Jutta Wittler

Jutta Wittler

Jutta Wittler

Cologne

T +49 221 9937 25718

Partner
Lawyer
Certified Specialist in Building and Architectural Law
Mediator
Conciliator and arbitrator

Areas of Practice

The main focus of Jutta Wittler's work is legal counsel, litigation, and arbitral jurisdiction during the construction process, also in the area of plant engineering. She also teaches at seminars organised for the continued training of specialist lawyers, as well as in respect to the Code of Architects' and Engineers' Fees 2009 (HOAI 2009). She is one of the co-authors of the handbooks "Fachanwaltswissen für die Praxis" (Practical Knowledge for Specialist Lawyers), published by C. Heymanns Verlag, 2006, and "Entwickeln/Planen/Bauen" (Developing/Planning/Building), published by Werner Verlag, 2010. Since 2010 she has been the co-author of the NJW essay on private construction law (BGB and VOB/B).

Practices
Vita

Jutta Wittler was born in 1961. She studied law in Würzburg, Germany and was a trainee at the Higher Regional Court, Bamberg, Germany, which also included a secondment to New York. She has provided legal advice in matters pertaining to construction and architectural law since 1990. She joined Luther’s predecessor firm in 2000.

Honors and Distinctions
  • Best Lawyers (2020): Awarded in "Arbitration and Mediation, International Arbitration, Litigation"
  • The Legal 500 Deutschland (2019): Entry in the category "Dispute Resolution - Arbitration" (including International Arbitration)
  • The Legal 500 (2018): Award in the category "dispute resolution - arbitration" (including international arbitration)
  • Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers - Deutschlands beste Anwälte (2018): awarded in "International Arbitration", "Litigation" and "Arbitration and Mediation"
  • JUVE Guide (since 2011/2012): Listed in "Private construction law". In 2011/2012 also listed in  "Dispute Resolution"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2016): Listed in Arbitration: "The key players are Richard Happ, Jutta Wittler,...", as well as under Construction: “Jutta Wittler, Achim Meier and Henner Puppel have to be mentioned in particular."
  • German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche (2013): Recognised as one of Germany’s top 20 specially recommended lawyers for private construction law
  • The Legal 500 (2011): "Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH features the experienced arbitrators Ulrich Theune and Richard Happ, and construction expert Jutta Wittler, who is noted for sector-related insurance litigation skills
Clients

  • Advising Provinzial Versicherung AG on the compromise with the City of Cologne concerning insurance coverage in connection with the collapse of the Historic Municipal Archive and on the steps subsequently taken in preparation for recourse
  • Advising PHILIP MORRIS Research Laboratories GmbH on the construction of a new laboratory, office and supply building in Cologne (tendering procedure for architects, chief planner contract, construction contracts according to the Rules for the Award and Contents of Construction Contracts, Part B: General Contract Terms for Carrying Out Construction Work (VOB/B), questions arising during the construction process) Advising and representing a Dusseldorf bank in the finalisation of a construction project regarding a new building with respect to disagreement about several matters including the fees payable under the Code of Architects' and Engineers' Fees 1996 (HOAI 1996), the extension of the construction period, and excess payments
  • Acting as arbitrator and co-arbitrator in various national and international arbitration proceedings (German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Conciliation and Arbitration Rules for Construction Disputes (SOBau) and Arbitration Rules for the Building Industry (SGOBau)) concerning a Berlin embassy building, and pricing disputes and structural defects in connection with the construction of buildings and plants (offshore testfield alpha ventus and offshore windfarm project North Sea East based on FIDIC contracts)

Publications