Certified Specialist in Building and Architectural Law
Dr Stephan Götze primarily advises and represents private companies and contracting authorities in matters pertaining to private building and architectural law, public procurement law and contract law in the defence and security and information technology sectors. He has special expertise in developing strategic concepts for projects, in providing advice and assistance with the negotiation and implementation of contracts in the course of projects and in handling legal disputes. He is a proven expert when it comes to acting as an advisor during the implementation of complex building, infrastructure and plant construction projects.
A focus area of his services is providing advice in connection with (procurement) projects of the public sector, in particular in the infrastructure, defence and security, information technology and health care industries. In this context, he advises his clients at the interface to public procurement law on all aspects of contract and procedural law. This also includes strategically structuring and drafting contractual documents and conducting contract negotiations, as well as representing his clients after the completion of the contract award procedures in the defence and enforcement of additional claims (claim management), including enforcing claims in court (post-tender litigation).
Dr Stephan Götze studied law at the University of Bayreuth (Germany) and initially worked there as a university assistant. Following his admission to the German Bar in 2005, he started to specialise in building, general contract and public procurement law. From 2007 to 2013, he worked for HFK Rechtsanwälte, and from 2014 to 2021 for Baker McKenzie in their Berlin office. Stephan Götze joined Luther’s Berlin office as a Partner on 1 April 2021.