Michael Fink

Dr Michael Fink

Counsel

Michael, Dr. and LL.M. oec. int., regularly advises on complex national and cross-border real estate and real estate related M&A transactions. 

Besides the sale and purchase of real estate portfolios and individual properties (by way of asset or share deals), this includes in particular the structuring and implementation of joint ventures, club deals, and management agreements, and also ongoing corporate and regulatory advice. In addition, Michael advises on special situations concerning (institutional) investors, fund and asset managers, as well as fund structures in general.

Furthermore, he advises national and international organizations on all matters regarding corporate law with a focus on limited liability company and limited partnership law as well as group and transformation law. Michael is a member of our Alternative Investments Group.

Experience

Representative matters

Luxembourg fund set-up and managed by Universal-Investment for Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the acquisition of Zalando’s Berlin headquarters.

LS Invest AG and Spanish Lopesan group on the disposal of a hotel and clinic portfolio to Spanish Azora group via property purchase agreements and separate business purchase agreements as share and asset deals.

Luxembourg funds set-up and managed by Universal-Investment for Bayerische Versorgungskammer (BVK) on the acquisition of a city quarter in Frankfurt am Main via forward purchase (share deal) with forward funding.

CORESTATE CAPITAL Group on various real estate acquisitions and disposals (portfolios and single assets) as well as joint venture, club deal and fund structures.

Luxembourg fund set-up and managed by Prime Capital on parallel acquisition of a German highstreet real estate portfolio, two German student homes, and a further German shopping centre via share and unit deal from different fund and joint-venture structures.

Optimum Asset Management on the formation of a strategic joint venture with Blackstone regarding a portfolio of German residential and commercial Properties.

Published Work

  • Fink M., Vossen C. (2019) "Entscheidungsbesprechung - Stichtagsbezogene Haftungsabgrenzungs- und Freistellungsklauseln in Anteilskaufvertraegen - das latente Risiko der "AGB-Kontrolle"", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2019, pages 975-977
  • Fink M., Chilevych K. (2017) "Entscheidungsbesprechung - Anwendbarkeit und Anforderungen des § 179a AktG bei Personengesellschaften - Eine einige Grauzone?", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2017, pages 1254-1256
  • Fink M., Boedeker A. (2011) "Unternehmensvertragliche Ausgleichsansprueche bei Zusammentreffen mit Squeeze-Out – Grundsatzentscheidung des BGH [Besprechung von BGH Urteil vom 19.4.2011, Aktenzeichen II ZR 237/09, II ZR 244/09]", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2011, pages 816 - 818
  • Fink M., Boedeker A. (2010) "Vermoegensrechte von Minderheitsaktionaeren – Zu den Auswirkungen eines Squeeze-Outs auf den unternehmensvertraglichen Ausgleichsanspruch [Besprechung von OLG Koeln, Urteil vom 8. Oktober 2009, Aktenzeichen 18 U 57/09]", Neue Zeitschrift für Gesellschaftsrecht (NZG) 2010, pages 296-298

Awards

  • “Best Lawyers” for Corporate Law, Best Lawyers / Handelsblatt 2019 to 2023
  • “High level of expertise, extremely goal-oriented, available 24/7, high degree of ownership thinking, high interdisciplinary orientation, constructive negotiation.”, Legal 500 Germany 2021 Real Estate

Qualifications

Admissions

Germany, 2007 (Rechtsanwalt)

Academic

Second German Law Degree, 2007

Dr iur, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 2006

LL.M. oec. int., Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, 2005

First German Law Degree, 2003

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.