Alexander Ahrens
T + 49 30 688 352 747
M + 49 173 213 9284


is Of Counsel at Samp Schilling & Partner and is advising domestic and international clients in all areas of corporate law and M&A with a special emphasis on the real estate sector. Within that area he focuses on advising in relation to joint ventures and real estate transactions. Further, Alexander has extensive experience in providing ongoing corporate law advice, including advice on intra-group corporate restructurings and domestic and cross-border conversion measures.

Prior to joining Samp Schilling & Partner Alexander was at a renowned international business law firm in the corporate law and M&A team focusing on real estate transactions.

Alexander has studied law in Freiburg, Rome (Italy) and Berlin and has been a qualified attorney since 2013. He is fluent in German, English and speaks Italian.

2013 – 2021 Associate with Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP in the corporate / M&A team (until 2015 Olswang Germany LLP)
2013 admission to the bar
2010 – 2013 legal traineeship at the regional court (Kammergericht) of Berlin with positions at Raue PartmbB and Noerr PartGmbB in Berlin
2003 – 2009 legal studies at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, La Sapienza University Rome (Italy) and Freie Universität in Berlin.


  • Advising a European private equity investor on the acquisition of a majority stake in a Dutch hotel operating group.*
  • Advising a British private equity investor on the acquisition of a shopping center, including the joint venture agreement with the minority partner. *
  • Advising an US technology company on the acquisition of a German stock company (AG). *
  • Advising a joint venture of a British private equity investor and a German real estate developer on the sale of a residential development by way of a forward-sale. *
  • Advising a Berlin-based asset manager on the acquisition of a residential real estate portfolio of 1,350 apartments. *
  • Advising a Canadian REIT on the establishment of a joint venture for the acquisition of an office building in Vienna, Austria, and the entry into the Austrian market. *

(* Alexander has advised on these transactions at his previous law firm.)


  • “Fingierte Belobigungen im Internet”, WRP 2011, 814-826 (together with Heiko Richter).