Irene Schmid


I advise national and international companies, investors, lenders and borrowers in the area of real estate commercial law, in particular regarding the sale and purchase of commercial or residential real estate portfolios, the structuring of complex real estate transactions, real estate finance as well as real estate development.

Tel: +49 30 25090110 46 Mob: +49 162 2412975 Fax: +49 30 25090110 40



DWF Germany Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH Joachimsthaler Str. 12 10719 Berlin GERMANY View office Tel: +49 30 250 90110 0 Fax: +49 30 250 90110 40

My Expertise

I advise private clients, foundations and non-profit organisations with respect to the structuring and administration of estates, in particular regarding cross border and conflict of laws issues as well as questions of international inheritance law.

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I also practice as a civil law notary mainly in the area of real estate and corporate law. 

My experience includes:

  • Advice regarding the structuring, sale and conveyance of commercial and residential real estate portfolios (for investors from Israel, Scandinavia, Netherlands, Switzerland, USA, Australia, etc.)
  • Advice of public corporations regarding the acquisition, the partition in separate ownership units and the sale of inner city properties with complex encumbrances and rights of adjacent owners.
  • Advice regarding the sale of co-ownership shares in a residential real estate portfolio from an insolvent estate.
  • Advice regarding mezzanine financing within the scope of real estate transactions.
  • Advice of a dutch investor regarding the development of sites close to the airport Schönefeld for a towncenter with townhall, commercial and retail area.
  • Advice of banks regarding the sale of NPL portfolios and property backed lending.
  • Advice of a development bank in regulatory issues.
  • Advice regarding the acquisition of interests in a medium-sized company by an estate with ongoing adminstration and the subsequent financing of the business.
  • Advice of a shareholder in a US real estate corporations regarding the transfer of shares to a German foundations in the course of company succession planning.
  • Advice of a Qatari corporation in establishing its German business and questions of compliance.


  • Luz/Neus/Schaber/Schneider/Wagner/Weber (Hrsg.): KWG und CRR, 3. Aufl. 2015, Schaeffer Poeschel Verlag, commentary §§ 39 - 43 KWG (German Banking Act), 
  • Book review, Ring/Grziwotz/Keukenschrijver, BGB. Band 3: Sachenrecht“, 3. Auflage, in DNotZ Heft 1/2014
  • Novelle des Pfandbriefgesetzes, in : Institutional Investment Real Estate Magazin, 2009 (Co-Autor)
  • Pfandbrief-Novelle in Kraft: Neuregelungen verbessern Refinanzierungsmöglichkeiten, in: PLATOW-Brief Nr. 36, 2009 (Co-Autor)
  • Die Sicherungsgrundschuld nach dem Risikobegrenzungsgesetz, in DNotZ 2008, 740
  • Risikobegrenzungsgesetz: Viele Fragezeichen, in Cash, November 2008