Detlev Stoecker

Detlev Stoecker

Detlev Stoecker


T +49 30 52133 21141

Notary with office in Berlin
Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure , Nordic Desk

Areas of practice

Detlev Stoecker advises national and international investors on real estate transactions in various different forms (asset and share deals) acting on behalf of both the purchaser and the seller from the initial structuring of the acquisition, due diligence reviews, the drafting of contracts and negotiations, providing financial and contract management advice up to and including the closure of the transaction. This encompasses already existing real estate and real estate portfolios as well as real estate projects, including disputes both in and out of court. As a notary public, Detlev Stoecker drafts and notarises contracts, for example, for the purchase of assets, real estate transactions, the incorporation and restructuring of companies as well as deeds for individuals.


Detlev Stoecker studied law in Berlin, Germany and was a trainee in Berlin, Speyer, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden. During his studies and his traineeship, he was also a tutor, later a research assistant in the faculty for administration and politics at the Freie Univerität Berlin, Germany. After working on a project as a research assistant for the Federal Health Authority, he was admitted to the German Bar in 1981 and as a notary public in Berlin in 1991. He is a member of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Federal Republic of Germany and in 1993, joined Luther’s predecessor firm as a Partner.
Detlev Stoecker manages the Nordic Desk together with Dr Christoph von Burgsdorff and Dr Richard Happ.

Honors and distinctions
  • JUVE Guide (2020/2021): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "Real Estate and Construction Law - Real Estate Law" and "Notary's Office" ("outstanding expertise", companies)
  • Best Lawyers (2021): Award in "Real Estate Law"
  • The Legal 500 Germany (2020): Mentioned in Real Estate and Construction Law
  • JUVE Guide (2019/2020): Mentioned under frequently recommended in "Real Estate and Commercial Law" ("extremely competent", competitor)
  • JUVE Guide (2018/2019): frequently recommended in the category "real estate law, project development and plant construction, construction law"
  • JUVE Guide (2016/2017): Listed under "M&A" and "Real estate law"

  • Advising a British finance investor in the retail market: negotiated and settled transaction amount approximately 1,1 Billion Euros in ca. 35 transactions
  • Advising a Swedish housing company: negotiated and settled transaction amount approximately 1,2 billion Euros in ca. 350 transactions
  • Advising a German investor in real estate transactions: advising joint venture with Israeli investor in voluminous arbitration proceedings
  • Advising a German subsidiary of large Swedish construction company in corporate matters (structuring and merger) in a voluminous sale and lease back transaction (transaction amount approximately 150 Million Euros)


  • Member of the Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtbarkeit e.V. (DIS) 
  • Member of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in the Federal Republic of Germany