Real estate law

We have been providing comprehensive advice on all legal questions concerning the purchase and sale of real estate, its financing and use for more than 30 years. In our real estate law group over 40 lawyers concentrate their expertise in real estate, corporate, tax and finance law. This enables us to support complex real estate transactions efficiently and in an integrated manner.

We supplement our transaction expertise through the detailed real estate knowledge of our strong construction law practice. This is of particular advantage to our clients in the area of project development.

 

Recommended law firm for real estate law – Legal 500 Germany 2017

 

Renowned law firm for project developments – JUVE Handbook 2016/17

 

Top business law firm for real estate – FOCUS-Spezial Deutschlands Top-Anwälte 2017 (annual ranking of Germany's leading lawyers by FOCUS magazine)

 

Real estate and construction law firm with the most recommendations from in-house lawyers – Kanzleimonitor 2016/2017 (law firm directory of the German federal association of in-house lawyers)

 

Real estate transactions

We regularly support acquisitions and disposals of portfolios and single assets, both in share deals and in asset deals. We also advise on sale and lease-back transactions. Our range of services includes:

  • Establishment and support of special purpose companies including conceptual design from a tax perspective
  • Transaction management
  • Due Diligence (including contaminated site and environmental law)
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Negotiation of loan agreements and security agreements
  • Support in the closing of purchase and loan agreements
  • Support in the post-closing phase
  • Notary’s office


Selected references:

  • Bauwert Group: advice on the sale of several residential construction projects in Berlin and Fulda
  • Milei GmbH: support on the purchase process regarding the acquisition of a gas turbine plant; negotiation of financing contracts (leasing documentation)
  • Kölbl Kruse Group: Support on the entire sale process for the Looper office building in the inner harbour of Duisburg
  • TLG Immobilien GmbH: advice on the sale of a property in the Leipzig pedestrian area with obligation to build and previous leasing for a hotel in the Motel One Group
  • Wagner Group, Luxembourg: Acquisition of an inner-city construction site with adjacent industry; comprehensive advice on transaction, planning and architects’ law

Project development

We are one of the leading law firms in project development and support projects from beginning to end:

  • Foundation of project companies including tax considerations  
  • Establishment of building permission
  • Pre-letting agreements
  • Project financing
  • Construction, architect and project management agreements
  • Sale of project as asset or share deal


Selected references:

  • Daimler Real Estate GmbH: Advice in connection with various project developments
  • DEVELOPMENT PARTNER AG: Support in negotiation and completion of a project development agreement regarding the revitalisation and expansion of a commercial building on the Kurfürstendamm in Berlin.
  • Rhenus Group: Advice on port projects in Cuxhaven, Wilhelmshaven and Nordenham
  • TAS Überseering Verwaltungs GmbH: Advice on acquisition of external financing for project realisation
  • TLG Immobilien GmbH: Project advice on Quartier 17 Stralsund city centre
Asset management

We assist asset managers on all legal issues:

  • Drafting of asset management and facility management contracts
  • Preparation and negotiation of lease agreements and amendments
  • Supervision of tenant insolvencies
  • Legal support in reconstructions and extensions as well as redevelopment measures
  • Support in continuous sale of units from a portfolio
  • Litigation


Selected references:


  • Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG: Portfolio management
  • Berlinovo Immobilien GmbH: Framework agreement advice regarding construction and real estate law; portfolio management
  • Renewable energy company: Advice on the leasing of properties for a CPV module production plant

 

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