Practice Areas

  • Real estate law, in particular transaction advice for institutional investors and project developers, portfolio structuring for portfolio holders
  • Investment law, in particular with reference to asset management companies/special funds/German Master-KVGs
  • Commercial tenancy law
  • Project development
  • Real estate agent law
  • Public sector real estate law
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer and equity partner at GSK Stockmann since 2011
  • Equity partner at a major international law firm from 2004 to 2011
  • Lawyer specialising in real estate since 1995
  • Additional studies in constitutional and administrative law at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer
  • Law studies at the University of Kiel and the University of Surrey
  • Foundation course in economics at the University of Kiel
Languages
  • English, French, German, Italian
Awards
  • Recommended lawyer in the fields of “Real Estate Law”, “Project Development and Plant Engineering” and “Construction Law” (Juve Handbuch 2023/2024)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2023” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the fields of “Real Estate Law”, “Project Development and Plant Engineering” and “Construction Law” (Juve Handbuch 2022/2023)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2022” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the fields of “Real Estate Law”, “Project Development and Plant Engineering” and “Construction Law” (Juve Handbuch 2021/2022)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020” in the area of “Real Estate Business Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
Publications
  • Jani, Michael: “Die partielle verwaltungsrechtliche Inpflichtnahme Privater zu Handlungs- und Leistungspflicht”, Pfaffenweiler (Centaurus) 1992.
  • Jani, Michael: „Neuregelung des Zahlungsverzuges und des Werkvertragsrechts durch das Gesetz zur Beschleunigung fälliger Zahlungen vom 30.3.2000“, BauR 2000, 949.
  • Deal News
    01 June 2023

    GSK Stockmann advises NGEG on the sale of the “Fünfgiebelhaus” in Kiel to Hamburg Team

    A GSK Stockmann team led by Michael Jani provide advice on real estate and investment law to NGEG Norddeutsche Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft regarding the sale of the “Fü...

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  • Deal News
    06 December 2022

    GSK Stockmann advises FONDSGRUND and five institutional investors on the purchase of the Technical Town Hall in Leipzig

    A GSK Stockmann team led by Michael Jani advised the Hamburg-based investment and asset manager FONDSGRUND and a club of German institutional investors led by Volksbank Mittelhess...

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  • Deal News
    27 September 2022

    GSK Stockmann advises Quantum on the purchase of more than 8,000 sqm of commercial and residential real estate in Hamburg

    GSK Stockmann provided Quantum Immobilien Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft with comprehensive advice on real estate, tax and investment law advice.

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