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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.

Clients

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.

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News: 23 APRIL 2021

Allen & Overy advised House of HR on the acquisition of German avanti group

Allen & Overy has advised House of HR, the leading European service group active in the field of HR, in connection with the implementation of its German expansion plans by the acquisition of German…

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Berlin rent cap

Publications: 15 APRIL 2021

Federal Constitutional Court overturns "Berlin rent cap"

The Federal Constitutional Court (decision of the Second Senate of 25 March 2021, Ref. 2 BvF 1/20, 2 BvL 4/20, 2 BvL 5/20) has ruled that the so-called “Berlin rent cap” is unconstitutional due to…

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Publications: 03 MARCH 2021

Second judgment by a German Higher Regional Court on rental payments during pandemic-related closures – adjustments only possible in exceptional cases

On the same day as the Higher Regional Court of Dresden (judgment of 24 February 2021, case no. 5 U 1782/20), the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht; OLG) of Karlsruhe (judgment of 24 February…

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Publications: 26 FEBRUARY 2021

Higher Regional Court judgement: risk-sharing between landlord and tenant as a result of the pandemic-related closures

On 24 February 2021, the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Dresden (judgment of 24 February 2021, case no. 5 U 1782/20) took a stand on risk-sharing between landlord and tenant as a result…

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Our Real Estate/Real Estate Finance practice in Germany

Our Real Estate practice in Germany brings together lawyers from across Allen & Overy’s practice groups with particular involvement from our real estate, real estate finance, private equity/corporate, tax, securitisation, capital markets, litigation, public law, investment funds and restructuring groups. 

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