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Dr. Michael Mütze is a partner with MKRG, where he specialises in the areas of private and public construction law, public procurement law and real-estate law.

With more than 35 years of consulting experience he has gained extensive expertise in supporting companies in the building industry, architects and engineers, project developers, property owners and investors. In addition, he participates in arbitration proceedings both as legal counsel and as an assessor. His specialisations include property transactions, all aspects of commercial tenancy law and public procurement law, advice on project development and in the drafting of planning and construction contracts, as well as legal support for construction and project operations.

Dr. Michael Mütze’s outstanding reputation is confirmed by the awards he has received. For example, in the JUVE Handbook of “2001/2002 Corporate Law Firms” he is already listed under “Leading names in the construction industry”. In 2019, the US publication “Best Lawyers” once more selected him as an expert on construction law and now also as an expert on real estate law in Germany; in addition, in 2014 the same publication as well as the “Handelsblatt” business journal awarded him the title of “Lawyer of the Year” for the field of construction law in the Düsseldorf region and as “Lawyer of the Year” for the field of construction law in North Rhine-Westphalia in 2018.

Dr. Michael Mütze is a founding partner of MKRG. Prior to this he worked with a number of other corporate law firms in various capacities from 1981 onwards, and acted as a partner since 1984.

Fields of operation

  • Advice on planning and construction contracts
  • Support for building projects with legal advice
  • Advice on real-estate transactions
  • Assessment of risks relating to real-estate law
  • Advice on project development
  • Advice on project financing
  • Advice on land-use proceedings
  • Advice relating to construction permit proceedings
  • Advice on the letting and renting of property
  • Advice on the management of property
  • Accompaniment of tenders and award procedures
  • Representation on audits relating to tender awards
  • Drawing up of legal appraisals and opinions
  • Representation and participation in alternative dispute resolution proceedings
  • Participation in cases as an arbitrator and conciliator
  • Conduct of legal proceedings and evidence gathering

Legal fields

  • Real-estate law
  • Land law
  • Public building law
  • Private building law
  • Financing law
  • Sale of property law
  • Real-estate brokerage law
  • Commercial tenancy law
  • Public procurement law
  • Public commercial law

Languages

  • German
  • English

Memberships

  • Düsseldorf Bar Association
  • Deutscher Anwaltsverein (German Association of Lawyers)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht e.V. (German Association for Construction Law)
  • ARGE Baurecht im DAV (Construction Law Working Group of the German Association of Lawyers)
  • ARGE Internationaler Rechtsverkehr im DAV (International Law Working Group of the German Association of Lawyers)
  • Forum Vergabe e.V. (Public Procurement Forum)
  • Deutscher Baugerichtstag e.V. (German Construction Law Conference)
  • Bauindustrieverband NRW e.V. (Building Industry Association of North Rhine Westphalia) (cooperation)
  • Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. (German Arbitration Society)
  • ICC (ICC Deutschland e.V.)
TRACK RECORD

Legal support for real-estate projects (extract)

  • “Lanxess Arena” multifunctional hall (Cologne)
  • “Richmod Center” shopping mall (Cologne)
  • “CentrO” shopping mall (Oberhausen)
  • “Sevens” shopping mall (Düsseldorf)
  • “Space Park” leisure park (Bremen)
  • “GrandHotel” new building project (Erfurt)
  • “Highlight Towers” new building project (Munich)
  • “Kö-Bogen” new building project (Düsseldorf)
  • “Zeche Zollverein” project development (Essen)
  • “Vodafone Campus” new building project (Düsseldorf)

Legal support for above-ground construction projects (extract)

  • Construction of new university hospital (Aachen)
  • “Kö Galerie” shopping mall (Düsseldorf)
  • “Sophienhof” shopping mall (Kiel)
  • “Cinedom” multiplex cinema (Cologne)
  • Construction of the “Schokoladenmuseum” (Cologne)
  • Construction of a bank and office building (Luxembourg)
  • Construction of a Peek & Cloppenburg store (Berlin)
  • Construction of a new rehabilitation clinic (Bad Sassendorf)
  • Construction of a Peek & Cloppenburg store (Cologne)
  • Extension to the Metro offices (Düsseldorf)

Legal support for infrastructure projects (extract)

  • Heinrich-Heine-Allee underground line (Düsseldorf)
  • Building of Werstener Tunnel (Düsseldorf)
  • Construction of new waste incineration plant (Cologne)
  • Rheinufertunnel construction project (Düsseldorf)
  • Construction of a waste-fired power station (Weisweiler)
  • “Schürmann-Bau” flood damage (Bonn)
  • Repair and redevelopment of the overhead cable car (Wuppertal)
  • Construction of new ICE line (Cologne/Frankfurt)
  • Construction of central transport facilities (Berlin)
  • Wehrhahn line metro rail section (Düsseldorf)
PUBLICATIONS
  • Real Estate Investments in Germany – Transactions and Development – 2nd Edition (Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2012)
  • Immobilieninvestitionen – Die Rückkehr der Vernunft – (Rudolf Haufe Verlag, Freiburg, 2009)
  • Real Estate Investments in Germany – Transactions and Development – (Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007)
  • Das Fehlerrisiko im bargeldlosen Zahlungsverkehr unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Lastschriftverfahrens (Dissertation, Köln, 1981)

Dr. Michael Mütze

Lawyer, Partner

Real Estate & Construction
Administration & Procurement

Phone: +49 (0) 211 8 82 92-9
Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 82 92-6
muetze@mkrg.com

Trinkausstraße 7
40213 Düsseldorf

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