Infrastructure & Projects Lawyers

One of Germany’s leading providers of legal advice on infrastructure projects

Complexity and diversity are key features of infrastructure projects and their financing. CMS Germany offers you legal advice that delivers efficient support for complex construction and development projects by applying innovative practical solutions.

With more than 80 lawyers, our Infrastructure and Projects sector group is among the largest of its kind in Germany. As such, we have in-depth knowledge of all aspects of infrastructure projects and their financing.

We combine size with experience and specialist knowledge

Our sector group offers scale combined with the high-quality legal advice that is typical of CMS. All the lawyers have wide-ranging knowledge of the infrastructure field, backed by many years' experience in the development and financing of large-scale projects.

From solar park to airport – we have the legal expertise

Our expertise covers the financing of infrastructure projects in all relevant areas:

  • Energy (in particular solar and wind power plants)
  • Transport (in particular motorways, roads, ports, shipping, railways and airports)
  • Other sectors (especially industrial plants and construction)

Our national and international client base includes project developers, financial institutions and investors, the public sector, construction companies and infrastructure users. We advise them on all aspects of preparing, structuring, financing and implementing infrastructure projects.

Lawyers from multiple practice areas advise on your infrastructure project

You will be assisted by a legal team that brings together expertise covering all the relevant areas of law: public procurement, construction, real estate, public law, banking and finance, as well as bank regulation law. Lawyers from other areas, such as employment, insurance and tax law, are called in as needed.

Service portfolio

We provide support for:

  • Legal design of projects
  • Structuring, preparation and assistance with invitations to tender and contract award
  • Reviewing and negotiating all relevant project contracts and assessing legal risks
  • Obtaining official permits and approvals (particularly under the German Federal Building Code (BauGB), German Emission Control Act (BImSchG))
  • Reviewing and negotiating finance and collateral agreements
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Dr. Ulrike Glueck
Man­aging Part­ner
Head of Corporate Practice Area Group and TMC Sector Group
China, Shanghai
Ulrike Glück is a renowned China expert and one of the leading lawyers advising German and international companies on M&A transactions and restructuring projects in China. After practicing law in Germany...
Matthias Kuß
Dr. Matthias Kuß
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt, Notary Public | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Berlin
Matthias Kuss advises German and international investors on the structuring of real estate transactions (asset and share deals) as well as on real estate portfolio development and optimisation in...
Dr. Hermann Müller, LL.M. (The University of Edinburgh)
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
Hermann Müller specialises in public commercial law and advises his clients on foreign trade, public planning and building law, state aid, infrastructure projects, procurement, public law contracts...
Jens Neitzel
Dr. Jens Neitzel
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Munich
Jens Neitzel advises German as well as internationally operating companies in regulated industries, particularly in the telecoms, postal, rail and media sectors. Drawing on his proven regulatory...
Marc Riede
Dr. Marc Riede
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Hamburg
With a focus on project, real estate, acquisition and asset finance, Marc Riede advises German and international banks, leasing companies and investors on financing and leasing transactions. His...
Dirk Rodewoldt
Dr. Dirk Rodewoldt, MRICS
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Stuttgart
Dirk Rodewoldt advises German and international investors on project developments and real estate investments. He has special expertise in planning and environmental law, approval proceedings, urban...
Katrin Rohr-Suchalla
Dr. Katrin Rohr-Suchalla
Part­ner
Rechtsanwältin
Germany, Stuttgart
Katrin Rohr-Suchalla specialises in private construction law and all legal aspects pertaining to architects and engineers. Her clients include general contractors, developers, public authorities,...
Markus M. Pfaff
Dr. Markus M. Pfaff
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Head of Banking & Finance Group, CMS Germany
Germany, Frankfurt
Markus Pfaff specialises in finance transactions and restructuring, with a focus on acquisition and corporate finance as well as real estate and asset finance (aircrafts). He also advises on non-performing...
Axel Dippmann
Axel Dippmann
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt
Germany, Berlin
Axel Dippmann has long-standing experience as a finance lawyer, working both on the lender and borrower side. He specialises in high-volume syndicated loans for corporates, acquisition financing...
Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Dr. Christian Scherer-Leydecker
Part­ner
Rechtsanwalt | Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht (Certified lawyer for procurement law) | Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Certified lawyer for administrative law)
Germany, Cologne
Christian Scherer-Leydecker has more than 20 years experience advising on environmental and planning, PPP, procurement and other public law issues. His clients include project developers, operators...