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The Legal 500 Germany 2024

Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partners' combined expertise in construction and real estate law is called upon by contractors, public clients and general contractors in all phases of construction projects. The support ranges from contract drafting to conflict resolution and also covers the product liability and insurance law interface, which is primarily used in mechanical and plant engineering. Jörn Zons is the central contact for plant construction mandates; he is part of the team led by Uwe Steingröver, to which Justus Kraner (construction and plant construction, infrastructure projects, dispute resolution) has belonged as a partner since his appointment in January 2023. Steingröver works extensively in construction and architectural law and most recently took the lead in particular in dispute cases, including several evidentiary proceedings regarding construction defects. Other core lawyers are Hannes ReiherFriederike SchäfflerTill Böttcher and Markus Beaumart.

"Very broad-based (and large) team in the area of plant/mechanical engineering and conflict resolution. Very pragmatic approach while maintaining high quality."

"Solid legal advice combined with advice on strategic litigation."

"Fast response and great know-how/knowledge of the market as well as creative ideas for solutions."

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The Legal 500 Germany 2023

The team of Friedrich Graf von Westphalen & Partner advises construction companies, clients and the public sector on all phases of a construction project; from the drafting of contracts to disputes and also serves as an interface to the areas of product liability and insurance law and this in particular in mechanical and plant engineering. In addition to practice group head Uwe Steingröver, whose advisory focus also includes real estate law and litigation, the key contacts include Jörn Zons (plant construction projects and project-related disputes), Hannes Reiher (construction-related advice, plant construction, dispute resolution, advice to architects and planners) and Till Böttcher (public as well as private law projects), who was appointed partner in January 2022. Another core lawyer is Markus Beaumart.

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The Legal 500 Germany 2022

FGvW advises developers and contractors on all phases of a construction project, from urban land-use planning and building permits to construction and, if necessary, subsequent sale or leasing. The practice carves out a special niche at the interface between product liability, insurance law and plant construction, while also being well-versed in claims management. Uwe Steingröver, a specialist in construction and architectural law, heads the team and specializes in private construction law and litigation. In plant construction, Markus Beaumart handles energy in particular, where he regularly acts for power plant builders, and Jörn Zons is active in international plant construction and international alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Hannes Reiher handles all stages of a construction project.

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The Legal 500 Germany 2021

The construction law team, which is regularly consulted by plant and power station builders on ongoing project developments, is making a strong appearance with Jörn Zons due to high-profile mandates with frequent cross-border aspects. Volker Stehlin, who is also experienced in architectural law, provides comprehensive advice on construction projects, while Markus Beaumart focuses on project developments. Hannes Reiher has strengthened the team in the area of construction and architectural law since May 2020. Practice leader is Uwe Steingröver.

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The Legal 500 Germany 2020

Volker Stehlin's construction law team combines proven expertise in advising general contractors on new construction projects in the power plant sector with an increased focus on supporting the client in the course of inner-city project developments. The international client base includes globally active companies from the chemical, technology and mechanical engineering sectors, which regularly consult Markus Beaumart, who has joined FGvW coming from DLA Piper in July 2018, in connection with infrastructure projects. Olaf Konzak moved to the firm in October 2018 from LLR Legerlotz Laschet Rechtsanwälte GbR.

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