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Hengeler Mueller

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Utilises its formidable transactional expertise to handle the full spectrum of high-end real estate M&A deals. Additionally advises on asset financing and refinancing issues. Its acquisition expertise spans joint ventures, portfolio restructuring and NPL acquisitions, often acting for major private equity funds. Furthermore, it is well versed in handling cross-border transactions for well-known banks, real estate funds and asset managers.

Strengths

A client reports that "the quality of work the team produces is incredibly high and allows us to depend on their advice and trust them fully," adding that they are particularly "impressed with their ability to provide value across the entire spectrum, even with structures that we have used internationally but have not been widely implemented across Germany."

Another source highlights the firm's "fantastic cross-border international network."

Work highlights

Advised Blackstone on the EUR950 million sale of The Squaire in Frankfurt.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Kress is "highly qualified in commercial real estate transactions," according to one client, who notes that he "has continued to impress and exceed our expectations" and is a "highly respected and well-known lawyer in the industry." He frequently advises international investors on their German real estate transactions.

Martin Geiger handles the financing and refinancing of a host of real estate acquisitions and developments. He is an adviser to both lenders and borrowers, lately advising the Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the refinancing of The Squaire.

Thomas Müller is described as "brilliant" by a market source. He leads some of the team's most substantial matters, advising on both complex single asset and portfolio deals.

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Overview

Hengeler Mueller provides comprehensive advice on tax and corporate law structuring, due diligence review, negotiation and financing of large real estate transactions. It advises on portfolio transactions and on the purchase or sale of major single assets by way of share deals, asset deals or joint venture structures.

Amongst its clients are international private equity funds as well as domestic housing companies and other strategic investors.

In real estate financing, the firm assists on debt and equity financing structures, with particular expertise in the securitisation of real estate loans and other structured products.

Real Estate

Hengeler Mueller

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Location

Bockenheimer Landstrasse 24

Frankfurt am Main

Hessen

Germany

60323

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Real Estate


Daniel Kress
Band 4
Thomas Müller
Band 2

Real Estate: Finance


Martin Geiger
Band 3