Dr. Lutz Hülsdunk – Portraitfoto

Dr. Lutz Hülsdunk

T +49 40 3008510-0
F +49 40 3008510-99
M +49 173 3000 900
E l.huelsdunk@lswf.de

Real Estate
Data Centers
Legal Tech

Lutz Hülsdunk advises institutional clients and successful entrepreneurs in respect of complex real estate transactions and strategic projects. Due to his extensive tech background, he has particular expertise in tech-driven transactions (e. g. data centers) and the digitization of legal services.


Attorney-at-law and partner with Leo Schmidt-Hollburg Witte & Frank (since 2021).

Attorney-at-law and founding partner of JURICITY Rechtsanwälte (2017-2020).

Attorney-at-law and partner with JONES DAY (2005-2016).

Attorney-at-law with Allen & Overy (2001-2005).

Doctorate at Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2005).

Legal studies and clerkship in Hamburg (1994-2001).


JUVE-Handbuch: „high professionalism, intelligent, strategically thinking“, „strong negotiator and achiever, always responsive, very practical advice“. 

Legal 500 Deutschland: „strong negotiator, service-oriented“, „key player“, „expertise in distressed assets and foreclosure proceedings“. 

Chambers & Partner: Noted practitioner. 

FT Innovative Lawyer Report: „Highly commended.“

Selected Matters

Union Asset Management Holding AG and various subsidiaries of the Union Investment group in relation to real estate matters, including

  • leasing and moving into the MainTor Porta in Frankfurt am Main
  • moving out of an existing property at the Wiesenhütenplatz in Frankfurt am Main
  • leasing of large parts of the WINX skyscraper in Frankfurt am Main
  • nearly complete leasing of the property located at Neue Mainzer Straße 14-18 in Frankfurt am Main
  • leasing advice in relation to the Union Investment skyscraper located at Wiesenhüttenstraße 10 in Frankfurt am Main as well as advice in relation to the sale of this building from DZ Bank to DIC Asset AG
  • sale of the property located at Westendstraße 1 in Frankfurt am Main to DZ Bank
  • proprietary use of the EMPORIO Tower in Hamburg by Union Investment Real Estate GmbH

Hansteen Holdings plc in relation to all of its real estate acquisitions in Germany (more than 100 assets with a total value of more than one billion Euros) as well as its sale to Blackstone/M7

Signature Capital in connection with various key real estate transactions, including the following:

  • Acquisition of the Neumarkt Galerie shopping centre in Cologne out of insolvency, subsequent redevelopment and sale to Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH with a total transaction volume of app. EUR 450 m
  • Acquisition of a portfolio of landmark protected former Deutsche Post properties in Berlin and subsequent sale of the property companies with simultaneous closing of the asset and share deal (transaction volume is confidential)
  • Acquisition of the Nibelungen-Center in Passau, Germany, at a statutory auction for EUR 21.5 m

The Blackstone Group in connection with their acquisition of a pan-European real estate portfolio comprising twelve properties with approximately 168,700 sqm (approx. 1.8 m square feet) of office, retail, and logistics space.

A leading European bank in landlord and tenant matters, including

  • Leasing of German headquarter in Frankfurt am Main
  • leasing and moving into the new German headquarter located at Frankfurt am Main, Europa-Allee
  • moving out of the Westend Carree in Frankfurt am Main
  • leasing and optimizing of lease terms throughout Germany, e.g. in Hamburg, Hanover, Berlin, Bremen, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and Cologne

Select Publications

Old Indexation Clause – New Legal Issues (Alte Wertsicherungsklausel – Neue Rechtsprobleme), ZfIR 2007, p. 337-342 (co-author)

LoI, MoU, bidding procedure and then? – Pre-contractual arrangements and liability in connection with formal agreements, ZfIR 2009, pp 456-461 (co-author)

Outsourcing in the insurance and health care sector without consent of the data subject? co-author, MMR 2004, p. 788-792 (co-author)

Virtual Private Net-works – Selected Issues under Telecommunication and Contract Laws with a Special Focus on the New Legal Framework for Electronic Communication Net-works and Services, Ph.D. thesis Münster 2005

Integrated advice for convergent technologies, ZfR 2004, p. 70

Service components and contractual relationships of commercial music download platforms on the Internet, MMR 2004, p. 59-66 (co-author)

Designing Distance Selling Platforms under the new German legislation on E-Commerce, MMR 2002, p. 414-419 and p. 516-520 (co-author).