Practice Areas

  • Real estate transactions as asset deals and share/unit deals for portfolio properties and project developments (forward funding/forward purchase)
  • Ongoing asset management, rental and lease agreements
  • Land law including complex subdivisions and campus developments/urban development projects
  • Advisory services with a main focus on the office and retail sectors including shopping centres
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Education and Professional Experience
  • Lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2008
  • Admitted to practise law in Germany (2008)
  • Secondments to a commercial law firm in London and an asset management company in Munich
  • Previously worked at an international law firm and a commercial law firm in Dresden
  • Studies at the TU Dresden
  • Scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • English, German
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2021” in the area of “Real Estate Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Recommended lawyer in the field of “Real Estate Law” (The Legal 500 2021)
  • Ranking “Germany’s Best Lawyers 2020” in the area of “Real Estate Business Law” (Handelsblatt and Best Lawyers in Germany)
  • Franke, Monique/ Dimmling, Andreas: Kein Tilgungsbestimmungsrecht des Insolvenzverwalters bei Auskehr des aus der Verwertung der dem Vermieterpfandrecht unterliegenden Gegenständen erzielten Erlöses (Anm. z. BGH, Beschl. v. 9.10. 2014 – IX ZR 69/14), in: Zeitschrift für Immobilienrecht (ZfIR), 1/2015, S. 34-28.
  • Franke, Monique: Rechtsprechung zum Vertragsrecht, Anmerkung zum BGH Urteil vom 25.04.2013 (IX ZR 62/12), in: ZfIR, 15/2013, S. 547-549.
  • Deal News
    12 October 2020

    BNP Paribas acquires office property Teerhof 59 in Bremen together with GSK Stockmann

    GSK Stockmann has provided comprehensive legal advice to BNP Paribas REIM on the acquisition of the Bremen office property Teerhof 59 for the French real estate fund Opus Real. The...

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  • Law firm
    29 June 2020

    Germany's best lawyers 2020: 45 lawyers of GSK Stockmann recommended by Handelsblatt & Best Lawyers

    Best Lawyers and Handelsblatt have published "Germany's best lawyers" of the year. A total of 45 lawyers of our law firm are recommended as leading experts in their field in German...

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  • Media review
    19 December 2019

    The development of an urban neighbourhood

    A neighbourhood development places high demands on developers and consultants. In the magazine Immobilienmanager 12/2019 Monique Franke and Dr. Dirk Brückner, lawyers and partners ...

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