Dr. Dirk Debald | Hamburg | Hogan Lovells

Dr. Dirk Debald

Partner Corporate & Finance

Languages

English, German

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Dr. Dirk Debald
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'Dirk Debald is the most responsive, knowledgeable and commercially minded real estate lawyer I have worked with in Germany’, client

Legal 500 Germany 2023

Dirk Debald focuses on real estate law. During his extensive career, he gathered particular experience and exceptional knowledge in real estate and corporate law as well as in commercial tenancy law.

Dirk's advice covers the entire life cycle of property – from transactions to financing, real estate outsourcing, real estate M&A, project development, portfolio management and renting. National and international investors, mainly of the institutional kind, open- and closed-ended funds as well as private family offices all belong to his clients.

Dirk has successfully completed many deals in the past in particular for special properties such as retail and office buildings, hotels, senior citizen homes and logistics centers. These contributed to Dirk being listed as "Recommended lawyer in the real estate sector" by Best Lawyers® for Germany and being a recommended lawyer for real estate in JUVE and Chambers Europe. Dirk is the head of the Hamburg real estate department. He went to university in Trier and spent some years in our Frankfurt office after that. Dirk spent quite some time working directly for one of our clients in Great Britain.

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Dirk Debald has outstanding knowledge in various subject areas, a very high level of commitment, his reaction speed is unique, he is very customer-orientated, goes the extra mile and always works in a solution-oriented manner.

Legal 500 Germany 2024

Representative experience

Advising Groß & Partner on the acquisition of the FOUR T1 skyscraper by way of a forward share deal

Advising Union Investment on a number of projects, most recently on the acquisition of the headquarter of the shipping company Hamburg-Süd and on the acquisition of "Neue Balan Haus 27" in Munich

Advising Prologis on various projects, recently on the acquisition of 11 logistics properties in Berlin and the Rhein-Ruhr region with a total size of 548,200 sqm
 

Advising PATRIZIA on the sale of a logistics portfolio, the acquisition of a district center with a nursing home, the sale of Ericus-Contor in Hamburg and the acquisition of a nursing home portfolio
 

Advising Values Real Estate on the acquisition of the mixed-used district center “Zehlendorfer Welle” in Berlin

Advising MAS for example on the sale of a retail portfolio as well as on the acquisition of a shopping center in Flensburg as well as on asset management issues

Advising Warburg-HIH on the acquisition and sale of various office and logistics properties, recently on the sale of the office building "Schlump One" in Hamburg

Advising Commerzbank on the sale of its headquarters in Hamburg, on the lease of approx. 20,000 sqm of space in Hamburg and on the sale of two properties in Berlin

Credentials

Education
  • Dr. iur., Trier University, 2005
  • Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, 2002
  • First State Exam in Law, Trier University, 1999

Recognition

Recommended lawyer and leading partner in real estate

JUVE handbook

2023/2024
Recommended for Real Estate

Chambers Europe

2023
Global Leader for Real Estate

Who's Who Legal

2023
Listed for Real Estate

Best Lawyers™ in Germany

2024
Thought Leader Germany for Real Estate

Who's Who Legal

2023
Recommended for Real Estate

Legal 500 Germany

2024
Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law in Hamburg

Best Lawyers™ in Germany

2022