Dr. Stefan Kucera

Founding partner Stefan Kucera advises local and international investors, investment funds and insurance companies in connection with property transactions, particularly relating to the purchase and sale of portfolios (asset & share deals) but also in the field of building contract law (e.g. general contractors subcontracting all or part of construction work) as well as commercial tenancy law and issues of litigation.


Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (1993)

Admitted as a German lawyer in 1996

Doctorate in Corporate Law (Dr. jur., 1998)

Start of career as litigation attorney, latterly partner at a law firm in Hamm dealing with appeal cases before (1996 – 2000)

Lawyer at Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), focus on Real Estate (2001 – 2004)

Founding partner of KUCERA (2004)



German and English



Co-author of Beck online forms for litigation law (C.H. Beck-Verlag).



Recommended Real Estate Lawyer in: Wirtschaftswoche: 25 Top-Kanzleien für Immobilienwirtschaftsrecht (25 top law firms for real estate law), 2014

Amongst Germany's best real estate lawyer 2017: Handelsblatt 2017

The Legal 500 "Recommended Lawyer 2019"


Also a member of:

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)


Most recent mandates:

Acquisition of a shopping mall for a special fund (Spezialfonds) by way of share deal with a volume of roughly EUR 75.3 million (2016)

Advising a special servicer on a foreclosure moratorium and subsequent realisation of a distressed portfolio of 55 supermarkets as part of a structured bidding procedure conducted by the debtor (2016)

Advising a loan servicer on the realisation of a former Quelle complex in Nuremberg in the interest of the lenders of a securitised loan commitment (2015)

Advising a US private equity company on the structured disposal of residential properties (individual and portfolio sale) from a national portfolio of 20,000 residential units (since 2012)

Advising bauverein AG on the sale of a portfolio of residential properties comprising 2000 units located in Central Hesse (2014)

Ongoing advice to Hatfield Philips on the mobilisation, management and realisation of properties in the interest of lenders of securitised loan commitments (since 2005)

Ongoing advice to a life insurance company on the purchase and sale of properties (office, retail, residential and hotels) for and out of the collateral assets (since 2012)

Advising a fund (Sondervermögen) managed by RREEF on the privatisation of residential properties (since 2014)

Ongoing advice to a trust (Stiftung) on the purchase of properties (office, retail) for the trust assets (since 2014)


Focus of advisory work:

Real estate law, transactions


Distressed real estate

Real estate litigation