Dr Michael Wolters

Specialist lawyer for construction law and architects’ law


  • Construction contracts
  • Procurement law
  • Real estate law
  • Privately financed infrastructure (PFI)

Dr Wolters advises principals and contractors on questions of contract drafting and the management of major construction projects, principally in the field of complex infrastructure projects. In the area of procurement law, Dr Wolters supports public principals in the preparation and implementation of procurement procedures above and below the legal thresholds. Bidders frequently rely on his procurement law expertise in the course of bid preparations and in the conduct of procurement review proceedings.


What others say

Recommended lawyer for public procurement law  – Legal 500 Germany 2020


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


Recent work

  • Procurement and contract law advice on new build and renovation projects for the Deutsche Bundesbank
  • Procurement and contract law advice for a Berlin residential construction company  (VOB/A, VOL/A, VOF)
  • Assisting various procurement law review proceedings: construction lots  BAB A1, BAB A9; weapons and munitions removal and demolition services at military trraining area; procurement of earthworks; soil remediation services
  • Advising a bidder in various PPP school projects
  • Advising on the enforcement of all warranty rights for the MDR in connection with the new construction of the Landesfunkhaus Sachsen-Anhalt in Magdeburg
  • Procurement and construction contract advice to BVG on the extension of  U-Bahn line 5 (SektVO)
  • Supplement management for infrastructure projects


Further qualifications and membership

  • Lecturer in the fields of procurement law and private construction law
  • Member of the Technischen Akademie Wuppertal e.V.
  • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law within the German Lawyers’ Association (Mitglied der ARGE Baurecht im DAV)
  • Member of the Berlin Bar Association; honorary examiner for the final examination for legal assistant and notary’s assistant


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law in Tübingen, Fribourg (Switzerland) and Bonn, from 1983 and 1989
  • Legal clerkship at the Court of Appeal Berlin, 1991 to 1993
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1993, at Kapellmann since 1999
  • PhD (extra-occupational), 1996 to 1999