Dr Thomas Rütten

Specialist lawyer for construction law and architects’ law


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

Dr Rütten advises principals and contractors on all questions relating to payment and defect liability issues, the enforcement of and defence against payment and damage claims based on construction period, architects liability and fees as well as contract drafting and legal support in complex construction and plant engineering projects.


Recent work 

  • Comprehensive construction law advice to Nürburgring (racetrack)
  • Development of a company management system to minimise legal risk potential for a medium-sized construction company (Kapellmann BauConsult)
  • Comprehensive advice to biogas plant manufacturers (PlanET Biogastechnik GmbH)


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Seminars in the fields of private construction law and the law of architects and engineers


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)


Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law in Trier, 1998 to 2003
  • PhD in private construction law on construction schedule delays and impediments
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, 2005 to 2007
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 2007