Behnam Yazdani

Associate, Frankfurt

Biography

Overview

Behnam Yazdani has been working in the area of real estate law since 2012.

He provides legal advice to national and international clients on all real estate-related matters, in particular in the context of real property and tenancy law, asset, property and facility management as well as negotiations of real property-related contracts. His practice includes ongoing legal advice on landlords and real property owners and real estate transactions.

Behnam has already gained professional experience in the area of real estate law while working at White & Case in Frankfurt am Main and Miami as part of him legal traineeship.

He is a non-executive member of the Law Students' Examination Authority of the Hessian Ministry of Justice as an examiner for the first law state exam. Behnam is also author for digital learning resources regarding the second law state exam, which are published by specialist publisher Alpmann Schmidt.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt
Education
Second State Exam
Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Languages
English
Farsi
German

Experience

LANXESS
Advising specialty chemicals group LANXESS on one of the top deals in Germany in 2019 (JUVE Legal Market): Sale of LANXESS's stake in Currenta, the operator of Germany's largest chemical park, to a fund managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets as well as sale of real property and infrastructure facilities located in the CHEMPARK by subsidiaries of Bayer AG to Currenta.

Greenman Investments
Representation real estate investment firm Greenman Investments on the acquisition of a portfolio of retail properties for €143 million. The portfolio consisted of 29 retail properties, most of which are in Saxony-Anhalt and Lower Saxony, from TLG IMMOBILIEN AG as well as four properties from EDEKA-MIHA Immobilien-Service GmbH as a sale and leaseback transaction.

DIC Asset
Advising DIC Asset AG, one of Germany's leading listed property companies, in connection with the acquisition of the property investment and asset manager GEG German Estate Group for €225 million. 

Blackstone Group
Ongoing legal advice to the private equity investor Blackstone regarding its real estate office portfolio in Germany from 2015 until 2019.

Faurecia
Representation of Faurecia, one of the world's largest automotive equipment supplier, in several German real estate matters.

Wilma Europe Holding
Representation of Wilma Europe Holding BV on the sale of its majority stake in Wilma Immobilien GmbH to the Luxembourg based real estate fund Aermont Capital. Wilma Immobilien is one of Germany's leading residential real estate developers.

Tishman Speyer
Advising Tishman Speyer, one of the world's leading developers, owners, operators and fund managers of first-class real estate, inter alia on the acquisition of the Quartier 205 shopping centre in Berlin-Mitte and ongoing advice on the TaunusTurm office and residential tower in Frankfurt am Main. 

PATRIZIA Alternative Investments
Representing PATRIZIA Alternative Investments GmbH in connection with two portfolio transactions acquiring retail assets for a special regulated funds. The total deal volume comprises approximately €500 million at total.

Nestlé
Advising Nestlé Waters Deutschland GmbH on the sale of its German premium natural spring water Fürst Bismarck to HANSA-HEEMANN AG, a Germany-based supplier of mineral water and soft drinks. The transaction consists the takeover of the Aumühle facility near Hamburg from Nestlé, the water resource property from the Bismarck family and 105 employees.

Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese
Advising the family shareholders of Conditorei Coppenrath & Wiese on the sale of the company to Dr. August Oetker KG. 

Arval
Representing Arval, a fully owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in full service vehicle leasing, in connection with the acquisition of GE Capital's European fleet management activity. The scope of this acquisition covered more than 160,000 vehicles in 12 European countries, the vehicles assets amounted to €2.4 billion.

Private equity investors
Advising private equity investors such as Palero Capital, Duke Street, CGS Management and The Carlyle Group on the sale or acquisition of companies and company shares.

Publications

Unconscious deviation from DIN standards is not malice (Immobilien Zeitung, January 2020)

Social commitment must not be concealed when selling (Immobilien Zeitung, January 2019)

Municipalities may skim off speculative profits (Immobilien Zeitung, August 2018)

No changes to the purchase agreement without a notary (Immobilien Zeitung, April 2018)

Wrongly stated building year is a material defect (Immobilien Zeitung, August 2017)

A gift does not trigger a right of first refusal (Immobilien Zeitung, March 2017)

Purchase agreement may have as a condition a change in the development plan (Immobilien Zeitung, January 2016)

Malice of the co-seller is not attributed to others (Immobilien Zeitung, October 2015)