Dr. Dirk Debald

Dr. Dirk Debald


Email dirk.debald@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +49 40 419 93 523

Fax +49 40 419 93 200

LanguagesEnglish, German

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

very dedicated, excellent negotiator, also thinks commercially, with a good eye for detail when appropriate (client)

JUVE Handbook, 2020/2021

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


Recommended lawyer and leading partner in real estate
JUVE handbook


Ranked in Chambers Europe
Chambers Europe


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


Listed for Real Estate
Best Lawyers™ in Germany


Thought Leader Germany for Real Estate
Who's Who Legal


Lawyer of the Year in Real Estate Law in Hamburg
Best Lawyers™ in Germany

Education and admissions


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 Union Investment on the acquisition of one of the high-rise buildings of the FOUR site in FFm, and on the acquisition of "Neue Balan Haus 27" in Munich by way of a forward deal

  Advising PATRIZIA on the sale of a logistics portfolio by way of a unit deal, on the sale of the Ericus-Contor in Hamburg and on the acquisition of a nursing home portfolio

Advising MAS recently on the sale of a retail portfolio, on the acquisition of a shopping center in Flensburg as well as on asset management issues

Advising Warburg-HIH on the acquisition and sale of various office and logistics properties, recently on the sale of the office building "Schlump One" in Hamburg

Advising Groß & Partner on the sale of the projected office and hotel tower "The Spin" in Frankfurt by way of a forward deal

Advising Prologis on the sale of a logistics portfolio in Europe and the United States to an Asian investor as well as on asset management issues

Advising Hillwood on the acquisition, development, leasing and sale of logistics properties in Germany, recently on the acquisition of a site for a planned industrial park near Hanau

Advising Commerzbank on the sale of its headquarters in Hamburg, on the lease of approx. 20,000 sqm of space in Hamburg and on the sale of two properties in Berlin

Advising HansaInvest on the acquisition of a residential real estate portfolio by way of a forward funding share deal in Berlin

Advising Quilvest and Kintyre on the acquisition of the Seemaxx Outlet Center in Radolfzell by way of a share deal

Advising alstria office REIT-AG on the acquisition of an office building in Dusseldorf and Hamburg as well as on the sale of logistics properties

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