Dr. Simon Schilling
Lawyer, Real Estate Economist (IREBS)
T +49 30 688 352 741
M +49 177 641 76 48
simon.schilling@sampschilling.com
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DR. SIMON SCHILLING

is a founding partner at SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNER and advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of real estate law. His practice includes the full range of real estate transactions as well as real estate developments and commercial leases.
Due to his longstanding focus on the real estate industry he has an in-depth understanding of the real estate business and a profound market knowledge.

Prior to founding SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNER Simon worked for more than six years in a renowned international law firm in the area of real estate commercial law and completed during this time his studies in real estate economics at the International Real Estate Business School of the University of Regensburg.

After his studies in Munich and Berlin, Simon obtained his doctoral degree with Prof. Dr. Walter Bayer on insolvency and corporate law aspects. He is a lecturer in business law at the University of Bayreuth.

Simon was admitted to the bar in 2007. He speaks German, English and French and has a conversational knowledge of Spanish.


Career and Qualifications
2007 – 2013 Lawyer at Olswang Germany LLP, Berlin (now Greenberg Traurig)

2012 – 2013 Studies of Real Estate Economics at the International Real Estate Business School of the University of Regensburg

2007 Admission to the bar

2005 – 2007 Legal Traineeship at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin including seats at leading international law firms in Munich and in New York (CMS Hasche Sigle in Berlin and in the New York real estate practice group of King & Spalding LLP)

2005 Doctoral Degree in the fields of corporate and insolvency law with Prof. Dr. Walter Bayer

1999 – 2004 Legal Studies at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Humboldt-University in Berlin


Deal Experience
Some highlights of Simon’s recent work include advising:

    • Arbireo Capital, denkmalneu and other consortium partners on the acquisition of an office real estate portfolio consisting of four properties in four cities with a total area of approx. 110,000 sqm. Advising on the subsequent development of the properties.
    • denkmalneu and a consortium of investors on the purchase and comprehensive revitalization of the “Haus am Zwinger” in Dresden.
    • BEOS AG i.a. on the sale of a logistics property leased to Hermes to a British fund.
    • Joint venture between a German family office and a project developer on the purchase and development of the “The Post” site at Augustus-Platz in Leipzig (leasing to i.A. PWC, Fed Ex, Motel One, Edeka).
    • German single family office on their day-to-day legal asset management, i.a. on the redevelopment of an office and logistics building (80.000 sqm floor space) in Berlin, deal experience with players such as Deutsche Post, AOK, BiMA, Edeka, BIM.
    • Bright Industrial i.a. with the acquisition of a German leasehold with 29.000m² large commercial area in Hamburg with partial sale & leaseback and exercise of the purchase option on the property.
    • Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung eG on the acquisition of a logistics property in Bremen and the conclusion of a long-term lease agreement.
    • Minerva on the acquisition of a building plot in Berlin and the subsequent forward deal for an office property with approx. 30,000 sqm gross floor space.
    • Institutional investor in the acquisition and sale of several retail parks for a special fund.
    • Institutional investor on the sale of a Berlin residential portfolio to a Swedish investor group.
    • Frequently advising on landlord as well as on tenant side on large commercial lease agreements across all industries including office, retail and logistic. English fund in the acquisition of two industrial parks in Berlin and Brandenburg.
    • Westgrund AG on the acquisition and sale of residential property portfolios.
    • Project developer on the purchase of an office property and the subsequent development into a residential property.
    • Project developer and consortium partner on the acquisition of an office property portfolio in German A and B cities that has been leased long-term to a German Dax group.
    • Institutional investor i.a. on the conclusion of a joint venture to acquire and redesignate an industrial property in Berlin.
    • Family foundation, i.a. on the acquisition of an office property portfolio worth over EUR 100 Mio.

     


Publications

  • “Insolvency of an English limited company by shares having its main seat in Germany”, Frankfurt am Main 2006
  • “The English insolvency opening proceeding within the scope of the European Union Council Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings and in comparison with the German insolvency opening proceeding”, DZWIR 2006, journal no. 4
  • “COMI and preliminary insolvency administrator – problem solved?”, ZInsO 2006, pages 141 et seqq., in collaboration with Dr Jessica Schmidt
  • “National judicial protection against the opening of a main insolvency proceeding in Germany according to Art. 3 I of the European Union Council Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings”, DZWIR 2005, pages 430 et seqq., in collaboration with Dr Armin Schwerdtfeger
  • Annotation on the decision of the District Court of Kiel, 326 T 34/05, EWiR, Articles 43, 47 EU, journal no. 14
  • Annotation on the decision of the Local court of Cologne, 71 IN 416/05, DZWIR 2006, journal no. 5, in collaboration with Dr Jessica Schmidt
  • Annotation on the decision of the Local court of Hamburg, 326 T 34/05, EWiR Article 16 of the European Union Council Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings, 1/06, pages 15 et seq.