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Dr Kapellmann advises principals and contractors on all questions of contract drafting, management of contractual relationships and the in-court and out-of-court implementation and defence of claims.    

Recent work

  • Stuttgart 21, Lot 2 – Tunnel Feuerbach: Project supporting advice to the working group leading the construction  
  • Process management of U-Bahn construction in Munich for the contractor
  • ABS-Röhrmoos-Obermenzing: legal advice to contractor, value: c. €180 m
  • Partial lot newbuild BAB 17 Dresden-Prag (including Tunnels Dölzschen and Coschütz): JurProM® for the contractor, value c. €180 m
  • Partial lot NBS Erfurt- Arnstadt (including Sandbergtunnel): JurProM® for the contractor, value c. €30 m

Curriculum vitae 

  • Studied law at the University of Passau and the Università degli Studi, Bologna/Italy, 1989 to 1995
  • Research assistant on civil and civil procedural law at the University of Passau  (Chair Prof. Dr Johann Braun), 1992 to 1994
  • Legal clerkship at the Appeal Court in Berlin, 1995 to 1997
  • PhD on Italian law (The Pubblico Registro Automobilistico (P.R.A.) in Italy and the legal relationships to Italian vehicles  in Italien) in Passau, Berlin and Rome, 1997 to 1998
  • Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) since 1997, at Kapellmann since 1998  

Further qualifications and memberships

  • Seminars on private construction law
  • Member of the CBTR (Centre for German and International Building Ground and Foundation Engineering or Centrum für Deutsches und Internationales Baugrund- und Tiefbaurecht)
  • Member of the Working Group on Construction Law within the German Lawyers’ Association (ARGE Baurecht beim Deutschen Anwaltverein)


Books and book contributions

Kapellmann, S., Der “rinvio“ im italienischen Internationalen Privatrecht – Hintergründe und Auswirkungen, ZfRV 1997, 177 ff.

Kapellmann, S., Der Schaden des Auftraggebers bei Verzug des Auftragnehmers mit der Fertigstellung eines Mietobjekts, BauR 1997, 48 ff.

Commemorative publications

Kapellmann, S., Unwirksamkeit einer Baugrundklausel in einem Konzessionsvertrag, Besprechung von KG 23 U 161/11, FS-Englert 2014, S. 173 ff.

Kapellmann, S., Der "Ausschluss" des § 2 Nr. 3 VOB/B in Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen - ein Scheingefecht, FS-Kapellmann 2007, S. 167 ff.


Kapellmann, S., Das Pubblico Registro Automobilistico (P.R.A.) in Italien und die Rechtsverhältnisse an italienischen Kraftfahrzeugen, Dissertation 2001, Peter Lang Verlag

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