19 January 2007 - International law firm Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP has advised ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe BV (ING) on their biggest real estate transaction in Germany to date. ING acquired the landmark high-rise towers WestendDuo, located in the Bockenheimer Landstrasse 24 in Frankfurt am Main, from HOCHTIEF Group. The transaction was led by corporate and M&A partner Dr Klaus J Müller and real estate partner Christoph M Tegel.

The high-rise towers are located on the estate of the former HOCHTIEF headquarters.  The WestendDuo comprises approximately 32,700 sq m of space,mainly for office use.  ING paid a purchase price of over EUR 240 million.  Tenants include law firm Hengeler Mueller, Henderson GLobal Investors and Vapiano AG. 

Further information:
Dr Klaus J Müller

+49 (0)69 7941 1951

Christoph M Tegel
+49 (0)69 7941 1911