Dr. Thomas Flatten

Partner, Frankfurt


“Clients note his efficiency and excellent understanding of complex structures.”
Chambers Europe 2014


Thomas Flatten provides domestic and international banks and financial institutions with comprehensive advice on national and international debt finance law. He has extensive experience helping clients with real estate, acquisition and project finance transactions, as well as complex issues relating to restructurings.

Adept at designing innovative solutions to secure the most favourable outcome for his clients, he recently arranged the financing for a real estate portfolio for Deutsche Bank AG, which required a novel hybrid of structured real estate financing, and a capital markets transaction.

He also has a significant track record supporting clients with legal issues concerning 'Pfandbriefe', and has extensive experience in aircraft financing.

Thomas is a board member of Pro Bono Deutschland e.V., an association for the promotion of pro bono legal advice for non-profit and non-governmental organisations and projects in Germany.

Bars and Courts
Second State Exam
Dr jur
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
First State Exam
Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg
Banking Diploma


Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, 2018
Advised Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG as lender, lead manager and mandated lead arranger on the granting of a €500 million loan for Vonovia SE.

Commerzbank, 2018
Advised Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft as coordinator, bookrunner and mandated lead arranger, on the provision of a €1 billion financing for Vonovia Finance B.V. which includes a €300 million swingline facility.

Nordic Capital,2018
Advised Nordic Capital Fund IX on the financing of the acquisition of Prospitalia GmbH, a leading healthcare-spend management and technology-enabled clinical solutions company for acute, post-acute and other healthcare service providers and vendors, from Five Arrows Principal Investments.

Deutsche Bank Luxembourg, 2018
Advised Deutsche Bank Luxembourg, as agent, on the amendment and extension of the existing secured credit facility for Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, the Germany-based world market leader for offset printing presses and specialist in printing products and services. The total commitments were increased to €320 million and the maturity extended for five years, in addition to other extensive adjustments to the documentation.

J.P. Morgan, 2018
Advised J.P. Morgan, as mandated lead arranger and agent, on the financing of ADLER Real Estate AG's acquisition of up to 70 percent of Brack Capital Properties N.V., a public limited liability company incorporated in the Netherlands and listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange with total assets amounting to around €1.6 billion.

German Estate Group, 2018
Advised German Estate Group AG on the acquisition of Triforum, an office and hotel complex in Cologne. The total volume of the transaction comprises more than €100 million. GEG acquires the complex with 25,000 square metres of rental space from an investment fund managed by Institutional Investment Partners for an institutional investor.

Cerberus, 2017
Advised an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P., a global leader in alternative investing, on the acquisition of a portfolio of performing and non-performing real estate-backed loans, with borrowers in Germany, the Netherlands, France, Denmark and Finland, from a major German bank.

Awards and Recognition

Highly Recommended Lawyer: Banking and Finance Law, Capital Markets Law, Project Finance and Development Practice, Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt 2018-2023

Leading Individual:
Real Estate Finance, Chambers Europe Germany, 2019