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Anja advises principals and contractors, investors and lessees on all issues arising under construction, rental and real estate law with respect to contract drafting, contract management and litigious disputes before the courts and arbitral tribunals.

Her key practice areas include advising on real estate projects and transactions (including due diligence), structuring green leases, settling claims in complex construction and plant engineering as well as settling disputes under lease law. She also provides advice on facility management law.

Recent work

  • Real estate law advice to the City of Cologne in connection with the “Climate Neutral Cologne 2035” project, in connection with building stock and building management by the municipality
  • Advising various market participants in the real estate and construction sector, e.g. in connection with Kö-Bogen II, Düsseldorf and JHQ, Mönchengladbach
  • Advising a renowned plant manufacturer specialising in logistics and materials handling technology on contract drafting and project development e.g. for airport expansions and the establishment of distribution centres
  • Advice on Real estate law and Construction law to a large German courier company
  • Advising an international power plant constructor during the implementation of various major projects, including during contract negotiations and in the management of major claims  
  • Contract drafting and management for various mid-sized German construction companies and project developers, e.g. for the construction of new clinics and retirement homes and larger residential construction projects

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at the University of Osnabrück, 1992 to 1997
  • Additional qualification as a commercial law specialist (Wirtschaftsjuristin)
  • Research assistant at the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law, University of Osnabrück (Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Theodor Baums), 1998 to 1999
  • PhD on commercial law, Universities of Osnabrück and Frankfurt a.M., 1998 to 2003
  • Legal assistant with an internationally active law firm, Düsseldorf, 1998 to 2001
  • Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf, 1999 to 2001
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann since 2002

Further qualifications and memberships

  • Regular contributor to the Immobilienzeitung im Bau- and Architektenrecht
  • Co-author of the Nomos-Formularbibliothek “Construction Law” (3rd edition 2016)
  • Member of the Working Groups on Construction and Real Estate Law and Lease Law and Real Estate at the German Lawyers’ Association (ARGE Bau- und Immobilienrecht sowie Mietrecht und Immobilien beim Deutschen Anwaltverein)


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