Bernhard Klein, Lawyer

Further education:

  • Law studies at the Universities of Mannheim, Bonn and Freiburg/Breisgau, Germany
  • 1st state examinations
    1978 in the State of Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • 2nd state examinations
    1981 in the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
  • 2005 Further specialist qualification in construction law.

Professional experience:

  • 1981-82
    Lawyer in Düsseldorf in a practice dealing primarily with administration of bankruptcy cases and compulsory winding up of companies
  • since 1982
    Lawyer in the legal practice Dr. Guth · Beck · Klein · Cymutta

Major legal activities:

  • Private construction law, commercial law

Other fields of interest:

  • Law on architects, inheritance and probate matters, product liability


  • English
  • French

Member of:

  • Working group on construction law of the German Association of Lawyers (DAV)
  • Institute for Construction Law, Freiburg, Germany
  • Local Council in home town


  • „Product liability with building materials and building parts“, 2nd edition 1990, Werner Verlag, Vol. 18 of „ Baurechtliche Schriftenreihe“ (series of publications on construction law)
  • „Legal comments on the German norms DIN 18355 on carpentry and related fields and DIN 18356 on parquet flooring“, Beck’sche VOB-Kommentar VOB Part C, 2nd edition 2008
  • Co-authorship of draft of proposed amendments to construction law, Institute for Building Law, Freiburg (Special Supplement to BauR No.4/2001 and NZBau 2001, p.249)
  • Co-authorship of the recommendations to the German Association of Lawyers (DAV) leading to a review of the VOB/B regulations (BauR 1999, pp.699)