Sustainability & Building


Opportunities and challenges for our clients

The topic of sustainability is also becoming increasingly important in the construction industry. In particular, renewable energy sources for the supply of electricity and heat to buildings are becoming increasingly important. Also, and especially for public buildings.

This is not least due to the fact that the federal and state governments grant subsidies for certain (e.g., heating) projects. As a rule, the first step is to work out conceivable alternatives in order to establish a decision-making basis for subsequent implementation. To this end, engineering firms are initially commissioned to carry out feasibility studies.

As part of the realisation of the planned measure, the most suitable concept for the respective client must then be selected, such as contracting models, own responsibility extensions, etc.

As the funding programs and the associated funding regulations change regularly, it is important to keep an eye on current developments at all times.

Our legal services at a glance

Rödl & Partner has been advising clients from a wide range of sectors for many years on all legal issues relating to the construction of property. 

Our multidisciplinary team also represents national and international clients in all disputes before the courts.

Our legal service portfolio in detail

  • Depending on the project/needs: Drafting of customised construction contracts in accordance with VOB/BGB or drafting of sample contracts for a variety of applications; in doing so, we keep an eye on the typical stumbling blocks in construction processes such as schedules, adherence to deadlines and enforcement as well as sustainability
  • Drafting architectural contracts taking sustainability aspects into account
  • Preparing and supporting acceptance processes, e.g. for PV systems
  • Enforcement of our clients' rights even after acceptance, e.g. judicial or extrajudicial assertion/defence of warranty claims
  • Examination of remuneration/contract claims
  • Dealing with concerns and obstructions
  • Legal advice during construction, representation in court disputes, out-of-court settlement negotiations or proceedings to preserve evidence
  • Support for public-private partnerships (PPP/PPP) 
  • For public clients: dovetailing of procurement and contract law (advice "from a single source")
  • Advice on subsidy law.


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Dr. Julia Müller


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