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Thought Leaders - Construction 2020

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WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

WWL says

Stefan Osing is well thought of among peers for the breadth of his construction expertise, including contentious and non-contentious matters.

Questions & Answers

Dr. Osing was admitted to the German Bar in 1997 and became partner of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in 2001. He is a recognised specialist in construction law and is head of the real estate and construction law department in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s Düsseldorf office. He advises German and international clients in construction law and real estate transactions mostly on a cross-border aspect. His major projects have included energy and infrastructure projects, as well as large buildings such as cinemas, shopping centres or hotels.
What inspired you to pursue a career in construction law?
I was always interested in the technical aspects of construction and being a construction lawyer gives you an excellent insight view of those technical aspects.
What are the main challenges currently facing those looking to develop infrastructure projects in Germany?
The covid-19 crisis has multiple impacts on the construction industry starting with delayed delivery of building materials, additional safety protection in respect to the workforce and inability to perform the work according to planned schedules (both on the contractor’s as well as on the owners’ side).
What are the most common sources of construction disputes and how do you think clients can minimise the risks of them occurring?
The most common sources for disputes are delay, disruption and variations.
The best way to avoid these disputes are clear contracts.
What impact do you think third-party funding will have on construction disputes in the coming years?
Third-party funding is not common in Germany and we will have to await its development.
To what extent will covid-19 inform parties’ behaviour when entering into construction contracts in the future?
Covid-19 will lead to a total review of force majeure clauses and we will have to await the outcome of that discussion also in respect to general contracts (like FIDIC).
What is the best piece of advice you have received?
“Become a lawyer.”
In your opinion, where does the future of the practice area lie?
I do not see radical changes in the construction law or the construction industry. Construction will always be to a large extent hand- and tailor-made. This will also apply for construction law.
In the end all construction sites are different and so are the problems related to them.
WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Construction 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Osing is well thought of among peers for the breadth of his construction expertise, including contentious and non-contentious matters.

Biography

Dr Stefan Osing was admitted to the German Bar in 1997 and became partner of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in 2001. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is an independent law firm with more than 400 lawyers with offices in Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich. The law firm has a full-service approach including, in particular, construction, real estate law and litigation.

Dr Stefan Osing is a recognised specialist in construction law. He is head of the real estate and construction law department in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Düsseldorf office. Dr Stefan Osing advises German and international clients in construction law and real estate transactions mostly on a cross-border aspect. His major projects have included energy and infrastructure projects as well as large buildings, such as cinemas, shopping centres or hotels.

Dr Stefan Osing is also head of the litigation department at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Düsseldorf office. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings as well as in litigation. Most litigation cases are related to the construction industry (FIDIC and VOB). Moreover, Dr Stefan Osing also frequently acts in litigation and arbitration proceedings outside this specialised area.

Dr Stefan Osing is a frequent speaker on issues of international construction and arbitration matters at international events and conferences. He regularly publishes on construction issues and is a member of the International Bar Association. Dr Stefan Osing acted as co-chair of the construction establishment subcommittee of ICP.

National Leader

Germany - Construction 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Stefan Osing impresses market commentators with his first-rate work handling cross-border transactions within the construction sector.

Biography

Dr Stefan Osing was admitted to the German Bar in 1997 and became partner of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in 2001. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek is an independent law firm with more than 400 lawyers with offices in Berlin, Chemnitz, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart and Zurich. The law firm has a full-service approach including, in particular, construction, real estate law and litigation.

Dr Stefan Osing is a recognised specialist in construction law. He is head of the real estate and construction law department in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Düsseldorf office. Dr Stefan Osing advises German and international clients in construction law and real estate transactions mostly on a cross-border aspect. His major projects have included energy and infrastructure projects as well as large buildings, such as cinemas, shopping centres or hotels.

Dr Stefan Osing is also head of the litigation department at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Düsseldorf office. He acts as counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings as well as in litigation. Most litigation cases are related to the construction industry (FIDIC and VOB). Moreover, Dr Stefan Osing also frequently acts in litigation and arbitration proceedings outside this specialised area.

Dr Stefan Osing is a frequent speaker on issues of international construction and arbitration matters at international events and conferences. He regularly publishes on construction issues and is a member of the International Bar Association. Dr Stefan Osing acted as co-chair of the construction establishment subcommittee of ICP.

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