Dr Hans-Claudius Scheef

Specialist lawyer for construction law and architects’ law


  • Intellectual property and unfair competition law
  • Plant engineering law
  • Corporate law/M&A
  • Mediation/alternative dispute resolution

Dr Scheef advises companies on the planning, construction and maintenance of industrial plants both nationally and internationally. A further key practice area that Dr Scheef has developed is in the provision of advice on intellectual property issues. Dr Scheef also acts as arbitrator in this field.


Recent work 

  • Advising an automotive manufacturer with regard to advertising messages (strategically and on individual measures)
  • Advising Foster Wheeler Energia Oy on contract drafting for the construction of a power plant
  • Advising principal and contractor on the purchase of individual software for logistics services
  • Advising companies on the procurement of services for the construction of trains
  • Conducting lead of a variety procedures as presiding arbitrator, according to the rules of DIS, of ICC as well as the Stockholmer Chamber of Commerce, primarily concerning the construction of industrial plants
  • Advising companies from the pharmaceutical sector


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Member of the institut pour l'arbitrage international (IAI)
  • Member of the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsches Institut für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS))


Publications (in German) 


Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Lausanne, 1985 to 1991
  • Studied law at the University of Seville, 1991 to 1992
  • Legal clerkship at the Court of Appeal Berlin, 1992 to 1995
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Bender Zahn Tigges, 1996 to 1997, at Kapellmann since 1998
  • PhD on arbitration law in London, 1997 to 1998