• Good to see what has allready been achieved. Better to know what still needs to be done.
  • Precision, perfect timing and an eyefor what matters.
  • Doing the right thing at the right time.That's what seperates the best from the rest.
  • Achieving your goalswith a reliable partnerby your side.

Real estate

Our industry group Real Estate advises and supports national and international companies, entrepreneurs, investors, insurance companies, funds, banks, real estate companies, project developers, property managers, construction companies, architects, estate agents and tenants (particularly of commercial properties) as well as property departments of companies in all areas involved with property issues.  In order to support our clients efficiently and competently in all the specific current and future topics relating to real estate, Luther employs over 40 lawyers and tax advisors who, for the benefit of our clients, adopt a multidisciplinary approach by advising jointly not only on transactions, restructurings, financing, organising and negotiating but also in arbitration and litigation proceedings, thereby combining technical expertise with industry know-how.

Our lawyers have gained a wealth of experience providing interdisciplinary advice and representing well-known national and international market participants and are accustomed to developing commercial concepts into legally feasible solutions.

Purchase and sale of individual properties, heritable building rights, apartment ownership and property portfolios

  • Legal and tax due diligences (also vendor due diligences)
  • Developing tax structures and their legal implementation (compiling the acquisition structure and post acquisition restructuring)
  • Negotiating purchase agreements and notarisation of said agreements as well as assisting with the notarisation process
  • Representation in legal disputes with regard to the rights and obligations resulting from purchase agreements together with representation at court and arbitration proceedings


Portfolio properties

  • Comprehensive legal advice with regard to public law obligations and the relationship to construction companies or property owners, prospective tenants and lessees
  • On-going tax advice, preparing tax returns, tax structuring
  • Legal and tax advice on reorganisations
  • Sale and lease back structures
  • Reviewing and drafting lease and administration agreements
  • Energy contracting


Project development

  • Securing a property (option agreement or purchase agreement)
  • Construction planning and authorisation procedures
  • Construction agreements and the assertion of or defence against guarantee claims
  • Realisation of the project


Infrastructure projects

  • Legal and tax structuring
  • Drafting and negotiating agreements
  • Notarisation and assisting with the notarisation of agreements


Miscellaneous matters

  • Drafting and negotiating brokerage agreements
  • Drafting and negotiating service agreements for architects
  • Drafting and if necessary notarisation of deeds of partition (apartment ownership)
  • Drafting and if necessary notarisation of heritable building right agreements
  • Enforcement of or defence against claims in court


Achim Meier, Partner
Telefono +49 201 9220 24022

Real estate