Stefan Kuhm

Stefan Kuhm

Counsel

Stefan has advised in domestic and cross-border real estate financings for 20 years and is a recognized practitioner in this area.

His practice area covers traditional real estate related financing instruments like loans secured on real estate.

In addition, Stefan’s expertise includes innovative financing elements, in particular real estate project/development finance, real estate structured finance and MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities) originations and securitisations.

A further focus of Stefan’s practice are cross-border restructurings and (in-and-out-of insolvency) work-outs of German real estate financings.

Experience

Representative matters

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on the EUR 1.1bn financing of the Potsdamer Platz building ensemble in Berlin.

A consortium of three globally operating investment banks as mandated lead arrangers on the ca. EUR 3bn acquisition financing of a large office portfolio for a global private equity investor.

A consortium of three globally operating investment banks as mandated lead arrangers on the ca. EUR 2.1bn acquisition financing of a large office portfolio for a global private equity investor.

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.

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer at the real estate LL.M. programme at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster on real estate finance, January 2024
Recognition
One of the Top 10 Influential Real Estate Finance Lawyers Shaping Germany’s Landscape in 2023
Business Today Lawyers Awards 2023
Stefan Kuhm is a tough negotiator
Chambers Europe 2023

Qualifications

Admissions

Rechtsassessor, in Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 2001

Admitted as German Rechtsanwalt in Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 2001

Admitted as Examiner for the Second State-Exam in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, 2016

Admitted as German deputy notary, in Frankfurt a.M., Germany, 2023

Academic

LL.M., Banking & Finance, Queen Mary University of London, UK, 2003

Second German Law Degree, Baden-Württemberg, Germany 2001

First German Law Degree, University of Tübingen, 1999

Languages

English, German
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.