Dr. Dirk Debald

Dr. Dirk Debald


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 523

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Dirk Debald is always on top of every detail and has extremely good approaches to solutions - especially for complex issues

Legal500 Germany, 2021

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.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended lawyer and leading partner in real estate
JUVE handbook


Ranked in Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe


One of the world’s leading real estate lawyers
Who's Who Legal


Listed for Real Estate
Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Thought Leader Germany for Real Estate
Who's Who Legal


Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law in Hamburg
Best Lawyers™ 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

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

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