The publisher JUVE highlights in particular the pioneering role of managing partner Dr. Breyer in the field of alternative contract models. In addition to ECE’s pilot project in Hamburg, Spring Valley Park, which wants to realize Europe’s largest innovation quarter in Frankfurt on the basis of an IPD multi-party contract, is now also relying on the know-how of Dr. Breyer.
JUVE HANDBOOK 2019/2020
The publisher JUVE lists Breyer Rechtsanwälte in the Handbook 2019/2020 again as a recommended law firm in the field of construction law. Dr. Breyer is considered one of the “leading senior lawyers in construction law”. Dr. Burdinski is often recommended as a lawyer of the law firm in construction law.
Breyer strengthens its Stuttgart-based team with five specialist lawyers
Breyer Rechtsanwälte, the Stuttgart-based law firm specializing in construction law, is further expanding the team at its headquarters. On 01.10.2019 five more specialist lawyers from the fields of construction and architectural law, lease and residential property law as well as administrative law will be joining the ranks.
The highly regarded construction lawyer from Stuttgart, Frank Stege, is moving with his team of real estate lawyers to Breyer Rechtsanwälte. The 12-strong Breyer construction law team in Stuttgart will be strengthened by Frank Stege and Mathias Hörnisch (both specialist lawyers for construction and architectural law), Dr. Martin Ludwig and Frieder Kluß (both specialist lawyers for lease and residential property law) and Stefan Oschmann (specialist lawyer for administrative law with a focus on public construction law). Breyer now has a total of 30 practitioners at its national and international locations.
We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues, thereby expanding our already strong foothold in the Stuttgart market as well as throughout Germany. Frank Stege and Mathias Hörnisch are two experienced experts, especially in the property development business, to which Breyer will devote more attention in the future. The commercial real estate law department, led by Dr. Kruska, will be particularly strengthened in the area of lease and residential property by the new additions Dr. Martin Ludwig and Frieder Kluß. Partner Verdugo Morales has been a consistently prominent figure in this field for many years. Stefan Oschmann, who will take over the area of public construction law at Breyer, will round complete the expansion of the Stuttgart team.
Breyer’s clients include many of the largest German construction companies, project developers and well-known international investors. In addition, Breyer enjoys the trust of the public sector and many medium-sized construction companies. The firm is a leader in the field of introducing and designing innovative partnering contract models based on multi-party contracts in Germany. Dr. Breyer, who gave his name to the firm, has been active worldwide for many years. At the beginning of September, Dr. Breyer successfully entered into a strategic collaboration with the law firm Hanson Bridgett based in San Francisco, California. Hanson Bridgett is the market leader in the field of IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) in the USA and Canada, the introduction of which is being driven forward by Dr. Breyer in Germany and Europe.
Collaboration agreement with Hanson Bridgett
It is with great pleasure that we announce Breyer Rechtsanwälte has entered into a collaboration agreement with Hanson Bridgett in order to further expand our global network and to continue provide our clients with the expert legal representation that they expect.
Hanson Bridgett is a California based law firm with more than 150 attorneys in offices in San Francisco, Sacramento, the North Bay, the East Bay and Los Angeles. In addition to having a national reputation in the USA, Hanson Bridgett has a significant international footprint as well and will perfectly complement our international vision at Breyer Rechtsanwälte.
Like Breyer Rechtsanwälte in Germany and Europe, which has spearheaded the introduction of IPD to Germany and Europe by handling the first two major pioneer projects, Hanson Bridgett is an industry leader in the implementation of IPD in the USA and Canada, having executed far more projects than any other firm. As of 2018, the Hanson Bridgett IPD team had structured more than 135 pure IPD projects, as well as many more projects using IPD principles.
Our firm strives daily to not only provide the best legal services available in the construction industry, but to constantly improve the quality and variety of those services. Our collaboration with Hanson Bridgett is another example of our commitment to improve the quality and breadth of service that we provide.
For additional information about Hanson Bridgett, please visit: https://www.hansonbridgett.com/.
Germany’s Best Lawyers 2019
For the 11th time in a row, the Best Lawyers Ranking was published at the end of June 2019. The law firm Breyer Rechtsanwälte has done well this year. Dr. Breyer and Dr. Burdinski have once again been honored by Handelsblatt and the cooperation partner, Best Lawyers, as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the area of construction law.
The law firm is pleased about the new award and about your satisfaction and trust in the cooperation
Review: 6th annual ICLA Conference in Tokyo, Japan
The 6th annual ICLA Conference was held in Tokyo at Keio University on the 28th and 29th May. The theme for this year’s conference was An Encouragement of Learning ( 学問のすすめ Gakumon no Susume): The Frontier of International Construction Law.
Some of the highlights included: an overview of international construction projects in Asia, remedies after taking-over, delay analysis from three points of view (consultant, contractor, and lawyer), and the role of the expert witness. As chairman of the ICLA, Dr. Wolfgang Breyer chaired the event and spoke on several topics over the two days of the conference.
For more information on the ICLA or future conferences please visit: http://www.icl-assoc.com/.
Upcoming ICLA Conference in Tokyo, Japan 28-29 May 2019
The 2019 Annual International Construction Law Association (ICLA) Conference will take place this year in Tokyo, Japan on 28-29 May 2019.
This event will be a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the approaches of a diverse range of legal jurisdictions and families (including Russian, Chinese, French, German, English) to a wide range of topics in construction law, with a special focus on Asia. For more information about the Tokyo Conference and online registration, please click here or go to conferencetokyo.icl-assoc.com.
Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS) – Konferenz in Berkeley, Ca., USA
The 2018 Lean in the Public Sector (LIPS) Conference was held in Berkeley, California at the University of California – Berkeley, from December 3-6, 2018.
This groundbreaking conference included a combination of hands-on training in Lean Management Fundamentals and Lean Government Framework creation, as well as presentations, case studies, experiential learning simulations, and discussions by internationally renowned Lean industry leaders. The Conference participants aimed to promote the value proposition of applying Lean thinking and Lean production to the public sector and to government institutions.
Dr. Wolfgang Breyer presented on the second day of the Conference. Moderated by Alan Mossman (Secretary, LIPS Steering Committee; Director, The Change Business Ltd.), the topic Dr. Breyer’s panel was “Legal issues in procuring for lean services; issues and principles open and transparent procurement. How can you get the results you want when contracting for services?” His particular contribution included an in-depth examination and analysis of the issues surrounding lean services and open procurement in both Germany and Europe generally.
The full conference agenda can be found here: LIPS 2018-Agenda.
BUILDING TRUST – JUVE Magazine 12/2018
Dr. Wolfgang Breyer has recently been quoted in the December 2018 issue of JUVE Rechtsmarkt (“Schwerpunkt Immobilien: BIM und Partnering”) (paywall, German only) where he discusses his ambitions for developing a unique contracting model centered around partnering, multiparty contracts, and BIM (Building Information Modeling). He also discusses his plan for making such a model ubiquitous throughout construction projects in Germany.
Read the full article here: JUVE Ausgabe 2018/12 – Bauen_mit_Vertrauen. (only german)
5th annual ICLA Conference in Moscow, Russia
The 5th annual ICLA Conference was held in Moscow at Moscow State University on the 16th and 17th October.
This exciting conference featured a comparative look at the approaches of a multitude of jurisdictions (including Russian, Chinese, French, German, English) to a wide variety of topics, including The Employer’s Role and Obligations to the Contractor, General Contractor Contracts, Improving Value through Collaboration (following on from the joint ICLA and King’s College Conference in February 2018), Contract Interpretation and more. Dr. Wolfgang Breyer chaired the event and was the keynote speaker on several topics over the course of this interesting and successful conference.
You can have a look for some impressions of the conferenz in a short video here.
8th International Society of Construction Law Conference in Chicago, USA
From September 26 – 28, 2018 The Society of Construction Law, North America, hosted the 8th International Society of Construction Law Conference in Chicago.
The conference focused on a variety of topics relating to the global practice of construction law, highlighting the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in construction today, with notable speakers from around the world. In particular, Dr. Wolfgang Breyer was a featured panelist in discussions on the varying approaches to international contract interpretation and on international comparative law and how choice of law can affect the disposition of a case.
Further information about the program of the 8th International Society of Construction Law Conference in Chicago can be found here.
ICLA Construction Law Conference Moscow 16-17 October 2018
The ICLA Moscow Conference 2018 (the 5th bi-annual ICLA Conference) will be a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the approaches of a diverse range of legal jurisdictions and families (including Russian, Chinese, French, German, English) to a wide range of topics in construction law.
For further Information about the conference click here: ICLA Conference Flyer — Moscow 2018.
Dr. Breyer invited by Prof. Huang: Lecture for students on FIDIC at the Southeastern University of Nanjing, with a focus on the adaptation of FIDIC contracts to national legal systems and national construction practice; Training for members of the Chinese construction industry on risk and avoidance of risk under international construction projects.
Southeast University Law School, Nanjing, China
Training: One Belt One Road – Analyse of risk and avoidance of risk under international construction projects
Date: 13. – 14. march 2018
Venue: Nanjing, China
Speaker: Dr. Breyer, Dr. Yu
Lecture: Application of FIDIC Contract in Civil Law countries
Dates: 14. march 2018
Venue: Southeast University Law School, Nanjing, China
Speaker: Dr. Breyer
Excerpt from the current seminars of Breyer Rechtsanwälte
Titel: Construction and architectural law
Place: Inhouse-Seminar in Stuttgart
Lec.: Dr. Breyer, Dr. Burdinski
Titel: The new construction contract law – civil engineering
Place: Inhouse-Seminar in Stuttgart
Lec.: Frau Frohwein, LL.M., Dr. Burdinski
Titel: Construction and architectural law
Place: Inhouse-Seminar in Stuttgart
Lec.: Dr. Burdinski
Titel: The new construction contract law 2018
Place: Inhouse-Seminar in Weilheim
Lec.: Dr. Burdinski
Titel: Claim management in connection with public construction contracts
Place: Inhouse-Seminar in Leinfelden-Echterdingen
Lec.: Dr. Burdinski
Current international lectures, courses and conferences
Preview of current international lectures, lectures and conferences by Breyer Rechtsanwälte
Southeast University Nanjing, China, 13.-14. March 2018
Dr. Breyer: Lecture on FIDIC at Southeast University Nanjing with a focus on construction law; Training on risks and avoidance measures of international construction law
Fifth Annual Conference of IACL, The International Double Bay, Australia, 12.-15. April 2018
Dr. Breyer: Participation as a Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Law
SCL Conference, Chicago, USA, 27.-29. September 2018
Dr. Breyer: Lecture on contract interpretation from the perspective of European civil law
ICLA Conference, Moscow State University, Russia, expected 15.-17. Oktober 2018
Dr. Breyer: Chairman, lecture (tbd)
Further information about the events and programs will follow shortly.
Conference: Improving Value Through Alliances, BIM & Collaborative Contracts by ICLA, King’s College, ASG and SCL
This conference provides a unique opportunity to evaluate how construction procurement can deliver better value through the use of alliances, BIM and collaborative contracts.
We bring together leading practitioners and thinkers from the UK and from around the world to assess the latest developments and to present case studies explaining how their models work, how they fit with legal requirements and what they can deliver.
THURSDAY 1st MARCH 2018 from 9.00 am.
The Great Hall, King’s Building, Strand Campus
Our speakers include:
Procuring for Value and the UK Construction Sector Deal
Ann Bentley, Lead on Supply Chain and Business Models, Construction Leadership Council
BIM and UK Housing after the Grenfell Tower disaster
Terry Stocks, Digital Built Britain, BIM Level 2 Group Delivery Director
Improving Value Through Strategic Procurement: the FAC-1 Framework Alliance Contract
Antony Silk, Optivo Housing Association and Neil Thody, Cameron Consulting
Contractor Leadership and Whole-Life Collaboration: Supply Chain Alliance case study
Nigel Owers, Kier Services Highways and Jason Russell, Surrey County Council
Assessing the NEC4 options: the NEC Alliance Contract and NEC cost reimbursement
Assad Maqbool, Trowers & Hamlins and Ronan Champion, Champion Pearce
Alliance procurement, BIM and German civil law
Wolfgang Breyer, Chair of ICLA and Prof. Stefan Leupertz, ex- German Supreme Court Judge
BIM, the law and alliances in Italy
Prof. Sara Valaguzza, University of Milan and Prof. Angelo Ciribini, University of Brescia
Funders’ views and the potential for alliances in Eastern Europe
Evgeny Smirnov, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Adriana Spassova, Bulgarian Society of Construction Law
Integrated project delivery and BIM in the USA and alliances in Brazil
Howard Ashcraft, Hanson Bridgett USA and John Oyama, Aroeira Salles, Brazil
SRA CPD scheme & BSB CPD (ref: 1546): 7 HOURS
Registration is at 9.00am and the conference is followed by a drinks reception at 6.00pm.
To book, please fill in the form of the enclosed Alliance Conference Flyer.
The Legal 500 Germany 2018
Breyer Rechtsanwälte is again recommended as one of the leading law firms by “The Legal 500 Germany 2018” in the field of “Construction Law (including Dispute Resolution)”.
The new Handbook of “The Legal 500 Germany 2018” will be published in November 2018.
New Juve law firm ranking published
The renowned publisher JUVE leads Breyer | Rechtsanwälte again as recommended in construction law . The very dynamic business development continues with reinforcements at the Frankfurt and Munich locations.
For further information:
ICLA CHINA CONFERENCE 2017 – A GREAT SUCCESS!
Dr Wolfgang Breyer (ICLA Chairman) led a 2 day ICLA conference in China (Beijing) on October 21-22 2017 dealing with “One Belt One Road: International Construction Law in Practice”. The ICLA China Conference was hosted by Peking University Law School and was very successful.
The ICLA Conference facilitated learning and discussion between international construction lawyers from all over the world. The conference also gave non-Chinese legal practitioners and other construction professionals the opportunity to increase their understanding of the specific legal and engineering issues involved in the One Belt One Road project.
For more information on the ICLA and the One Belt One Road Conference, please visit http://www.icl-assoc.com/, which will be updated with an in-depth review soon.
GERMANY’S BEST LAWYERS 2017
In „GERMANY’S BEST LAWYERS 2017“, published in June 2017 by Handelsblatt (Germany) in partnership with the renowned American publisher Best Lawyers, Dr. Wolfgang Breyer and Dr. Michael Burdinski were once again named amongst GERMANY’S BEST LAWYERS 2017 in construction law.
Everyone at Breyer Rechtsanwälte wholeheartedly congratulates both for their achievement.
It is the fifth time (2013-2017) that Dr. Breyer and the third time (2015-2017) that Dr. Burdinski have been named amongst GERMANY’S BEST LAWYERS 2017 in construction law.
Recruitment at the branch office in Frankfurt
Breyer Rechtsanwälte’s practice in Frankfurt has been strengthened; it will now be led by Mr. Sebastian Thomas.
He will be accompanied by three colleagues from his previous practice: Dr. iur Hannes Reiher, Stephanie Puma and Annika Kühne. As a result, the Frankfurt office will grow to seven lawyers.
Upcoming Workshops 2017
The goal of the seminars is to strengthen the legal knowledge of leaders and managers in the construction sector, in the areas of private construction law, architecture law and procurement law. The workshops also aim to profoundly increase participants’ knowledge of important issues in particularly important areas of construction law, for example, the law of construction contracts.
Construction Law IN STUTTGART
17. August 2017 – Workshop – Liability in Construction Contracts (Dr. Breyer)
24. August 2017 – Workshop – Pricing and Claims (Dr. Breyer)
14. August 2017 – 4th. International BBB-Congress, Stuttgart (Dr. Breyer) (german).
Inhouse-Seminare and Workshops
Naturally, we also offer these and other seminars in-house. These can be either offered to your employees in a generalist form, or they can be tailor-made to address the needs of particular projects and directed at particular project teams in a workshop setting.
The goal of the seminars is to improve the knowledge of leaders and managers in the construction sector, in the areas of private construction law, architecture law and procurement law. The workshops also aim to profoundly increase participants’ knowledge of important issues in particularly important areas of construction law, for example, the law of construction contracts. Since leaders and managers in the construction business regularly encounter aspects of other branches of law, including the law of contracts for the sale of goods, the law of contracts for work and materials, social law, insolvency law and employment law, we also cover relevant parts of those legal areas. We offer you and your business bespoke solutions, whether at your offices or at our practices, at times that suit you, for example fortnightly from 5pm to 7pm. In preliminary discussions with you, we would agree on themes that we would cover and set particular focuses for discussion.
Further information can be found under the seminar-tab.
ICLA Conference China 2017
ICLA Conference China 2017. Dr Wolfgang Breyer (ICLA Chairman) will be leading a 2 day ICLA conference in China (Beijing) dealing with “One Belt One Road: International Construction Law in Practice”. The ICLA China Conference will be hosted by Peking University Law School.
21-22 October 2017
It is with great pleasure that we announce the date of the bi-annual international construction law conference. Further details of the conference to follow.
Visit www.icl-assoc.com for more information.
Breyer | Rechtsanwälte is Law Firm of the Year
Breyer | Rechtsanwälte has won the JUVE Award Law Firm of the Year Construction. At the end of October 2016 the award was conferred by JUVE, the leading German law firm handbook.
One of the reasons the award was conferred to us is that we are having a truly international construction law practice advising clients in all parts of the globe on front and back-end construction.
We would like to thank all our clients for their trust and support and contributing to our great success in winning such a sought after award in Germany.
The decision which law firm is nominated and which is awarded is based on extensive research by the editorial department of the annual JUVE handbook. In the field of Construction Law, JUVE awards law firms that develop their practice in an outstandingly dynamical way.
Vacancy: We are looking for…
For our scope of activities in Germany and abroad we are looking for
for the location Stuttgart at the earliest opportunity.
You have excellent knowledge of the law, proven by an according graduation with honour (Prädikatsexamen). Furthermore you are highly motivated, you are working accurately, and have a convincing appearance. You understand scientifically and technically complex situations and know how to structure them. Our law firm offers highly interesting activities. We provide full-time employment in a professional working atmosphere with adequate salary. In our law firm, you will have the chance to assume responsibility for fascinating and remarkable high-quality clients in only a little while.
Are you interested? If so, we are looking forward to your written application which we would like you to send to Dr. Daniel Junk. You are also welcome to apply by e-mail email@example.com.