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Felix Fitschen

Associate

Felix advises on national and international real estate financings, especially acquisition financing and refinancing, and restructuring.

His practice area covers traditional financing instruments like mortgage loans on real estate finance innovative financing elements, in particular real estate project finance, real estate structured finance and MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities) originations and securitisations. Another part of his practice area are restructurings and work-outs of distressed real estate financings.

Felix advises traditional international, national or local credit institutions (including Pfandbriefbanks), alternative lenders (including insurance companies, pension funds and debt funds), real estate companies, digital infrastructure companies and real estate developers.

Experience

Representative matters

Vonovia SE, Germany’s largest residential housing company and DAX listed entity, in connection with several secured financings with Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG, Commerzbank AG, Berlin Hyp AG, Berliner Sparkasse, Bayerische Landesbank, UniCredit Bank AG, Ärzteversorgung Westfalen-Lippe and Norddeutsche Landesbank in an aggregate amount of more than EUR 3.6bn.

Aareal Bank AG as arranger of four separate credit facilities in a total amount of ca. EUR 700 Mio and GBP 70 Mio. for a globally operating logistic investor in respect of several logistic portfolios located in Germany, France, Poland, The Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Société Générale S.A. as arranger of the restatement of a large volume financing into two new senior/mezzanine and one senior financing in the aggregate amount of EUR 815 Mio. in respect of a residential portfolio owned by a global private equity investor.

A group of financial institutions as arrangers in connection with the restructuring of the EUR 320 Mio. financing of an office tower in Frankfurt a.M. owned by a global private equity investor.

CPPIB Credit Investments Inc. as arranger in connection with the restructuring of an EUR 319 Mio. financing for an office building located in Cologne owned by German based institutional investors.

Qualifications

Admissions

Germany, 2021 (Rechtsanwalt)

Academic

Second German Law Degree, 2021

First German Law Degree, University of Mannheim, Germany, 2019

Languages

German, English
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.