Prof. Dr Ralf Steding


  • Plant engineering law
  • Construction contracts
  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Mediation/alternative dispute resolution

Prof. Dr Steding advises principals and contractors on questions relating to the structuring of procurement processes, contract drafting and contract management including claim management. This includes, alongside the preparation and management of contracts, the implementation of claim and contract management structures for projects and companies. A further key practice area is the provision of internal and external training courses and workshops on these topics.


What others say

Recommended for construction law; "good understanding of the offshore market" – Legal 500 Germany 2017 & 2018


Recommended for private construction law – JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2018


Recommended for private construction law"excellent negotiator", "experienced in the market" – Legal 500 Germany 2014


Recent work

  • Stadtwerke Kiel AG: advice on the construction of the new gas-fired thermal power station in Kiel
  • EWE AG/RIFFGAT GmbH & Co. KG: construction of offshore wind park  RIFFGAT, 2008 to present
  • DOTI GmbH & Co KG: support of offshore wind park alpha ventus, to present
  • EWE OSS: support in  various projects and tender procedures
  • Stadtwerke Düsseldorf AG: contract drafting and negotiation for coal block, 2007 to 2008 and for combined cycle power plant, 2011 to 2012
  • Stadtwerke Duisburg AG: contract negotiation and management for the establishment and maintenance of HKW III/B, 2002 to present


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Lecturer on complex contracts in plant engineering at the Technische Universität Darmstadt since 2007, honorary professor since 2016
  • Lecturer at seminar events and congresses (Euroforum, IIR, FDBR, Fresenius Institut etc.)
  • Through the office in Hamburg, member of  EEHH - Erneuerbare Energien Hamburg Clusteragentur GmbH
  • Through the office in Düsseldorf, member of WAB e.V. – windenergie agentur Bremerhaven


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)


Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at the University of Bayreuth with study visits to the USA, 1987 to 1992
  • PhD with study visits to the USA, 1992 to 1997
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, 1994 to 1996
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 1997