Dr Martin Stelzner

Specialist lawyer for construction law and architects’ law


  • Construction contracts
  • Law of architects and engineers
  • Plant engineering law
  • Insurance law

Dr Stelzner advises and represents principals and constractors in all areas of private construction law as well as plant engineering law. Further key practice areas include the law of architects and engineers, intellectual property law and insurance law. 


What others say

One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for construction law – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Lawyers 2020"


Recent work

  • Koelnmesse: renovation and expansion project Koelnmesse 3.0
  • City of Cologne in connection with the collapse of the historic archives in 2009
  • Roermonder Höfe: construction and sale of new inner-city residential quarters (approx. € 55 million)
  • Construction of a new main cafeteria Studierendenwerke Essen-Duisburg: advice on planning and construction phase (above € 20 million)
  • Comprehensive construction law advice to Nürburgring (racetrack)
  • Claims management during the construction phase of large-scale projects
  • Advice on several national and international plant engineering projects
  • Advice to biogas plant manufacturers (PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH)



Further qualifications and membership 

  • Lecturer on private construction law and the law on contracts for work and services at the law faculty of the University of Münster
  • Lecturer on private construction law at Technische Akademie Wuppertal
  • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law Within the German Lawyers´Association (ARGE Baurecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein) and of the Institute for Construction in Freiburg i.B. (lfBF)
  • Additional training on information, telecommunication and media law, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
  • Member of the Verein zur Förderung der Forschungsstelle für Versicherungswesen – Universität Münster e.V.
  • Lectures and seminars in particular on private construction law


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster with a specialisation in information, telecommunications and media law, 2002 to 2007
  • Scientific director of the Research Institute for Insurance (Forschungsstelle für Versicherungswesen), University of Münster, 2007 to 2009
  • Research assistant at a major international law firm, 2009
  • Legal clerkship in the judicial district of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf including a secondment to a major international law firm, 2009 to 2011
  • PhD on insurance and media law, 2007 to 2011
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2011, at Kapellmann since 2012