Prof. Dr Klaus D. Kapellmann

Specialist lawyer for construction and architects’ law


  • Construction contracts
  • Plant engineering law
  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®

Prof. Dr Kapellmann is currently active as arbitrator or consultant in significant disputes.


What others say

Lawyers of the year for construction law (North Rhine-Westphalia) – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Lawyers 2018


"one of the forefathers of German construction law" – Who's Who Legal Germany 2015


"Distinguished construction lawyer Klaus Kapellmann is universally respected for his long-standing experience in the sector. Peers say: 'He has really earned his senior statesman title'." – Chambers Europe 2014


One of the best lawyers for private construction law – WirtschaftsWoche Top-Kanzleien 2013


Recent work

  • Representing plant engineering firms against power supply companies in the construction of power plants
  • Copyright issues in the newbuild of the European Central Bank


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Honorary professor at the Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule in Aachen since 1994
  • Managing publisher of the journal NZBau
  • Member of the ARGE Baurecht, Centrum für Deutsches und Internationales Baugrund- und Tiefbaurecht (CBTR)), Deutscher Baugerichtstag e.V.
  • Author of standard works on private construction law, numerous lectures and articles on construction contracts


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)




Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Heidelberg, 1961 to 1965
  • Assistant to the Chair for Foreign and International Criminal Law at the University of Cologne
  • PhD on the doctrine of criminal law, 1968
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1969
  • Established Kapellmann, 1974