Real Estate Finance and Workouts
Our German Real Estate Finance (REF) practice, consisting of German and English law qualified lawyers, is the leading REF practice in Germany.
We act on all aspects of real estate finance, including mortgage loans, both senior and mezzanine origination, loans to be refinanced by German covered bonds (Pfandbriefe), development finance, project and infrastructure finance, real estate structured finance as well as MBS origination and securitisation, portfolio deals, sale and lease-back structures, share and asset deals, loan sales (especially non-performing loans) and investment fund structures.
A further focus of our REF practice is on the restructuring of deals in the real estate sector, in particular CMBS restructurings and workouts. Our integrated team is highly specialised and combines structured finance know-how with an in-depth knowledge of related insolvency issues.
Our REF practice is an integral part of our Alternative Investments Group. As such, we contribute asset expertise and market intelligence in real estate finance for all our clients which invest in alternative asset classes. A particular focus lies on seamlessly combining our finance advice with advice on regulatory, tax and corporate law aspects.
As real estate finance experts, we have experience advising lenders as well as borrowers on both national and cross-border transactions. Our clients include leading Pfandbrief banks, international credit institutions, insurers and pension scheme providers, as well as institutional investors, private equity firms, housing companies, asset management firms, real estate developers and real estate funds. In the field of Alternative Investments, we act for clients including infrastructure funds and private equity funds, asset managers, banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and pension funds, as well as companies and corporate groups whose activities focus on alternative assets.
News & insights
Publications: 07 FEBRUARY 2020
On 30 January 2020, Berlin’s House of Representatives passed the hotly discussed Berlin Rent Act, introducing the so-called “rent freeze”. It is expected to come into force in late March/early April 2020 with retroactive effect as of 18 June 2019.Read more
News: 31 JANUARY 2020
E.L.A. Vermögensverwaltung GmbH has taken over all shares in IC Immobilien Holding AG. The remaining minority shareholders were bought out by way of a squeeze-out under German stock corporation law against payment of a cash settlement.Read more
Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019
Focus: "Berlin Rent Freeze" and Real Estate Transfer Tax ReformRead more
Publications: 19 FEBRUARY 2019
Non-bank lending in the European Union is becoming an ever more significant source of financing for business. In light of its increasing importance to Europe’s economy, policymakers are re-evaluating their approach to this market and considering whether the existing regulatory framework remains appropriate.Read more
Tier 1 Firm for Real Estate Finance
Legal 500 2020
Tier 1 Firm for Real Estate Finance in Germany
Chambers Europe 2019
Tier 2 Firm for Real Estate
Legal 500 2020
The firm enjoys an outstanding reputation for real estate finance.
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Our Real Estate/Real Estate Finance practice in Germany
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