Dr. Moritz S. Vettermann is counsel in the German Real Estate Department. His focus is on national and international real estate transactions, private equity related real estate invest-ments, portfolio deals and structurings as well as real estate joint ventures. He has worked for clients such as Arax Properties, Tristan Capital Partners, Brookfield, UBS Real Estate, Patri-zia, Blantyre Capital, Greystar, CVC, Lonestar, Groß & Partner, Cheyne Capital, Hudson’s Bay Company, Deutsche Landentwicklung AG, CR Investment Management, Domicil, Ston-eVest AG, Samsung, Colony Capital as well as for various US hedge funds. Prior to joining Willkie, Moritz was an associate at another international U.S. law firm.


  • Content and effect of the concentration of liability pursuant to § 8 Para. 2 PartGG in accessory liability of freelance physicians for new and old liabilities as well as for liability for appearance of legal position, Dissertation, Peter Lang Verlag 2014.
  • Possibilities for subsequent adjustment of real estate transfer tax in real estate transactions, DStR 2017, p. 1518 et seq.
  • The acquisition of residential real estate portfolios in practice - a glimpse behind the scenes of contract drafting, ZfiR 2018, p. 223 et seq.
  • The legal qualification of construction obligations in real estate purchase agreements, ZfiR 2018, p. 477 et seq.
  • The treatment of fire protection deficiencies in purchase contracts for commercial real estate - a view on a current "long-running issue" from the perspective of contractual practice IMR 2015, p. 349 et. seq.
  • Lonepike Beteiligungen GmbH on the sale of its stake in MAGNA Real Estate GmbH to Versorgungswerk der Zahnärztekammer Berlin;
  • Arax Properties on the acquisition of a core real estate in Berlin as well as on the con-templated acquisition of another real estate in Berlin out of insolvency proceedings;
  • Greystar Germany on the acquisition of HAR6, a project development in Hamburg from BPD Immobilienentwicklung GmbH;
  • Brookfield Property Group on the contemplated acquisition of a core commercial real estate in Berlin, Germany;
  • A major US hedge fund on the sale of a shopping center in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany;
  • StoneVest AG/IPE on the formation of a real estate light industrial investment plat-form, on its joint venture with ESAS Real Estate as well as on the acquisition of their seed portfolio;
  • A Russian individual on the acquisition of interest in Jacobs University GmbH, Bre-men, Germany;
  • CVC in real estate aspects during the acquisition of Bosch Packaging;
  • Deutsche Landentwicklung AG on the acquisition of development real estate, in par-ticular on the acquisition of the former Saint-Gobain Glasfabrik in Kerpen, Germany;
  • STARK Deutschland GmbH on the acquisition of Melle Gallhöfer Group, a leading German specialist dealer for roofs and facades, from private equity fund Palero;
  • CR Investment Management on the contemplated acquisition of Limes Haus, German Samsung Headquarters out of insolvency proceedings;
  • Groß & Partner on the acquisition of the Porsche Design Tower in Frankfurt, Germa-ny;
  • Cheyne Capital Management LLP as well as Cheyne Capital Deutschland GmbH on the sale of the Balandra and Asterion Residential Real Estate Portfolio to Velero Partners/KKR;
  • Samsung Electronics Holding GmbH on their relocation of the German Headquarters to Eschborn Gate, Eschborn, Germany;
  • STARK Deutschland GmbH and Lonestar Private Equity on the sale and lease-back of a premium industrial real estate to LIP Invest;
  • PATRIZIA Deutschland GmbH and its funds on several project developments in Germany, e.g., Seestern 24 (Düsseldorf), Sonnenstraße (Munich), Angerhof (Munich), Platz der Ideen (Düsseldorf);
  • Hudson’s Bay Company on the exit from the Karstadt/GALERIA Kaufhof joint ven-ture with SIGNA as well as on the wind-down of their Netherlands retail store busi-ness;
  • Hudson’s Bay Company on the sale of Kaufhof Köln Hohe Straße, Germany, as well as the Carshhaus Düsseldorf, Germany, to SIGNA;
  • Octavian King Holdings N.V. on the sale of Taschenbergpalais (Dresden), Kempinski Gravenbruch (Frankfurt), Kempinski Haus am Zwinger (Dresden), Kempinski Schloss Reinhartshausen, Grand Hotel Kempinski Falkenstein (Frankfurt);*
  • Colony Capital on the sale of various real estate in Germany, in particular on the sale of Victoria-Stadt Lofts in Berlin, Germany;*

* Moritz advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie.



Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt, Second State Exam, 2013 Dr. jur., 2013 Universität Bayreuth, First State Exam, 2009 Universität Bayreuth, Studies of Business Sciences and International Economics, 2007

Bar Admissions

Germany, 2014