisation in research and development.

Practice head(s):

Annette Rosenkötter

Other key lawyers:

Aline Fritz; Jutta Möller; Tim Kuhn


‘Dedicated representation, in-depth specialist knowledge, open and problem-oriented communication.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter and Tim Kuhn: represented competently and with strong communication skills and achieved an absolutely positive result for us.’

‘The FPS team around Annette Rosenkötter works goal-oriented and in the interests of the client. Quick contact, quick case management and reliable statements can also be achieved in the shortest possible time.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter: Works accurately and, if necessary, precisely even under considerable deadline pressure. Questions can be processed promptly and contacting them is unproblematic. Questions are considered and evaluated in context. The involvement of specialist colleagues from the affected areas takes place independently after consultation and the colleagues are fully informed about the matter.’

‘The strengths of the FPS procurement law team led by Annette Rosenkötter lie, in addition to excellent procurement law skills, in the pronounced practical orientation and adaptability. The consulting focus is always on the entire procurement project and not on isolated procurement law issues.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter: Distinctive expertise in very different procurement markets, especially excellent procurement law expertise. It has the ability to quickly record very complex, technology-driven and/or innovative procurement issues and to translate them into the tailor-made design and support of procurement procedures.’

‘Annette Rosenkötter: A very likeable and competent personality whose assessment you can rely on with a clear conscience.’

‘The difference is clearly in the binding advice, which is always client-oriented. The colleagues impress with their very sound know-how.’

Key clients

Agentur für Cybersicherheit

biomindz Standortentwicklungsgesellschaft Mainz mbH

Fraport Ausbau Süd GmbH

Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank

Sportpark Stadion Frankfurt am Main

Stadtwerke Bayreuth Holding GmbH

TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising Fraport on procurement aspects of the realisation of Terminal 3 as the largest privately financed infrastructure project in Europe.
  • Advice and support to Cybersecurity GmbH on the award of six contracts for research into existential risks from the cyber and information space – high security in security-critical and defense-relevant scenarios (HSK) in a €30 million PCP procedure.
  • Advising TÜV Rheinland InterTraffic GmbH on a research contract to analyse procurement proceedings for vehicles for urban rail transport.

Real estate and construction > Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 3

FPS is experienced in supporting project developments and advises on construction law as well as architectural, real estate and procurement law; the team also assists with dispute resolution during construction. The practice offers industry expertise in the commercial, hotel and residential sectors, which is requested by project developers, national and international companies and public sector clients. Stephan Jüngst heads the team and is experienced in construction support and construction claim management. The construction, architectural and engineering law expert Ralf Euling (previously at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein) joined the firm's new Munich location in late 2023.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Jüngst

Other key lawyers:

Frank Beitz; Jörg Kadesch; Hendrik Bott; Tobias Törnig; Ralf Euling


‘Competent team with great experience and a pragmatic approach. Tasks outside of the usual requirements are completed very satisfactorily. Deadlines are always met.’

‘Frank Beitz is quick and absolutely accurate. In addition to technical knowledge, he has a very good feel for negotiation situations and strategic approaches. I use it in a variety of ways with absolute conscientiousness and always to my complete satisfaction. The only lawyer who has my full trust.’

‘Uncomplicated and client-oriented are the keywords that best describe the law firm.’

‘Frank Beitz: Very practical, down to earth, always has the best solutions ready, the best in negotiations. He has very broad and in-depth knowledge.’

Key clients


Gustav Zech Stiftung Management GmbH

Premier Inn Holding GmbH

St. Katharinen- und Weißfrauenstift

Stadtwerke Bayreuth Holding GmbH

Zentralrat der Juden in Deutschland

Lechner Group

ALHO Systembau GmbH

Work highlights

  • Construction-related advice to Deka Immobilien GmbH on the area of ​​supplementary management for rental contracts, construction, engineering and architect contracts.
  • Advising the ALHO Group on the development and maintenance of standard contracts for the client’s clients and subcontractors; Most recently, project-related advice on the project development of a federal agency in Berlin.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 4

FPS comprehensively covers IT law and advises financial institutions, authorities, global corporations and start-ups on digital business models, the use of new technologies and the implementation of IT business procedures; the team also covers interfacing data protection matters. A growth area was cyber security, in particular the support in cyber attack incident management. The group is led by Hauke ​​Hansen (IT law, digitisation and data protection), Jörg Kornbrust (project management and contract drafting for IT projects) and Christoph Süßenberger (IT contract drafting, project support, software development, transactions).

Key clients


DEPT Germany Marketing Holding GmbH

Entega AG

Evangelische Schulstiftung in der EKBO

Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaf

Microsoft Corp.

TINK Germany GmbH

Work highlights

  • Advising e-shelter security on the implementation of PropTech systems.

Intellectual property > Trade marks Tier 4

FPS assists with trade mark disputes and prosecution and houses a specifically established product piracy task force. Alongside German and international companies, the client base also includes prominent individuals. Christoph Holzbach heads the practice and provides wide-ranging IP advice, which includes trade marks as well as competition and copyright law. Thomas Stein is one of the key contacts for border seizures, parallel imports and anti-counterfeiting.

Practice head(s):

Christoph Holzbach

Other key lawyers:

Thomas Stein; Frank Hagemann; Askan Deutsch


‘Very good assessments of the legal situation; detailed presentation of the options; pragmatic recommendations on how to proceed or what to do next; Very good assessment of unrelated topics.’

Key clients

Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co.

Big City Beats GmbH

Big Ben Interactive S.A.

Bionade GmbH



Engelbert Strauss GmbH & Co. KG

Hassia Gruppe


Jean Paul Mitchell Systems


Paramount Gruppe

Bruno Mars

Justin Timberlake

Lady Gaga




Pharell Williams

Kanye West

Wünsche Group

Yours Truly GmbH

Zentrale Beteiligungsgesellschaft der Stadt Mainz mbH

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 4

FPS' interdisciplinary approach covers the advice on acquisitions of undeveloped properties via project developments, the drafting of residential agreements, tenancy matters and asset management as well as sales. The practice also covers interfacing tax and financing matters. Dietrich Sammer (portfolio and individual property transactions, commercial and residential tenancy agreements, in and out-of-court litigation), Hendrik Sandmann (transactions, project developments, tenancy and real estate law) and Lars Voigt (transactions) jointly head the team, which also includes Nina Jarass Cohen (real estate, construction, planning and environmental law), who was appointed to partner in January 2023.

Practice head(s):

Dietrich Sammer; Hendrik Sandmann; Lars Voigt

Other key lawyers:

Nina Jarass Cohen; Marco Andreas Rückert


‘The team has highly qualified expertise in all areas of construction and real estate law. Internal communication always works very well.’

‘The lawyers are always confident in negotiations and are never professionally without the needed expertise. The negotiating strength leads to satisfactory negotiation results.’

‘We have had a strong client relationship with FPS in all aspects of real estate law for years. FPS is absolutely strong here, both in breadth and depth.’

‘We perceive FPS as a very innovative law firm whose processes are extremely modern and oriented towards the needs of the client. Communication is always friendly, fast and goal-oriented.’

‘Dietrich Sammer is the lead partner for our mandate. Working with him is a pleasure – if you got him on your team, the deal is done.’

‘Dietrich Sammer is very experienced, very client-oriented and absolutely reliable.’

Key clients



Aurelis Real Estate Service GmbH

Basecamp Group und European Housing Fund (ESHF I und II)

Benchmark Real Estate GmbH


Conren Land

CV Real Estate AG

Dodenhof Immobilien

EDEKA Südwest Stiftung & Co. KG

EGK-Gruppe Köln

OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH


Premier Inn Holding GmbH

Rock Capital München

Sonar Real Estate GmbH

Stadt Hattersheim

Unternehmensgruppe Schütt

Work highlights