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: 26 FEBRUARY 2021
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…Read more
Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020
Effects on the Commercial Lease LawRead more
Publications: 18 DECEMBER 2020
On 13 December 2020, the Federal Chancellor and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States again decided, in view of the current development of the Covid-19 pandemic, to impose far-reaching measures…Read more
Publications: 02 APRIL 2020
This note discusses a number of issues and queries that are arising in the commercial real estate investing and lending markets in Germany as a result of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.Read more
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Legal 500 2020
Tier 1 Firm for Real Estate Finance in Germany
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Legal 500 2020
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