As one of Germany’s leading law firms in real estate and construction law, FPS advises on major real estate transactions and assists with complex real estate projects. 

The interdisciplinary approach and the highly specialised nature of the team make it possible to provide optimal advice on all contractual, financial and legal matters relating to real estate. The experts have extensive industry experience, in-depth transaction knowledge and broad and long-standing expertise in real estate and construction law.

The main areas of focus at FPS include developing real estate projects, securing building rights, assisting with construction and architectural contracts, buying and selling real estate – whether individually or in grouped structures – as well as dealing with complex tenancy law matters and all areas of asset management.

Specialisation

  • Real estate financing

    In the context of any real estate transaction, the financing of the transaction itself also plays a key role. FPS not only advises in the area of due diligence, but also drafts and negotiates loan agreements and deals with complex portfolio financing. In addition, our experts examine refinancing options with traditional or alternative forms of financing and advise on meeting the loan disbursement requirements.

  • Neighbour law

    The high level of importance accorded to property ownership in Germany requires a large number of neighbour regulations that govern the legal relationships between landowners and play a major role in the approval or modification of construction projects. When it comes to negotiating and concluding neighbourhood agreements that take into account the interests of all parties, our experts have wide-ranging expertise acquired over a number of decades. In many projects, and in particular high-rise building developments in Frankfurt, we have been successfully working in the field of neighbour law for many years.

Awards

brand eins Top Law Firm for Construction Law
2023 | 2022
brand eins Top Law Firm for Real Estate Law
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020
FOCUS Recommended for Real Estate Law
since 2014
FOCUS Recommended for Construction Law
since 2016
JUVE Awards 2021 Nominated Law Firm of the Year for Real Estate and Construction
2021
JUVE Handbuch Recommended for Real Estate Law
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018
JUVE Handbuch Recommended for Construction Law
since 2010
The Legal 500 Recommended for Real Estate Law
since 2014
The Legal 500 Recommended for Construction Law
since 2014
WirtschaftsWoche Top Law Firm for Real Estate Law
2023 | 2022
WirtschaftsWoche Top Law Firm for Construction Law
2023 | 2022 | 2021
  • What others say

    "'Competent team with a great deal of experience and a pragmatic approach. Tasks beyond the usual requirements are handled very satisfactorily. Deadlines are always met."
    (client, The Legal 500 2024 | Construction Law)

    "Straight-forward and client-focused are the keywords that best describe the law firm."
    (client, The Legal 500 2024 | Construction Law)

    "The team possesses highly qualified expertise in all areas of construction and real estate law. Internal communication consistently works very well."
    (client, The Legal 500 2024 | Real Estate)

    "The lawyers are always confident in negotiations and never at a loss of expertise. Typically, their negotiation prowess leads to a satisfactory outcome."
    (client, The Legal 500 2024 | Real Estate)

    "For years, a strong client relationship with FPS in all areas of real estate law. FPS is absolutely well-positioned here, both in terms of breadth and depth."
    (client, The Legal 500 2024 | Real Estate)

    "We perceive FPS as a highly innovative law firm, exceptionally modern in its processes and client-centric. Communication is always friendly, prompt and goal-oriented."
    (client, The Legal 500 2024 | Real Estate)

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Publications on this topic

Eckrolf Berg
Wer Nutzung will, braucht das Nutzungsrecht
Immobilien Zeitung, Nr. 46/2023,
Dr. Jutta C. Möller
AGB - Kommentar
Feldhusen/Niebling (Hrsg.), Luchterhand Verlag, Wolters Kluwer, 4. Auflage, 2023