Real Estate

In real estate and construction law we advise companies, business owners and high-net-worth individuals on the planning and implementation of real estate projects as well as on the sale and purchase of real estate and real estate portfolios. In addition, we advise clients on commercial leases, on public and private construction law as well as in construction litigation.

Our consulting services

Real estate projects 

  • Advice on all aspects of the purchase of land
  • Providing support to clients and contractors when entering into architects, project management and construction agreements
  • Advising on building permit proceedings (public commercial law)
  • Providing support during the construction phase
  • Providing post-contractual advice, inter alia in relation to closing invoices and warranties. 

Public construction law

  • Advising builders and investor on all approval issues under construction law 
  • Support in obtaining planning permissions and in the upstream planning process
  • Reviewing and structuring development plans
  • Providing advice and representation in matters concerning preservation orders and restoration law as well as for issues related to social conservation regulations, etc.

Rental and Leasing

  • Commercial lease law
  • Drafting model rental agreements
  • Ongoing support of housing corporations
  • Advising on lease Agreements

Real estate investments

  • Advising in connection with acquisitions and sales of individual objects and real estate portfolios
  • Real estate due diligence
  • Sale and lease-back transactions
  • Establishment and implementation of individual sale/acquisition structures
  • Drafting, negotiating and preparing the required contracts


  • Financing structuring (equity and debt capital)
  • Advising on appropriate debt financing types (e.g. classic acquisition financing, syndications, bridging finance, real estate collateral etc.)
  • Advising on the establishment and financing of closed-end real estate funds


  • Comprehensive (including cross-border) tax advice on complex transaction structures and on real-estate tax law in Germany
  • Tax-optimized acquisition and sale structures in due consideration of the usual debt financing and real estate transfer tax

Financial investors 

  • Advising financial investors with real estate transactions, including cross-border transactions
  • Advising on tax-optimized financing options and specific requirements in the case of highly leveraged acquisitions
  • Advising on the choice of tax- and finance-optimized acquisition structure, on the establishment and administration of the acquisition structure as well as ongoing legal advice, all the way through to the structuring and implementation of an exit strategy

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