Edith Rautenbach is a partner at MKRG, where she advises clients on all aspects of public and private construction law, real-estate law and public commercial law. Her expertise also includes forensic research activities.

She has extensive expertise in providing advisory and support services to mid-sized and large enterprises in the construction industry, architects and engineers as well as developers and investors. In the field of real-estate and construction law she focuses on legal support for construction projects in the civil engineering and plant engineering field. In public commercial law, for which she takes lead responsibility at MKRG, her main services involve construction planning and building regulations law, land use law, emissions-prevention law, monument protection law, neighbourhood law, levies and charges law, rights of way and public contract law.

Edith Rautenbach is a founding partner of MKRG. Prior to that she worked from 1990 onwards with other corporate law firms, since 1995 as a partner.

Fields of operation

  • Advising and supporting developers, planners and service providers
  • Advice on the development of building projects
  • Advice on the drafting of contracts for building projects
  • Legal support for ongoing construction projects
  • Advice and support on planning permission hearings
  • Advice and support relating to land use hearings
  • Advice and support on construction permit proceedings
  • Advice on commercial and private letting
  • Drawing up of legal appraisals
  • Representation in court cases, arbitration and evidence proceedings

Legal fields

  • Real-estate and construction law
  • Architectural law
  • Commercial tenancy law
  • Public commercial law
  • Construction planning and building regulations law
  • Land use law
  • Emissions prevention law
  • Monument protection law
  • Neighbourhood law
  • Municipal law
  • Legislation on levies
  • Rights of way
  • Public contract law


  • German
  • English


  • Düsseldorf Bar Association
  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (German Association of Lawyers)
  • ARGE Baurecht im DAV (Construction Law Working Group of the German Association of Lawyers)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht e.V. (German Association for Construction Law)
  • Bauindustrieverband NRW e.V. (Building Industry Association of North Rhine Westphalia) (cooperation)
  • Forum Vergabe e.V. (Public Procurement Forum)
  • ICC (ICC Deutschland e.V.)
  • ARGE Verwaltungsrecht im DAV (Working Group on Administrative Law)


  • Construction of Lanxess Arena (Cologne)
  • Construction of CentrO shopping mall (Oberhausen)
  • Construction of Siegen shopping centre (Siegen)
  • Construction of Space Park leisure park (Bremen)
  • Construction of Grand Hotel am Dom (Erfurt)
  • Construction of QUIAGEN production unit (Hilden)
  • Construction of Highlight Towers (Munich)
  • Construction of E.ON AG head office (Düsseldorf)
  • Construction of E.ON Ruhrgas AG offices (Essen)
  • Construction of Kapuzinergraben multiplex (Aachen)
  • Construction of bank and offices (Luxemburg)
  • Construction of IKB housing project, Am Bonneshof (Düsseldorf)
  • Construction of extension to LDS NRW with computer centre (Düsseldorf)
  • Construction of Marktplatz arcades (Wevelinghoven)
  • Construction of fire station (Wevelinghoven)
  • Construction of outdoor pool HILDORADO (Hilden)
  • Construction of paper factory in Baku (Baku/Azerbaijan)
  • Construction of carwash plant (Würzburg)
  • Construction of Porsche-Zentrum (Pforzheim)
  • Construction of trade fair pumping station (Düsseldorf)
  • Construction of central transport facilities (Berlin)
  • Construction of Wehrhahn line metro rail section (Düsseldorf)
  • New housing development project Essen-Kettwig Ruhrufer (Essen)
  • Sophienterrassen project (Hamburg)
  • Gerling-Quartier project (Cologne)
  • Tenant fit-out Capricornhaus (Düsseldorf)
  • Extension of the Rheinhausen rail marshalling yard (Duisburg)
  • Conversion/modernisation of the central Stadt-Sparkasse building (Düsseldorf)
  • Conversion/modernisation of the ver.di GmbH property administration offices (Berlin)
  • Conversion/modernisation of the Essen dental clinic (Essen)
  • Conversion of a sportsbar with betting shop (Düsseldorf)
  • Conversion of GALERIA Kaufhof am Marienplatz (Munich)
  • Conversion of the METRO canteen Brücke 8 (Düsseldorf)
  • Reorganisation of the port container terminal in Krefeld (Krefeld)
  • Conversion/extension of the Real hypermarket (Dortmund)
  • Conversion of the Anstelburg therapeutic facility for horses with riding and stabling facilities (Kerpen)

Edith Rautenbach

Lawyer, Partner,

Administration & Procurement
Real Estate & Construction

Phone: +49 (0) 211 8 82 92-9
Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 82 92-6

Trinkausstraße 7
40213 Düsseldorf


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