Law school in Mainz, Germany (1968 – 1973). Senior Managing Director, Hauptverband der Deutschen Bauindustrie e.V. (1986-1994). Since 1994, Senior Partner at HFK Rechtsanwälte, Of Counsel (admitted to the bar in 1976, admitted to the Frankfurt/Main Higher Regional Court in July 1994, admitted to the bar in Vienna from December 2002 to December 2016). Professor for construction law as well as national and EU public procurement law at the University of Wuppertal. Lecturer for the post-secondary program for Real Estate Management & Construction Project Management (M.Sc. REM&CPM). Arbitrator and mediator in major legal disputes involving construction and plant engineering projects.
Advised and represented public contracting entities (conception and administration of public procurement procedures, contract design and contract negotiations) as well as bidders (support with bid preparation and contract negotiations) in connection with large-scale procurement procedures, especially
transport infrastructure projects (e.g. Stuttgart 21, PSU, Berlin-Mitte);
hospitals and scientific institutions;
Advised contracting entity on the Elbphilharmonie project;
Acted as expert for the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energy; BMWi) in an analysis and assessment of the questionnaire campaign and court decisions for the evaluation of the German law amending the legal provisions governing the award of public contracts (Vergaberechtsänderungsgesetz; VgRÄG);
Member of a working group of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for the reform of the legislation governing public procurement;
Expert adviser on various operator models in connection with the outsourcing of an airport traffic control IT system for a large IT and telecommunications service provider;
Advised the owners of an airport in construction law matters;
Advised client in a large land development project;
Assisted with bid preparation and successfully conducted complaint procedures in several public tenders for large tunnels and their interior technical installations in Austria;
Advised the Austrian railway infrastructure financing company Schieneninfrastrukturfinanzierungs-Gesellschaft (SCHIG mbH), on legal questions related to financing;
Advised an intermunicipal association in the Ruhr District on legal aspects in connection with the construction of a subway;
Advised a department store group on new construction projects in a variety of large cities;
Advised major bank in connection with the construction of a high-rise project;
Went to law school in Marburg an der Lahn. Lawyer in Frankfurt/Main since 1987 (initially at forensic law firm for tenancy and real estate law), since 1990 at Prof. Heiermann & Partner, since 1994 Equity Partner at Heiermann Franke Knipp (HFK) and head of the Frankfurt office (until 2014). Arbitrator/chairman in numerous construction-related arbitration proceedings. Listed by JUVE as a leading partner (until 2008) and leading senior partner (since 2009) for private construction law (top 15) for over 18 years. Listed by “Deutschlands beste Anwälte” (Handelsblatt in collaboration with Best Lawyers) as one of the best lawyers in the “Construction Law” category for over 10 years, and in 2012 as “Best Lawyer of the Year” in that category. Listed as one of the top lawyers in “Kanzleien in Deutschland”.
Advised clients throughout large construction projects of all kinds, in particular civil engineering projects (such as office buildings, administration buildings, residential high-rises, hotels, hospitals, airports, train stations, museums, theaters, cultural facilities, exhibition halls) and infrastructure projects (new Cologne/Main railway line, Stuttgart 21, transport infrastructure in central Berlin, subway and tram lines).
Represented clients in court in construction-related litigation.
Supported major developers in Frankfurt/Main, Hamburg, Munich, and Berlin.
Supported renowned architectural firms and project management firms.
Provided expert opinions on complex legal questions (including copyright law, building operations).
Contract drafting/contract management (general contractor and general project coordinator agreements, guaranteed maximum price agreements, general project planner agreements, contracts with architects and engineers, project management contracts, leases, developer contracts).
Landesfachkommission Stadtentwicklung, Bau & Immobilien des Wirtschaftsrates der CDU e.V. Die Stimme der Sozialen Marktwirtschaft
Vereinigung von Freunden und Förderern der Goethe-Universität
Speaking and teaching engagements
Lecturer for private construction law at TU Dortmund (1997-2007)
Lecturer for comprehensive consulting throughout all phases of a construction project (Projektbegleitende Beratung) at TU Dortmund (2000-2008)
Lecturer at the European Business School in Wiesbaden since 1993
Speaker, presenter, and seminar facilitator (DVP, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht, IBR/id Verlag, IIR, Management Circle, IIR,
Generalplanung, Ein Leitfaden für Architekten, published by Architekten- und Stadtplanerkammer Hessen, Bayerische Architektenkammer, Architektenkammer Baden-Württemberg und Nordrhein-Westfalen, 4th edition 2016
Thode/Wirth/Kuffer, Praxishandbuch Architektenrecht (chapters entitled “Gestaltung eines Architektenvertrages” and “Urheberrecht”), C.H. Beck Verlag Munich, 2nd edition 2015
von Göler, Online-Kommentar zum BGB, Werkvertragsrecht §§ 648a-650 BGB
Studied at the University of Bielefeld. Articled at the Dortmund Regional Court. Lawyer and specialization in private construction law since 1999. Specialist for construction and architectural law since 2005. Mediator and arbitrator under the mediation and arbitration rules for construction disputes (Schlichtungs- und Schiedsordnung für Baustreitigkeiten; SOBau).
Worked as lawyer at law firms in Frankfurt/Main and Essen; with HFK Rechtsanwälte since 2009, Equity Partner since 2015.
Advised contracting entities comprehensively on issues related to construction, architectural, and engineering law in connection with the development and execution of construction projects (structuring agreements, support throughout the building process, averting claims for remedial work, enforcing claims for defects and damages), also advised clients on insolvency law, regulations governing developers, as well as litigation, including:
Advised contracting entities in connection with the construction of residential and commercial buildings (including in Frankfurt Westhafen and Osthafen, Frankfurt Europaviertel, Hamburg Hafen-City).
Advised contracting entities in connection with the construction or remodeling of museums (including in Frankfurt and Kassel).
Advised contracting entities in connection with the construction, expansion and modernization of hospitals in Essen, Gießen, and Frankfurt.
Advised contracting entities in connection with infrastructure projects (including the A-Plus concourse at Frankfurt Airport, a large infrastructure project in Baden-Württemberg, construction of new tramlines in several cities).
Advised contracting entities in connection with the construction of industrial buildings and facilities (including factory buildings and expansions, waste incineration facility, water treatment plant).
Ongoing in-court representation of several professional liability insurers insuring architects and engineers, a large building society, and public contracting entities.
Litigation for noncompliant use of construction funds under the law protecting construction claims (Bauforderungssicherungsgesetz; BauFordSiG)
Studied law at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder). Articled at the Brandenburg Higher Regional Court. PhD student at the German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer. Research associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Berlin (3/2003 – 2/2005). Lawyer in private practice within the Gießen judicial district (until 7/2006). 2006 through 2012 HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Frankfurt, since July 2009 as Salary Partner. 2013 through 10/2014 trans-regional boutique law firm for public procurement and construction law, Frankfurt office. Since November 2014, back at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP, since 01 January 2015 as Equity Partner.
Verfahrensbegleitende Beratung und Vertretung sowohl von öffentlichen Auftraggebern (Konzeption, Verfahrensführung einschließlich Vertragsgestaltung und Vertragsverhandlung) als auch von Bietern (Unterstützung bei Angebotserstellung und -verhandlung) bei großvolumigen Vergabeverfahren, insb. bei
Bauleistungen (einschl. Beschaffung der Leistungen von Architekten, Ingenieuren und Projektsteuerern), insbesondere Krankenhausbauvorhaben
Gebäudenahen Dienstleistungen, insbesondere zum Facility Management
Führung von Vergabenachprüfungsverfahren sowohl für Bieter als auch für Auftraggeber; auch Rechtsschutz unterhalb der Schwellenwerte, Schadensersatzprozesse und Beanstandungsverfahren der Rechnungshöfe.
Beratungstätigkeit (auch federführend im Sinne einer juristischen Projektsteuerung) in interdisziplinären Beraterteams, auch zu Fragen des Planfeststellungsverfahrens, des Claim-Managements, der Compliance und des Zuwendungsrechts.
JUVE-Handbuch seit 2012/2013: Häufig empfohlener Anwalt für Vergaberecht.
JUVE-Handbuch 2013/2014 (S. 495): “… erfahrener Anwalt, der sich bei Mandanten wie Wettbewerbern viel Anerkennung erworben hat.”
Fachanwaltsausschuss für Vergaberecht der Rechtsanwaltskammern Frankfurt am Main und Kassel (gemeinsamer Ausschuss)
Deutsches Vergabenetzwerk (DVNW)
Persönliches Mitglied im forum vergabe e. V.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht e. V.
Ständige Vortrags- und Seminartätigkeiten für öffentliche und private Unternehmen und Bildungseinrichtungen (z. B. forum vergabe e. V., FORUM Institut, EUROFORUM (Brennpunkt Vergaberecht 2016, 2017), Speyerer Vergaberechtstage 2012 und 2014, Deutscher Baurechtstag 2013 und 2014).
Dozent Fachanwaltslehrgang für Vergaberecht (FORUM Institut und Werner Verlag)
Haftung im Bereich der Ausschreibung und Vergabe, in: Motz-ke/Preussner/Kehrberg (Hrsg.), Die Haftung des Architekten, 11. Aufl., Köln (im Erscheinen) (Werner Verlag).
Mitherausgeber von Beust/Stoye/Thomas/Zielke, eVergabe (im Erscheinen), eigene Bearbeitung: Das eVergabeverfahren (Verlag C. H. Beck).
Kommentierung zu §§ 173 und 175 GWB, in: GWB Vergaberecht Kommentar Müller-Wrede (Hrsg.), Berlin 2016 (Bundesanzeiger Verlag GmbH).
Für den Erhalt und Ausbau der PQ-Verzeichnisse, in: Siebzehnte forum vergabe Gespräche 2015, Band 54, S. 159 ff., Köln 2015 (Bundesanzeiger-Verlag).
Haftung im Bereich der Ausschreibung und Vergabe, in: Motzke/Preussner/Kehrberg (Hrsg.), Die Haftung des Architekten, 10. Aufl., Köln 2014 (Werner Verlag).
Die Rückforderung von Zuwendungen als Damoklesschwert im Beschaffungsvorgang – eine Bewertung der jüngeren Rechtsprechung, in: Kratzenberg/Lau/Prieß (Hrsg.), 15 Jahre GWB-Vergaberecht – Festschrift für Fridhelm Marx, München, 2013 (Verlag C. H. Beck).
Die Renaissance des Selbstausführungsgebots und seine (Vor)Wirkung bereits vor Umsetzung des neuen Richtlinienpakets (gemeinsam mit Dr. Jakob Brugger), VergabeR 2015, 647.
Der reine Preiswettbewerb – wann ist er sinnvoll, wann verboten? (gemeinsam mit Calle B. Plantiko), VergabeR 2015, S. 309.
Handlungsoption Offenes Leistungssoll? – Spielräume und Grenzen bei der Ausschreibung von Wahl- und Bedarfspositionen (gemeinsam mit Dr. Jakob Brugger), VergabeR 2013, S. 376.
Vertrag bleibt Vertrag: Anordnungen des Auftraggebers nach VOB/B grundsätzlich ausschreibungsfrei! (gemeinsam mit Dr. Jakob Brugger), VergabeR 2011, S. 803.
Nachunternehmerbenennung und Verpflichtungserklärung im Lichte der neues-ten BGH-Rechtsprechung und der VOB/A 2009, VergabeR 2009, S. 569.
Vergaberechtsmodernisierungsgesetz: Endlich freie Wahl des Wettbewerblichen Dialogs für alle Sektorenauftraggeber (gemeinsam mit Dr. Franziska Kriener), IBR 2009, 1446.
Wettbewerblicher Dialog auch für staatliche Sektorenauftraggeber möglich! (gemeinsam mit Dr. Franziska Kriener), IBR 2009, 189.
Primärrechtsschutz in der GWB-Novelle – Kleine Vergaberechtsreform mit großen Einschnitten beim Rechtsschutz (gemeinsam mit Moritz v. Münchhausen), VergabeR 2008, 871.
Vergaberechtliche Neuerungen für IT/TK-Beschaffungen der öffentlichen Hand – Das ÖPP-Beschleunigungsgesetz als erste Umsetzung des EU-Richtlinienpakets (gemeinsam mit Frau RAin Bischof), MMR 2006, 138.
Korruptionsregistergesetz, der zweite Versuch – Besser, aber nicht gut genug, ZRP 2005, 265.
Generalübernehmervergabe – nötig ist ein Paradigmenwechsel bei den Vergaberechtlern, NZBau 2004, 648.
Entscheidungsanmerkungen in ibr-online/vpr-online und VergabeR.
Studied law at the University of Cologne and the University of Frankfurt/Main. Articled at the Frankfurt/Main Higher Regional Court (2003 – 2006). 2006 – 2009: Lawyer at FPS Rechtsanwälte und Notare, Frankfurt/Main. 2009 through 07/2015: Managing Equity Partner at MEK Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Frankfurt/Main. Since 08/2015: Equity Partner at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Frankfurt/Main.
Studied law at the University of Bonn (Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität). Obtained PhD (Dr. iur.) on a topic related to international law from the University of Passau. 2010 – 2016 lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and at Noerr in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt/Main. Joined HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Frankfurt/Main at a lawyer in June 2017 after a brief period in private practice.
After completing an apprenticeship in business and then working for a trans-regional energy utility company, Thomas studied law at the University of Bayreuth with a minor in economics (focusing on competition) and at the Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg, where he specialized in energy and public procurement law. Worked for a research institute for environmental energy law, and then for a direct marketer of electricity from renewable energies. Articled at the local court in Limburg a. d. Lahn, at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, as well as at the Landesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft Hessen/Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. After working as a research associate and being admitted to the bar in January 2012, Thomas came to HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP as a lawyer in January 2013. Specialized lawyer for public procurement law since October 2016.
Assists public contracting entities with Germany and Europe-wide tenders from conception to closing the contract with the winning bidder;
Acts as expert, on behalf of public contracting entities, on questions regarding the scope of application of public procurement law, in particular on intra-group exemptions as well as on the eligibility of activities and individual sectors;
Represents public contracting entities and bidders in review procedures;
Advises on public law aspects of national infrastructure projects on behalf of the project developers and investors, in particular in the area of energy supply and transport;
Ensures that the approval process (regional planning and planning approval) is sound and drafts statements, responses, and objections;
Advises clients on legal aspects in connection with public involvement in approval procedures;
Advice in questions related to planning and building regulations;
Advice with regard to questions related to energy law (price adjustment clauses in energy supply agreements, regulations governing concession contracts, etc.);
Advice on issues surrounding European state aid regulations;
Advice in connection with regulations governing subsidies, to ensure that subsidized projects are implemented in a legally sound manner, and prevent subsidies from being clawed back.
Regular lectures, seminars, and in-house courses, in particular on topics related to public procurement law and administrative law.
Co-publisher and co-author: Mösinger/Thomas (publisher), Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsvergaben, Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen für die Vergabe verteidigungs- und sicherheitsrelevanter Aufträge, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2014 (from the series: Praxiswissen Vergaberecht)
Co-author: v.Beust/Stoye/Zielke (publisher), eVergabe, Orientierung und Praxistipps für eine technisch sinnvolle und rechtssichere eVergabe, Verlag C. H. Beck, in the process of being published (from the series: Praxiswissen Vergaberecht)
Essays/comments on decisions (selection)
“Sicherheitsrelevante Interimslösung rechtfertigt produktspezifische Ausschreibung!”, VK Bund, ruling of 17 August 2016 – VK 1-54/16, VPR 2017, 110
“Selbstausführungsgebot bedarf Rechtfertigung!”, EuGH, judgment of 14 July 2016 – Rs. C-406/14, VPR 2016, 194
“Umlagezahlungen ohne Effizienznachweis können rechtswidrige Beihilfe darstellen!”, EuGH, judgment of 18 February 2016 – Rs. C-446/14, VPR 2016, 147
“Der Schutz der Truppe geht vor: Auftraggeber darf den sichersten Weg wählen!”, VK Bund, ruling of 15 December 2015 – VK 2-113/15, VPR 2016, 142
“Nur ein Produkt kann Vorgaben erfüllen: Verdeckte produktspezifische Ausschreibung!”, VK Bund, ruling of 19 February 2015 – VK 2-1/15, VPR 2015, 110
“Bieter verweigert Angebotsaufklärung: Kein Ausschluss im Anwendungsbereich der VSVgV!”, VK Bund, ruling of 21 August 2014 – VK 2-59/14, VPR 2014, 311
“Zuschlagskriterium muss Wertungsergebnis entscheidend beeinflussen können!”, VK Bund, ruling of 14 January 2014 – VK 2-118/13, VPR 2014, 1019 (nur online)
Case discussion: OVG Lüneburg, ruling of 11 September 2013 – 10 ME 88/12 (Zur Beanstandung der Konzessionsvergabe durch die Kommunalaufsicht), Recht der Energiewirtschaft (RdE), 2014, Issue 1, p. 41 et seqq.
“Keine Rechtswegeröffnung zur Vergabekammer durch Rechtsbehelfsbelehrung!”, OLG Celle, ruling of 08 August 2013 – 13 Verg 7/13, VPR 2013, 166
“Unrechtmäßige Beihilfe? Keine Prüfung anhand des allgemeinen Wettbewerbsgrundsatzes!”, VK Bund, ruling of 24 April 2013 – VK 3-20/13, VPR 2013, 1020 (online only)
“Vertragsänderungen ohne Vergabeverfahren nur ausnahmsweise zulässig!”, VK Sachsen-Anhalt, ruling of 16 January 2013 – 2 VK LSA 40/12, IBR 2013, 366
“Renditezusagen verknüpfen die ÖPP-Vergabe nicht mit einer folgenden Konzessionierung”, OLG Düsseldorf, ruling of 09 January 2013 – Verg 26/12, IBR 2013, 1117 (online only)
Case discussion: OLG Naumburg, ruling of 20 September 2012 – 2 Verg 4/12, Zeitschrift für das gesamte Vergaberecht (VergabeR) 2013, p. 70 et seq. (together with Dr. Jörg Stoye)
“Pünktlichkeit ist eine Tugend – auch im Vergaberecht! Zu der Zulässigkeit einer Verschiebung des Eröffnungstermins bei Verspätung eines Bieters”, www.vergabeblog.de (14 October 2012)
Conference report from the 14th European Law Conference in Würzburg: Europäisches Klimaschutzrecht, Neue Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsrecht (NVwZ) 2009, p. 162 et seq.
Studium der Rechtswissenschaften, Ur- und Frühgeschichte/Mittelalterarchäologie, Geschichte und Philosophie in Kiel, Tübingen und Madrid. Promotion zum Dr. jur. unter Prof. Dr. Ronellenfitsch, Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturrecht an der Universität Tübingen zu einem Thema des Europa-, Planungs- und Umweltrechtes. Nach dem Referendariat im OLG-Bezirk München Tätigkeit in einer mittelständischen Kanzlei in Gießen/Frankfurt am Main (01/2013-06/2016). Seit 07/2016 ist Dr. Till Kemper M.A. bei HFK. Als Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht sowie Verwaltungsrecht betreut er insbesondere Mandate im privaten und öffentlichen Baurecht, öffentlichen Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturecht sowie dem Kulturgüterschutzrecht. Die Mandatsbearbeitung findet gleichermaßen in der Beratung als auch in der Prozessvertretung statt. Außerdem ist Dr. Till Kemper M.A. für die Mediationsstelle im Bauwesen der IngK Hessen und RAK Frankfurt a.M. sowie für die Mediationsstelle für Wirtschaftssachen der IHK Lahn-Dill tätig. Die Erfahrungen hieraus gibt er als Ausbilder der Referendare am LG Gießen weiter. Als Lehrbeauftragter der Universitäten Tübingen und Kiel bildet er die Studierenden im Kulturgüter- und Denkmalschutzrechtes fort, an der THM Gießen die angehenden Ingenieure in Fragen des Bauens und Planens im Bestand. Als Rechtsanwalt und externer Datenschutzbeauftragter berät er interdisziplinär mit anderen Kollegen in Fragen des Datenschutzechtes in bau- und vergaberechtlichen Problemstellungen.
Bauen und Planen im Bestand, München 2017 (C. H. Beck Verlag).
C.IV. Nr. 2 S. 161-163 “Bodendenkmäler”; D.II. Nr. 1-5 S. 270-277 “Fundrecht”; J.IX. Nr. 1-5 S. 831-858 “Typische Rechtsgeschäfte des Denkmaleigentümers in: Martin/Krautzberger, Handbuch Denkmalschutz und Denkmalpflege, 4. Aufl. 2017 (C. H. Beck Verlag).
Der Schutz historischer Kulturlandschaften nach deutschem Recht im Lichte der Europäischen Landschaftskonvention, Tübingen 2015.
Konzepte demokratischer Legitimation – unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der funktionalen Selbstverwaltung, München 2011.
Eignung und Datenschutz im Vergaberecht (gemeinsam mit Dr. Marc Pauka), NZBau 2017, ____
Rechtliche Aspekte der Kulturlandschaftspflege in: DGGL (Hrsg.), Landschaftskultur, (11) 2016, S. 82-87.
Kostentragungspflicht und Zumutbarkeit für Verursacher im novellierten Denkmalschutzgesetz von Nordrhein-Westfalen im Vergleich mit den übrigen Bundesländern, Archäologische Informationen, Bd. 38, 2015, S. 353-370.
Der Entdeckeranteil an einem nicht ausgegrabenen fränkischen Gräberfeld (OLG Frankfurt am Main, Urteil vom 20.08.2013 – 11 U 113/12) – Fluch und Segen für den Finder, Archäologische Informationen, Bd. 36, 2013, S. 121-128.
Der Transnationale Verwaltungsakt im Kulturgüterschutzrecht, Natur und Recht, Heft 34, November 2012, S. 751-758.
Inhalt und Probleme des neuen § 1 Abs. 4 Nr. 1 BNatSchG, Natur und Recht, Mai 2011,S. 340-344.
Der holistische Landschaftsbegriff im deutschen Recht und in der Europäischen Landschaftskonvention, Natur und Recht, Heft 11, November 2010, S. 767-770.
Ständig Entscheidungsanmerkungen in ibr-online/imr-online/vpr-online.
Studium der Rechtswissenschaften an der Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. Nach dem Rechtsreferendariat am Landgericht Frankfurt am Main 2011 bis 2017 Rechtsanwalt in einer auf Bau- und Immobilienrecht spezialisierten Kanzlei in Frankfurt am Main. Anwaltsbegleitende Übernahme von Lehraufträgen an der Universität Gießen. Seit November 2017 Rechtsanwalt bei HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Frankfurt am Main.
Studied in Freiburg im Breisgau. In-house counsel in the legal department of Philipp Holzmann AG, Frankfurt/Main. Lawyer in Berlin since 1995, business mediator since 2003, specialist for construction and architectural law since 2009. Head of the Berlin office. Conciliator, arbitrator and mediator in construction litigation. Named one of Germany’s best lawyers in the “Construction Law” category in 2014, 2015, and 2016 in the ranking of Germany’s best lawyers (“Deutschlands beste Anwälte”) compiled by the German business newspaper Handelsblatt in collaboration with Best Lawyers.
Comprehensive legal support throughout complex construction projects of all kinds, including Civil engineering (paneled project), transport infrastructure projects of all kinds (rail, waterways), or building construction – turnkey – (such as, railway stations, hotels, commercial and residential buildings) including fit out and technical installations as well as industrial construction, advising on all questions related to tendering, contract drafting and design, and contract implementation – both on the contractor’s side and on the side of the contracting entity;
Represented clients in court in complicated construction litigation and independent evidence-taking proceedings;
Acted as expert on construction law questions taking into account complex technical situations.
Many years of experience being part of and leading legal and interdisciplinary project teams;
Structuring and drafting of complex contracts of all kinds;
Out-of-court conflict resolution and decision management.
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht e.V. (Vorstandsmitglied der Regionalgruppe Berlin/Brandenburg)
LIR: Liberale Immobilienrunde e.V.: Vorstand
Verein zur Zertifizierung von partnerschaftlichem Verhalten am Bau e.V.: Vereinsvorsitzender
JUC: Netzwerkleiter Privates Baurecht, Berlin
Verband der Baumediatoren e.V.
Centrum für Deutsches und Internationales Baugrund- und Tiefbaurecht e.V.
Ständige Vortrags- und Seminartätigkeiten für öffentliche und private Unternehmen und Bildungseinrichtungen (z.B. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, vhw, EUROFORUM, Management Circle, Baurechtstagen, uvm.)
Diverse Fachaufsätze, Besprechungen in einschlägigen baurechtlichen Zeitschriften (ZfBR, IBR u.a.) oder Buchbeiträge oder Broschüren u.a.: essentials (Schriftenreihe des Springer-Verlages): Rechtliche Aspekte im Building Information Modeling (BIM) – Schnelleinstieg für Architekten und Bauingenieure, 2016.
Warum sind die Regelungen der VOB/B zur Witterung unzureichend, Schriftenreihe IBB (Institut für Bauwirtschaft und Baubetrieb) Heft 59, Februar 2016, S. 1-25.
Nachtragskalkulation – Mehrkosten brauchen Nachweis, MIKADO 10/2012, Seite 43.
Rechtliche Anforderungen an die Darstellung der Höhe bauzeitbedingter Mehrkosten, IBB-Schriftenreihe Heft 52, Februar 2012, S. 103 ff.
Die rechtlichen Konsequenzen des Wegfalls der Geschäftsgrundlage, Baumarkt und Bauwirtschaft 12/2011, S. 25 ff.
Neue BGH-Entscheidung vom 30.06.2011: Mehrkosten(anpassungs)anspruch über Wegfall der Geschäftsgrundlage, Beitrag Homepage HFK
Bauzeit- und kostenrechtliche Behandlung von außergewöhnlichen Witterungsverhältnissen, NZBau 2010, 721
Studied at Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. Articled at the Berlin higher regional court. 1994 through 1999, lawyer with Schön Nolte Finkelnburg & Clemm, Berlin. From 1999, Partner at the law firm Feddersen Laule Ewerwahn Scherzberg Finkelnburg Clemm, from 2000 Local Partner at White & Case LLP. Since 2011, lawyer with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP. Specialist for construction and architectural law, and banking and capital markets law.
Advising clients on the legal structuring and execution of real estate projects;
Drafting of all civil-law contracts required for the realization of the project, including conducting contract negotiations;
Representing clients in disputes in and out of court, alternative dispute resolution (ADR);
Litigation with a focus on private construction and architectural law, liability, securities and guarantees, real property law, producer’s liability, contracts to produce a work, and industrial construction.
Studied law at Humboldt University in Berlin. Articled at the Berlin higher regional court. While at University and articling, also worked as a research associate in the legal department of TLG Immobilien GmbH (Treuhand Liegenschaftsgesellschaft). Lawyer in Berlin since 1998. With law firm Böninger List Köhn (later, Notare Böninger + Köhn) from 1998 to 2012, with law firm DSC Legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH from 2012 to 2017, and with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Berlin since May 2017. Appointed notary in Berlin in 2010.
Supported various construction development projects (new construction, rehabilitation of old buildings, and development of attic spaces and addition of floors);
Numerous divisions of properties into condominiums, some of which quite complex;
Many years of experience in notarization and processing of a variety of real estate transactions (individual properties such as multifamily and commercial buildings, condominium apartments, single-family homes, and leasehold properties; real estate portfolios; residential parks);
Registration and processing of financing securities, servitudes, and easements;
Assisted with the establishment of numerous companies including the registration in the commercial register, as well as with the realization of shareholder meetings, capital measures, and conversion procedures;
Drafting and designing of complex contracts, especially in the area of real estate law.
Studied law in Heidelberg and Montpellier. Legal training in Berlin, Speyer and Luxemburg. Doctorate from the Free University of Berlin. Since 2005, lawyer in Berlin. 2009 through 2016 with the law firm Gleiss Lutz; since 2016, with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP. Specialized lawyer for public procurement law.
Advised and represented public contracting entities and bidders on public procurement law, in particular in connection with the organization of public procurement procedures and with review proceedings.
Advised and represented clients in all areas of administrative, constitutional, and European law, in particular in the area of commercial administrative law (including market regulation, state aid, and energy law), construction and specialist planning law, environmental law, and municipal law.
Extensive know-how in healthcare, transportation, real estate, infrastructure and energy, as well as defense and security.
Member, Fachanwaltsausschuss für Vergaberecht bei der Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin
Member, Gemeinsames Juristisches Prüfungsamt der Länder Berlin und Brandenburg
Ongoing contributor for the magazine “Vergaberecht”
Member of the following associations: Bundesvereinigung Öffentliches Recht e.V., Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht e.V., and Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht e.V.
Speaking and teaching engagements
Numerous lectures and seminars, in particular on topics related to public procurement law
Monographs and contributions to collective works
Der sogenannte Justizverwaltungsakt, Verlag Duncker & Humblot, Schriften zum Öffentlichen Recht, Volume 1186, 2011; reviewed by Schatz, NordÖR 2013, p. 64-67
Chapter “Beendigung des Vergabeverfahrens” (sole author) and chapter “Auftragsvergaben in den Bereichen Verteidigung und Sicherheit” (co-author), in: Gabriel/Krohn/Neun (Editors), Handbuch Vergaberecht, Verlag C. H. Beck, 2014
Studied law at the Free University in Berlin, with a focus on antitrust and competition law. Studied US American law in English at Humboldt University in Berlin. First state examination in Berlin in 2005. Thereafter, research associate at the Berlin office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, in the Public Commercial Law practice group (2005 to 2007), and research associate at the Institute for state and administrative law as well as administrative sciences, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Battis, Humboldt University in Berlin (2007 to 2009). Articled at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg with stations in Berlin and Tel Aviv (2009 – 2011). Obtained doctorate from the University of Osnabrück in 2011, on a topic related to public procurement law. Since 2011, lawyer at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP, Partner since 2016.
Comprehensive support of public contracting entities in the construction, supply, and services industry in connection with public procurement law, from conceiving the public procurement procedure to awarding the contract. This includes the entire breadth of procurement, in particular complex tenders for construction projects and IT projects;
Comprehensive support of bidders in the construction, supply, and services industry throughout the entire public procurement process;
Representation of contracting entities and bidders in review procedures before public procurement tribunals and higher regional courts;
Representation in preliminary injunction proceedings in tenders below the threshold before the ordinary courts;
Acting as expert for contracting entities and contractors in a variety of questions related to public procurement;
Advising clients on legal questions related to IT;
Advising clients on legal questions related to public pricing;
Advising clients on legal questions related to public budgets;
Advising clients on questions related to state aid law;
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht e.V.; founding member of the “Forum Junges Baurecht” working group leadership, and contact for the Berlin-Brandenburg region
Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen der Freien Universität Berlin e.V.
Freunde und Förderer des Deutschen Technikmuseum Berlin e.V.
Speaking and teaching engagements
Numerous presentations and courses on public procurement law, including at Bremen-Niedersächsischer Baurechtstag 2016, forum Vergabe e.V., Institut für Kommunalberatung Roland Halang, Auftragsberatungsstelle Brandenburg e.V. and Bergische Universität Wuppertal.
Lecturer of a public procurement law at the German-Polish Law School at the University of Breslau, Poland, in 2015, as well as in the area of constitutional law from 2008 two 2010.
Various in-house courses for clients in the area of public procurement law, including a series of courses for a business development agency as well as a major sectoral contracting entity.
Monographs /contributions and commentaries and collective publications
Co-author in VOB-Kommentar Bauvergaberecht Bauvertragsrecht Bauprozessrecht, edited by Franke/Kemper/Zanner/Grünhagen/Mertens, Werner Verlag, 6th edition 2017, secs. 1/1 EU as sole author as well as secs. 2, 8-9d, 13, 8-9d EU, 13 EU together with Franke.
Co-author in the manual “Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsvergaben” edited by Mösinger/Thomas, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2014.
Co-author in VOB-Kommentar Bauvergaberecht Bauvertragsrecht Bauprozessrecht, edited by Franke/Kemper/Zanner/Grünhagen, Werner Verlag, 5th edition 2013, secs. 8, 9, 13 as well as 8, 9 EG and 13 EG together with Franke.
“Ausschreibungspflicht kommunaler Grundstücksgeschäfte zwei Jahre nach ‚Helmut Müller‘ – Vollkommener Rückzug des Vergaberechts?”, Beitrag zur Festschrift “Bau- und Fachplanungsrecht – Festschrift für Bernhard Stüer zum 65. Geburtstag”, Verlag C.H. Beck, 2013.
“Kommunale Kooperationen zwischen innerstaatlichem Organisationsakt und Markt” (monograph), Göttingen 2012, simultaneously, University of Osnabrück, Diss., 2011.
Essays / comments on judgments in periodicals
Comment on the ECJ judgment of 14 December 2016 – C-171/15 (fakultative Ausschlussgründe, Verhältnismäßigkeit, Selbstbindung), VergabeR 2017, 363.
Comment on the ruling of the OLG Koblenz of 16 March 2016 – Verg 8/13 (Mindestlohn, Tariftreue); VergabeR 2016, 495 et seq.
“Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaufträge zwischen Vergabe- und Preisrecht – Vorgaben und Spielräume”, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wehrtechnik, DWT-Info 2015, p. 33 et seqq.
“Produktvorgaben in der Leistungsbeschreibung: Zusatz ‚o. glw.‘ kein ‚Allheilmittel‘”, periodical “BK – Baukammer Berlin – Nachrichten für die im Bauwesen tätigen Ingenieure”, no. 1/2015, p. 84 et seq.
“Kommunale Kooperationen und Vergaberecht” (essay), VergabeR 2013, 328.
Annual conference reports in Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt (DVBl.) from the Düsseldorfer Vergaberechtstag (public procurement conference ) (from 2006 to 2012 jointly with Dr. C. D. Hermanns) as well as from the Speyerer Vergaberechtstag (public procurement conference) (from 2005 two 2012 jointly with Dr. Bernd Köster).
“Die Auswirkungen des neuen Art. 104b GG auf die Städtebauförderung” (essay), jointly with Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ulrich Battis and Dr. Benjamin Rusteberg, Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt (DVBl.) 2009, 673 et seqq.
“Zulässigkeit der Verpfändung von KG-Komplementäranteilen ohne Kapitalanteil” (essay), jointly with Dr. Alexander Hartmann, Zeitschrift für Bank und Kapitalmarktrecht (BKR) 2007, 323 et seqq.
“The New Legislative Competence of Divergent State Legislation and the Enactment of a Federal Environmental Code in Germany” (essay), jointly with Dr. Dr. Uwe Müller, Journal for European Environmental and Planning Law (JEEPL) 2007, 181 et seqq.
“Aus 16 mach 19 – Auswirkungen der Umsatzsteuererhöhung auf die Vergütung von Ingenieurdienstleistungen” (short article), Bau Heft 4/2006 – BDB (Bund Deutscher Baumeister, Architekten und Ingenieure e.V.) Informationen für Berlin-Brandenburg.
“Probleme des Abschleppens verbotswidrig abgestellter Kraftfahrzeuge” (essay), Juristische Arbeitsblätter (JA) 2004, 544 et seqq.
“Reformvorschlag ‚kurz vor knapp‘: 15-Tages-Frist zur Einreichung eines Nachprüfungsantrages nach Nichtabhilfe als Einrede!”; Vergabeblog.de of 17 November 2015, no. 24182.
“‚Formblattchaos‘ ade – Zukünftig alles einfacher im Vergaberecht?” Zum Entwurf der EU-Kommission für die neue Einheitliche Europäische Eigenerklärung (EEE); Vergabeblog.de of 25 January 2015, no. 21389.
“Produktneutrale Ausschreibung und der Zusatz oder gleichwertig – Aktuelle Entwicklungen in der Rechtsprechung”, AnwZert Bau- und Architektenrecht (juris GmbH), edition 20/2015.
“Vorsicht bei Versand von Vorabinformation vor den bevorstehenden Weihnachtsfeiertagen: Keine Rügeobliegenheit und kein Lauf der Stillhaltefrist?” (OLG Düsseldorf, decision of 05 November 2014 – VII-Verg 20/14); Vergabeblog.de of 12 December 2014, no. 21022.
“Gesamtvergabe von Rechtsberatungsleistungen mit anderen Beratungsleistungen in der Regel vergaberechtswidrig!” (VK Brandenburg, decision of 03 September 2014 – VK 14/14); Vergabeblog.de of 16 November 2014, no. 20815.
“Wer schreibt, der bleibt! Unwirksamkeit eines geschlossenen Vertrages wegen mangelhafter Dokumentation der Schwellenwertschätzung, der Begründung des Angebotsausschlusses und der nicht erfolgten Nachforderung” (VK Bund, decision of 27 May 2014 – VK 2-31/14); Vergabeblog.de of 31 August 2014, no. 19921.
“Preisprüfungsbehörde (PÜ) nicht unfehlbar! Beweis für vermeintliche Höchstpreisüberschreitung muss der Auftraggeber führen!” (LG Bonn, judgment of 18 December 2013 – 1 O 165/12); Vergabeblog.de of 17 August 2014, no. 19874
“Was muss der Auftraggeber wie dokumentieren?”; comments on the ruling by VK Baden-Württemberg of 04 June 2014 – 1 VK 15/14, IBR 2015, 95 as well as VPR 2015, 41.
“Vorlage von Qualifikationsnachweisen muss gefordert werden!”; comments on the ruling by VK Bund of 17 June 2013 – VK 3-41/13, VPR 2013, 1036 (online only).
Studied at FU Berlin. Since 2000, lawyer in Berlin. After a brief stint at the stage development agency for urban development, habitation and transport of the State of Brandenburg, lawyer at HFK Rechtsanwälte since 2001.
Comprehensive legal support with complex construction projects, for example, transport infrastructure projects, industrial, commercial, and residential construction, and all questions related to public procurement, contract drafting, and contract implementation, in particular in the area of technical addenda and amendments during the construction phase;
Many years of experience working as part of legal or interdisciplinary project teams in all technical areas, from civil engineering and structural work to technical building installation;
Drafting of complex contracts and agreements of all kinds;
Represented clients in court in complicated construction litigation and independent evidence-taking proceedings;
Representation of clients in court proceedings and extrajudicial proceedings.
Studied law at Humboldt University in Berlin with a focus on civil-law consulting and shaping of law in the area of real estate law. Articled at the Berlin higher regional court from 2010 to 2012. With HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP as research associate since January 2011, and as lawyer since September 2012.
Comprehensive legal support for contracting entities and contractors throughout medium and large construction projects in the area of infrastructure and commercial construction;
Advising and representing contracting entities and contractors in the defense against, and enforcement of, supplementary claims, claims arising from disruptions in the construction process, and claims for defects;
Contract drafting and design, and advising contracting entities in connection with tenders for and negotiation of, in particular, construction contracts, project management agreements, IT contracts, and agreements with architects;
Representing and advising contracting entities and contractors in legal disputes before courts and arbitration tribunals.
Studied at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt Oder. Articled at the Berlin higher regional court. From 2010 to 2011, lawyer with the law firm GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten in the area of real estate business law. In 2012, successfully completed the specialist lawyer training for construction and architectural law. Worked at the law firm Wollmann & Partner as a lawyer for private construction law as well as architectural law from 2012 to 2015. Since 2015, lawyer with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP. Specialist for construction and architectural law.
Comprehensive legal support for contracting entities and contractors throughout medium and large construction projects in the area of infrastructure and commercial construction;
Advising and representing contracting entities and contractors in the defense against, or enforcement of, supplementary claims, claims arising from disruptions in the construction process, and claims for defects;
Advising and representing architects and engineers in the enforcement of fee claims as well as in the defense against liability claims;
Contract drafting and design, and advising contracting entities in connection with tenders for and negotiation of construction contracts and agreements with architects;
Representing and advising contracting entities and contractors in litigation before courts;
Advising companies and investors on cross-border projects between Poland and Germany.
Studied law at the University of Potsdam with a minor in specialized English language studies in Anglo-American law. Articled at the Brandenburg higher regional court. Admitted to the bar in 2007. From September 2007 to January 2011, Mr. Bernhard worked at HFK-Rechtsanwälte LLP in Berlin. In February 2011, Mr. Bernhard joined Wollmann & Partner mbB as a lawyer; In 2017, he returned to HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP with a focus on corporate and commercial criminal law.
Defending and representing clients in criminal commercial and tax law matters, in particular embezzlement and fraud cases, as well as criminal cases in the area of employer, capital markets and construction law;
Advising clients on compliance issues;
Advising clients on corporate law matters;
Advising startups with a focus on corporate structure and joint venture agreements;
Advising and supporting clients with investor talks;
Studied law in Lausanne, Gießen, Kiel and Brussels; articled at the Frankfurt/Main higher regional court (1967 – 1975); studied economics (1973 – 1976), Assistant at the Institute for Commercial and Business Law, Legal Sociology, and Civil Law, Gießen (1974 – 1976), Federal Ministry of Economics (1977 – 1987), Office of the Federal Chancellor, Department of Economic and Financial Policy, including housing and real estate policy, construction, regional planning and urban development (1987 – 1995); Federal Ministry of Regional Planning, Construction, and Urban Development, Ministerial Director, responsible for German housing policy: real estate industry, construction industry, social housing, tenancy law (1995 – 1998); State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, State of Brandenburg (1999 – 2004); initially admitted to the bar in Bonn (1998 – 1999), December 2004 readmitted to the bar in Berlin, law firm Andrea Versteyl Rechtsanwälte, environmental and planning law, since 2007 with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Berlin.
Worked at the Federal Ministry of Regional Planning, Construction and Urban Development, the Federal Chancellor’s Office, and the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Brandenburg for many years;
Planning and execution of corporate establishments and large infrastructure projects;
Measures promoting business development;
Realization of large public procurement projects;
Conversion of industrial and military areas into residential and commercial districts;
As well as numerous appointments to advisory boards, trustee boards, administrative boards or executive boards, etc., e.g.:
KfW Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Frankfurt
Ostdeutscher Sparkassen- und Giroverband, Berlin
Deutscher Verband für Wohnungswesen, Städtebau und Raumordnung, Berlin
Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Forschung auf dem Gebiet des Siedlungs- und Wohnungswesens, Münster
VHW Deutsches Volksheimstättenwerk, Berlin
Bundesvereinigung für Vereinigungsbedingte Sonderaufgaben, Berlin
Technologiestiftung Brandenburg, Potsdam
BIEM Brandenburgisches Institut für Existenzgründung und Mittelstandsförderung, Potsdam
Euromedien Babelsberg GmbH, Potsdam-Babelsberg
Speaking and teaching engagements
1980 – 1999 lecturer at the University of Gießen, and also Marburg
Numerous lectures on:
Stock corporation law
Real estate and housing law
Housing and real estate policy
Economic and industrial policy
Policies promoting medium-sized businesses
Measures promoting business development
Numerous publications in the area of stock corporation law, housing and real estate policy and law, economic and industrial policy, measures promoting business development, policies promoting medium-sized businesses, energy policy.
Lawyer since 1995. Dr. Christian Nunn, specialist for construction and architectural law, initially worked as in-house counsel at an international construction group for five years, supporting not only one of the group’s main establishments in Germany but also the international department. He has been with HFK Rechtsanwälte since 1999. Dr. Nunn works in the areas of building and plant construction and real estate law, in particular project development and transactions. He is also a lecturer for construction law and public real estate law at the University of Anhalt.
He is heading the Munich office. In 2000, he became a partner of HFK Rechtsanwälte, and in 2003, an equity partner.
Provided legal support in connection with project developments from the initial land purchase and building permit applications through to development and marketing;
Legal support for national and international building and plant construction projects;
Contract structuring and drafting;
Represented clients in court and arbitration tribunals in connection with construction litigation and independent evidence-taking proceedings;
Project-based legal consulting for large properties and infrastructure projects;
Advising on property purchase and sale agreements (e.g., real estate funds); drafting and negotiation of building and plant construction agreements; drafting and negotiation of property purchase agreements (asset or share deals), due diligence; advising property owners and managers; international building and plant construction agreements;
Commercial tenancy law;
Real property law;
Lecturer for construction law and public real estate law at the University of Anhalt.
Studied at the Universities of Frankfurt/Main and Munich; articled at the Munich I Regional Court. Practicing lawyer since 2001, specialist for construction and architectural law since 2006. Worked for Kapellmann Rechtsanwälte in Frankfurt/Main and Hamburg from 2002 to 2008. At HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich – last as a Partner – from 2008 to 2012, and at Wollmann & Partner Rechtsanwälte as head of the Munich office from 2012 to 2014. Back at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich since November 2014, and as equity partner since 01 January 2015. From 2011 to 2013, lecturer at the Technical University of Munich.
Comprehensive legal support throughout major construction projects (e.g., civil engineering and infrastructure projects such as motorways, railway stations, hospitals, stadiums, and airports), covering all questions in connection with the tender, contract drafting and contract implementation on both the contracting entities’ side and the contractors’ side;
Structuring and drafting of complex contracts with construction companies, developers, facility managers, architects, and engineers;
Handling of complex mandates related to construction and architectural law in the interdisciplinary project space;
Years of experience in conducting complex legal proceedings;
Advising clients on real estate law and tenancy law (e.g., real estate transactions);
GEFMA Deutscher Verband für Facility Management e.V.
Speaking and teaching engagements
Regular lectures and seminars for public and private companies and educational institutions (e.g., IBR, Deutscher Baurechtstag, CompendiumPlus), other in-house seminars, etc., on topics related to private construction law, architectural and engineering law, and facility management.
Schrammel/Wilhelm, Rechtliche Aspekte in Building Information Modeling (BIM), Schnelleinstieg für Architekten und Bauingenieure, Wiesbaden 2016 (Springer Verlag)
Haftung im Bereich der Ausschreibung und Vergabe, in: Motzke/Preussner/Kehrberg (editors), Die Haftung des Architekten, 10th edition, Cologne 2014 (Werner Verlag)
Forms “Schadensersatzklage nach §§ 4 Abs. 7 i. V. m. 8 Abs. 3 VOB/B” and “Schadensersatzklage nach § 13 Abs. 7 mit Anmerkungen zu § 634 Nr. 4 BGB”, in: Formularbuch des Fachanwalts Bau- und Architektenrecht, edited by Prof. Hanns-Benno Ulbrich, 2nd edition, Cologne 2014 (Werner-Verlag)
Klage des Auftraggebers gegen den Planer wegen Qualitätsstörung, in: Prozesse in Bausachen – Privates Baurecht/Architektenrecht, edited by Prof. Dr. Gerd Motzke, Dr. Günter Bauer and Thomas Seewald, 2nd edition, Baden-Baden 2014 (Nomos-Verlag)
Der Anspruch des Auftragnehmers auf seine Beschleunigungsvergütung bei Verletzung von Mitwirkungshandlungen des Auftraggebers, in: Recht und Gerechtigkeit am Bau, Festschrift für Gerd Motzke zum 65. Geburtstag, Munich 2007 (Beck-Verlag)
Die Werkaufgabe des Architekten in Abgrenzung zu den anderen Baubeteiligten, in: Schriften zum Baurecht, volume 1, edited by Christoph Degenhardt, Gerd Motzke, Wolfgang Voit, Heinrich Amadeus Wolff, 1st edition, Baden-Baden 2004 (Nomos-Verlag)
BIM in aller Munde… aber welche rechtlichen Konsequenzen ergeben sich hieraus (jointly with Dr. Alexander Arndt), Facility Management 03/2016, 32
Die Leistungsbeschreibung als zentraler Bestandteil des FM-Vertrages, Facility Management, 02/2016, 18
Prüfpflicht nach § 15 BetrSichV, Facility Management 06/2014, 54
Das neue Mietrecht im Zusammenhang mit der energetischen Sanierung, Facility Management 03/2014, 58
Comprehensive legal support throughout complex construction projects of all kinds, including Transport infrastructure projects, building construction – turnkey – including fit out and technical installations, advising on all questions related to contract drafting and structuring, and contract implementation – both on the contractor’s side and on the side of the contracting entity;
Represented clients in court in connection with construction litigation and independent evidence-taking proceedings;
Drafting and structuring of architectural/engineering contracts, construction contracts (general contractor, individual contractors), purchase agreements, etc.
Studied law at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich; articled at the Munich higher regional court and at the regional government of Upper Bavaria. After graduating, he spent six years working as a lawyer at a major law firm with an international clientele. He advised clients in the areas of real estate law, public procurement law, as well as public and private construction law. In addition to providing comprehensive legal support throughout all phases of a construction project, including contract drafting and structuring, he focuses primarily on procedural law. Dr. Fardad Shirvani has been with HFK since 2013.
Dr. Fardad Shirvani did his doctorate at the Faculty of Law of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich under Prof. Dr. Peter M. Huber, Chair of the Institute for Public Law and Political Philosophy and Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court.
In addition to working as a lawyer, Dr. Fardad Shirvani is an examiner for the First and Second State Exam In Law in the legal field of civil law and public law, a lecturer with the working groups for articling students at the regional government of Upper Bavaria, as well as an examiner for “Law for Patent Attorneys” appointed by the German chamber of patent lawyers (Deutsche Patentanwaltskammer).
Advised large corporations on public procurement and construction law in connection with a variety of major projects, and also represented these companies and any related litigation;
Expert on state aid law in connection with clawback of subsidies;
Advising on property purchase and sale agreements (e.g., real estate funds); drafting and negotiation of building and plant construction agreements; drafting and negotiation of property purchase agreements (asset or share deals), due diligence;
Preparation of legal analyses and concepts for project realization;
Advising clients on public law in connection with permits and approvals (in particular applications for building permits and planning permissions) and with questions related to nature, water and soil protection that arise in connection with the realization of rehabilitation measures;
Representing clients in civil, administrative, and litigious proceedings, as well as in opposition and review procedures before the public procurement tribunals of the higher regional courts;
Representing clients in proceedings for breach of contract.
Various seminars and lectures on real estate, construction and public procurement law
Co-author, Kommentierung zur Bayerischen Bauordnung, edited by Simon/Busse (Art 51, 61, 62, 65 BayBO)
68 Abs. 1 Satz 1 Halbsatz 2 BayBO – Freibrief für die Genehmigungsbehörde?, BayVBl. 2010, 709-717
Vorlagerecht der Vergabekammern gem. Art. 267 AEUV, ZfBR 2014, 31-36
Zur unionsrechtskonformen Auslegung des § 101b GWB, VergabeR 2013, 669-678
Kein Bestandsschutz für Verträge nach einer unzulässigen Direktvergabe (defacto- Vergabe), ELR (European Law Reporter) 2008, 51-57
Reichweite des Anwendungsbereichs des § 16 Abs. 3 VOB/A (commentary on OLG Dresden, decision of 21 February 2012 – Verg 1/12, VergabeR 2012, 728 (commentary on pages 731-732))
Rechtsweg bei Streitigkeiten außerhalb des Anwendungsbereichs der Vergaberichtlinien und Abgrenzung zwischen Dienstleistungsauftrag und Dienstleistungskonzession (commentary on OVG Münster, decision of 07 February 2011 – 15 E 1485/10, VergabeR 2011, 892 (commentary on pages 894-898))
Voraussetzungen des Ausschlusses von Unterpreisangeboten (commentary on OLG Celle, decision of 30 September 2010 – 13 Verg 10/10, VergabeR 2011, 103 (commentary on pages 109-111))
Studied at Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg; articled at the Free State of Bavaria; Bavarian notary (1996 – 2003); founder of Mediationszentrum Südbayern (2004), with HFK Rechtsanwälte since 2006.
Negotiation, support, and roll-out of large M&A transactions (asset and share deals);
Legal due diligence; regulations on land registry matters and legal fees;
Advising and supporting clients in the area of commercial and corporate law, in particular corporate successions including conceiving corporate structures that are favorable under family and inheritance law;
Preparation of legal opinions, analyses, and concepts;
Acting as legal expert on questions related to real estate law;
Drafting and structuring of complex contracts, in particular in matters related to real estate law as well as commercial and corporate law;
Out-of-court conflict resolution and decision management.
Studied law and political sciences at the universities of Munich, Passau, and Grenoble; articled at the Nuremberg higher regional court and the representation of the Free State of Bavaria at the EU and Brussels; aide of a member of the Bavarian legislative assembly; lawyer since 2006, specialist for construction and architectural law since 2009. From 2006 to 2009, lawyer at a medium-sized business law firm, heading the practice group for construction and public law. From 2009 to 2017, with Heisse Kursawe Eversheds Rechtsanwälte, then with EVERSHEDS Deutschland LLP in Munich. With HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich since 2017.
Studied law and business in Marburg, Lausanne, and Würzburg. Then worked as a business lawyer in the electro and pharma industry for five years followed by a position as in-house counsel with the construction company Dyckerhoff & Widmann AG, whose foreign business later on was transferred to STRABAG Construction Group.
Concentrated right from the start solely on providing legal support with all aspects of international business: international civil law, in particular construction law, corporate law, procedural law, in particular international dispute resolution, international investment protection agreements, as well as adjacent economic-commercial areas such as international tax law, currency law, financing questions and export credits.
From 2007 onward, co-director for the “foreign business” area of a legal consulting and service company belonging to the STRABAG Group.
After resigning from this activity for age reasons, partner at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP for the international business.
Over 30 years of experience in international business, resulting in excellent knowledge of the legal, business, and administrative environment in a large number of developing countries, emerging markets, and industrialized countries.
Cooperation with technical and administrative personnel on project management teams in major building and plant construction projects, contract administration, pursuit and enforcement of supplementary work.
Legal support for large-scale projects, including on the basis of special forms of project realization (financing and franchise models, BOT, PPP, etc.).
Introducing companies to the special aspects and requirements of doing business abroad, e.g. through staff training, adjustments to the sales organization, drafting of general terms and conditions suitable for international business transactions.
Network of national and international law firms, tax consultants, accountants and auditors as well as other advisers that are useful in international business.
Studied at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich with a main focus on competition law, intellectual property and media law. Articled under the responsibility of the Munich higher regional court, including at a construction tribunal of th Munich I regional court, and at the office of the Dachau regional administration; also worked at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP. With HFK as lawyer since July 2012, and as a specialist for construction and architectural law since April 2016.
Studied at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich from 2007 to 2012, main focus on European and international law. Student intern and research associate at Noerr LLP in Munich. Articled within the district of the Munich higher regional court from 2012 – 2014. Elective station at Noerr LLP in London (corporate law). Since 2015, lawyer with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP at the Munich office.
Comprehensive advice throughout complex construction projects of all kinds – including international projects – on all matters related to contract structuring and drafting, as well as contract execution.
Represented clients in court in complicated construction-related litigation.
Structuring and drafting of complex contracts of all kinds;
Studied at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich; articled at the Ingolstadt regional court. Lawyer since 2014. Worked for a medium-sized law firm in Munich from 2015 to 2016, and at Leinemann & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB in 2016/2017. With HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Munich since February 2017.
Comprehensive legal support throughout major construction projects, covering all questions in connection with the tender, contract drafting and contract implementation on both the contracting entities’ side and the contractors’ side;
Advising builders, construction companies, planners and project developers in the negotiation of construction and architectural contracts as well as in the enforcement of and defense against contested claims through court proceedings;
Contract structuring and drafting in the area of commercial tenancy law;
Studied at the universities of Kiel and Tübingen, articled at the higher regional court of Schleswig-Holstein. Admitted to the bar as a lawyer in 1994, specialist for administrative law since 2003, working primarily in public commercial law. In-house counsel with a project management company for Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit (large-scale transport infrastructure projects between eastern and western Germany in the wake of reunification) from 1993 – 1996. From 1996 – 1999, partner at a medium-sized law firm; from 1999 – 2009, founding partner of GSK Stockmann & Kollegen, Hamburg; since 2014, equity partner at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP, head of the Hamburg office and leading the HFK practice group for environmental & planning law. Clients include public authorities and their enterprises (transport infrastructure companies, EU Commission, federal, state and local authorities, research institutions), private companies and investors.
Many years of experience providing legal and strategic advice for national and international infrastructure projects on behalf of the respective project developers, investors and public agencies, in particular in the areas of railways, roads, airports and energy utilities;
Legal advice in connection with the preparation and realization of planning approval procedures and environmental impact assessments;
Legal advice to project developers, local authorities, businesses and industrial undertakings as well as planners in connection with planning and zoning law (preparation of land-use plans) and approval procedures;
Ensures that the approval process (regional planning and planning approval) is sound, in particular in large-scale projects, represents clients in hearing procedures, prepares statements, responses and objections, advised on environmental and conservation law;
Legal advice in connection with early public involvement;
Represents project developers and public agencies in court proceedings all the way to the Federal Administrative Court;
Advises investors and regional administrative bodies, public agencies (public-sector enterprises, cities, districts, state and federal ministries and even the EU Commission) on issues related to regional and urban planning, zoning, municipal regulations, as well as energy and commercial law.
Centrum für Deutsches und Internationales Baugrund- und Tiefbaurecht e.V.
Chairman of a non-profit public foundation
Speaking and teaching engagements
Lecturer for project management and planning approval at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Course on planning law at the University of Kassel
Clausen et al., Auswirkungen der TSI Infrastruktur auf Vorhaben im Bereich des Hochgeschwindigkeitsbahnverkehrs, BayVBl. 2005, 711 et seqq.
Clausen, Beschleunigung des Netzausbaus, Herausforderungen für Netzbetreiber, Behörden, Gerichte, EMW 6/2011, 48 et seqq.
Co-author of handbook entitled “Projektmanagement von Infrastrukturprojekten”, editor Prof. Konrad Spang, University of Kassel, articles on planning law, stakeholder management, and early public involvement
Machbarkeitsstudie klimaneutrales Berlin 2050, prepared for the Berlin Senate, published in March 2014, author and legal expert
Co-author of a study subsidized by the BMVI on the networking of municipal public transit, ICT and energy structures
Studied at the University of Mainz. Articled in Schleswig and San Diego. Obtained doctorate at the University of Hamburg under Prof. Peters in 2003. Studied at the University of San Diego in 2004. 2005-2007: Associate at Sibeth in Frankfurt a.M. in the area of construction, real estate and corporate law. 2007-2010: lawyer at a medium-sized commercial law firm in Hamburg in the area of real estate, commercial and media law. With HFK Rechtsanwälte since June 2010.
Studied at Justus Liebig University in Gießen, Université de Bretagne occidentale, the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer, and Leuphana University in Lüneburg. Has been working successfully as a lawyer for public commercial law and assisting clients with transactions in the area of infrastructure projects and renewable energies for over 10 years now (cf: Kanzleien in Deutschland, Nomos 2014). Advises local governments and private project developers throughout Germany. Prior to joining HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP, Dr. Behle was working for an international commercial law firm where he was in charge of the area of public law within the environment and energy practice group.
Advises clients in connection with public law-related litigation and approval proceedings in the area of environmental, construction, road, architectural heritage protection, waste, emission protection, incident response, and planning law;
Support throughout construction planning procedures and planning approval procedures;
Ongoing consultant to municipal governments and local planning authorities.
Comprehensive legal advice throughout infrastructure, real estate and energy projects;
Solving conflicts with approval and regulatory authorities;
Public law-related due diligence in corporate acquisitions.
Studied law and journalism at the University of Hamburg. Thereafter, research associate at the Hans-Bredow Institute for Radio and Television Broadcasting, as well as articling student at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg. Simultaneously completed post-secondary studies at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer. 1999 to 2005, lawyer at Deringer Tessin Herrmann & Sedemund, Freshfields Deringer, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Cologne. Main focus on telecommunication, information technology and media. Advised clients in administrative and court proceedings, contract matters, as well as corporate acquisitions and capital market-related transactions. 2005/06, personal aide to the Senator, 2006 through 2008, chief of staff at the president’s office of the Department of Economic Affairs and Labor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. 2008 through 2013, head of corporate development, in-house counsel and board member at Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH. 2013 through 2015, lawyer at Schlarmann & Ahlberg, Hamburg. Since 2016, lawyer with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP.
Studied law at the universities of Braunschweig and Würzburg, articled at the Bamberg higher regional court. Admitted to the bar in 1994. From 1990 to 1993, in-house counsel at Deutsche Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt, mainly working on the restructuring of agricultural production cooperatives in connection with the rebuilding efforts after the German reunification. In-house counsel and managing director of various municipal undertakings and subsidiaries of Würzburger Versorgungs- und Verkehrs GmbH, in particular energy generation and distribution, waste disposal including incineration, transportation including public transit and ports, telecommunication, and risk management from 1993 to 2007. Managing director of the municipal undertaking Technische Werke Friedrichshafen (later, Stadtwerk am See) from 2007 to 2011. At the same time, managing director of the municipal project company for T-City Friedrichshafen, joint venture project with Deutsche Telekom AG and later also with Deutsche Bahn AG, approximately 60 individual projects, in particular in the areas of energy/public transit/telecommunication, legal opinion with Omnibus Bill for the amendment of all relevant laws such as the Energy Industry Act (EnWG), Passenger Transport Act ( PBefG), as well as construction/building and tax regulations, from 2009 to 2016 (Vorschlag_Gesetz_Energie_ÖPNV_IKT_Elektromobilität). Wilken GmbH, software service provider, in particular to the energy industry and state, municipal, and church institutions, member of the management board and managing director from 2011 to 2016. Since 2016, lawyer with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP at the Hamburg office. Clients include public entities and their undertakings (energy supply, trading and production, local transport), private companies, and investors, in particular in the aforementioned areas.
Advising energy utility companies on energy law, including regulations relating to new energy services;
Advising clients in connection with the development of new business fields drawing from over 20 years of practical experience, and particularly in the areas of energy supply, energy services, operative and strategic corporations and joint ventures aimed at expanding the value-added chain;
Legal and strategic consulting in connection with the planning and development of energy utilities in the areas of sales, generation including regeneration, and distribution, including grid takeover;
Legal consulting and steering of projects with financial support from public and private aid agencies, including funding applications;
Ensuring legal soundness in connection with the expansion and development of new business fields, in particular in proximity to regional administrative bodies, internally, for instance in developing or fine-tuning risk management mechanisms, and externally, for instance in connection with energy purchasing, generation, and development for large customer groups (private and business);
Representing clients in litigation all the way to the Federal Court of Justice (antitrust matters).
Numerous lectures on all of the aforementioned topics
Söchtig u.a., Dreifache Vernetzung der E-Mobilität: ÖPNV – IKT – Energie, expert opinion 2016 in connection with the showcase project BodenseEmobil, subsidized by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, business models for public transit and energy companies, omnibus bill for the Bundesrat
Söchtig, Windenergieanlagen, Maslaton (publisher), 2015, discussion of BayVBl 16/395 et seqq.
Söchtig, Mit IT-Lösungen in die Zukunft, in: Intelligente Verkehrssysteme und Telematikanwendungen in Kommunen, 2015, Sandrock, publisher
Söchtig, “Dynamik von unten” Ein Beitrag zur Energiewende in: Smart-City konkret, 2012 Hatzelhofer et al., publishers
Söchtig, Zusammenwachsen von Energie- Telekommunikations- und IT-Welt in: Elektrizitätsmesstechnik, 2012, Kathmann/Zayer, publishers)
1967-1972, studied at the universities of Kiel and Munich. 1972-1975, research assistant at the Institute for international law at the University of Kiel, and doctorate. 1975-1977, articled in Schleswig-Holstein and New York (UN legal department). 1978-1988, administration of the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg (last as senior government administrator and assistant director of Hamburgische Anstalt für neue Medien). 1988-1994 regional administrator for the district of Plön. n=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
Admitted to the bar since 1994. 1996-2015, director of the association Verband norddeutscher Wohnungsunternehmen e.V., Simultaneously, member of the board and of the executive of GdW Bundesverband deutscher Wohnungs- und Immobilienunternehmen e.V.; Since 2015, working as a lawyer four HFK in the Hamburg office.
Studied law at the universities of Regensburg and Potsdam. Was employed as a lawyer at the law firm Hecker Werner Himmelreich from 2000 to 2002, and then worked as head of the legal department at DEGES Deutsche Einheit Fernstraßenplanungs- und -bau GmbH until 2006. Then, he worked for the law firm Heiermann Franke Knipp, and switched to the law firm Pietschmann in Berlin in 2009. He has been with HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP since November 2011.
In 2017 and 2018 he won the Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award for “Complex Construction Projects Lawyer of the year in Germany”.
Advised the public contracting entity across all aspects and throughout the entire duration of the project for the remodeling and new construction of the Stuttgart central station (station concourse, north terminal and south terminal, Bonatz building) as well as any subsequent measures related thereto with regard to all construction, accessory, architectural and engineering, and other contracts, including regarding any required consultations with other public authorities and inspection agencies.
Advised national and international construction companies and public contracting entities strategically throughout all kinds of complex construction projects, in particular road and railway construction projects, as well as constructive engineering and civil engineering projects including fit-out and technical installations, with regard to all questions related to planning, tendering, contract drafting and contract performance.
Advised public contracting entities, investors, architects, engineers, specialists and project controllers on architectural and engineering law.
In court and out-of-court representation in complex and difficult construction disputes, independent evidence-taking proceedings/arbitration proceedings, as well as in conflicts with planers or involving planning.
Legal support and coordination of internal and external conflict management, management of opportunities and risks, and claim/anti-claim management including interdisciplinary collaboration with construction experts.
Property-specific advice to domestic and foreign investors in connection with the acquisition of rent-and-hold establishments in the healthcare sector.
Private construction law
Architectural and engineering law
Legal consulting throughout the entire construction projects
Studied law at the University of Konstanz with a special focus on international personal and economic relationships. Articled at the Stuttgart higher regional court form 2010 to 2012.
Worked as a lawyer for a Stuttgart-based law firm specialized in real estate law from 2012 to 2016. Then worked as in-house counsel in the area of real estate, construction and infrastructure in Frankfurt/Main. Obtained her qualification as specialist for construction and architectural law in June 2016. Joined HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP in Stuttgart in September 2017 as lawyer and specialist for construction and architectural law.
Advised the contracting entity for the infrastructure project Stuttgart – Ulm (S21/NBS) on the planning, construction and engineering contracts in section PFA 1.3;
Represented public and private contracting entities as well as contractors in court (in particular: assertion of and defense against remuneration claims, claims for defects, and addenda, as well as other claims in connection with non-performance);
Advised public and private contracting entities and contractors outside of court in connection with the realization of construction projects (construction contract legislation, legal project management, claim and anti-claim management);
Provided comprehensive legal support in connection with large-scale projects in the areas of constructive engineering and civil engineering, including fit-out and technical installations, as well as plant construction;
Design, review, and negotiation of contracts for the construction, real estate and raw materials industry.
Studied at Humboldt University in Berlin, Philipps University in Marburg, and Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg. Research associate at the faculty for public law and political science at the University of Hamburg. Doctorate in public construction law. Since 2001, lawyer in the area of construction, real estate, environmental law at the law firm of CMS Hasche Sigle, Kessel und Partner as well as at the law firm of Rechtsanwälte Tiefenbacher. Specialist for construction and architectural law since 2007. With HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP at the Düsseldorf office since 2010.
Studied at Philipps University in Marburg with a special focus on European and international law. Obtained additional qualification in private construction law at Phillips University in Marburg. Articled at the Frankfurt/Main higher regional court, including at the chamber of architects and urban planners for Hessen. Research associate and articling student at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP (2010-2012). Admitted to the bar in January 2013. Since then, lawyer at HFK Rechtsanwälte LLP. Specialist for construction and architectural law since 2016.
Comprehensive project-based legal consulting for construction companies and project developers in connection with the construction of residential and commercial real estate;
Representation of contracting entities and contractors in independent evidence-taking proceedings and comprehensive construction litigation (defense against, or enforcement of, remuneration claims, claims for defects, as well as damage claims);
Laws and regulations pertaining to developers;
Architectural and engineering law;
Structuring and drafting of complex contracts of all kinds;
Studied at the University of Cologne and did his doctorate on an interdisciplinary subject related to special law of obligations. Articled at the Cologne higher regional court, including at a medium-sized law firm specializing in construction law in Leverkusen and Bonn. Research associate and articling student at several specialized law firms for construction and architectural law in Leverkusen and Bonn. After being admitted to the bar in April 2011 exclusively for construction and real estate law, initially joined the real estate team of a large international law firm in Cologne, and then worked as a lawyer for several law firms specialized exclusively in construction and real estate law. Specialist for construction and architectural law since 2014. Since 2012, keynote speaker for events hosted by renowned seminar organizers, such as Beck-Akademie and Arber-Seminare, giving presentations and lectures for executives of real estate and insurance companies as well as for lawyers specialized in construction and real estate law.
Comprehensive project-based legal consulting for construction companies, developers, architects, technical planners, and project developers, project managers and project leads in residential, commercial, and specialized real estate;
Legal representation in court proceedings, and enforcement of/defense against construction and planning-related claims by contracting entities and contractors;
Review, negotiation and drafting of contracts with contractors and planners;
Legal asset management (advising on and drafting of leases);
Representing clients in and out of court in defending against, or enforcing, claims under real estate and tenancy law.
Advising on and accompanying real estate transactions for all real estate classes (asset/share deal, forward deal, sale and lease back)
Managers’ liability, and D&O insurance: Advising managing directors, executive board members and supervisory board members on all matters related to liability and litigation to ward off claims, as well as advising and supporting insurance companies and taking over the “monitoring” for them in connection with complex claims.
Since 2012, keynote speaker for events hosted by renowned seminar organizers, such as Beck-Akademie, Forum-Institut, and Arber-Seminare, giving presentations and lectures for executives of asset and insurance companies, professional associations, and law firms.
on a variety of topics in construction and real estate law, in particular in commercial tenancy and architectural law.