NWielandt

Dr. Niklas Wielandt , Maître en Droit

Partner
Baker & McKenzie Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern mbB

Biography

Dr. Niklas Wielandt is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Real Estate and M&A Practice Group in the Frankfurt office. He advises domestic and international clients on all aspects of German real estate and tenancy law as well as corporate/M&A law.

Practice Focus

Niklas focuses his real estate practice on guidance through property acquisitions, corporate real estate solutions and real estate portfolio reorganizations as well as tenancy advice for corporates. His corporate practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions as well as all aspects of corporate maintenance.

Representative Legal Matters

Real Estate

  • Represented HP, Inc. in the reorganization of its real estate portfolio in EMEA, involving the disposition of 900+ sites worldwide.
  • Advised Al Faisal Holding from Qatar on the purchase of the luxury hotels Grand Hyatt Berlin (five-star hotel with 342 rooms) and Maritim Hotel (four-star hotel with 505 rooms) in Berlin.
  • Assisted Evonik with the real estate aspects of the sale of its methacrylate business and the subsequent split and allocation of the production and business sites.
  • Advised Michael Kors on its lease portfolio in Germany.
  • Advised Spotify on the lease of its headquarter in Berlin, Germany.
  • Advised EdgeConneX with its data center leases in Germany.
  • Advised a Ukrainian investor on the acquisition of the office building Unico in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

M&A and Corporate

  • Advised the Swiss real estate investor Infrareal AG on the acquisition of a pharmaceutical production site in Germany.
  • Advised Swiss technology group Feintool AG on the sale of its subsidiary IMA Automation Amberg GmbH to the automotive supplier Preh GmbH.
  • Advised an investor on the acquisition of three 30 MW wind farms and an electric power transformation substation in Germany.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Deutscher Anwaltverein (DAV) - Member
  • Rechtsanwaltskammer Berlin - Member

Admissions

  • Germany (2010)

Education

  • Higher Regional Court Hamburg (Assessor Exam with distinction) (2010)
  • University of Hamburg (Dr. jur. magna cum laude) (2010)
  • University of Hamburg (Referendar Exam with distinction) (2005)
  • University of Toulouse (Maîtrise en droit International and Commercial Law) (2002)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German

Previous Offices

  • Berlin
  • Johannesburg

Numerous presentations in seminars and in-house workshops on real estate and corporate law topics.

Brexit and its opportunities for SA real estate investments in Germany, Without Prejudice, February 2017

Unilaterally binding acknowledgements of debt (Die einseitig verpflichtende Schuldzusage), Doctoral thesis, August 2010