LUTZ ABEL

Comment: This recommended practice, praised by clients for “efficiency, excellent legal competence and practicality”, is firmly established at its base in ?Munich. This is shown by its involvement in numerous local projects, esp. on behalf of public principals. The team is closely connected to the public procurement practice, which increasingly functions as a door opener for the construction lawyers. The best example here is advice to a syndicate on public procurement regarding construction of the second Munich tram line, which LA ended up advising on construction as well. At the same time the practice is also having increasing success expanding from advice to consortia into advising building concerns apart from their consortium groups. The Hamburg team, which boasts comprehensive experience in PPP, is also well established in the local market and is advising on some projects there.
Strengths: PPP projects, highway and tunnel construction.
Development potential: The fact that the practice is growing along with the firm can be seen in some partner promotions and the expansion of transaction work: a new partner is active in this area and the firm also plans to cooperate with Gowling’s Stuttgart office on real estate transactions. This offers good potential for building real estate business, as rivals Arnecke Sibeth and Heussen have done.
Recommended: Dr. Wolfgang Abel (“highly competent and a team player”, competitor).
Practice: Construction advice, esp. in railway projects. PPP, project development, litigation. Also real estate law, incl. transactions. Public procurement. Clients: public and private principals, building concerns and Mittelstand companies, architects, engineers. (5 equity partners, 7 salary partners, 8 associates)
Clients: ?? Consortium on second Munich tram line; Messe Augsburg on defense against demands for architects’ fees for new trade fair buildings; a Bavarian local authority on construction of a refugee center; local authority hospital group on various large clinic construction plans; Implenia on the railway tunnel Albvorlandtunnel.
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