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Phone: +49 40 3009160-51

Fax: +49 40 3009160-61



Dr Mathias Finke

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law


  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Construction contracts
  • Real estate law
  • Plant engineering law
  • Procurement law

Dr Finke supports various offshore wind farm projects in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea from the permission phase through the construction to the operation phase. His focus is on a conflict-avoiding contract drafting, claim/anti-claim advice and, if necessary, arbitration proceedings.


Moreover, he frequently supports large volume property development projects for luxury residential buildings throughout Germany, from project conception through structuring of the project to the individual architect and trade contracts. Furthermore he often advises public principals on the structuring and implementation of sole contractor projects as the lead partner in a team of advisors. Project law advice on the avoidance of conflicts represents a further key practice area. 


What others say

Recommended for procurement law and real estate law; "a master in making often complex legal matters comprehensible and in developing practical solutions" – Legal 500 Germany 2017


Recent work

  • Support for licensing procedures and construction law advice for offshore wind parks in the 12 sm-Zone and in the exclusive economic zone, e.g. Meerwind South/East, Global Tech I
  • Claim management for contractor concerning offshore wind park project, Dan Tysk
  • Comprehensive project advice on property development projects, e.g. yoo by Phillippe Starck in Hamburg and Munich, H36 in Hamburg
  • Legal project management JurProM® for the construction projects Sophienterrassen and Großer Burstah in Hamburg as well as Behrenstraße in Berlin
  • Structuring and realisation of sole contractor process for a public principal e. g. for new build and renovation of the multifunction arena Weser-Ems Halle Oldenburg and for Berufsbildende Schule 3 in Oldenburg
  • Structuring and realisation of new build project for the regional vocational training centre in Kiel as a PPP project
  • Member of the expert commission of the German Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag – Ausschuss für Wirtschaft und Energie –) regarding the public procurement amendment in 2016


Further qualifications and memberships

    • Lectureship at Leuphana University of Lüneburg on construction law
    • Permanent procurement law seminars for principals and bidders  
    • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law within the German Lawyers’ Association (ARGE Baurecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein)
    • Member of the Forum on Public Procurement


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    Curriculum vitae

    • Studied law at the Universities of Bielefeld, LMU Munich and WWU Münster, 1995 to 2000
    • Academic assistant at the Central Institute for Spatial Planning at the University of Münster under the leadership of Prof. Dr Hans D. Jarass, 2000 to 2001
    • PhD on public construction law, 2001
    • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg with positions in Frankfurt am Main and London, 2002 to 2004
    • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at a renowned Hamburg law firm specialising in PPP and procurement law, from 2004 to 2006, at Kapellmann since 2006