FPS FRITZE WICKE SEELIG

Comment: This firm recommended in construction advises many of its long-term clients on the whole real estate life cycle, with a team that combines construction, real estate and other specialist areas. FPS is traditionally strong in Frankfurt, where it is involved in almost all major projects in the city, e.g. the revitalization of an office complex incl. architects’ law and rent contracts and the construction of a prominent retail property. But it also recently expanded its work in Hamburg and Munich, where it gained new clients. The firm showed its targeted approach to meeting client demands by developing software for drafting construction contracts. This puts it way ahead of most other construction practices. The addition of four associates and a partner promotion are evidence of how well the practice is developing.
Strengths: Project development; experienced litigation practice.
Recommended: Stephan Jüngst (“knowledgeable and collegial”, competitor).
Practice: Focus: project advice, esp. for principals, developers and investors. Restoration (with energy lawyers). Active litigation practice, works closely with public construction. (13 equity partners, 6 salary partners, 1 counsel, 17 associates, 1 of counsel, incl. real estate law)
Clients: ?? Landesbank Berlin in litigation law regarding building defects; litigation for public-law bodies, software development and a leisure-related building project; an investor on revitalization of office buildings in Frankfurt; real estate investor regarding project-management services in the contract and public procurement sector.
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