THE LEGAL 500 DEUTSCHLAND 2021 – Breyer Rechtsanwälte awarded in “TOP TIER”
This year, Breyer Rechtsanwälte have been awarded as “TOP LAW FIRM” (“TOP TIER”) by THE LEGAL 500 GERMANY 2021. AAL Dr. Breyer, AAL Dr. Burdinski, AAL Frohwein, AAL Verdugo Morales, AAL Dr. Regul as well as AAL Thomas are recommended by name. Please read the evaluation of THE LEGAL 500 below.
CONSTRUCTION LAW (INCLUDING DISPUTE RESOLUTION) IN GERMANY
TIER 1 LAW FIRM
The internationally well-connected boutique firm BREYER RECHTSANWÄLTE can point to an impressively international and multifaceted portfolio of clients, which, in addition to construction-related advice to primarily private construction companies and public clients on large-scale building and civil engineering projects, also includes adjudication proceedings and international arbitration proceedings. The team is frequently called upon in connection with federal construction projects such as embassies and also handles an impressively high number of cooperatively executed construction projects as well as cross-border construction projects under FIDIC guidelines. For example, Wolfgang Breyer, who is experienced in alternative methods of execution, advises together with Michael Burdinski and Mario Verdugo Morales on contractual and project-related aspects of the Bundestag extension on the basis of an integrated project execution contract. Burdinski is regarded as an expert in private construction law and is also frequently involved in wage and hour litigation on major construction projects. Angelika Frohwein focuses on private construction law as well as architectural law.
Partners (“Recommended Lawyers 2021”):
Personal awards from THE LEGAL 500 DEUTSCHLAND 2021:
Dr. Wolfgang Breyer
Recommended in Kanzleimonitor 2020/2021
In the 8th edition of the recently published Kanzleimonitor, a Germany-wide empirical survey of legal departments and in-house lawyers, our two colleagues, Angelika Frohwein, LL.M. Eur. and Dr Christian Kruska, were recommended by name for the third time in a row. The law firm is pleased about the further awards in its own ranks and thankful for the trustful cooperation.
JUVE HANDBOOK 2020/2021
The specialist publisher JUVE also lists Breyer Rechtsanwälte as a recommended law firm in construction law in its 2020/2021 handbook. Dr. Breyer is again one of the “leading senior lawyers in construction law”. Dr. Burdinski is again highlighted as a “frequently recommended lawyer” of the firm in construction law.
This year’s JUVE publisher once again emphasises Dr. Breyer’s essential role and his “great and long-standing commitment in connection with IPD multi-party agreements. The firm advises 2 of the largest German projects to be realised according to this innovative model. This has also convinced new clients, so that Rewe and Bayer now want to realise some of their new building projects according to these standards. In addition, the firm managed to place this issue with the federal government. It has now been mandated for the extension of the Bundestag, which is also to be implemented according to a model with partnering elements.” (translated)
The law firm Breyer Rechtsanwälte says thank you for your recommendations and the trustful and good cooperation.
FOCUS-SPEZIAL: Breyer Rechtsanwälte again “GERMANY’S TOP LAWYERS” in construction law
According to the latest survey by FOCUS-SPEZIAL “Germany’s Top Lawyers” in September 2020, Breyer Rechtsanwälte is again one of Germany’s top commercial law firms in the field of “Construction Law”.
Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020
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. Dr. Breyer has been continuously listed in the ranking since 2013, Dr. Burdinski since 2016. Breyer Rechtsanwälte are listed in the overall ranking as recommended law firm 2020 for construction law.
The LEGAL 500 Deutschland 2020 – Awards in all categories
Breyer Rechtsanwälte are again ranked as “Leading Firm 2020” in the field of “Real Estate- and Construction Law – Construction Law (including dispute resolution)”, Dr. Breyer again in the category “Leading Individual 2020”, Ms. Frohwein, LL.M. EUR. in the category “Next Generation Lawyer 2020” and Dr. Kruska in the category “Rising Star 2020”.
Recommended in Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020
AAL Angelika Frohwein, LL.M. Eur. and AAL Dr. Christian Kruska were – as in the previous year – again recommended by name in the German law firm study “Kanzleimonitor 2019/2020” for the areas of Real Estate & Construction Law. The law firm Breyer Rechtsanwälte would like to thank you very much for your recommendations and your trust in our lawyers.
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.
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.
GERMANY’S BEST LAWYERS 2019
For the 11th time in a row, the Best Lawyers Ranking for the best lawyers has been published today, 28.06.2019. The law firm Breyer has again performed well. Dr. Breyer and Dr. Burdinski have again been awarded as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the field of construction law.
FOCUS-SPECIAL “GERMANY’S TOP LAWYERS” 2018
According to the latest survey by FOCUS-SPEZIAL “Germany’s Top Lawyers” in September 2018, Breyer Rechtsanwälte is again one of Germany’s top commercial law firms in the field of “construction law”.
GERMANY’S BEST LAWYERS 2018
Also in 2018 Dr. Wolfgang Breyer (for the 6th time) and Dr. Michael Burdinski (for the 4th time) were awarded by the Handelsblatt and the renowned cooperation partner, US publisher Best Lawyers, as one of Germany’s best lawyers in the field of construction law.
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)”.
Juve Handbook 2018/2019
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.
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.
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.
BREYER RECHTSANWÄLTE is law firm of the year
Year after Year, this firm succeeds in expanding and diversifying its client base. Once a traditional advisor for general contractors, it is now well established on the commissioning side. Breyer is also active outside the construction sector, e.g. for WMF.
At the same time, project developers in particular are engaging the firm at earlier phases of the planning process, which means Breyer is increasingly providing advice on strategic and structural questions. The Frankfurt office is also developing well: founded in 2014, it now boasts high-level clients and a growing staff. Another strategic win.
Breyer is more active in international construction projects than its rivals. From subways to production plants, the firm is working on several large projects in the Gulf region. Respect for its “extremely good international connections” is palpable in the market. The expertise of name partner Dr Wolfgang Breyer is also excellent in “partnering”, an alternative implementation method for construction plans, similar to Building Information Modeling. The firm has an optimal structure for this new development. If Breyer manages to raise the profile of other attorneys in addition to Breyer, whom competitors praise as a “strong negotiation partner”, there will be no stopping this outfit.
Dr Wolfgang Breyer
(„extremely good international connections”, competitor, “pleasant negotiating partner”, competitor)
Dr Michael Burdinski
(“very good construction lawyer”, competitor)
Leading partners in Construction (age 50 and under)
Comment: A respected firm in construction law that recently expanded its client portfolio. Breyer is increasingly active at the early stages of planning and development for project developers. Its activity is no longer limited to construction issues, but also covers strategic and structural aspects. Clients also benefit from the firm’s high level of competence in alternative methods of project implementation. Breyer recently gained a number of well-known clients from outside the construction industry on the contracting side (e.g. WMF). Name partner Breyer is the face of the firm’s increasing international activity, which has impressed competitors. The team gained new clients in the Gulf region, this time for a construction of a production plant. The firm has also responded to demand with new hires such as construction law partner Gero Wähner from local Frankfurt outfit Buhlmann & Kollegen.
Development potential: The new Frankfurt office opening in 2014 was a good move. It has expanded business and raised the firm’s reputation throughout Germany. It is still the case, however, that the Stuttgart partners are the most visible in the market.
Recommended: Dr Wolfgang Breyer (extremely good international connections”, competitor, “pleasant negotiating partner”, competitor), Dr Michael Burdinski (“very good construction lawyer”, competitor).
Practice: All-round construction advice and litigation. Architect’s law. Project advice (esp. for commissioners, often large scale). Increasingly international client base. Occasional advice on commercial rent law, real estate, public procurement. (6 partners, 10 associates, plus offices in Vienna and Bucharest)
- WMF on restructuring of logistics branch and property contracts;
- Heilbronn national garden show for contracting body incl. public procurement
- PPG Architectural Coatings on construction of factory building in Saudi Arabia;
- litigation for Ulm university hospital
- litigation for TÜV Süd.
Best Lawyers International 2016
Dr. Breyer and Dr. Burdinski have again been awarded Leading Lawyers in the field of Construction Law by Best Lawyers (8th edition 2016).
JUVE Handbook 2015/2016
Comment: This respected firm in construction law has built on its dynamic development of last year. By opening an office in Frankfurt, the Stuttgart-based firm expanded its client base and its existing relationships.
Traditionally focused on general contractors, the firm is increasingly active on the side of contracting bodies. Although individual conflicts of interest may arise, the firm has won over some well-known clients, such as an auto manufacturer regarding worldwide projects. This instruction also demonstrates the firm’s growing international activity. The firm is already represented in the Gulf region, where an instruction in Dubai recently led to follow-on work. Breyer also joined the Global Construction Infrastructure Legal Alliance in June, a network for international construction firms. This has not escaped the notice of competitors: “A very good and highly active firm,” said one. Thanks to the firm’s successful expansion throughout Germany, lawyers in addition to the well-known Breyer have an opportunity to raise their profiles in the market.
Development potential: The firm is putting out feelers toward asset management, which is increasingly in demand from real estate developers. This could be a strategically important step toward establishing a position on the contracting and investor side.
Recommended: Dr. Wolfgang Breyer (“a very good construction lawyer and pleasant negotiation partner”, competitor).
Practice: All-round construction advice, also litigation. Architects’ law. Project advice, esp. to contractors on large projects. Occasional advice on commercial rent law, real estate, public procurement. Client base is increasingly international. (6 partners, 8 associates, plus offices in Vienna and Bucharest)
Clients: WMF on restructuring logistics branch and property contracts; Heilbronn national garden show for contracting body incl. public procurement; auto manufacturer on several global projects; planner on a subway in Doha; Tüv Süd in litigation.
Best Lawyers 2015
Dr. Wolfgang Breyer and Dr. Michael Burdinski have been awarded as two of the 40 Leading Experts in the field „Construction law in Germany“.
Best Lawyers – an American legal specialist publisher – annually awards the Top-Lawyers of the World. The Best Lawyers ranking of the Best German Lawyers has been published in July 2015 in “Handelsblatt” (German commercial journal).
Chambers & Partners, Europe 2015
Clients praise Wolfgang Breyer of Breyer Rechtsanwälte for his `elexibility and availability in urgent situations.` His practice covers architectural and engineering law as well as international construction matters. Breyer is particularly well regarded in the Stuttgart area.
Juve Handbook 2014/2015
This Stuttgart-based firm, which is respected for its private construction practice, has carved out a position nationwide and opened an office in Frankfurt to drive further growth in international work.
Breyer often accompanies its clients overseas, e.g. in Dubai, and it won the pitch for the restoration of the Austrian parliament. Breyer also widened its client base and generated follow-on work from first-time instructions. Breyer’s Stuttgart team raised its headcount in reaction to the growth in work. In Munich, the firm welcomed two former Kapellmann partners who had worked in their own firm for some years.
By launching an office in Frankfurt the firm demonstrated that it no longer operates solely in south Germany. To raise its visibility, Breyer should not focus entirely on international efforts, but instead look to improve its profile across Germany.
All-round advice on construction projects, also litigation. Architects’ law. Project advice mainly to construction companies, esp. contractors, frequently large projects. Increasingly international instructions. Occasionally commercial rent law, real estate, public procurement. (6 partners, 11 associates; plus offices in Vienna and Bucharest)
Advice to contracting body concerning Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn incl. public procurement; planner on subway batch in Doha; litigation for Tüv Süd; project company on extension of Neue Messe Stuttgart.