Volker Bock

Rechtsanwalt (Lawyer), Partner

Real Estate Investment Group
Energy & Infrastructure

Volker Bock

Volker Bock has been advising on complex projects in national and international plant, mechanical and industrial engineering for many years. His special focus is on projects in the areas of sustainability and future technologies, from wind and solar projects to hydrogen plants and semiconductor or battery fabs or data centres. Volker heads the Green Team of our Real Estate Investment Group and provides comprehensive advice on contract drafting and negotiation for construction and project contracts of all kinds, in close cooperation with our experts in the fields of real estate, permitting, regulation, financing and IP. Volker also has many years of experience in dispute resolution, whether out of court, before state courts or arbitration tribunals.


  • Globalfoundries: Advising on various semiconductor projects and complex lease and operate power plant project including real estate, permits, finance Sunfire: Advising, inter alia, on supply contracts for electrolysis plants in large-scale international hydrogen projects
  • Foresight: On the planning, construction and operation of a hydrogen plant; with an in-vestment volume of up to EUR 1 bn
  • Advising, inter alia, on supply contracts for electrolysis plants in large-scale inter-national hydrogen projects
  • Swisspower: Advising on various wind and PV projects including cooperation and project development agreements, EPC, equipment purchase, O&M
  • Northvolt: drafting and negotiation of various engineering, construction and framework agreements for the battery gigafactory Northvolt Drei in Heide, intended to produce the cleanest and most sustainable batteries.
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection comprhensively with regard to the construction of the Wilhelmshaven II LNG terminal
  • Advise on project developments for various major industrial properties within and outside Germany (including, inter alia, Bulgaria, China, India, Qatar, Malaysia, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Czech Republic). He is working for employers as well as for contractors and banks in various fields of commerce. A particular focus in his work are energy and semiconductor industry. 


  • Leading consultant personality for the energy transition - leading head in project development ('Cool-headed and focussed. Great for difficult discussion partners') - JUVE 01/2024
  • Recommended lawyer for Construction (including Construction litigation), Legal 500 Germa-ny since 2014 (“the ‘experienced’ Volker Bock (…) and Stefan Weise are considered to be the key figures in a team which is specialized in plant construction and project development.”).
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for Plant construction and Project development, JUVE Handbook since 2012, (“immeasurably valuable in plant construction”)
  • 'Very dedicated, good negotiator.', 'Cooperation with Volker Bock is very trustful with top results within shortest time.', 'customer-oriented and working according to economic aspects; moderating the disputing parties, solution-oriented and thus achieves speedy effective out-of-court solutions.' (Clients in The Legal 500 Deutschland 2022)
  • 'Volker Bock: Efficiency machine, problem solver, calm pole who always keeps a clear head in difficult situations.' (Client in The Legal 500 Germany 2023)


Legal studies at the University of Bayreuth and TU Dresden
With Noerr since 2005
Admitted to the Sachsen Chamber of Lawyers


  • Spielraum des Anlagenbauers bei fehlender Beschaffenheitsvereinbarung | OLG Dresden v. 09.07.2015 - 9 U 1777/08, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR 12/2015 Anm. 2
  • Sicherheit nach § 648a BGB trotz Angebot einer Vorauszahlung | OLG Köln v. 23.04.2015 - I-3 U 124/14, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR 10/2015 Anm. 4
  • Doch kein Ende des Erfüllungsgehilfen bei der Anlagenlieferung? | OLG Hamburg v. 23.01.2013 - 13 U 198/10, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR 5/2015 Anm. 3 
  • Risiken aus Projektverträgen – Grundstücke, Planung, Bau in: Herbes/Friege (Hrsg.), Hand-buch Finanzierung von Erneuerbare-Energie-Projekten, 2015
  • Rücktritt vom Kraftwerksbauvertrag: Anlagenbauer haftet für Mängel auch im "technischen Neuland" | OLG Koblenz v. 30.01.2013 - 5 U 324/12, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR 2/2014 Anm. 3 
  • Drohender Verlust von Mängelansprüchen im Anlagenbau: § 377 HGB, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 8/2013
  • Abtretung von Schlussrechnungsforderungen – Fallstricke für den Zessionar, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 4/2013
  • Fünf Jahre Mängelhaftung beim Kauf einer Freilandphotovoltaikanlage, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 11/2012
  • Trotz unklarer Leistungsbeschreibung: In der Regel kein Dissens gemäß § 155 BGB!, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 10/2012 
  • Zusatzvergütung für ursprünglich geschuldete Werkleistung?, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 7/2012
  • Auslösung von Bedarfspositionen durch Architekt – Zahlungspflichten des Auftraggebers wegen § 177 BGB, Duldungsvollmacht und § 2 Abs. 8 VOB/B, in: jurisPRPrivBauR, 6/2012
  • Ermittlung des vom Besteller nach Rücktritt vom Bauvertrag geschuldeten Wertersatzes auf Grundlage des Werklohns, nicht des objektiven Werts, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 2/2012
  • Mangel nicht unerheblich bei unbekannter Mangelursache zum Zeitpunkt der Rücktrittserklärung, jurisPR-PrivBauR, 12/2011 
  • Kein Rücktritt vom Kaufvertrag bei Mängelbeseitigungskosten von nur 1% des Kaufpreises, in: jurisPR-PrivBauR, 10/2011 
  • Vertragsmuster Architekten- und Ingenieurrecht in: Krauß/Weise (Hrsg.), Becksche Online-Formulare Vertragsrecht, 2011