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Prof. Dr Christian Lührmann

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law


Prof. Dr Lührmann advises contractors and principals on contract drafting and on all questions relating to the management of construction projects. A further key practice area is procress management.

What others say

One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for construction law
Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® 'Germany's Best Lawyers 2021'

Listed as a recommended lawyer for real estate and construction law 2021/22 (law firm directory of the German institute for legal departments & in-house lawyers)

Recent work

  • Airport connection Cologne/Bonn (project value c.€25m) – advising contractor
  • New construction and renovation of the Hesse state parliament, Wiesbaden (project value c.€40m) – advising principal
  • New construction of a pharmaceutical plant, Marburg (project value c.€170m), consisting of production plan, energy supply, quality assurance building (with clinical requirements) as well as own cargo depot – advising principal, complete drafting of construction and plant engineering contracts; construction anti-claim management, legal schedule management as well as warranty supervision
  • New construction of a vineyard in Rheingau (project value c.€15m) – advising principal
  • Extension of Hall C, Frankfurt am Main Airport (project value c.€40m) – advising contractor
  • Advising state of Rhineland-Palatinate on the procurement of terminal equipment for the creation of an extensive digital radio network (project value c.€90m)
  • Drafting construction and plant engineering contracts for the new construction of two package sorting (project value c.€40m) – advising principal
  • New construction of the administrative seat of a European institution (project value c.€1bn)  – advising principal
  • New construction of the registered office of a DAX group (project value c.€250m) – advising lessee 
  • Advising a hospital operator in connection with a supplement dispute with a value of more than €7,7m

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the University of Würzburg, 1993 to 1999
  • Studied at the Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1995 to 1996
  • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court Schweinfurt, 1999 to 2001
  • PhD on environmental and Competition law, 2001 to 2002
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2002, at Kapellmann since 2003

Further qualifications and memberships

  • Honorary professor at the University of RheinMain, Wiesbaden
  • Speaker at numerous seminars on construction contracts
  • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law within the German Lawyers’ Association (ARGE Baurecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein (DAV))
  • Member of the Working Group on International Construction Law within the DAV/ARGE Baurecht



Lührmann (Co-Autor), Kapitel "Rechtliche Voraussetzungen", in: Lauer (Hrsg.), Praktikerhandbuch Gewerbliche Immobilienfinanzierung, 2011

Lührmann, Der Steuerungsansatz der Verpackungsverordnung im Spannungsverhältnis zum Kartellrecht, in:
Schriftenreihe der juristischen Fakultät der Universität Würzburg, Ergon Verlag Würzburg, 2004

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