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Dr Michael Fink



Dr Michael Fink



Michael, LL.M. oec. int., is Counsel in the Duesseldorf office of Allen & Overy. He regularly advises on complex national and cross-border real estate and M&A transactions. Besides the sale and purchase of real estate portfolios and individual properties (by way of asset as well as share deals), this includes in particular the organisation of joint ventures and other contractual relationships in connection with the transaction.

Furthermore, he advises national and international organisations on all matters regarding corporate law with a focus on limited liability company and limited partnership law as well as group and transformation law including corporate disputes. Prior to joining Allen & Overy LLP, Dr Fink worked for other renowned international law firms as lawyer for several years.

Dr Fink is member of our Alternative Investments Group. 

News & insights

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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empty shops

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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real estate property

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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Publications: 21 DECEMBER 2020

Covid-19 Update: Act to further shorten the residual debt discharge procedure

Effects on the Commercial Lease Law

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Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2007


Second German Law Degree, 2007

Dr iur, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 2006

LL.M. oec. int., Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 2005

First German Law Degree, 2003

Published work

  • Fink M., Vossen C. (2019) "Entscheidungsbesprechung - Stichtagsbezogene Haftungsabgrenzungs- und Freistellungsklauseln in Anteilskaufvertraegen - das latente Risiko der "AGB-Kontrolle"", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2019, page 975-977
  • Fink M., Chilevych K. (2017) "Entscheidungsbesprechung - Anwendbarkeit und Anforderungen des § 179a AktG bei Personengesellschaften - Eine einige Grauzone?", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2017, page 1254-1256
  • Fink M., Boedeker A. (2011) "Unternehmensvertragliche Ausgleichsansprueche bei Zusammentreffen mit Squeeze-Out – Grundsatzentscheidung des BGH [Besprechung von BGH Urteil vom 19.4.2011, Aktenzeichen II ZR 237/09, II ZR 244/09]", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2011, page 816 - 818
  • Fink M., Boedeker A. (2010) "Vermoegensrechte von Minderheitsaktionaeren – Zu den Auswirkungen eines Squeeze-Outs auf den unternehmensvertraglichen Ausgleichsanspruch [Besprechung von OLG Koeln, Urteil vom 8. Oktober 2009, Aktenzeichen 18 U 57/09]", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2010, page 296-298
  • Fink M., Ruebenstahl M. (2007) "Placanica & Co. - Rien ne va plus - Das Ende der Anwendbarkeit von § 284 StGB und der Abschied vom Sportwettenmonopol?", European Law Reporter (ELR) 2007, page 275
  • Fink M. (2007) "Bild- und Tonaufnahmen im Umfeld der strafgerichtlichen Hauptverhandlung", incl. dissertation, Verlag Duncker & Humblot Berlin, 2007