Prof. Dr Christian Lührmann

Specialist lawyer for construction law and architects’ law


  • Construction contracts
  • Law of architects and engineers
  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Plant engineering law

Prof. Dr Lührmann advises contractors and principals on contract drafting and on all questions relating to the management of construction projects. A further key practice area is procress management.


Recent work

  • Airport connection Cologne/Bonn (project value c.€25m) – advising contractor
  • Newbuild and renovation of the Hesse state parliament, Wiesbaden (project value c.€40m) – advising principal
  • New build of a pharmaceutical plant, Marburg (project value c.€170m), consisting of production plan, energy supply, quality assurance building (with clinical requirements) as well as own cargo depot – advising principal, complete drafting of construction and plant engineering contracts; construction anti-claim management, legal schedule management as well as warranty supervision
  • New build of a vineyard in Rheingau (project value c.€15m) – advising principal
  • Extension of Hall C, Frankfurt am Main Airport (project value c.€40m) – advising contractor
  • Advising state of Rhineland-Palatinate on the procurement of terminal equipment for the creation of an extensive digital radio network (project value c.€90m)
  • Drafting construction and plant engineering contracts for the newbuild of two package sorting (project value c.€40m) – advising principal
  • New build of the administrative seat of a European institution (project value c.€1bn)  – advising principal
  • New build of the registered office of a DAX group (project value c.€250m) – advising lessee 
  • Advising hospital operator in connection with a supplement dispute with a value of more than €7,7m

Further qualifications and memberships

    • Honorary professor at the University of RheinMain, Wiesbaden
    • Speaker at numerous seminars on construction contracts
    • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law within the German Lawyers’ Association (ARGE Baurecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein (DAV))
    • Member of the Working Group on International Construction Law within the DAV/ARGE Baurecht


    Publications (in German) 


    Events (in German)

    Curriculum vitae 

    • Studied law at the University of Würzburg, 1993 to 1999
    • Studied at Queen's University of Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1995 to 1996
    • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court Schweinfurt, 1999 to 2001
    • PhD on environmental and competition law, 2001 to 2002
    • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 2002, at Kapellmann since 2003