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Dr. Markus M. Pfaff

Partner
Rechtsanwalt

CMS Hasche Sigle
Neue Mainzer Straße 2–4
60311 Frankfurt
Germany
Languages German, English

Markus Pfaff specialises in finance transactions and restructuring, with a focus on acquisition and corporate finance as well as real estate and asset finance (aircrafts). He also advises on non-performing loan transactions, either acting for German and international banks or leasing companies and investors. Leading industry publications regularly recommend Markus for his expert know-how and the goal-oriented advice he provides.

After six years with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Duesseldorf, Frankfurt and New York, Markus joined CMS in 2009 as a partner.

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"conducts negotiations in a target-oriented manner", client

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

"Recommended" for Bank Lending and Acquisition Finance

JUVE German Commercial Law Firms 2021 (GCLF)

Leading lawyer for banking and finance

Kanzleimonitor 2020, 2021

Listed as top 100 lawyer

Kanzleimonitor 2020, 2021

Education


  • 2000 - 2001: Research assistant at the University of Heidelberg and PhD under the supervision of Prof. Dr. iur. Dres. h.c. Peter Hommelhoff at the university’s Institute of German and European Corporate and Business Law
  • 1998 - 2000: Trainee lawyer in the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate
  • 1993 - 1998: Law studies at the Universities of Saarbruecken, Lausanne an Heidelberg
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05/10/2021
CMS ad­vises Mowi with the en­ter­ing in­to a new EUR 1.8 bil­lion sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked...
Frank­furt/Main – Mowi ASA, a world-lead­ing Nor­we­gi­an food com­pany in the sea­food sec­tor, re­fin­anced its ex­ist­ing bank fa­cil­ity with a EUR 1.8 bil­lion five-year se­cured re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity. The...
24/06/2021
CMS ad­vises Oak­tree on planned ac­quis­i­tion of Mayr-Mel­nhof Group’s vir­gin...
Stut­tgart – A sub­si­di­ary of the funds ad­vised by Oak­tree Cap­it­al Man­age­ment, L.P. (“Oak­tree”) is seek­ing to ac­quire two vir­gin fibre car­ton plants from the Mayr-Mel­nhof Group (“MM”) in Eer­beek...
23/12/2020
CMS ad­vises DIC As­set on ac­quis­i­tion of LOOK21 build­ing in Stut­tgart
Frank­furt am Main – DIC As­set AG has ac­quired sec­tion B of the LOOK 21 prop­erty in the centre of Stut­tgart for around EUR 122 mil­lion on be­half of a spe­cial AIF, with ef­fect from the start of the new...
23/12/2020
CMS ad­vises DIC As­set on ac­quis­i­tion of mu­ni­cip­al build­ing at Kley­er­straße...
Frank­furt/Main – DIC As­set AG is ac­quir­ing the prop­erty loc­ated at Kley­er­straße 86 in Frank­furt am Main at the start of the new year in a share deal on be­half of sev­er­al in­sti­tu­tion­al in­vestors. Shares...
05/10/2020
CMS ad­vises Co­her­ent on sale-and-lease­back of ROFIN-SIN­AR Laser site in...
Frank­furt am Main – Co­her­ent has sold its Bill­brook­deich site in Ham­burg to BRIGHT In­dus­tri­al In­vest­ment. The site is used by ROFIN-SIN­AR Laser GmbH, a mem­ber of the group of com­pan­ies headed by laser...
31/08/2020
Sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing law in Ger­many
1. Which fin­an­cial (not tax or la­bour) short-term com­pens­a­tion schemes for im­me­di­ate losses due to so­cial dis­tan­cing meas­ures have been im­ple­men­ted? For which in­dus­tries/sizes of busi­ness? So far, no...
05/02/2020
Feel­good Shop sold to BioneXX Hold­ing, an e-com­merce plat­form con­trolled...
Frank­furt/Main – The share­hold­ers in Feel­good Shop B.V., a lead­ing on­line shop for food sup­ple­ments in the Ger­man-speak­ing coun­tries, have sold all their shares to the Bionexx Group as part of a suc­ces­sion...
10/01/2020
CMS ad­vises Tele­fón­ica Deutsch­land on con­clu­sion of sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked...
Frank­furt/Main – Tele­fón­ica Deutsch­land has be­come the first Ger­man tele­com­mu­nic­a­tions com­pany to agree a sus­tain­ab­il­ity-linked loan of EUR 750 mil­lion through its sub­si­di­ary Tele­fón­ica Ger­many GmbH...
23/12/2019
CMS ad­vises Aviva In­vestors for first time on real es­tate trans­ac­tion in...
Frank­furt/Main – As­set man­ager Aviva In­vestors, part of lis­ted Brit­ish in­sur­ance com­pany Aviva Group, has ac­quired two Duis­burg of­fice prop­er­ties from DIC As­set AG for its Con­tin­ent­al Long Lease Strategy...
06/12/2019
CMS ad­vises capiton on Ger­many's first GP-led Single-As­set Sec­ond­ary Trans­ac­tion
Ber­lin – capiton has trans­ferred its ma­jor­ity stake in KD Pharma Group from the capiton IV fund which has held the shares since the ac­quis­i­tion in 2013 to a single-as­set fund es­tab­lished by capiton...
04/12/2019
CMS ad­vises lis­ted real es­tate com­pany DIC As­set on ac­quis­i­tion of land­mark...
Frank­furt/Main – DIC As­set AG has ac­quired the Stadthaus build­ing in Co­logne for around EUR 500 mil­lion via its sub­si­di­ary GEG Ger­man Es­tate Group AG, a com­pany in its In­sti­tu­tion­al Busi­ness di­vi­sion...
24/09/2019
CMS ad­vises Halder on ac­quis­i­tion of Dru­mag Flu­id­tech­nik and EPH Elektronik
Frank­furt/Main – Frank­furt-based SME in­vestor Halder has ac­quired a ma­jor­ity stake in Dru­mag Flu­id­tech­nik of Bad Säckin­gen and EPH Elektronik of Be­sigheim-Ottmarsheim as part of a suc­ces­sion plan...