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Dr Wolfgang Breyer is an expert Construction lawyer advising leading Contractors, Engineers and Employers on some of the largest and most prominent construction and infrastructure projects (for e.g. wind parks, hydropower stations, roads and rails (tunnel and overland), offshore energy, power plants, etc.) in the Middle East, Asia, Africa and, of course, Europe.

Education and Admission:

· Bachelor of Law and Doctorate at Eberhard-Karls University, Tübingen, Germany

· Registered European lawyer in Vienna – Munich Chamber of Lawyers

· Legal clerkship at the Regional Court in Stuttgart

· Specialist lawyer in construction and architectural law

Areas of Expertise:

· Expert in International and German construction contracts (in particular FIDIC, PPC, VOB)

· Leader in International construction arbitration and litigation (ICC, DIS, LCIA, UNCITRAL and all other arbitration rules)

· Extensive representation in International adjudication and disputes resolution board under FIDIC contracts

· Construction risk management advice – providing On-Time | On-budget consulting advice for construction and major projects

Academic activities:

> Academic/Lecturing Activities (current):

· Established (and Practice Director) of Masters Program, “International Construction: Law and Practice” (MBE) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany)

· Founding member and Chairman of International Construction Law Association (ICLA)

· Founding member and Chairman of Anglo-German Construction Law Platform (AGCLP)

· Lecturer, Construction Law program, King´s College London (United Kingdom)

> Academic/Lecturing Activities (previous):

· 2011 – 2013: Creator and Practice Director (and visiting Professor) of the Masters Program “International Construction Law” (MLS/LL.M.) at the University of Vienna (Austria)

· 2005 – 2009: Lecturer at the University of Vienna

· Lecturer in Heidelberg´s and Freiburg´s Repetitonium


> Books:

· “Global Construction Law”, Author, Informa, to be released 2017 (English publication)

· Supplementary to “Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts”, contributor, Sweet & Maxwell 2015 (English publication)

· “International construction contract law – FIDIC”, Handbook in Construction Contract Law and Construction Liability Law, MANZsche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung, 2012 (German publication)

· “Construction Company Handbook”, Ediditor, Vieweg Verlag (Wiesbaden, Germany)

> Journals and Articles (latest examples):

· “Money the lifeblood of Construction“: Securing Payment under German Law”, Construction Law Journal, 2015

· “Comparison of treatment of claims for extension of time and compensation under FIDIC Red Book Form according to Civil Law and Common Law jurisdictions”, Society of Construction Law, 2013

· “Fair and Reasonable: the Determination of Prices for Variations in FIDIC Contracts”, Construction Law Journal, Issue 1, 2013

· “FIDIC Red Book: The issue of the enforceability of “appealed” DAB decisions”, Zeitschrift für das Recht des Bauwesens, October 2012 (German journal)

· “Claiming and Determining Prolongations Costs under German Law”, Society of Construction Law, Paper No. D138, August 2012

· “Introduction to International Construction Contract Law – FIDIC”, Zeitschrift für das Recht des Bauwesens, 4/2012 (German journal)

· “Defects Liability after the Contract has been Terminated by the Contractor”,
International Construction Law Review, Volume 28, Part 3, July 2011

· “Legal consequences of variations of execution deadlines tendered in the letter of award”, Vergaberecht 2006, together with Burdinski (German journal)

· “A proposal for dealing with Client orders during the Construction Period”, Baurecht 2006, 1222 ff. (German journal)

· “§ 641 Abs. 2 BGB – Durchgriffsfälligkeit oder Durchgriffszahlungspflicht“, Baurecht 2004, 1066, together with Bohn (German journal)

· “Legal issues in monitoring quality during the construction process”, Baurecht 2004, 401 ff., together with Neyheusel (German journal)

· “Quality control during the construction process – Technical implementation and legal classification”, VDI Jahreszeitschrift, Jahrbuch 2003, Bautechnik, together with Haide (German journal)

· “Once again: The effectiveness of requesting a guarantee at first request in General Terms and Conditions in Construction Contracts”, Baurecht 2001, 1192, together with Zwecker (German journal)

· “Effect of a new BGH jurisdiction on the capacity to be a party of the civil-law partnership on the special jurisdiction in cases for payment”, Baurecht 2001, 705, together with Zwecker (German journal)

· “Remuneration of other services according to § 1 Nr. 4 S. 2 VOB/B”, Baurecht 1999, 320 (German journal)

· “A common bad habit? Necessary content required for an affidavit in the taking of evidence”, Baurecht 1999, 320 (German journal)

International Seminar Presentations (English)

> IBC Legal, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom): “Construction Law Summer School” London (United Kingdom): (4-7 Sep 2015)

> IBC Legal, “Construction Law: Contracts & Dispute Management” London (United Kingdom): (Jun/Jul 2015)

> IBC Legal, “27th Annual FIDIC Users Conference” (United Kingdom), Workshop on “Comparison of approaches between the Civil and Common law jurisdictions” (1- 4 Dec 2014)

> IBC Legal, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom): “Construction Law Summer School” London (United Kingdom): (1- 4 Sep 2014)

> IBC Legal, “Construction Law: Contracts & Dispute Management” London (United Kingdom): (Jun 2014)

> IBC Legal, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (United Kingdom): “Construction Law Summer School” (3 – 5 Sep 2013)

> IBC Legal, London (United Kingdom): “Construction Law: Contracts & Dispute Management” (21 & 22 May 2013)

> University of Reading, Reading (United Kingdom): “Quantification of Claims in International Contracting” (6 Feb 2013)

> SCL, London (United Kingdom): “Disruption Evaluation” (5 Feb 2013)

> Oxford University, Oxford, and King’s College, London (United Kingdom) – “The Gap in FIDIC 20.7” (9 – 11 Sep 2012)

> Performed over 100 FIDIC in-house seminar globally for leading international and national companies


· Rated in “Best Lawyers International” (2014, 2015 and 2016) - Construction Lawyers in Germany

· Rated in Legal 500 (2014 and 2015) and Chambers & Partners (2014/2015)

· Rated in Kanzleien in Deutschland (2014) and JUVE Handbuch (2014/2015)


  • Flughafenstra├če 32
    Stuttgart 70629


  • English
  • German


  • Access Capital (Paris) - Advisory Consultant
  • Anglo-German Construction Law Platform - Chairman
  • German Bar Association - Member
  • International Construction Law Association - Chairman
  • Society of Construction Law (UK) - Member
  • University of Stuttgart (Scientific Board) - Co-director

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Germany 2023 for work in:

  • Construction Law

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