Prof. Dr Markus Planker


  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Construction contracts
  • Law of architects and engineers
  • Procurement law

Prof. Dr Planker advises in particular on the realisation of commercial and public real estate projects. This includes above all the conception, drafting and negotiation of the relevant project contracts, their management and the provision of integrated advice in particular regarding construction industry interfaces during the construction development phase. He often advises public bodies on the structuring and legally proper design of procurement processes and represents them – where necessary – in review procedures as well as in claim implementation in the various legal processes.


What others say

One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for public law – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Law Firms and Lawyers 2018"

Recent work

  • Deputy project leader JurProM® on a high-rise construction project in Frankfurt (planning, architects, project manager and general project advice during construction development); total value ca. €1.2bn
  • Advising the federal states of Hessen and Brandenburg on the award of complex service concessions at major German airports
  • Ongoing advice to a Hessen administrative district on procurement and real estate law questions, in particular in the area of PPP
  • Construction and procurement law as well as strategic advice for a municipal government operated system on the development of an inner city quarter
  • Comprehensive legal and strategic advice on a nationally active project developer
  • Advising further high-profile public legal bodies and institutions as well as banks and funds on real estate and transaction projects
  • On-going construction and contract law advice on the implementation of a motorway project (A model); value c.€190m
  • On-going construction and real estate law advice as well as process representation of a Hesse power supplier on project realisation
  • Advising and representing one of the largest UK real estate investors on the implementation of wide-ranging defect claims


 Further qualifications and memberships

  • Lecturer on construction contracts at the University of Applied Sciences Koblenz
  • Seminars on real estate, construction and procurement law
  • Honorary professor at the University of Koblenz


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law in Cologne and Bonn, 1984 to 1991
  • Research assistant at the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn at the Institute for Public Law, 1992 to 1995
  • PhD on public law, 1992 to 1995
  • Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court of Cologne, 1994 to 1995
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 1996