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Dr Christian Hilmes

Partner

Hamburg

Dr Christian Hilmes

Partner

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.

Experience highlights

News & insights

front of building with with hundreds of flats

Publications: 05 OCTOBER 2021

The Berlin preliminary decision: Can housing companies be expropriated?

For some time now, Berlin has been experiencing a shortage of affordable and socially subsidized housing.

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front of a building

Publications: 27 AUGUST 2021

German Federal Election 2021: What are the parties' positions on real estate?

Germany will be electing a new federal parliament on 26th September 2021. The distribution of seats in the newly elected lower house (Bundestag) will be decisive in the forming of the new government.…

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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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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)