Dr Lars Klein



Studied law in Cologne. 2002 first State examination, 2007 second State examination. 2006 doctoral degree with Prof Dr Jürgen Seier, Cologne. Part‐time employment as a research assistant for a law firm in Cologne, 2002‐2007.

Joined the firm in 2007.


Private construction and property law, law governing architects and engineers, plant construction, construction‐related legal advice, project management, construction contract law, litigation.

Listed by Best Lawyers/​Handelsblatt in “Germany's best lawyers” in construction law (since 2022) and award as “Law Firm of the Year 2022 in Construction Law”. Recommended by Legal 500 in construction and real estate law/​construction law–including dispute resolution. Listed by Wirtschaftswoche as “Top Lawyers in Construction Law (2024)" and “Law Firm of the Year in Construction Law (2024)".

Member of the building and real estate law working group of the German Bar Association, of the Bonn Bar Association, of the young lawyers forum of the German Bar Association, of Institut für Baurecht Freiburg im Breisgau e. V. and of Deutscher Baugerichtstag e. V.

Lecturer on construction law at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences.

Years of providing ongoing legal advice on the construction of a new coal‑​fired power plant in Westphalia (investment volume > € 2.5 bn) to a leading German energy supply company. Providing ongoing legal advice on the construction of the new hard coal‑​fired power plant in Eemshaven (investment volume > € 3 bn) to a Dutch energy supplier. Conduct of numerous major proceedings in the field of large‑​scale technical plant and power plant construction (court proceedings, ADR procedures); advising and representing national and international plant construction companies and industrial enterprises in projects involving special technical plant construction (both out of and in court and in arbitration proceedings); advising and acting as counsel for a leading international chemicals group in the real estate transfer of production sites and plants in connection with the sale of parts of its crop science business (total transaction volume € 5.9 bn).


Publications on private construction law. Co‑​author of the Kommentar zur VOB Teile A und B by Jagenburg/​Baldringer/​Haupt. Co‑​author of the commentary on the HOAI by Messerschmidt/​Niemöller/​Preussner BeckOK HOAI.



German, English

¹ member of the partnership with limited professional liability

Dr Lars Klein

Dr Lars Klein

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