Oliver Platt

Oliver Platt advises his clients in Germany and abroad in the areas of real estate transactions (asset and share deals), real estate financing and refinancing, restructuring of real estate portfolios in crisis as well as the sale and realisation of loan receivables. His further areas of focus include commercial tenancy law, founding of and ongoing advice to real estate funds (particularly real estate private equity funds) as well as external corporate counsel / embedded counsel services.

Studies at Justus-Liebig University in Gießen (1996)
Post-graduate studies in the US at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Graduate Research Fellowship); Master of Laws, LL.M. (1999)
Admitted as a German lawyer in 1999
Lawyer in the field of real estate transactions and real estate finance at the international law firms Lovells LLP and Dechert LLP (1999 - 2004)
Embedded Counsel of DGMG/DGI, the real estate platform of Deutsche Bank AG (now RREEF), 2001

Secondment to ING Real Estate Germany GmbH, 2002
Director of Legal at Hudson Advisors Germany GmbH, the exclusive German servicing platform of Lone Star Funds, 2004 - 2006
General Counsel of Arminius Kapitalgesellschaft mbH, the exclusive German investment advisory company of the opportunistic Arminius Private Equity Real Estate Funds, 2006 - 2014
Partner at KUCERA since 2014, practice group Finance

Languages:
German and English

Also a member of:
Wisconsin Alumni Association
Gesellschaft für Restrukturierung - TMA Deutschland e.V.

Most recent mandates:
Restructuring of an international Retail/DIY portfolio financing transaction (9 properties) for a loan servicer
Restructuring of an international supermarket financing transaction (55 properties) for a loan servicer
Restructuring of a German discounter store financing transaction (12 properties) for a winding-up vehicle

Restructuring of a German office real estate financing transaction (36 properties) for a winding-up vehicle
Real estate transactions and loan refinancing measures for Arminius Funds
Disposal of a real estate portfolio for Kildare European Partners I, L.P.
Sale-and-lease-back hotel transaction for B&B Hotels
Closing of MyZeil transaction for RREEF
Advising a chargeholder on the foreclosure of an office property