Dr. Holger Wolf

Partner, Frankfurt

Biography

“A corporate real estate lawyer with an emphasis on real estate M&A transactions and real estate restructurings.”

Overview

Holger helps private and public investors to execute complex real estate M&A transactions, including acquisition financing and the refinancing and restructuring of real estate companies. His significant experience in the real estate sector also extends to structured debt financing and equity financing via the stock market, including IPOs.

Drawing on his deep knowledge of real estate law, Holger works strategically with clients to devise creative deal structures, to design acquisition programmes, and to plan and implement strategies for acquirers and potential acquisition targets, in both domestic and cross-border transactions.

Holger is a partner in White & Case's Global Mergers & Acquisitions Practice, an international team committed to a commercial approach that optimizes efficiency, reduces costs and enhances effective deal execution.

Bars and Courts
Rechtsanwalt, Regional Court of Frankfurt am Main
Education
Dr jur
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
First State Exam
Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Languages
English
German

Experience

Consus Real Estate AG
Advising Consus Real Estate AG, a leading German developer of residential real estate properties, in connection with the offering of €400 million 9.625% senior secured notes due 2024.

Morgan Stanley / Deutsche Bank
Advised Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank AG as Initial Purchasers on the issuance of a bond for Summit Germany Limited. This debut issuance of Senior Notes under New Yorker law (144A/Reg S) has a total volume of €300 million and is due in 2025. Summit Germany Limited is a real estate portfolio company listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM) based in Guernsey.

Goldman Sachs
Advising Goldman Sachs in connection with several bidding procedures relating to large real estate portfolio acquisition in Germany and continental Europe as well as on large real estate asset acquisitions.

DIC Asset AG
Advising DIC Asset AG in connection with the recent acquisition of GEG German Estate Group.

Wilma Europe Holding BV
Advising Wilma Europe Holding BV on the sale of its majority stake in Wilma Immobilien GmbH (Wilma) to the Luxembourg based real estate fund Aermont Capital Real Estate Fund IV (ACREF IV).

Greenman Investments
Advising 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.

PATRIZIA
Advising PATRIZIA in connection with two portfolio transactions acquiring retail assets for a special regulated funds. The total deal volume comprises approximately €500 million at total. Our advice combined all aspects of the transactions, including real estate, M&A, corporate, tax structure and regulatory aspects, antitrust and bank finance.

OVG Real Estate
Advising OVG Real Estate with respect to the sale of its project "Südkreuz" in Berlin (sale of shares in office development forward transaction) to a sovereign wealth fund.

Katara Hospitality
Advising Katara Hospitality with respect to the sale of the Intercontinental Hotel Frankfurt to Grand City as a share deal.

Speaking Engagements

GMO 2020: A New Decade, 26 February 2020, Dublin, Panelist

Publications

Involvement of medium-sized enterprises in PPP-projects: New approach, Public Private Partnership Yearbook 2010, Wolf, Holger; Arnold, Walter

Shareholder Agreements Of Stock Companies Under German Law, Dissertation, Heidelberg, 2005

Awards and Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer: Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2019
Real Estate

Highly Recommended Lawyer: Real Estate, JUVE 2019/2020