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Dr. Gerd-Ulrich Kapteina

Vorsitzender Richter am Verwaltungsgericht a. D.

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Gildehofstraße 1
45127 Essen

Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH
Graf-Adolf-Platz 15
40213 Dusseldorf

Phone +49 201 9220 24837
Fax +49 201 9220 110

Languages: German, English, French
Curriculum vitae

After studying law at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and completing his legal clerkship, he began his professional career as a lawyer in Essen in mid-1979. In April 1980, he completed his doctorate on the antitrust law topic "Sec. 5 GWB (Act against Restraints on Competition) – mid-sized business cooperations", which was published as a book. In May 1982, Dr. Kapteina moved into administrative litigation for the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, where he was also responsible for public construction and planning law. Dr. Kapteina is a full member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Baurecht (German Society for Construction Law), and a part-time lecturer at the Akademie der Architektenkammer (Academy of the Chamber of Architects) in North Rhine-Westphalia and the International Real Estate Business School (IREBS), as well as in various municipal training institutions. Besides his work as a teacher and author, he is also a co-editor of Entscheidungssammlung zum Denkmalrecht (EzD - Report of Judgements and Decisions on Memorial Law). In addition, for many years Dr. Kapteina has been the honorary spokesman of the non-partisan working group Essen 2030, Architektur und Stadtkultur (Architecture and urban culture).

Areas of Practice

From 1982 to the end of April, 2016, Dr. Gerd-Ulrich Kapteina served as a judge in the administrative court in Dusseldorf. For the past ten years, he has also been the PR spokesman of the court, as well as a judicial mediator, and professional judge for architects and city planners.