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Michelle advises and represents principals and contractors in all areas of private construction law and architects’ law, starting with the drafting of the contract and monitoring the ongoing project right through to project completion and, where necessary, dispute resolution.

She advises public principals on the preparation and implementation of national and European procurement procedures as well as during the implementation of projects. A particular focus of her work is the awarding of general contractor contracts involving urban planning and architectural competitions for public clients. Michelle places particular emphasis on contract drafting and project consultation that is solution-oriented and avoids conflict, in order to ensure that her clients’ projects proceed smoothly and reach a successful conclusion.

Thanks to her various activities as a lawyer, as an in-house lawyer in large commercial enterprises and in public administration, she has a very broad knowledge and an excellent understanding of her various clients’ needs. It is this experience as well as her clear and open style of communication and assertiveness that her clients particularly appreciate.

Michelle regularly passes on her practical experience through lectures and seminars.

Recent work

  • Structuring and realisation of general contractor processes for public principals, e.g. new construction Munich Volkstheater, Weser Ems Hallen Oldenburg, new construction and renovation LKA Niedersachsen, fire station Bielefeld
  • Preparatory and ongoing project advice for nationally active construction companies, including in litigious disputes

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at the University of Trier, 2004 to 2010
  • Specialised foreign language training in Anglo-American law, 2004 to 2006
  • Research assistant at the University of Hamburg, 2010 to 2013
  • PhD on civil law at the  University of Hamburg, 2013
  • Legal clerkship at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court Hamburg with a seat in Cape Town, South Africa, 2013 to 2015
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann in Hamburg and Munich, 2015 to 2018
  • In-house lawyer and Head of Legal Department at two international companies and Lawyer at City of Munich, 2018 to 2023
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann since 2023

Further qualifications and memberships

  • Seminars and workshops on public procurement law and construction contract law

Publications

Articles

Favier, Schüler, Reform der VOB/A – Übersicht der Neuregelungen, IBR 2019, 242

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