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Real Estate & Public - Public


We can help with your public law matters

Our specialised team has many years of experience in advising investors, companies and the public sector on all practical aspects of issues relating to public law. We consider commercial aspects as well as the technical/scientific circumstances and requirements when handling projects and transactions.

Our "Public" service portfolio

  • Licensing and planning permission procedures
  • Environmental law advice
  • Project development, public planning and construction law
  • Procurement law for bidders or contracting bodies
  • Advice on administrative law for trade and industry
  • Advice on transactions and restructuring
  • Public private partnerships and privatisation
  • Advice on foreign tradePolitical consulting
  • Compliance and crisis management
  • Representation in litigation and verification procedures

How our expertise can help you

We can help you to structure complex public law procedures such as procurement procedures and planning and licensing proceedings in a legally secure way, implement them efficiently and complete them successfully. We identify risks in advance, offer solutions and support you in your communication with project participants.

We are very accustomed to working closely and constructively with experts from other fields, such as planners, engineers and other specialists, as well as with banks and authorities.

This avoids costly court cases and enables you to plan your investment with certainty. If required, we can represent your interests in court, drawing on our extensive litigation experience.

What others say about us

"Recommended practice for restructuring and transactions in the public sector."
(JUVE, 2011/2012)

"The scope of the advice it provides is impressive, both in relation to the wide range of sectors covered, such as energy, chemicals, water and port traffic, and the size of the projects."
 (JUVE, 2010/2011)

"The strengths of the frequently recommended practice include handling several major projects with long timelines."
 (JUVE, 2009/2010)

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October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
Draw­ing on data from 1,516 real es­tate trans­ac­tions ad­vised on by CMS in 14 European coun­tries from the start of 2010 to the end of 2018, we used a stand­ard eval­u­ation form to cap­ture, cat­egor­ise and sys­tem­at­ic­ally ana­lyse the in­di­vidu­al con­tract clauses.
7 October 2019
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2019
CMS ad­vises Lux­cara on ac­quis­i­tion of 750 MW on­shore wind farm pro­ject...
As­set man­ager Lux­cara has ac­quired the Önus­ber­get wind farm pro­ject, which is part of the Markby­g­den 1101 cluster, from the de­veloper Svevind AB...
CMS ad­vises on sale of prop­erty port­fo­lio by Senioren-Wohnen Hold­ing to...
Senioren-Wohnen Hold­ing GmbH has sold a real es­tate port­fo­lio com­pris­ing twelve re­tire­ment homes to a sub­si­di­ary of French as­set man­age­ment com­pany Primo­ni­al. Five prop­er­ties are already op­er­a­tion­al, while sev­en oth­ers are still at the pro­ject plan­ning st
CMS ad­vises Cofin­immo Group on ac­quis­i­tion of two care home prop­er­ties...
Bel­gian group Cofin­immo is con­tinu­ing its ex­pan­sion strategy in Ger­many by adding two care home prop­er­ties to its health­care port­fo­lio in the coun­try via deals worth EUR 26.5 mil­lion...
September 2017
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European in­vest­ment mar­ket con­tin­ued to per­form well after the pre­vi­ous re­cord-break­ing years. In 2016, total in­vest­ment volume was around EUR 230bn, less than 10% be­low the re­cord amount of the pre­vi­ous year...
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2017
The European prop­erty mar­ket re­mains stable des­pite geo­pol­it­ic­al ten­sions...
CMS ad­vises EnBW on con­struc­tion of Al­batross off­shore wind farm in North...
The Su­per­vis­ory Board of EnBW En­er­gie Baden-Württem­berg AG has ap­proved the in­vest­ment in and con­struc­tion of EnBW's Al­batross off­shore wind farm. Al­batross will be built in the Ex­clus­ive Eco­nom­ic Zone of the North Sea, cov­er­ing an area of 11 square kilom
CMS ad­vises Ber­en­berg and Uni­ver­sal-In­vest­ment on ac­quis­i­tion of Wil­helm­Galer­ie...
Ber­en­berg Real Es­tate As­set Man­age­ment and Uni­ver­sal-In­vest­ment have ac­quired the Wil­helm­Galer­ie com­plex in Pots­dam for a newly cre­ated real es­tate in­vest­ment fund. The vendor is a fund man­aged by Deutsche As­set Man­age­ment. Loc­ated in cent­ral Pots­dam, Wil
CMS ad­vises DIC As­set on sale of EUR 143 mil­lion prop­erty port­fo­lio
DIC As­set AG has sold a Ger­man of­fice prop­erty port­fo­lio to Cord­ing Real Es­tate Group GmbH, which is ac­quir­ing it on be­half of in­sti­tu­tion­al cli­ents. The pur­chase price is around EUR 143 mil­lion. The port­fo­lio com­prises ten prop­er­ties across eight Ger­man
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2016: Seller-friendly con­tracts...
The European prop­erty mar­ket re­mains seller-friendly. On­go­ing strong de­mand for real es­tate against a back­drop of his­tor­ic­ally low in­terest rates strengthened the ne­go­ti­at­ing po­s­i­tion of prop­erty sellers through­out Europe in 2015. That is the main find­ing
CMS European Real Es­tate Deal Point Study 2016