Mr. Kock’s recent experience includes representing:
- HSH Nordbank AG on the financing of the acquisition of the shopping mall “Allee Center” in Leipzig, Germany, by a special purpose vehicle controlled by EQT Partners from Investa Real Estate. The “Allee Center” was built in 1996, and comprises around 40,000 square meter of rental space.
- Medical Properties Trust, Inc. in its €1.635 billion joint venture agreement with Primonial Group pursuant to which a fund managed by Primonial Group will acquire an 50% interest in an MPT portfolio of 71 post-acute hospitals throughout Germany (2018).
- GTT Communications on the completion of its acquisition of Interoute for approximately $2.3 billion (2018).
- Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG as facility agent and security agent leading a consortium of lenders, including Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen, in connection with a €432million term loan to partially refinance the debt of OFFICEFIRST Immobilien AG & Co. KG, a subsidiary of IVG Immobilien AG. The term loan is a key element of the whole refinancing and a vital part supporting IVG’s disposal (2017).
- GreenOak Real Estate on a €100 million loan to finance a real estate portfolio (acquisition as well as capital expenditures) in Germany (2017).
- HSH Nordbank AG in connection with its credit facilities agreement with EQT Real Estate to finance the acquisition and subsequent repositioning of two commercial properties known as “Atricom” and “LeByro” in Germany. The financing was tailored to the business plan of the sponsor and combines an acquisition financing and a CapEx loan for a financing with a total volume of €79 million for a term of up to five years (2017).
- Gramercy Property Europe (Gramercy Europe) on its acquisition of a 94.9% interest in the German / French Clydesdale portfolio, a logistics warehouse portfolio with assets in Germany and France from Goodman Europe Development Trust. Goodwin also advised in relation to the refinancing of the German portfolio. The loan, amounting to approximately €130 million was provided by DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale. The highly complex cross-border deal involved Luxembourg, German and French law elements with parties from Australia, the U.S., the UK, Luxembourg, Germany and France (2017).
- Castlelake on its acquisition of the Treveria property portfolio, which consists of commercial retail and residential space, from Commerzbank. The acquisition was carried out by a trustee structure through a combined asset deal and share deal, as well as an external financing through a loan provided by SEB AG. The purpose of the loan is also to finance certain investment expenses.
- NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG and NATIXIS S.A. on the financing of the acquisition of additional residential properties to an existing portfolio located mainly in Berlin, Germany by investment companies from Luxembourg. NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank AG granted a loan to support a capex program of individual properties (2017)
- Castlelake, L.P. on its acquisition of the Gravity real estate portfolio from the financial investors Marcol and Marathon Asset Management. The transaction was structured as a combined share and loan acquisition (2017).
- Slate Asset Management L.P. in its announced agreement to purchase 67 predominantly grocery-anchored real estate assets totaling 136,000 square meters of gross leasable area located throughout Germany. The majority of the tenants are the largest global retailers in the world, including Lidl, Aldi, Edeka and REWE. The acquisition is Slate’s first in Germany and marks its entry into the market (2016)
- WCM Beteiligungs- und Grundbesitz-AG in the EUR 66.5 million acquisition of four retail centers with 52,500 square meters of rental space in the aggregate. The recently acquired properties, which increase the value of WCM’s property portfolio to approximately EUR 645 million, are located in the German federal states of Saxony-Anhalt, Saxony and Brandenburg (2016).
- HSH Nordbank AG on financing of the acquisition and subsequent repositioning of a commercial property by a joint venture (2016).
Mr. Kock was admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in 1997. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, Mr. Kock was a partner in the Frankfurt office of Ashurst LLP, where he led its German international finance department.