Prof Philipp Hummel



Studied law in Tübingen. 2002 first State examination, 2004 second State examination. Lawyer in Konstanz 2004‐2007. Lecturer at the technical academy of Fachhochschule Konstanz 2005‐2007.

Joined the firm in 2007.


Private construction law, law governing architects and engineers, construction‐related legal advice, litigation.

Listed as “leading lawyer in construction law” by JUVE. Recommended by Chambers Europe since 2018 in real estate and construction law – Recognized by JUVE as “leading advisor in construction law”. Recommended by Chambers Europe since 2018 in Construction and Real Estate Law – Germany. Recognized by Wirtschaftswoche as “Top Lawyer in Construction Law (2020, 2024)" and “Law Firm of the Year in Construction Law (2024)". Listed by Legal 500 as a leading name in real estate and construction law. Recommended by Handelsblatt/​Best Lawyers in the ranking “Germany's best lawyers” in construction law since 2020 and awarded “Law Firm of the Year 2022 in Construction Law”

Member of the building and real estate law working group of the German Bar Association and of Institut für Baurecht Freiburg im Breisgau e. V. (IfBF). Lecturer at the Bochum University of Applied Sciences.

Lecturer in construction and architectural law, honorary professor at Bochum University of Applied Sciences since 2024, regular lectures at IBR seminars, among others.

Legal advice and acting as counsel for clients on an ongoing basis in the construction of the new blocks F and G of the Neurath power plant (volume of the project > € 2.6bn). Providing ongoing legal advice in the construction of the new block 9 of a large power plant in Mannheim, and conduct of arbitration and court proceedings (volume of the project > € 1.2bn). Providing legal advice and acting as counsel in court in connection with the construction of a new gas and steam cogeneration plant in Berlin. Advising HOCHTIEF Infrastructure GmbH on various major construction projects and acting as counsel for it in court. Providing Bayer AG legal advice on the transfer of production sites and facilities in connection with the divestiture of parts of its crop science business to BASF (total volume of the transactions € 5.9bn).


Publications on private and public construction law. Co‐author of commentaries Messerschmidt/​Niemöller/​Preussner, Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure, Nicklisch/​Weick/​Jansen/​Seibel, VOB/B (4th ed. 2016), and BeckOK Bauvertragsrecht.



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¹ member of the partnership with limited professional liability

Prof Philipp Hummel

Prof Philipp Hummel
specialist attorney for construction and architectural law

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