Dr. Axel Kunze is partner in the Real Estate Practice Group based in our Berlin office. His expertise covers German and international real estate law, real estate transactions and project development agreements.

    He represents national and international investors and project developers as well as general contractors and lessors. Furthermore, he is an expert in the field of real estate-related litigation and arbitration including all forms of adjudication procedures.

    Axel has been admitted as a certified lawyer for construction and architect's law (Fachanwalt für Bau- und Architektenrecht) to all German courts. He is also listed in The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers 2013 Annual Compendium and recommended in The Legal 500 for real estate and dispute resolution advice.

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    • Advising the second largest private German bank on the sale of their former headquarters in Frankfurt ("Kaisercarré"),
    • Representing an international hotel group in their activities in Germany, including various long-term lease agreements,
    • Advising an American private equity investor on the sale of the historic Ernst-Reuter-Haus in Berlin including advising on the project management.
    • Representing the biggest city in Germany in respect to various school projects, including among other things advice on the construction and architect's contracts and the supervision of the litigation with one of the contractors.
    • Advising a lending low-cost airline on the rental agreements for the start-up of operations in Germany at the Berlin-Schönefeld and Dortmund airports as well as on the expansion of their activities to other German airports.
    • Representing the second largest private German bank in the construction law dispute with the main contractor for the new headquarters in Frankfurt.
    • Coordinating the work of the foreign legal counsels of the insolvency trustee of the former Bulgarian flag-carrier in respect to litigation and commercial issues associated with the liquidation of the company's assets in several Western European jurisdictions.
    • Advising a major Irish bank on the liquidation of their asset management activities in Germany including drafting and negotiating the settlements of disputes with the former lessors,
    • Representing a private German brewery in litigation matters concerning real estate in various German regions.

    Education

    • OLG Koeln, Second State Examination, 1995
    • Universität Bonn, Ph.D., 1994
    • Universität Bonn, First State Examination, 1990

    Admissions

    • Deutschland, 1995

    Memberships and Affiliations

    • International Bar Association, Treasurer of SEERIL Committee ICP (International Construction Projects)

    Languages

    • German
    • English
    • Recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2016 for Construction
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 Deutschland 2015 for Real Estate
    • Recommended in Who’s Who Legal 2015 for Construction

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