Architecture and Engineering

We are Stibbe Architecture and Engineering specialists

Combining knowledge in planning, procurement, building processes, intellectual property and technical expertise in civil engineering, our lawyers handle many architecture and engineering matters.

Architecture and Engineering

Advising contractors, real estate developers, public authorities, architects and engineering companies on real estate, construction and corporate work, our specialists provide the advice that is needed.

A key aspect of our day-to-day work is the drafting of contracts related to construction or industrial projects across the Benelux including complex construction or design and build agreements, joint ventures and cooperation agreements.

Utilising our expertise in construction and construction contracts, we advise on many areas such as project delays, disruptions, defect, cost overruns, assisting in technical expert proceedings and professional liability issues. We also have specific experience in industrial accidents and fires.

The specialist experience of our contentious construction and engineering team, enhanced to by our understanding of industry practices, enables us to specialise in high-profile disputes and litigation – both nationally and internationally. During any litigation on construction disputes, we can also rely on Stibbe’s litigation specialists.

Furthermore, our experts have knowledge and experience of international and domestic arbitrations and regularly conduct proceedings in Europe and abroad. 

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