Construction and Real Estate Law

The increasingly attractive nature of the real estate market for investors has led to new types of transactions during the years. The digitalisation of planning processes confronts those in the real estate business with ever new challenges. It is now more important than ever to carefully design projects, draft contracts with legal certainty and, if necessary, assert or defend claims in court.

Comprehensive advice on construction ventures and projects

Orth Kluth's construction and real estate practice offers tailor-made solutions from a unified team to investors and medium-sized companies as well as global corporations. Specialists from various practice groups work together in customised teams and accompany your project from the beginning to the end. The know-how of our lawyers and their extensive network within the real estate industry are reflected not least in the recent award win as "Law Firm of the Year for Construction Law 2017" granted by JUVE, the German leading law market magazine.

From construction law to complex transaction structures

The range of Orth Kluth's expertise in construction and real estate law extends from legal consultation and litigation during construction processes in the area of traditional construction law, including Architects' and Engineers' Law, all the way to the assistance of complex real estate transactions. Our lawyers can also take advantage of their specialised knowledge in other legal disciplines, such as public procurement law, planning and environmental law, M&A, financing and subsidies law, at any time, and thus provide you with comprehensive support at all project stages.

Focus on construction and architectural law
The drafting of contracts, claim management, judicial and extrajudicial enforcement and defence of claims by parties involved in the building process (remuneration, amendments, obstruction, liability for defects), liability of architects and engineers in cases of major damage, settlement of disputes and resolution of conflicts

Focus on legal project management
Integrated counselling of investors, project developers and property developers in conception, financing, planning, realisation and marketing of real estate projects; exit strategies.

Focus on transaction services
Full-service counselling in real estate transactions (e.g. asset, share, forward and joint venture deals), in particular contract drafting and negotiation, due diligence and financing, sale and lease back and real estate leasing.

Focus on real estate management and commercial tenancy law
Property management, facility management, family offices, real estate law (easements, usufructuary rights, mortgages), specific real estate (e.g. specialty stores and shopping centres) and operator obligations.

Focus on industrial plant construction
Contract drafting and negotiation as well as project-related advice on domestic and international plant construction projects. In particular, the drafting of FIDIC contracts, international industry standards, Incoterms, foreign legal systems (e.g. Switzerland, USA, Great Britain, UAE) and arbitration proceedings.