Immobilien- und Baurecht

The area of real estate and construction law has always been one of HEUSSEN's strong pillars. Our lawyers specialising in this area enjoy the trust of many renowned companies or individuals from this industry.

Our clients include national and international real estate companies as well as real estate companies of banks and insurance companies, large and medium-sized companies in the construction industry, real estate owners, investors, real estate fund companies, plant constructors, project developers, project controllers, architects, engineers, brokers, property developers and construction supervisors.

  • Consultancy focus

    • Real estate transactions: Due diligence, drafting and negotiating contracts (incl. financing agreements with banks, mezzanine capital partners, etc.)
    • Private construction law: drafting of construction and developer contracts, conducting contract negotiations, legal advice during construction, court proceedings, contract and supplement management
    • Public building law: assistance with building permit and development plan procedures as well as building regulation procedures in cooperation with the Public Commercial Law Practice Group
    • Public-private partnerships: advising both commercial enterprises and the public sector
    • Real estate law: review and drafting of real estate purchase agreements
    • Architectural and engineering law: drafting contracts, conducting court proceedings (in particular fee and liability proceedings)
    • Landlord and tenant law: drafting of residential and commercial leases, advice on contract negotiations, conduct of rent increase proceedings, lease evictions incl. litigation in disputes between tenants and landlords
    • Real estate agent law: drafting contracts, conducting court proceedings
    • Real estate funds: advice on the conception of real estate funds, drafting of contracts with all parties involved, review of prospectuses, drafting of prospectuses, representation in legal disputes with investors and other parties involved, accompanying legal advice
  • References (selection)

    To give you an idea of our work, here are some selected examples:

    • Comprehensive legal advice to real estate investors (fund companies, insurance companies, investment banks, etc.) in real estate transactions, i.e. the acquisition or sale of numerous shopping centres, smaller specialist markets, residential property portfolios, office buildings, logistics properties and hotels in Germany. The respective project volume managed in recent years has ranged from approx. 1 million euros to up to 4 billion euros per project.
    • Ongoing legal representation of two major German insurance companies in all rental and construction law matters.
    • Ongoing legal representation of a German federal state in numerous architectural law matters.
    • Comprehensive legal support of project developments (office buildings, shopping centres, residential projects, hospitals, power plant buildings, sports facilities and stadium buildings). The volume of projects handled in recent years has ranged from approx. 10 million euros to up to 350 million euros per project.
    • Ongoing advice to a large fund issuing house (for closed-end funds) on all real estate law matters, in particular on fund prospectuses.
    • Permanent advice to foreign real estate investors regarding their real estate portfolios in Germany.