Prof. Dr Martin Havers


  • Construction contracts
  • Legal management for large-scale projects JurProM®
  • Finance and banking law

Prof. Dr Havers advises principals and contractors in contract drafting as well as contract management, where necessary also before courts or arbitral tribunals. A further key practice area, alongside his activities as an arbitrator, is the comprehensive and continuous provision of advice on complex major projects or claims.


What others say

Frequently recommended for Private Construction Law; “quickly understands technically difficult matters”, “very good negotiator”, competitors – JUVE Handbook 2017/18 and 2019/20

Ranked as one of the leading lawyers for construction law in Germany – Chambers Europe 2018

Lawyer of the year for construction law (Hessen); One of the most frequently recommended lawyers for construction law and real estate law – Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers® "Germany's Best Lawyers 2020"


Recent work

  • Project manager JurProM® Siemens, airport connection Cologne-Bonn
  • Project manager JurProM® various construction measures at the NATO airport Ramstein (Working Group Taxiway India – Renewal  Start- and Landing Strips; Working Group on Extension of  PAX Terminal; Working Group on NATO airport Ramstein – Commissioning „Nordbahn“)
  • Joint project manager JurProM® and member of coordination team ICE newbuild section Cologne-Rhein/Main, Lot C
  • Project manager JurProM® Working Group NBS Wiesbaden (Part of  ICE newbuild section Cologne-Rhein/Main)
  • Project manager JurProM® police headquarters Frankfurt am Main
  • Project member JurProM® Service Centre Main Railway Station Leipzig
  • Project manager JurProM® Renewal of longitudinal platform halls Main Railway Station Leipzig
  • Project member JurProM® Shopping Centre Cologne-Weiden
  • Project manager JurProM® Shopping Centre Hoyerswerda
  • Project manager JurProM® Newbuild programme MDR
  • Overall project leader JurProM® in a high-rise construction project (planning, architect and project management as well as overal project advice); value c.€1.3bn
  • Continuous and comprehensive provision of advice to an international pharmaceutical group on the planning and construction of a complex industrial plant for the production of vaccines; value c.€145m


Further qualifications and memberships 

  • Honorary professor and lecturer at the Bauhaus University Weimar
  • Numerous seminars on real estate and construction law


Publications (in German) 


Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the University of Cologne, 1984 to 1990
  • Legal clerkship with the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf, 1991 to 1994
  • PhD on the law of state staff representation, 1994 to 1998
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) at Kapellmann since 1994