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Dr. Dirk Debald


Dr. Dirk Debald

Dirk Debald is a partner in our Hamburg office and focuses in 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 centres. These contributed to Dirk being listed as 'Recommended lawyer in the real estate sector' by Best Lawyers® for Germany for three years and counting as well as 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.

Recommended lawyer for Real Estate

Best Lawyers Germany, 2012 - 2015

Representative Experience

Advising Prologis during the acquisition of a logistics portfolio consisting of six properties from Schroders and during the acquisition of further logistics properties in Germany.

Advising Patrizia during the acquisition of several office and commercial buildings in Germany.

Advising alstria during the acquisition of an office building in Düsseldorf.

Advising HIH on the sale of office and logistics properties.

Comprehensive advice for retailers such as TK Maxx, Ecco and Lego on various lease agreements for real estate properties in several German cities.

Advising Union Investment during the acquisition of a Motel One Portfolio consisting of four hotels in a sale-and-lease-back-transaction, of office and logistics properties and hotels in Germany.

Education and admissions


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

2012 - 2016

Recommended lawyer for Real Estate

Best Lawyers Germany

2012 - 2015

Recommended lawyer and one of the "leading Real Estate lawyers".

JUVE handbook


"Smart, quick and aim-oriented", "very engaged" and "able to carry through negotiations".

Chambers Europe


"Always looks for a constructive solution" (Client)

JUVE handbook


Leading Individual

Chambers Europe


"Particularly well connected in the logistics and hotel sectors."

Chambers Europe


"Pragmatic" (Competitor)

JUVE handbook

Latest thinking and events

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

MIPIM 2011

08 March 2011
Cannes, France

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