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Dr. Thomas Markpert


CMS Hasche Sigle
Augustusplatz 9
04109 Leipzig
Languages German, English

Thomas Markpert concentrates on private construction and architects law as well as on procurement law, with a focus on advising clients during complex construction projects (incl. all public law matters), on construction contracts and claim management. He also covers all construction law issues in the context of real estate transactions. In his procurement law work, Thomas advises bidders as well as the public sector during all phases of the procurement process.

Thomas started his legal career with a medium-sized commercial law firm in 2007 and joined CMS in 2013. He has been a counsel since 2020.

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Relevant experience

  • Advising and representing the contractor of a major steel hydraulics construction project over several years (construction of a lock chamber at the North Sea and Baltic canal)
  • Representing the owner and principal of a race track in the defence against claims for supplementary work (particularly claims based on additional time required for completion and claims for damages)
  • Providing procurement law advice to a company owned by the city in the context of the planning and implementation of a major construction project
  • Advising public sector authorities on the award of planning and construction work
  • Advising the operator of a factory for production of cements and clinker brick (plant engineering and construction)
  • Providing procurement law advice to a bidder for the planning and construction of bridges erected as a steel structure
  • Providing ongoing advice on construction and real estate law to an insurance company
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  • Kommentierung (Commentary on:) §§ 180, 181 GWB (German Act against Restraints of Competition), §§ 4, 12, 12a VOB/A (German Regulation on the Award of Public Construction Work Contracts), §§ 4, 12, 12a VOB/A-EU, §§ 14, 37, 38, 39, 40 VgV (German Public Procurement Regulation), §§ 8, 27, 28, 29, 30, 53 UVgO (German Regulation on the Award of Public Sub-Threshold Service Contracts), § 3 VOL/A (German Regulation on the Award of Contracts for Services), Vergaberecht (Procurement Law), overall commentary on public procurement law, publisher: Kohlhammer, 2nd edition (expected release date: spring 2019)
  • Nutzungsuntersagung bei formeller Illegalität (Prohibition of use in case of formal unlawfulness), comments on the decision by the Higher Administrative Court of Magdeburg of 10 April 2018, court ref.: 2 M 6/18, juris Praxisreport Öffentliches Baurecht, edition September 2018
  • Der Drittschutz im Hochwasserschutz (Third party protection in flood control), comments on the decision by the Federal Administrative Court of 19 December 2017, court ref.: 7 A 6/1, juris Praxisreport Öffentliches Baurecht, edition July 2018
  • Eilrechtsschutz gegen eine immissionsschutzrechtliche Änderungsgenehmigung: Nachbarklage gegen Änderungsgenehmigung zum Betrieb einer Feuerungsanlage für den Einsatz von Biomasse (Summary relief against a change authorisation under immission control law: action filed by a neighbour against a change authorisation for operation of a heating system using biomass), comments on the decision by the Higher Administrative Court of Bautzen of 8 January 2018, court ref.: 4 B 102/17, juris Praxisreport Öffentliches Baurecht, edition April 2018
  • Immissionsschutzrechtliche Genehmigung zur Errichtung und des Betriebs von Windenergieanlagen (Permit for the Construction and Operation of Windmills under Immission Control Law), comments on the decision by the Higher Administrative Court of Munster of 5 September 2017, court ref.: 8 A 1125/142014, juris Praxisreport Öffentliches Baurecht, edition January 2018
  • Besondere Leistungen werden nicht immer zusätzlich vergütet (Additional Services Are Not Always Remunerated), commentary on the decision issued by the German Federal Court of Justice on 10 April 2014, court file: VII ZR 144/12, Der Bauunternehmer, October 2014
  • Kommentierung der §§ 1, 1 EG, 2, 3, 3 EG VOB/A (Commentary on §§ 1, 1 EG, 2, 3, 3 EG VOB/A), VERIS Online-Kommentar zur VOB/A, (VERIS Online Commentary on the German Award of Public Construction Work Contracts Act), forum vergabe, publisher: Bundesanzeiger, status: February 2013, co-author: Dr Christian Braun
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Lectures list

  • Giving regular training to construction firms, planning and engineering companies, project developers and housing associations
  • Giving regular lectures at the Leipzig Chamber of Crafts
  • Introduction into the new German construction law, Leipzig Chamber of Crafts
  • The new German construction law, informative meeting at Leipzig Chamber of Crafts
  • Examination and evaluation of bids from A to Z with practical examples, vhw seminar, Berlin and Leipzig
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  • 2007: Second state examination in law
  • 2005 - 2006: Research assistant at the University of Goettingen
  • Trainee lawyer in Leipzig
  • 2005: First state examination in law
  • 2002 - 2005: Part-time work for CMS
  • 2002 - 2005: Part-time work for the University of Leipzig
  • 2000 - 2004: Law studies at the University of Leipzig
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