Dr. Philipp Schaefer, Mag. iur.

Real Estate

"Recommended lawyer" in Real Estate
Legal 500 Deutschland


Drawing from more than 12 years of experience, Dr. Philipp Schaefer offers clients a broad understanding of the real estate market. He advises, inter alia, domestic and foreign institutional investors and banks on all aspects of real estate law, including, asset deal and share deal transactions. Philipp focuses on the data center and healthcare sector as well as on industrial sites.


  • BEOS AG, a company owned by real estate investor Swiss Life Asset Managers, on the disposal of two building plots of the "Frankfurt Westside" neighborhood development with a total area of approx. 63,000 sqm. Purchaser of the partial heritable building right for the two areas is global data center operator CyrusOne.

  • AIF Capital Group on the acquisition of three care facilities in Lübeck, Sulzbach and Wetzlar for the open-ended healthcare fund AIF Fürsorge I. The three facilities have a total capacity of 353 care places. All properties are leased to established operating companies on a long-term basis. The seller is a joint venture of AG Real Estate of Brussels (Belgium) and Cardif Lux Vie in Luxembourg.

  • AIF Capital Group on the acquisition of a residential ensemble in Saarbrücken for its open-ended healthcare fund "AIF Fürsorge I". The residential ensemble is currently being developed by IFA Gesellschaft für Immobilien GmbH & Co. KG and will comprise three residential buildings with a total of 84 apartments in the "assisted living" sector.

  • IntReal International Real Estate KVG on the sale of the so-called "Europort", a commercial and logistics park located in Kelsterbach.




  • "Recommended lawyer" in Real Estate by Legal 500 Deutschland.
  • “With the addition of Philip Schaefer at the beginning of 2017, Mayer Brown's Frankfurt practice was strengthened regarding ‘business sense and industry knowledge,’ and also broadened its ‘strong international platform.’” – Legal 500 Deutschland


  • Second State Law Examination (bar exam)
  • Legal Clerkship (Referendariat)
  • First State Law Examination
  • University of Mainz


  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany


  • German
  • 英語