Markus Franken, LL.M. (Auckland)

Markus Franken, LL.M. (Auckland)


Email markus.franken@​

Phone +49 69 96 23 6 212

Fax +49 69 962 36 100

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

Markus Franken focuses on real estate transactions, commercial and residential tenancy law and private building law. He is a German lawyer and is also appointed as a civil law notary.

Markus mainly advises national and international investors and banks on real estate transactions and project development. His legal advice focuses on transactions (asset and share deals), commercial and residential tenancy law as well as private building law.

Markus studied at the University of Trier (Germany) and at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) where he received an LL.M. in commercial law. During his legal studies, he worked for several international offices with a focus on real estate, tax and finance questions. Markus has been involved in numerous due diligences for real estate transactions.

Awards and recognitions


Real Estate and Construction: Real Estate
Legal 500 EMEA

Education and admissions


Notarial Examination, Bundesnotarkammer, 2017

Second State Exam in Law, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, 2012

LL.M., University of Auckland, 2009

First State Exam in Law, Trier University, 2008


Arbeitsgruppe Anwaltsnotariat

Deutscher Anwaltsverein

Frankfurter Anwaltsverein

Urban Land Institute

Related industries

Real Estate Consumer

Related practices

Real Estate

Representative experience

Advising Susanne Klatten on the acquisition of the office tower "Winx" in Frankfurt.

Advising Hannover Leasing on the sale of the office complex "Die Direktion" in Münster.

Advising IVG Institutional Funds GmbH on the acquisition of "Ericus-Contor" in Hamburg.

Advising Italian luxury retailer in management of existing and negotiation of new commercial lease agreements.

Advising a Luxembourg special fund managed by IVG on the sale of the "Hackesches Quartier Berlin".

Advising a Luxembourg special fund managed by IVG on the acquisition of the Prime portfolio (project development One Goetheplaza/T11 and K195, by way of a share deal).

Advising ICredpartner S.à r.l. & Saphir S.E.C.S. and ICredpartner S.à r.l. & Cie SECS (two funds managed by UBS) in drafting, revising and developing property purchase agreements and commercial lease agreements.

Advising the seller consortium on the sale of the Christie real estate portfolio to the joint venture of Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Redos Real Estate by way of sale of all shares in W2005 Christie B.V. and its German subsidiaries.

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