Dr. Dirk Debald

Dr. Dirk Debald

Partner, Hamburg

Email dirk.debald@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 523

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate

"a fast thinker who is always one step ahead, and a great negotiator," with a "commercial drive" (client)

Chambers Europe, 2017

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

2017/2018

Recommended lawyer and leading partner in real estate
JUVE handbook

2017

Leading lawyer for real estate
Chambers Europe

2018

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

2018

Included for real estate law
Edition Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Education and admissions

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

Representative experience

Advising Prologis on the acquisition of a logistics portfolio consisting of six properties from Schroders and 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 and Hamburg and on the sale of logistics properties.

Advising HIH on the sale and acquisition of office and logistics properties in Germany, in each case for an open ended fund.

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 on the acquisition of a highstreet project development of an office building in Stuttgart and a forward funding logistics property in Hanover.

Advising Union Investment on the acquisition of office and logistics properties and hotels in Germany.

Advising Commerzbank on the sale of the headquarter in Hamburg, on the leasing of a new headquarter with a size of 20,000 sqm and on the sale of two properties in Berlin.

Advising TRIUVA and Garbe on the acquisition of several logistics properties in Germany.

Advising SEGRO on the sale of a logistics portfolio in Germany.

Advising Hillwood on the acquisition, on project development and leasing of logistics properties in Germany.

Advising MAS on the acquisition of several retail properties, i.a. of a portfolio consisting of 20 retail buildings.

Advising Logicor on the development and leasing of logistics properties in Germany.

Advising BUSS Group, Hanjin, Disney and Barclay, each regarding a lease agreement for new office space in Hamburg.

Latest thinking and events

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

MIPIM 2011

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