Oliver Platt, LL.M.

Lawyer - Partner
Real Estate, Finance, Transactions

Oliver Platt advises his clients in Germany and abroad in the areas of real estate transactions (asset and share deals), real estate financing and refinancing, restructuring of real estate portfolios in crisis as well as the sale and realisation of loan receivables. His further areas of focus include commercial tenancy law, founding of and ongoing advice to real estate funds (particularly real estate private equity funds) as well as external corporate counsel / embedded counsel services.

  • Studies at Justus-Liebig University in Gießen (1996)
  • Post-graduate studies in the USA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Graduate Research Fellowship); Master of Laws, LL.M. (1999)
  • Admitted as a German lawyer in (1999)
  • Lawyer in the field of real estate transactions and real estate finance at the international law firms Lovells LLP and Dechert LLP (1999 – 2004)
  • Embedded Counsel of DGMG/DGI, the real estate platform of Deutsche Bank AG (now DWS) (2001)
  • Secondment to ING Real Estate Germany GmbH (2002)
  • Director of Legal at Hudson Advisors Germany GmbH, the exclusive German servicing platform of Lone Star Funds (2004 – 2006)
  • General Counsel of Arminius Kapitalgesellschaft mbH, the exclusive German investment advisory company of the opportunistic Arminius Private Equity Real Estate Funds (2006 – 2014)
  • Partner at KUCERA (2014), practice group Real Estate, Finance & Transactions

Languages: German and English

Awards:

  • In the ranking Best Lawyers 2020 in Real Estate Business Law (Handelsblatt)

Memberships:

  • Wisconsin Alumni Association
  • Gesellschaft für Restrukturierung – TMA Deutschland e.V.
  • Urban Land Institute

Most recent mandates:

  • Acquisition of Lanxess Arena in Cologne for a Chinese family office
  • Restructuring of an international Retail/DIY portfolio financing transaction (9 properties) for a loan servicer
  • Restructuring of an international supermarket financing transaction (55 properties) for a loan servicer
  • Restructuring of a German discounter store financing transaction (12 properties) for a winding-up vehicle
  • Restructuring of a German office real estate financing transaction (36 properties) for a winding-up vehicle
  • Real estate transactions and loan refinancing measures for Arminius Funds
  • Disposal of a real estate portfolio for Kildare European Partners I, L.P.
  • Sale-and-lease-back hotel transaction for B&B Hotels
  • Disposal of German hotel portfolio for Irish family office
  • Closing of MyZeil transaction for RREEF
  • Advising a chargeholder on the foreclosure of an office property
Contact
+49 (0)69 60 60 800-200 oliver.platt@kucera.biz