Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Hunger

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law


  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Construction contracts
  • Law of architects and engineers
  • Procurement law
  • Finance and banking law

Prof. Dr Hunger advises principals and contractors on the supervision and development of construction projects of every kind. He specialises in the forward-looking, organised and goal-oriented processing of all legal issues relevant to projects. This includes – if unavoidable – disputes before courts and arbitral tribunals.  Prof. Dr Hunger is also active in the areas of procurement law and banking law. 


What others say

One of the leading senior partners in private construction law – JUVE Handbook 2019/2020


One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for construction law – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Lawyers 2019"


"Kai-Uwe Hunger is described by impressed interviewees as 'very professional, especially in construction and architectural law'." – Chambers Europe 2013



Recent work

  • New build of ThyssenKrupp Headquarters in Essen
  • New build of the regional broadcasting headquarters of the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunks (MDR) in Halle; new build of further regional broadcasting headquarters in the New Länder
  • Königsbau Passagen in Stuttgart: Newbuild Shopping Center with office spaces next to a facade protected as a historic monument
  • Several projects in the "Unternehmerstadt Düsseldorf"
  • Renovation and extension of the Leverkusen BayArena
  • Newbuild project GAP 15 in the Düsseldorf city centre with integrated facade protected as a historic monument  
  • Construction of the UMTS network for an international mobile communications company (implementation of all services for establishment of a network in essential regions of Germany with the parallel construction of hundreds of base stations)
  • "Benrather Karree" project in the Düsseldorfer city centre
  • ARAG-Tower in Düsseldorf
  • Support of the complete procurement process "METRORAPID" for the NRW region (main stretch Dortmund-Düsseldorf as well as extension section Düsseldorf-Cologne); Support and advice to the NRW on the tender and management of the general planning contracts and implementation of review processes for the state of NRW
  • Terminal extension for Münster/Osnabrück airport
  • New build of production and administration sites for Pierburg GmbH in Neuss
  • Implementation and management of numerous processes and proceedings for several major banks in NRW


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Honorary professor at the University of Siegen since 2009
  • Lecturer at numerous congresses, seminar events and internal training courses (e.g. Management Circle)
  • Legal advice to the research project of the Federal office for the construction industry and regional planning (Bundesamtes für Bauwesen und Raumordnung) (Research initiative future build: organisational models and contractual incentive systems for the improvement of construction quality in the implementation of turnkey construction projects)
  • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law within the German Lawyers’ Association (ARGE Baurecht beim Deutschen Anwaltsverein)
  • Frequent contributor to the journal IBR


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German) 

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the University of Cologne, 1985 to 1991
  • Worked at a law firm attached to a notary’s office, 1990 to 1991
  • Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, 1991 to 1994
  • Commenced Dissertation 1991 in parallel with legal clerkship with  Prof. Dr Dr h. c. mult. H.-J. Hirsch in Cologne; Completion (Viva) 1995
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann und Partner since 1994
  • Since 2007 mentioned in JUVE Handbook on Commercial Law Firms as one of the leading experts on construction law in Germany