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Germany: Construction 2017

A total of 18 practitioners are highlighted in this chapter, who have proven expertise in representing a range of clients including owners, contractors and subcontractors in both contentious and non-contentious work within the construction sector. Below we highlight some of the most highly regarded practitioners in the industry.

Most Highly Regarded Individuals
Ralf Leinemann Leinemann & Partner Rechtsanwälte, Berlin
Claus Lenz LLS Lungerich Lenz Schuhmacher, Cologne
Stefan Osing Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Düsseldorf

 Three lawyers are selected from Acker Görling Schmalz. Co-founder Wendelin Acker is praised for providing high-quality advice. He handles both contentious and non-contentious aspects of construction projects, including hotels, commercial developments, data centres and energy plants. Sigrid Roskosny and Thomas Günther are also listed for their expertise in this area.

From Redeker Sellner Dahs, Burkhard Messerschmidt is very well regarded and visible on large engineering projects. A source remarks, “He has fantastic knowledge and is a very structured thinker”. Thomas Thierau is also recommended for his broad-based expertise in negotiating construction contracts, project developments and construction disputes. At Leinemann & Partner Rechtsanwälte Ralf Leinemann is described by clients as “one of the leading lawyers in the domestic market”, dedicating his practice to large domestic construction projects, including turnkey plants. Alongside him Marc Oliver Hilgers is active advising on large infrastructure and civil engineering projects in Germany and is considered by sources as a “key industry player”.

At Hogan Lovells, Ulrich Helm focuses his well-regarded practice on handling large domestic construction disputes, particularly within the energy sector.

Claus Lenz, from LLS Lungerich Lenz Schuhmacher is known to be particularly skilled at handling both national and international work contracts relating to industrial plants and infrastructure projects.

From Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek Stefan Osing is “very active in the market” with a practice specialising in both international and domestic construction law. Clients are particularly impressed by his “close attention to detail when handling intricate matters”.

Andreas Otto at CMS Hasche Sigle has particular expertise relating to the hotel, leisure and retail sectors. He is ranked highly among our research for his advice to domestic and international owners, investors and project developers regarding their most complex transactions.

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