Germany: Construction 2018

We highlight 19 leading individuals in the construction field in this chapter, who stand out for their abilities in leasing, procurement and regulatory matters and their formidable experience in construction disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Claus Lenz LST Lenz Schuhmacher Tap Rechtsanwälte, Cologne
2. Andreas Otto CMS Hasche Sigle, Berlin
3. Klaus Kapellmann Kapellmann und Partner, Düsseldorf

We highlight two figures at top-tier German outfit KAPELLMANN UND PARTNER in this chapter for their outstanding work in the field.
Klaus Kapellmann is recognised as one of Germany’s most renowned construction lawyers. He is a go-to name for construction contracts, plant construction and project management and is well regarded for his established practice.
Christian Bönker is widely respected as a master of complex construction matters with a particular focus on contract drafting and management.

Specialist disputes firm AGS LEGAL sees two leading practitioners listed in this chapter for their expertise in the construction space.
Founding partner Wendelin Acker is highly respected as one of Germany’s foremost construction disputes lawyers. One source notes, “I would think of him first for construction work.”
Sigrid Roskosny receives widespread praise for her work in the private construction space, and is highly sought after by clients who consider her “fantastic in every regard”.

REDEKER SELLNER DAHS also performs well in this chapter, achieving two listings.
Thomas Thierau is a standout name in construction law and related disputes. He is a sophisticated practitioner known for his excellent work in litigation and arbitration proceedings, and is regarded by peers as “an expert in power plant cases”.
Burkhard Messerschmidt is a powerhouse in the construction space and is revered for his expertise on plant construction and disputes.

At LST LENZ SCHUHMACHER TAP RECHTSANWÄLTE, name partner Claus Lenz stand out as the foremost construction lawyer in the country. He is well respected for his “highly practical approach” as well as his “strong experience in plant construction and civil engineering”.

Andreas Otto at CMS HASCHE SIGLE is “certainly rightfully in the list”. He is recognised for his expertise in commercial construction law focusing on the retail and hotel and leisure sector.

HEUKING KÜHN LÜER WOJTEK sees Stefan Osing recognised for his expertise in commercial construction matters and disputes. He is renowned for his depth of knowledge, particularly regarding sector-related corporate matters.

Ulrich Helm of HOGAN LOVELLS is a formidable construction disputes lawyer who is praised for his ability to provide great advice and draw on his deep knowledge of the industry.

Ulrich Werner at HECKER WERNER & HIMMELREICH RECHTSANWÄLTE is a well-recognised figure in the construction field and is a firm favourite among clients who consider him a real specialist in the area. 

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