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Herbert Smith Freehills advised the financial investment management company HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH on the financing of three properties for the open-ended real estate special fund Benelux Commercial Real Estate Fund.

The HSF team accompanied both the acquisition financing for a 4000 sqm office property in Luxembourg's financial district Kirchberg, and the refinancing of two properties in Brussels. The lender was Postbank – a branch of Deutsche Bank AG. EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD REIM (Benelux) B.V. acts as asset management for the Benelux Commercial Real Estate Fund.

EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD REIM (Benelux) B.V. is the real estate investment management business of the Edmond de Rothschild Group.

Loyens & Loeff advised on the Belgian, Luxembourg and Dutch legal issues of financing, tax law and acquisition.

Advisors HIH Invest Real Estate GmbH (acting for the Benelux Commercial Real Estate Fund): Dr Hannes Jacobi (senior associate, lead), Kai Liebrich (partner), Stefanie Herkert (partner, all Finance, Frankfurt).
Loyens & Loeff, Luxembourg: Anne-Marie Nicolas (partner, banking and finance), Elie-Raphaël Soudry (counsel, banking and finance), Julien Lecler (counsel, real estate), Tom Hamen (senior associate, tax), Olga Siohan (associate, banking and finance).
Loyens & Loeff, Brussels: Christophe Laurent (partner, real estate), Eugénie Mennig (associate, real estate), Pieter Verheyen (associate, banking and finance), Ruben Baeb (associate, banking and finance) and Imad Sidi Yakoub Benyakoub (associate, corporate).
Loyens & Loeff, Amsterdam: Ruben den Hollander (senior associate, banking and finance).

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Dr Hannes Jacobi photo

Dr Hannes Jacobi

Counsel, Germany

Dr Hannes Jacobi
Kai Liebrich photo

Kai Liebrich

Managing Partner, Germany, Germany

Kai Liebrich
Stefanie Herkert photo

Stefanie Herkert

Partner, Germany

Stefanie Herkert

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