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Prof. Dr Christian Lührmann

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law

Expertise

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
kanzleimonitor.de 20/21 (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

Publications

Miscellaneous

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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