Construction & Real Estate

We take care of your real estate transactions - throughout Germany at all investment centers.

Our range of advice in the field of real estate law includes real estate transactions (asset deal and share deal) as well as project developments and also includes real estate financing and asset management. Another focus of our work is on construction and architectural law, including the search for locations in Germany, as well as on the corporate law aspects of the organizational structure of real estate projects.

We advise investors from Germany and abroad, project developers as well as cities and municipalities. With a strong team represented at all investment centers in Germany, we accompany and support our clients along the entire life cycle of their properties and in every asset class. In doing so, we are characterized by practical relevance, market knowledge and a profound understanding of entrepreneurial objectives. We also place a particular focus on current developments, especially ESG issues.

Consulting focus

  • Asset management (leasing and administration)

    We take care of the review, drafting and negotiation of rental and lease agreements as well as corresponding addenda in the context of portfolio management. We prepare detailed legal opinions for you and answer your individual questions.

  • ESG and real estate

    Real estate strategies are derived from the key objectives of the ESG corporate strategy. Increasingly complex regulatory requirements, such as extensive reporting obligations, but also legally unresolved issues can become a challenge. We advise you on all aspects of ESG for your properties, both in the project and in the portfolio, and support you in terms of compliance and in identifying and prioritizing key areas for action. We develop a standardized, preferably digital process that is suitable for you, as well as customized reporting elements along these fields of action.

  • Real estate financing

    We specialize in assisting with financing issues related to real estate transactions and project developments. Having advised numerous institutions, investors and companies on financing transactions, we are familiar with the particular challenges of such transactions and take them into account at an early stage of the financing process. We also negotiate loan agreement documentation for our clients. Another focus of our activities, which is currently gaining in importance, is Green Financing.

  • Real estate company law

    We design and structure your real estate portfolio and its organizational structure as efficiently and tax-neutrally as possible. It is not uncommon for corporate law considerations to be necessary in preparation for a real estate transaction, which we develop and implement for you at short notice.

  • Real Estate Transactions

    We assist you with legal due diligence in the context of the purchase or sale of a property, draft and negotiate the purchase agreement and prepare the necessary attachments for this purpose. We specialize in share and asset deals and also in portfolio transactions. Of course, we also accompany our clients during the notarization process.

  • Infrastructure projects

    The combination of real estate law expertise with our experience in public construction law can develop its full potential particularly in infrastructure projects. In addition to highways, these include power plants and solar and wind farms.

  • Project development, construction and architectural law and conflict resolution

    Construction contracts as well as project development contracts are tailor-made for each project. We are not only familiar with the classic VOB/B contract, but also with innovative models for project management in partnership and offer you the following support:

    • Partnering contracts and IPD contracts (alliance contracts)
    • Purchase agreements with construction obligation, developer agreements
    • JV/GC, GMP and PPP models
    • Planning and construction contracts (VOB/B, BGB)
    • legal advice during construction or legal project management

    Our top priority is always to ensure that disputes do not escalate unnecessarily, but are resolved during construction. We represent you in building matters if necessary also in court.

  • Public building law

    Our range of advice covers all issues in construction projects related to public law, including in particular:

    • Consulting in public building and planning law as well as environmental law
    • Consulting in procurement procedures
    • legal advice on subsidies
    • Accompaniment of communication with approval authorities, especially in building permit procedures

Your contact persons

Miriam Bouazza

Solution Line Head Financial Services
Head of Financial Services

THE SQUAIRE Am Flughafen
60549 Frankfurt am Main

tel: +49 69 951195044

Dr. Rainer Algermissen

Head of Construction and Real Estate Law

Fuhlentwiete 5
20355 Hamburg

tel: +49 40 3609945331

Dr. Torsten Göhlert


Galeriestraße 2
01067 Dresden

tel: +49 351 21294423

Dr. Barbara Kathrin Buhr


Bahnhofstraße 30
90402 Nürnberg

tel: +49 911 800929935

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