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Steffen Holatka

Partner, certified specialist for building and architecture law

Steffen Holatka is a lawyer who advises clients on all aspects of the building and architecture law with his particular speciality being construction-related legal consultation. He advises project developers, property developers, the investment managers of various life insurers, private building companies, engineers as well as towns, cities and local councils in connection with the realisation of medium-size and large-scale building projects. Starting with contract negotiation and drafting Mr Holatka has a wealth of expertise concerning construction-related (anti)claim management as well as – if required – the judicial settlement of remuneration and/or defect-related issues during or after conclusion of the building project.

Practice areas
  • Legal project management of building and industrial projects, project-related legal consultation
  • Private building and architecture law
  • Project monitoring laws
  • Project-related legal consultation
  • Litigation associated with building law disputes
Vita
  • 2001 - 2005 Stu­di­es of law at Heidelberg University
  • 2006 Studies of law at Barcelona University
  • 2007 Studies of law at Heidelberg University
  • 2008 - 2009 Legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Ulm and at the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany in Miami
  • 2010 Admitted to the German Bar
  • 2010 - 2012 Lawyer at the law firm of Breyer Rechtsanwälte, Stuttgart
  • 2012 - 2021 Lawyer at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein law firm
  • 2015 Certified specialist for building and architecture law
  • 2019 Partner at Arnecke Sibeth Dabelstein law firm
  • 2021 Joining RITTERSHAUS as partner
Other activities and memberships
  • Teaching assignment at Biberach University
Publications
  • Baustillstand ist vorprogrammiert, Kommentar im Immobilienmanager 10/2017
  • Unwirksamkeit einer Sicherheitenabrede bei unangemessener Gesamtbelastung aus Abschlagszahlungsregelungen und Sicherungsabrede, NZBau 2016, 737
Selected mandates
  • Legal project conception on behalf of a project developer concerning the construction of buildings for various federal agencies
  • Drafting the contracts and providing construction-related legal advice for various insurers in connection with the realisation of residential and hotel projects with a project volume of over 20 million euros, respectively
  • Advising an investment manager of various insurance companies and representing him at court throughout Germany, covering the field of private building and architecture law as well as project monitoring
  • Providing extensive advice on construction law for project developers who are engaged throughout Germany in the field of private building and architecture law

My motto

“Only the one who walks his own way can't be overtaken.” Marlon Brando

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