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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

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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AO new Hamburg office

News: 01 FEBRUARY 2021

From the Elbe to the Alster: Allen & Overy moves into new offices in Hamburg

Allen & Overy has signed a long-term lease on office space in the exclusive Ballinhof complex, located in a classic Hanseatic trading building at Ballindamm 17 right on the Inner Alster Lake. The firm…

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News: 14 JANUARY 2021

Advising American Tower on its USD9.4 billion acquisition of Telxius Towers from Telefónica

A cross-border team of corporate and real estate experts at Allen & Overy has advised global communications infrastructure leader American Tower Corporation (American Tower) on its agreed acquisition…

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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)