Michael Samp
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is a founding partner of SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNERS. He has broad experience and expertise representing domestic and international clients in real estate and M&A transactions and corporate and commercial law. He focuses in particular on the structuring of joint ventures and advising on real estate transactions as asset and share deals. His expertise also encompasses advising enterprises and investors, mainly from the real estate sector, on general corporate and commercial matters and contractual matters. He also advises directors and board members on service agreements and equity participations.

Prior to founding SAMP SCHILLING & PARTNER, Michael Samp worked for several years in Private Equity, M&A and Corporate Real Estate Practices of leading international law firms in Frankfurt and Berlin.
Michael Samp has studied law at the universities of Frankfurt and Paris. He was admitted to the bar in 2006. Michael speaks German, English and French.

Michael is recognized in the year 2023 by the renowned German business and finance newspaper Handelsblatt among the Best Lawyers in Germany for corporate law and for mergers and acquisitions.

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

2006 – 2007 | Lawyer at Lovells LLP, Frankfurt am Main

2006 | Admission to the bar

2004 – 2005 | Legal Traineeship at the District Court of Darmstadt including seats at Lovells LLP in Frankfurt am Main and London

1998 – 2004 | Legal studies at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University in Frankfurt and at Université Paris-Nanterre

Deal Experience
Some highlights of Michael’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.
  • Hamburger Pensionsverwaltung eG on the acquisition of a logistics property in Bremen and the conclusion of a long-term lease agreement.
  • Minerva on the intended acquisition of two development sites at Checkpoint Charlie.
  • European Family Office on the acquisition and sale of several retail parks in Eastern Germany.
  • Institutional investor on the sale of a Berlin residential portfolio to a Swedish investor group.
  • English fund on 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.
  • Joint venture between a German family office and a project developer on the acquisition of a large inner-city development site with office, hotel and residential use, including a student residence.
  • 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.
  • A Berlin asset manager and project developer in the conclusion of several joint venture agreements for major real estate investments and project developments (residential and specialty real estate).
  • FFIRE on the acquisition of various properties and real estate investments.