Construction and
Real Estate

We support our clients on all construction and real estate issues, throughout the value chain of the project.

Together with our clients, we examine the development prospects and create the necessary legal structures. When drafting the project contracts, we keep an eye on the interfaces between the parties involved. And during the construction phase, we advise on the relevant risks and develop solutions for the project’s successful completion.

Architects and Engineers

We assist architects and engineers, as well as public and private employers, in contract drafting and negotiations. We enforce and defend against payment and damage claims and represent our clients in and out of court.

Our practice includes:

  • architects’ contract law
  • architects’ fees
  • defects and liability
  • securities and bonds


Real estate projects as well as large-scale plants are the focus of our construction practice. Our track record also includes several international energy projects. We regularly advise investors, owners, contractors, developers and banks on the following issues:

  • construction contracts (including VOB/B, BGB, FIDIC, LOGIC)
  • project development agreements
  • EPC, EPCM and O&M contracts
  • payment claims and liability issues
  • variations and claim management
  • expert and adjudication proceedings
  • court proceedings and arbitration (for example according to ICC or DIS rules)

Planning and Permitting

We have been advising companies, cities and municipalities on planning and environmental law for many years. We inform our clients about the building requirements, the legal assessment of soil and environmental risks and support them on the following topics:

  • construction permits
  • legal disputes between neighbouring parties and stakeholders
  • securing locations for trade, commerce and industry
  • monument protection law
  • public building and planning law
  • review of development plans
  • urban development contracts

Tenancy and Property

Investors and financing banks, landlords and tenants, buyers and owners, as well as property managers, are among our clients. Our aim is to always find the best solutions for all property-related problems and help our clients in all matters of real estate transactions, finance and litigation.

We specialise in the following areas:

  • rental and lease agreements
  • due diligence on property rights, such as easements and usufruct agreements
  • enforcement and defence of claims
  • termination and settlement of tenancies
  • division and ownership
  • rights and obligations of owners and condominium associations


Our procurement practice specialises in construction and planning services. We advise the government, cities, towns and companies on all issues of European and German procurement law. We prepare tender offers in accordance with legal requirements and support bidders in the preparation of their bids.

Our practice includes:

  • comprehensive advice in all phases of awarding public contracts
  • implementation of legally compliant award procedures
  • advice on procurement procedures
  • support in the course of review proceedings

Your experts for Construction and
Real Estate

Alexander Grundmann

  • Construction
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Carolin J. Klüpfel

  • Architects and Engineers
  • Construction
  • Procurement
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Janina Reuther

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Thomas Rieche

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Tim Stahlberg

  • Construction
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Roland Voges

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