Moritz Vettermann

Counsel

Frankfurt
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt am Main
T +49 69 79302 205
F +49 69 79302 222
mvettermannwillkie.com

Dr. Moritz S. Vettermann is special European counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and leads the real estate practice in the Frankfurt Office. His focus is on national and international real estate transactions, PE-related real estate commitments, portfolio structurings, joint ventures as well as asset management topics. He has worked for clients such as Hudson’s Bay Company, UBS Real Estate, Patrizia, Samsung, Sal Oppenheim, Colony, IFM Immobilien AG and Norsk AG. Prior to joining Willkie, Moritz was an associate at another international U.S. law firm.

Moritz is fluent in German and English. He understands Spanish and French.  

Dr. Moritz S. Vettermann is special European counsel in the Corporate & Financial Services Department and leads the real estate practice in the Frankfurt Office. His focus is on national and international real estate transactions, PE-related real estate commitments, portfolio structurings, joint ventures as well as asset management topics. He has worked for clients such as Hudson’s Bay Company, UBS Real Estate, Patrizia, Samsung, Sal Oppenheim, Colony, IFM Immobilien AG and Norsk AG. Prior to joining Willkie, Moritz was an associate at another international U.S. law firm.

Moritz is fluent in German and English. He understands Spanish and French.  

Selected Significant Matters

  • Hudson’s Bay Company on the sale of Kaufhof Hohe Straße (Cologne), 2019
  • Hudson’s Bay Company on the sale of Carsch-Haus (Königsallee, Düsseldorf), 2019
  • Samsung on real estate matters in Germany, 2018/2019
  • NORSK AG on the establishment of the company as new real estate developer, 2018
  • Sal Oppenheim on the lease of Rüttenscheider Tor (Essen), 2018*
  • Patrizia Real Estate on various real estate matters, e.g. the lease of Seestern 24 (Düsseldorf) to Daimler Real Estate, 2017*
  • IFM Immobilien AG on the sale of Zeilgalerie (Frankfurt) to RFR, 2016/2017*
  • Colony Capital on the sale of Victory Stadt Lofts (Berlin) to Schroders 2016*
  • UBS Real Estate on the sale and acquisition of various real estate, e.g. Isartor-City (München), Sonnenstraße (München), Universitätsallee (Bremen), 2015-2016 *
  • Prime Office German AS on the sale of various real estate, e.g. Neuer Zollhof 3 (Düsseldorf), Am Kaiserkai (Hamburg), Steinstraße (Hamburg), 2015-2016*

* Moritz advised on these matters prior to joining Willkie.

Selected Publications and Lectures

  • 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.