The meaning of private construction law and architectural law has increased significantly over the last couple of years. Everyone and anyone focussing on a private construction project or a planning contract with architects thereto should be aware of the relevant regulations, rights and duties in German law. Due to the complexity of German construction law and architectural law, it is crucial to turn to an expert in the field for advice and representation if need be.
Likewise, if you are an architect or a property developer, you should in any case opt for legal advice before starting your project or liaise with clients and customers. The drafting of ironclad contracts under German law is extraordinarily complex when it comes to construction law and architectural law, as there are a number of regulations that you have to adhere to. Even after closing the relevant contracts, there are many pitfalls that may come your way, mainly in relation to responsibility for defects, shortcomings in planning or supervision, the building budget, or delays in general. Sometimes the conflict hast o be taken to court to resolve it.
As a graduate of the specialist legal course in German construction law and architectural law, I can boast extensive skills in said legal areas. For completing the course successfully according to the German Regulation on Specialist Lawyers, 120 course hours had to be attended and three five-hour exams to be passed. Further, 15 hours of seminars in the field of construction law and architectural law have to be completed each year in order to maintain the expert status. These requirements ensure that the lawyer calling himself and expert stays an expert and transfers this know-how to the advice given to clients.
My expertise in German construction law and architectural law includes the following:
- Advising and representing private home-builders within the context of closing construction contracts and architectural contracts
- Advising and representing private home-builders in the case of legal conflicts regarding construction defects or poorly performed building projects (out-of-court and in-court advice and representation)
- Drafting and assessment of property developing contracts
- Advising and representing clients in relation to the enforcement of or protection against claims resulting from property developing contracts
- Advising and representing builders in relation to the enforcement of claims resulting from building contracts
- Advising and representing architects in closing contracts for architectural projects (including project supervision)
- Assessing, rejecting or enforcing payment claims or liability claims resulting from architectural contracts
When it comes to legal issues in construction law and architectural law, I act as a legal consultant all across Germany, meaning I can provide flexible advice wherever you need it. Modern means of communciation, such as email or online meetings, enable you to get in touch with me from afar. Most of my clients have not yet visited my Berlin office and have still been successfully represented by me for a considerable amount of time. Any crucial step is co-ordinated with my clients, meaning there is no impact on my service if we cannot see each other face-to-face. Advising and representing you will always follow your interests and mandate, be confidential, honest and transparent, which explicitly includes the revelation of all the risks your legal case may be confronted with. This taken into account, I can support private home-builders and commercial constructors as well as property developers.
I look forward to your request and to advising on your legal case relating to construction law or architectural law.