Prof. Dr Maximilian Lederer

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law


  • Construction contracts
  • Law of architects and engineers
  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Mediation/alternative dispute resolution

What others say

recommended for private construction law – JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2017


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


Recent work

  • Project leader for medium to large construction projects in the context of legal project management (e.g. partial project leader for MDR Rundfunk- und Fernsehzentrale Halle; project leader for ARAG Tower; project leader for Feldmühle; project leader for GAP 15, Rheinberg-Galerie Bergisch Gladbach; Hafenspitze Düsseldorf)
  • Advice and management of complex construction claims
  • Works loan procedures for major construction projects
  • Remuneration processes under architects’ and engineers’ law
  • Arbitrator in complex construction cases and in architect remuneration processes
  • Arbitrator on legal matters in disability claims


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Honorary professor for construction law at the Ruhr University Bochum
  • Lecturer on construction contracts and fee management at the University of Leipzig, 2003 bis 2010
  • Seminars on engineers’ law and construction law (variation management, construction contracts, turnkey construction) 


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)



Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the University of Trier, 1981 to 1986
  • Research assistant at the chair for civil law, international private law and comparitive law at the University of Trier with Prof. Dr Bernd von Hoffmann, 1987 to 1988
  • PhD on international private law with Prof. Dr Bernd von Hoffmann, 1988
  • Legal clerkship in Rheinland-Pfalz, 1988 to 1990
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 1990