Dr. Hans Felix Schäfer, Counsel in Orrick's Düsseldorf office, is a member of the Real Estate Group.

Felix has particular experience in the infrastructure and logistics sectors, where he has been focused on real estate transactions, structuring of real estate investments, fund counseling and private equity as well as restructuring of real estate financings. He has also advised on a series of diverse large scale project developments as well as (portfolio) transactions for German and international clients.

Felix previously worked at international law firms Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and DLA Piper UK LLP. He served as inhouse counsel with ProLogis Germany Management GmbH and spent two years with HFK Law Offices. Most recently, he was an associated partner with independent German law firm Graf von Westphalen.

Felix attended the University of Cologne, where he received his doctorate degree. He has been acknowledged as "frequently recommended" in the field of Real Estate by JUVE Handbook of German Law Firms (2012/2013) and is member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

    • Advised Verdion Group regarding the development of logistic properties for SIEMENS AG in Chemnitz and Arvato/Bertelsmann in Hanover; advice regarding numerous other projects and real estate transactions

    • Advising Ecolab Inc. on the development of a new headquarter building in Monheim/Germany

    • Advised Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA on several real estate and construction projects

    • Advised ProLogis Inc on the acquisition, sale and development of multiple logistic properties

    • Advised Jumeirah Group regarding the development of a 5-star hotel in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

    • Advised Corestate Capital AG on the acquisition of residential property portfolios in Germany

    • Advised Motorola in relation to several real estate transactions in Germany

    • Advised Starion Group on the acquisition of the second largest shopping centre in Germany

    • Advised on a joint venture of Goldmann Sachs and Karstadt AG on the sale of their German department stores

    • Advised DIC and Morgan Stanley on the sale of their headquarters to Degussa AG

    • Advised Terra Firma on the sale of 152 residential property units and a commercial portfolio to Viterra AG

    • Advised Deutsche Bank AG on the sale of a property portfolio in Europe to The Blackstone Group

     

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