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Dr Olaf Meisen


Frankfurt am Main

Meisen Olaf
Dr Olaf Meisen


Frankfurt am Main

Olaf is a member of the German Alternative Investments Group and heads the German Real Estate Finance department. He is an expert in national and international real estate finance and restructuring. He advises on all aspects of real estate finance, including mortgage loans, loans to be refinanced by German covered bonds (Pfandbriefe), senior and mezzanine loans, real estate development finance, real estate structured finance and MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities) originations and securitisations, portfolio deals, sale-and-lease-back structures, share deals and asset deals, investment fund finance as well as loan sales (especially, non-performing loans).

His client base comprises German mortgage banks (Pfandbriefbanken), international banks, insurance companies and pension funds as well as institutional investors, private equity houses, housing companies, asset managers, real estate developers and real estate funds. He has particular experience of advising on complex cross-border transactions, major domestic financings as well as Pfandbrief financings. A second focus of his practice are cross-border restructurings and work-outs of German real estate financings.

Olaf chaired the working group responsible for preparing the German LMA facility agreement for real estate financing by the Loan Market Association.

Experience highlights

News & insights

view of Berlin - new coalition agreement

Publications: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Germany's new coalition agreement: Change is afoot for the financial services industry?

The three political parties set to form the next German government published a coalition agreement on 24 November. Its part on the German and European financial market in most respects seems to…

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

Real estate and Covid-19 coronavirus - the questions we are being asked in Germany

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.

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Access to new debt and equity during the corona crisis

Fundamental changes for restructuring and shareholder loans

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Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: The Covid-19 Act and its impact on real estate financings in Germany

On 27 March 2020 the parliament adopted the Covid-19 Act. This act enacts various economic support measures for entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, other small, medium-sized and large enterprises and…

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Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2001


Dr iur, University of Cologne, Germany, 2006

Second German Law Degree, 2001

First German Law Degree, Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn, Germany, 1998