Dr Tobias Schneider

Specialist lawyer for construction law and architects’ law


  • Construction contracts
  • Procurement law
  • Real estate law
  • Law of architects and engineers
  • Privately financed infrastructure (PFI)

Dr Schneider advises principals and contractors on all questions of contract drafting, contract management and in the in-court and out-of-court enforcement of and defence against claims.  His key practice areas are major infrastructure and real estate projects. Dr Schneider also advises principals and contractors on procurement law. His advice covers procurement of construction, supply and other services as well as industrial tenders.


What others say

Recommended for procurement law as well as construction law – Legal 500 Germany 2018


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

Among the most frequently recommended lawyers for public construction law– Kanzleimonitor 2015/2016 (law firm directory of the German federal association of in-house lawyers)


Recent work

  • Stuttgart 21, Lots 1A and 1B – Fildertunnel and Tunnel Ober- und Untertürkheim: Project advice to contracted consortium
  • Stuttgart 21, Lot 2 – Tunnel Feuerbach: project advice to contracted consortium
  • Munich airport (Project third start- and landing strip, Project aprons and tunnel, Project satellite terminal)
  • Fujitsu Technology Solutions GmbH (procurement law advice)
  • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG (real estate law advice)


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Lecturer on procurement law at the Technische Universität München
  • Lecturer at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster for the master´s course "Commercial Law & Restructuring
  • Speaker at congresses and seminar events (Stuttgarter Tunnelbaurechtstag, Brückenforum D-A-CH, etc.)
  • Author of various articles in the IBR


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg, Lausanne and Münster, 1999 to 2004
  • Research assistant at the University of Heidelberg, 2000
  • PhD with Prof. Dr Dirk Ehlers, Institute of Economic Law, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, on the subject "Primary legal review following acceptance of a bid in the procurement of public contracts", 2004 to 2006
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf and at the third Federal Procurement Tribunal/Federal Cartel Office, 2005 to 2007
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 2008