Laura von Samson-Himmelstjerna

Dr. Laura von Samson-Himmelstjerna

Managing Associate, Frankfurt

Overview

Experience 

Laura has specialised experience in advising investors, banks, insurance companies and developers on real estate transactions and project developments with a focus on international cross border portfolio transactions.

Transactions of significance where substantial involvement can be disclosed have included:

  • advising Deka, Internos and Triuva (IVG) on the sale of a pan-european real estate portfolio consisting of 39 Objects within 9 jurisdictions to North Star Asset Management
  • advising Triuva (IVG) on the sale of a pan-european real estate portfolio consisting of 30 Objects within 6 jurisdictions to Ares Management
  • advising Ares Management on the purchase of a pan-european real estate portfolio consisting of 9 investment areas in England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden and Poland from Triuva (IVG)
  • advising Chinese investor regarding its equity investment in Berliner Potsdamer Platz Quartier (formerly Daimler Quartier)
  • advising Ivanhoé Cambridge on the sale of the office buildings "Theresie" in Munich and “IBC” in Frankfurt
  • advising Macquarie funds on real estate related matters with regard to the sale of the German gas grid Thyssengas to Dutch infrastructure fund DIF and EDF Invest
  • advising E.ON on property related questions in connection with the restructuring and split into 2 separate listed companies and the preparation of a spin-off of a majority stake in Uniper AG#
  • advising Deutsche Börse on property related questions in connection with the purchase of the remaining shares in the Swiss joint ventures STOXX AG and Indexium AF from Swiss exchange operator SIX Group AG
  • advising Novartis on property related questions in connection with a restructuring including 3 strategic transactions with GlaxoSmithKline
  • advising Athene Holding on property related questions in connection with the purchase of the German business of Delta Lloyd Group
  • advising Benecke-Kaliko, a subsidiary of Continental, on real estate matters with regard to the acquisition of Hornschuh Group
  • advising BNP Paribas REIM Luxembourg on the acquisition and redevelopment of an office building (Gabrielen Loft) by way of a forward deal.
Professional Experience 

2015 to date: Managing Associate, Linklaters
2014 - 2015: Associate, Linklaters
2012 - 2014: Associate, International Law Firm
2007 – 2009: Research assistant in an international law firm 

Education
2012: Goethe University of Frankfurt, Dr. jur. 2011: Second Legal State Examination (2. Juristisches Staatsexamen)
2009 - 2011: Hanseatic Court of Appeal, legal clerkship (Referendariat)
2007 - 2009:First Legal State Examination (1. Juristisches Staatsexamen) 2001 - 2006:Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, University of Zurich, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, law studies

 

Publications

Publications in the Immobilienzeitung (IZ)