The realisation of construction projects is always a complex and multi-layered process. The legal relationships of those involved in the construction, such as the client, project manager, architect, specialist planner, contractor, etc., require careful regulation. The due date of services and payments, the acceptance of construction services, the existence and limitation of claims for defects – facts and circumstances must always be legally structured and assessed and decisions of legal relevance must be made.
With every major construction project, changes arise as construction progresses, and additional services are often required. The question always arises as to whether this results in claims for remuneration – usually referred to as “supplements”.
Few construction projects will be completed in the planned construction time. The consequences are reciprocal claims, additional payment claims due to extended construction time by the contractor, claims for damages by the client due to delay, etc. All of this requires a legal assessment and regulation.
We have decades of experience in this field. We cooperate with legal departments of various large German construction companies, also in the field of technical building systems (TGA), technical building management (TGM) and facility management (FM).
We advise on individual legal issues, but also supervise complete construction projects. We are active in court disputes as well as in conflict resolution proceedings such as conciliation, mediation and arbitration.
We try to avoid litigation in the interests of our clients. Attorney Engellandt is entered in the list of mediators and arbitrators of the working group for private construction and real estate law in the German Bar Association (DAV).