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Wolfgang Breyer

Dr. Jur. Wolfgang Breyer – Pioneer in bringing Civil and Common Construction Law together

Dr Wolfgang Breyer is a leading German and International Construction lawyer and founder of Breyer Rechtsanwälte – one of the only the specialist Construction Law firms with offices located across Europe (Germany, Austria and Romania). Dr Breyer has been a pioneer in bringing together the Civil and Common law jurisdictions and acknowledged as one of the world’s most experienced International Construction lawyers with particular expertise in FIDIC forms of contract.

Dr Breyer’s experience is far-reaching where he advises most of Germany’s largest Contractors on construction and infrastructure projects worldwide. Additionally, he advises (and has advised) Employers and Engineers globally on countless projects throughout all phases of development from project inception to claims management. Moving into disputes, Dr Breyer has an impeccable reputation for representing clients in International Arbitration and Adjudication proceedings. Finally, Dr Breyer is an experienced (and often recommended) Adjudicator and Arbitrator for both German and International construction disputes.

In academia Dr Breyer has been at the forefront of bringing together the different systems from around the globe on Construction Law in particular the Civil and Common law. Dr Breyer established (and is a lecturer in) the Masters programme ”International Construction: Law and Practice” at the University of Stuttgart (MBE). Additionally, he is a lecturer for the Civil law module of international construction law programme at King’s College in London. The list goes on with Dr Breyer establishing (and being Chairman of) both the Anglo-German Construction Law Platform (AGCLP) and International Construction Law Association (ICLA).

Internationally known as a FIDIC expert he has performed countless in-house seminars sharing his extensive practical and theoretical knowledge of FIDIC standard-form contracts with international construction and engineering firms. Dr Breyer also contributes habitually to leading Construction Law publications and seminars worldwide.

 


Contact Information

  breyer@breyer-rechtsanwaelte.de
   +49 711 341 8000


Education

  • 1990 – 1995 – Bachelor of Law at University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 1995 – 1996 – Doctorate at University of Tübingen, Germany


Publications & conferences

Books

  • Global Construction Law”, Author, Informa 2017 (English publication)
  • Supplementary to “Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts”, contributor, Sweet & Maxwell 2015 (English publication)
  • Internationales Bauvertragsrecht – FIDIC“, Kapitel in: „Handbuch Bauvertrags- und Bauhaftungsrecht“, MANZsche Verlags- und Universitätsbuchhandlung, 2012
  • Unternehmerhandbuch Bau“, Herausgeber, 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: Zur Problematik der Vollstreckbarerklärung von „angefochtenen“ DAB-Entscheidungen“, Zeitschrift für das Recht des Bauwesens, Oktober 2012
  • Claiming and Determining Prolongations Costs under German Law”, Society of Construction Law, Paper No. D138, August 2012
  • Einführung „Internationales Bauvertragsrecht – FIDIC“, Zeitschrift für das Recht des Bauwesens, 4/2012
  • FIDIC Red Book: Zur Problematik der Vollstreckbarerklärung von „angefochtenen“ DAB-Entscheidungen“, Zeitschrift für das Recht des Bauwesens, 3/2012
  • Defects Liability after the Contract has been Terminated by the Contractor”,
    International Construction Law Review, Volume 28, Part 3, July 2011
  • Rechtsfolgen der Änderung von ausgeschriebenen Ausführungsfristen im Zuschlagsschreiben“, Vergaberecht 2006, zusammen mit Burdinski
  • Ein Vorschlag zur Behandlung von Anordnungen des Auftraggebers zur Bauzeit“, Baurecht 2006, 1222 ff.
  • „§ 641 Abs. 2 BGB – Durchgriffsfälligkeit oder Durchgriffszahlungspflicht“, Baurecht 2004, 1066, zusammen mit Bohn
  • Rechtsfragen bei der Baubegleitenden Qualitätsüberwachung“, Baurecht 2004, 401 ff. zusammen mit Neyheusel
  • Baubegleitende Qualitätskontrolle – Technische Durchführung und rechtliche Einordnung“, VDI Jahreszeitschrift, Jahrbuch 2003, Bautechnik, zusammen mit Haide
  • Nochmals: Zur Frage der Wirksamkeit der Vereinbarung einer Bürgschaft auf erstes Anfordern in Allgemeinen Geschäftsbedingungen auf Basis einer Gesamtbetrachtung der betroffenen Rechtsverhältnisse“, Baurecht 2001, 1192, zusammen mit Zwecker
  • Auswirkung der neuen BGH-Rechtsprechung zur Parteifähigkeit der Gesellschaft des bürgerlichen Rechts auf den besonderen Gerichtsstand bei Werklohnklagen“, Baurecht 2001, 705, zusammen mit Zwecker
  • Die Vergütung von anderen Leistungen nach § 1 Nr. 4 S. 2 VOB/B“, Baurecht 1999, 320
  • Eine heute weit verbreitete Unsitte? Zum notwendigen Inhalt einer eidesstattlichen Versicherung im Rahmen des selbständigen Beweisverfahrens“, Baurecht 1999, 320

 
Lectures and presentations(latest examples)

  • Current – Established (and Practice Director of) the Masters Programme, “International Construction: Law and Practice” (MBE) at the University of Stuttgart (Germany)
  • Current – Lecturer for the Construction Law program at the King´s College London (United Kingdom)
  • Current – Lead presenter for IBC Legal conferences on Civil and Common Construction Law since 2012
  • 2011 – 2013: Established (and visiting Professor) of the Masters Programme “International Construction Law” (MLS/LL.M.) at the University of Vienna (Austria)
  • 2005 – 2009: Lecturer at the University of Vienna – Construction Law


Qualifications & memberships

  • Registered European lawyer – Vienna
  • Munich Chamber of Lawyers – Germany
  • Founding member and Chairman of International Construction Law Association (ICLA)
  • Founding member and Chairman of Anglo-German Construction Law Platform (AGCLP)
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