Dr. Holger Weiß - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Holger Weiß advises institutional investors and private equity funds, fund initiators and fund managers, family offices, and financial institutions on all matters pertaining to real estate. He focuses his practice on advising and structuring complex transactions, both as asset and as share deals, as well as on real estate financing/refinancing, project developments, and the law of commercial tenancy. Furthermore, he has wide experience in joint ventures, closed-end real estate funds, initial public offerings (IPOs), and acquisition/sale of participations in companies.

Holger advises national and international, listed, and medium-sized companies.


Holger advised:

  • fund initiators/institutional funds on the acquisition and/or sale of various special retail centers or office properties
  • project developer on the sale and/or acquisition of various high-street properties and various related real estate issues
  • real estate investment managers on the acquisition of retail properties or health care properties
  • project developer on the acquisition of properties for the erection of business parks
  • family office on various real estate issues
  • insurance company on rental issues


  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, Germany: Corporate Law and Real Estate Law, 2020-2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, Recommended for Real Estate Law, 2022-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA/Germany, Recommended for Real Estate Law, 2021-2023



University of Cologne, Dr. jur., 2003
University of Cologne, 2000
University of Nottingham, 1997
University of Bochum, 1996


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