Christoph Coenen - McDermott Will & Emery


Christoph Coenen advises leading global financial institutions and investors on a broad variety of often highly complex cross-border and domestic leveraged, project, real estate and acquisition finance transactions. His experience includes senior and mezzanine acquisition and leveraged financings, bridge facilities, structured financings, real estate financing, project finance transaction, promissory notes (Schuldscheindarlehen) as well as other banking and restructuring matters.

His long-standing track record in the area of real estate finance includes landmark-transactions such as Silberturm, Highlight Towers and Elbtower as well as the financing of shopping centers, logistic assets, residential portfolios and large-scale property developments.

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Christoph advised:

  • KKR and Mirastar, the European industrial and logistics platform of KKR Real Estate, on the acquisition of a logistics property in Hanover. The transaction is the first acquisition by KKR and Mirastar in this asset class in Germany and also the first German acquisition for KKR’s pan-European Core+ Real Estate strategy.
  • Contentserv Group and its majority shareholder Investcorp on the acquisition of the French software company Shoppingfeed
  • Numerous residential, retail, logistic, office, nursing home and other single and portfolio real estate transactions
  • A client on a broad variety of corporate finance transactions, including Schuldscheindarlehen
  • A client on the financing of agricultural projects in Africa
  • A client on the structuring of energy efficiency project financings
  • A client on the financing of climate protection projects


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Banking and Finance Law and Corporate Law, 2021-2025
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, Recommended, Germany: Real Estate Finance, 2023-2024
  • IFLR1000, Banking, 2023


Higher Regional Court Saarbrücken, Second State Exam, 2003
University of the Saarland, First State Exam, 2001


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