Achim Meier

Achim Meier

Achim Meier

Essen

T +49 201 9220 24022

Partner
Lawyer
Real estate economist (ebs)
Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure , Health Care & Life Science

Areas of Practice

As a German lawyer and real estate economist (ebs), Achim Meier specialises in private sector building law, real estate law and public procurement law. His clients include university clinics, hospitals, building companies and institutional builders.

Achim Meier is a proven expert when it comes to providing legal advice during the construction process of complex building, infrastructure and structural engineering and plant construction projects. He provides project development advice and also advises on matters pertaining to architectural and engineering law and on how to structure national and international public contract award procedures (e.g. PPP projects).

Furthermore, he represents his clients in judicial and extra-judicial disputes. A particular focus of his work is providing strategic advice, defending and enforcing supplementary claims, and developing claim management strategies.

Practices
Vita

Achim Meier studied law at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, and real estate economics at the European Business School. While at university, he began specialising in real estate law and has been advising his clients in this area of law since being admitted to the German Bar and joining Luther’s predecessor firm in 2000. Achim Meier heads Luther’s practice group “Real estate law”, which comprises a team of about 50 lawyers. He is a member of the International Bar Association and of the Association of German Construction Law Lawyers (ARGE Baurecht) organised by the German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein).

Clients

  • Advising numerous university clinics and hospitals on public procurement law issues and during the construction process in connection with the implementation of various large-scale building projects
  • Advising numerous universities on public procurement law issues and during the construction process in connection with the implementation of various large-scale building projects
  • Advising industrial enterprises on the provision of central works for the construction of new nuclear power plants (Finland and Argentina) and on the construction of several conventional large-scale power plants

Publications
Honors and Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers (2020): Award in "Project Finance and Development Practice"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2019): Listed in "Real Estate and Construction Law - Construction Law (incl. Dispute Resolution)"
  • Chambers Europe (2018): Listed in "Projects: Construction" ("His customer-oriented approach, focusing on the needs of the project first and then exploring the limits set by the legal framework, helps espacially in solving complex tasks. Loyalty and integrity to his client are outstanding.")
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Listed in the category "Public Law - Public Procurement Law"
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): Mentioned under frequently recommended in the category "Real Estate Law Project Development and Plant Construction, Construction Law"
  • Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers - Deutschlands beste Anwälte (2018): Listing under Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Chambers Europe (seit 2012): Listed under "Projects"
    Clients praise Achim Meier of Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH for his commercial acumen, adding: "He thinks about what he needs to do in order to be successful." He is at his most visible in PPP projects. Chambers Europe has recommended Achim Meier 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 und 2015 for „Project Finance/PPP".
  • JUVE: a publishing house for legal information, has ranked Achim Meier for years among Germany’s frequently recommended lawyers and leading partners for “private construction”, “PPP” and “hospitals”. Competitors call him a “tough guy” and a “tough negotiator”. Clients praise his “brilliant way of handling negotiations” with “excellent expert knowledge, a strong understanding of business objectives and extraordinary strategic foresight” (JUVE Handbook Commercial Law Firms, 2010-2015).
  • The Legal 500 (since 2014): Listed in "construction". Quotes clients who appreciate his "excellent expert knowledge" and "strategic skills" (2014).
  • Chambers Europe: recommended Achim Meier in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 for “Project Finance/PPP”.