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Sebastian advises primarily on high-value project developments, ranging from luxury residential and commercial project to offshore wind farms. His focus is on drafting contracts in order to avoid conflict and advising on claims/ant-claim management. Thanks to his earlier activities as Head of the Legal Department at a project development and property development company, he is particularly familiar with the requirements of the practice. His key practice areas include providing support for real estate transactions including due diligence, contract drafting and negotiation in real estate acquisitions (asset/share deals) and (commercial) lease law.

Recent work

  • Legal project management JurProM® of the construction project Sophienterrassen and provision of legal advice to other large projects in Hamburg and Berlin
  • Construction law advice on offshore wind farms e.g. Meerwind South/East, both in supplementary negotiations and in arbitration and mediation proceedings
  • Advising national and international clients on the implementation of student housing projects in different German cities

Curriculum vitae  

  • Studied law at the Universities of Trier, Lyon and Cologne, 1994 to 2000
  • Specialised foreign language training in Anglo-American law, 1994 to 1996
  • Research assistant in the legal department of an online certifier, 2000 to 2001
  • PhD on consumer law at the University of Cologne, 2000 to 2005
  • Legal clerkship at the Regional Court Münster with seats in Speyer and Sarajevo, 2001 to 2003
  • In-house lawyer / Head of Legal Department at a project development and property development company in Hamburg, 2004 to 2011
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann since 2011 

Further qualifications and memberships 

  • Seminars on the effective protection of construction claims   
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