|2008 - 2018||Advising BNP Paribas in landlord and tenant matters|
Since 2008, Lutz is advising BNP Paribas in landlord and tenant matters, including
- 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 and Cologne
|2008 - 2018||Advising Union Investment in real estate matters|
Since 2008, Lutz advises 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 Wiesenhüttenplatz in Frankfurt am Main
- leasing of large parts of the WINX skyscraper 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
|1996 - 2018||Legal Tech Projects|
Since the beginning of his legal studies, during his career at Allen & Overy and Jones Day as well as in his current roles, Lutz has conceived and successfully implemented numerous legal tech projects, initially on his own but most recently leading teams of developers and designers, resulting in two decades of relevant experience. His projects include:
- a Wiki-based local counsel data base covering more than 150 countries and more than 350 law firms, comprising an interactive map visualizing global reach, online evaluation and referral tracking systems as well as usage analytics, including set-up of content creation and ongoing management
- a high volume case management system for a leading European airline for defending flight delay compensation cases in a standardized and consistent manner throughout Germany
- a contract review data base for IT distribution agreements designed for a standardized high-speed, high-volume review on behalf of one of the leading global IT companies
- a lease review data base with complex standardized forms, allowing for various levels, depth and responsibilities of review, quantitative analysis of legal issues as well as sophisticate import, export and file comparison features, used for various clients ("highly commended" by FT Innovative Lawyers Report in 2012 for in the Most innovative law firms in Value Resourcing category)
- a contract review data base relating to key commercial and legal parameters of network level 3 and 4 network agreements of a German telecoms company in connection with the acquisition by a UK private equity company
- a flashcard-based legal educational software with all content for the two German state examinations, comprising more than 5,000 cards with relevance and importance filters, output functions for printed cards and Leitner-style auto-learning algorithms (number 1 Google Rank for "legal educational software" in Germany until discontinuation in 2011)
- a Wiki-based strategic client development platform to organize firm-wide client-facing initiatives, both client-focused and subject-matter-focused
- various coded contract exhibits for automatically calculating contractual figures such as penalties, KPIs for risk-reward-compensations schemes and lease space administration for a global data center roll-out
- software prototype for advanced corporate charts
- software prototype to convert any file source into an electronic data rooms
- software prototype for integrated document, task and time management systems on various platforms (including macOS)
|2013 - 2017||Lutz Hülsdunk recognized in JUVE, Legal 500 und Chambers|
For many years, Lutz has been recognized in all relevant legal publications for his real estate work:
- 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
|2006 - 2017||Advising Hansteen on all essential activities in Germany|
For more than a decade, Lutz has advised the listed UK REIT 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).
In this period of time, Lutz has, among other things, advised on the real estate aspects of various complex financings and assisted with the creation of Hansteen's overall asset management platform in Germany (including the implementation of a digital platform for collaboration between property and asset managers as well as the set-up of a legal department).
In the year 2017, Lutz was involved in the sale of the complete Hansteen portfolio to a joint-venture of Blackstone and M7, acting in a non-legal capacity as a board-level consultant.
|2002 - 2017||Technology law publications|
Both founding partners of JURICITY have published on technology law matters.
Since the start of his career, Christoph has been working intensively on matters of IT law, telecommunications law and data protection law, including the respective competition law implications. As from 2003, he has authored a large number of publications in professional legal magazines in these areas, with a particular emphasis on contractual and infrastructure related issues in the fields of telecommunications:
- Objections of the subscriber arising out of or in connection with Section 45i para. 4 of the German Telecommunications Act: legal particularities in the intercarrier relationship, CR 2016, p. 263 et seq. (co-author)
- Damage claims in case of telecommunications network outages – Liability of the service provider towards corporate customers, MMR 2014, p. 302 et seq. (co-author)
- Securitisation of loans to telecommunications companies, MMR 2005, 217 et seq. (co-author)
- Private rights of way in the new German Telecommunications Act, ZfIR 2004, p. 661 et seq. (co-author)
- Commentary regarding the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, dated 24 June 2004 (III ZR 104/03), EWiR 2004, p. 1151 et seq. (co-author)
- Commentary regarding the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, dated 14 May 2004 (V ZR 292/03), EWiR 2004, p. 991 et seq. (co-author)
- Commentary regarding the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, dated 10 February 2004 (KZR 7/02), EWiR 2004, p. 725 et seq. (co-author)
- The interpretation of Sec. 57 of the German Telecommunications Act by the new case law, ZfIR 2003, p. 49 et seq. (co-author)
- Commentary regarding the decision of the Federal Supreme Court, dated 27 February 2003 (V ZR 229/02), EWiR 2003, p. 725 et seq. (co-author)
- Commentary regarding the decision of the Higher Regional Court of Naumburg, dated 23 January 2003 (7 U (Hs) 18/02), ZfIR 2003, p. 818 et seq. (co-author)
Lutz has authored the following technology law publications:
- Comment on the Decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, dated 2 March 2006 (2 BvR 2099/04), concerning the scope and applicability of the constitutional right to the secrecy of telecommunications, EWiR 2006 p. 305
- Outsourcing in the insurance and health care sector without consent of the data subject? co-author, MMR 2004, p. 788-792 (co-author)
- 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)
- Comment on the Decision of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany dated 15 July 2003 (2 BvF 6/98), EWiR 2003 p. 1053 (co-author)
- Comment on the Decision of the Federal Supreme Court of Germany, dated 24 October 2002 (BGH I ZR 100/00 "discount prefix"), EWiR 2003, p. 389 (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)
|Publications||Christoph Giebel, Lutz Hülsdunk|
|2010 - 2016||Advising Signature Capital on significant real estate transactions in Germany|
Lutz has advised 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
|2015||Advising Blackstone on pan-European portfolio acquisition|
Lutz was one of the key lawyers who advised real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group in connection with their acquisition of a pan-European real estate portfolio comprising twelve properties with approximately 168,700 square meters (approximately 1.8 million square feet) of office, retail, and logistics space located in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
|2013||Data protection in the social web|
Lutz was invited by leading IT companies to talk as co-speaker about data protection issues in the social web:
- Is privacy ruining the game? "Dos and Don'ts" for banks in the social web. Lecture held at the event "Bank & Future" organized by IBM Deutschland GmbH on 17 September 2013 in Frankfurt am Main
- Data Protection in the social web: Are business opportunities impaired by data protection laws? Workshop held at the event "PASS Business Talk" organized by PASS Consulting Group on 27 June 2013 in Frankfurt am Main
|2012||Highly commended in FT Innovative Lawyers Report|
Lutz created a due diligence platform for his client Hansteen Holdings plc that was "highly commended" by the Financial Times in their FT Innovative Lawyers 2012 Report for reinventing "the due diligence process ... through the design of smart systems."
|2001 - 2010||Development and publishing of legal educational software|
As early as 2001, Lutz published a legal educational software with learning content for both German state examinations, which he had previously developed and which – until its discontinuation in 2010 – had top Google rankings for legal educational software in Germany and hundreds of downloads each month.
Reference: LernSystem Pro (Legal Educational Software for Civil and Civil Procedural Law, Criminal and Criminal Procedural Law, Administrative and Constitutional Law), EDWORKS Hamburg, 2 CD-ROMs, 2nd Edition 2001
|2007 - 2009||Real estate law publications|
Lutz has authored, inter alia, the following real estate law 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)
|2005||Virtual Private Networks|
With his Ph.D. thesis "Virtual Private Networks – Selected Issues under Telecommunication and Contract Laws with a Special Focus on the New Legal Framework for Electronic Communication Networks and Services", Lutz has provided in 2005 an in-depth analysis of this type of networks.