Real Estate

“The first choice since 2002 in difficult cases in the fields of planning and building law, also because of the close ties between the firm and the administration and politics in Berlin.”

Das Hauptstadtmagazin January/February 2020

Malmendier Legal has extensive expertise gained over many years in all areas of real estate law. This comprises the public building and planning law, private building law and individual as well as portfolio transactions as asset or share deals. Our firm has long been regarded as the top address for difficult building projects, and we find solutions even in politically complex circumstances. Our lawyers were involved in numerous lighthouse projects in Berlin and throughout Germany.

The repertoire of Malmendier Legal also extends to specialized fields such as the law governing illegal use of residential properties, redevelopment and preservation areas, the protection of historical monuments, and rent control. Projects and transactions that we provide advice on include smaller building projects (refurbishment of old buildings, partitioning, loft conversions, change of use), but also projects of medium-sized construction companies and the development of entire neighbourhoods and new development sites as well as major construction projects in Germany and abroad involving investments in excess of EUR 1 bn.

Our legal work covers the generation of building rights, the development of zoning plans including legal project management, drafting and negotiating of urban development agreements, the prevention of undesirable land development and the defence of building projects. Our lawyers are especially experienced in the realization of special construction projects (hotels, large-scale retail outlets, sociocultural premises).

Where necessary, interdisciplinary expert teams are formed. Easy access to the public administration and political operators facilitates the problem resolution process.