Legal Areas

Real Estate Law

ADVANT Beiten is awarded as "Leading Firm" in the field of Real Estate Law.

(The Legal 500 Germany 2024 The Legal 500 EMEA 2024)

Planning, construction, sale, purchase, and drafting contracts for landlords, tenants or brokers: we support our clients in all phases of their real estate projects and with all relevant agreements. We have experience with projects of varying magnitudes, including commercial airports, skyscraper projects, stadiums and event venues, hotels and hospitals, industrial sites, infrastructure facilities, and housing and retail projects.

Our team of experts can answer all your planning and construction law questions. We support the German Federal Government, Laender governments and municipalities, private investors and developers, contractors and architects, and banks and investment funds throughout their projects.

We advise sellers, acquirers, and financing banks on the successful structure of real estate transactions. Our advice covers all aspects of the acquisition, sale, and financing.

Landlords and tenants rely on our expertise in drafting commercial lease agreements and during the tenancy.

We support real estate brokers and their customers by drafting, structuring, and negotiating agreements (advisory agreements, agency agreements, brokerage and exclusivity agreements, etc.). Our work enforcing claims for commission and defending against spurious claims is of note.

At a glance:

  • Contracts between parties
  • Assisting with site selection and assessing construction and planning law obligations
  • Analysis and assessment of portfolio properties, also for existing restrictions (e.g., fire safety, conservation, or environmental protection orders)
  • Urban development agreements, site development contracts, drafting planning and application documents, permits and authorisations
  • Asset deals, individual or portfolio transactions, sale-and-lease-back deals
  • Leases, brokerage agreements, and agreements for special-purpose properties such as hotels or logistics properties
  • Legal asset management
  • Private construction and architect law
  • Conflict resolution, enforcement of claims both in and out of court
  • Advice on liability, defects, and remuneration issues


"Close client contact; partners not only supervise but predominantly handle the project content; availability at short notice; high level of interdisciplinary competence; pragmatic solution finding; excellent cooperation between different teams to cover all legal/contractual, tax and financial issues", 
"High client orientation, irrespective of the type and volume of advice - professional competence.", 
"Friendliness; empathy; high motivation; high and interdisciplinary expertise. Much higher personal contact and much higher personal project involvement than at other law firms."

(The Legal 500 Germany 2022)

"The team at BEITEN BURKHARDT offers exquisite advice that also goes beyond interdisciplinary Topics.", "The employees and partners are in no way inferior to their competitors when it comes to expertise and performance. With regard to rapidness and quality, these employees and partners outperform the competition."
(Legal 500 Germany 2020 and Legal 500 EMEA 2020)