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Dr Christian Hilmes

Partner

Hamburg

Dr Christian Hilmes

Partner

Hamburg

Christian is a partner in our German real estate team based in Hamburg. Christian’s practice covers all conceivable aspects of real estate, from property purchase and project development, through leasing out commercial and residential property, property and asset management and use of real estate collateral, right up to sale transactions and restructurings. Christian’s practice is truly European, frequently dealing with portfolios of properties across up to 17 countries at a time.

Christian is also highly experienced in domestic and international real estate M&A transactions and has enjoyed particular success in the fields of retail and logistics projects. He represents real estate investors and project developers, as well as users and providers of real estate.

Christian is a member of our Alternative Investments Group.

News & insights

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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Covid-19

Publications: 27 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus: Covid-19 Act and impact on real estate leases

Massive economic effects of Covid-19 on the real estate sector, in particular, on lease agreements.

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apartment building

Publications: 07 FEBRUARY 2020

Berlin Rent Act passed - What are the practical consequences?

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…

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building

Publications: 31 OCTOBER 2019

Market update – legal developments in the German real estate market

Focus: "Berlin Rent Freeze" and Real Estate Transfer Tax Reform

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Expertise

Practices

Alternative Investments

Real Estate

Office

Hamburg

Allen & Overy LLP
Kehrwieder 12
20457 Hamburg

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Qualifications

Professional

Referendar, Germany, 2003

Assessor, Germany, 2007

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt, 2007

Academic

First German Law Degree, 2003

Dr iur, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 2006

Second German Law Degree, 2007

Published work

  • Hilmes C., Krueger M.J. (2009) "Das Schattendasein des Dauernutzungsrechts", ZfIR (Zeitschrift fuer Immobilienrecht), Issue 5-6, page 184-194
  • Hilmes C. (2006) "Die Europaeische Union als Partei voelkerrechtlicher Vertraege" (The European Union as party to international legal treaties), Dissertation (Nomos 2006)