Dr. Jan-Bertram Hillig | Berlin

Lawyer, Solicitor (England & Wales)

  • Born 1971 in Marburg an der Lahn
  • Legal studies in Cologne und Lausanne
  • Legal clerkship in Duesseldorf
  • PhD/Dissertation on the contractor's defects liability under German and English law in Cologne
  • 2006-2010 Research Fellow at the University of Reading (England)
  • English legal studies in London 2008-2009
  • Since 2007 qualified as German lawyer
  • Since 2009 qualified as an English Solicitor
  • Between 2010 and 2013 positions as a lawyer at Leinemann (Frankfurt), contract manager at Herrenknecht AG (Schwanau) und lawyer at Breyer (Stuttgart)
  • Since 2013 lawyer at BÖRGERS
  • Married, one child

Legal fields

  • International contract law more...
  • Architects' and engineers' law more...

Lecturing activities

  • Guest lecturer at the University of Reading
  • Lectures at the University of Cambridge, Oxford, London, Reading, Bath, Siegen and Marburg, Conference talks in Kapstadt and Dublin as well as at the Arbeitskreis Internationales Baurecht der ARGE Baurecht
  • In-house seminars on FIDIC construction contracts
  • Lecturer at the IBC Construction Law Summer School in Cambridge

  • External examiner  at the Masters Programme of International Construction Law at the University of Vienna (2012-2013)
  • Member of the editorial advisory board of the International Journal of Law in the Built Environment
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Society of Construction Law (UK)
  • ARGE Bau- und Immobilienrecht im Deutschen Anwaltverein (DAV)


  • Buchkapitel "Germany" in: Studies in European Construction Law, herausgegeben im Jahr 2015 von der European Society of Construction Law (ESCL), ISBN 978-94-6315-007-1, erhältlich beim holl. Institut für Baurecht (Instituut voor Bouwrecht)
  • Discussion of "FIDIC's Red Book 1999 edition: A Study Review". Author's reply to contribution of Peter M. Elliott. In: Procurement, Management and Law, 2011, 209.
  • Die Mängelhaftung des Bauunternehmers im deutschen und englischen Recht. Peter Lang Verlag, 2010
  • Construction Mediation in Germany. Buchkapitel, in: Mediation in the Construction Industry: An International Review. Tayler & Francis, 2010 (zus. mit Martin Huhn)
  • Contracts and Incentives in the Construction Sector. In: Procuring Complex Performance. Studies of Innovation in Product-Service Management. Herausgegeben von Nigel Caldwell und Mickey Howard. Routledge, 2010 (zus. mit Will Hughes und Wisdom Kwawu)
  • The Impact of the EU Mediation Directive on the German Construction Sector. In: ASCE Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution, 2010, 162 (zus. mit Martin Huhn)
  • FIDIC's Red Book 1999 edition: A Study Review. In: Procurement, Management and Law, 2010, 129 (zus. mit Dauda Dan-Asabe, Sohrab Donyavi, Onur Dursun und Anjana Thampuratty)
  • Responsiveness to Change by Standard-Form Contract Drafters - A Case Study of the FIDIC White Book. International Journal of Law in the Built Environment, 2009, Jahrgang 1(3), 205 (zus. mit Shekar Raj und Will Hughes)
  • Mitarbeit an dem Lehrbuch von John Murdoch und Will Hughes: Construction Contracts: Law and Management. 4. Auflage. Taylor & Francis, 2008
  • The Future of Procurement. A look back to 2007. In: RICS Construction Journal, 2007, Heft 6, 22 (zus. mit Will Hughes)
  • Ownership Rights in Performance-Based Contracting: A Case Study of English Law. COBRA RICS Conference, Dublin, Sept. 2008 (zus. mit Hughes)
  • The Competitive Dialogue Procedure: Advantages, Disadvantages, and its Implementation into English and Dutch Law. COBRA RICS Conference, Dublin, Sept. 2008 (zus. mit Mieke Hoezen)
  • The Contractor's Quality Obligations: Different Concepts under English and German Contract Law. CIB World Construction Congress, Cape Town, Mai 2007
  • Incentives in Construction Contracts. CIB World Construction Congress, Cape Town, Mai 2007 (zus. mit Will Hughes und Iyassu Yohannes)