Dr Florian Kirchhof


  • Real estate law
  • Commercial lease law
  • Project development and project management law
  • Construction contracts

Dr Kirchhof provides comprehensive advice on the drafting and structuring of contracts relating to real estate, in particular on construction, purchase and lease contracts. Among his clients are market players from all parts of the real estate and construction sectors, including project developers, construction companies and institutional investors – also in the construction process. Further key practice areas are the provision of advisory services on real estate transactions as well as on the law governing agents and brokers.


What others say

Recommended lawyer for real estate law – Legal 500 Germany 2018


Recent work

  • Advising the Kölbl Kruse Group on various projects including Project Cäcilium Cologne, Glückaufhaus Essen and Looper Duisburg
  • Advising the Luxembourg Wagner Group on their entry into the German market, including various residential quarters in the Rhein- and Mosel regions
  • IDR AG on the construction project Extension of Kunstsammlung K 20 NRW/Bürgersaal
  • Representing an international engineering firm in a several seven-figure liability suits


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Regular speaker on construction law and the law of project development 


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)


Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the University of Bielefeld, 1990 to 1996
  • Worked at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit to support the legislation reforms and university training in Ulan Bator/Mongolia
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court Hamm, 1997 to 1999
  • Lawyer since 2000
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Schönherr Rechtsanwälte, with local approval as European lawyer in Vienna and Ljubljana, 2002 to 2006
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 2006