Dr. Peter Zimmermann

German, English, French
Practice groups/Expertise
Consulting focuses
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Land Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Public Construction Law
  • Tenancy Law
  • Financing
  • Joint Ventures
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  • Admitted since 1991
  • Education and former activities
  • Partner Hölters & Elsing (since 2008 Orrick Hölters & Elsing) since 1995
  • Lawyer Hölters & Elsing in Düsseldorf since 1991
  • Dr. iur. (University of Cologne) 1990
  • Traineeship Regional Court Cologne Assessor examination 1990
  • Studies Universities of Cologne and Lausanne (Switzerland) trainee examination 1985


  • Belgisch-Deutsche Juristenvereinigung G.O.E.
  • DACH Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V. (President from 2015 to 2021)

Dr. Peter Zimmermann's Distinctions

Legal 500 Germany 2023

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Legal 500 Germany 2022

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

WirtschaftsWoche TOP Anwalt 2021

Legal 500 Germany 2021

Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Legal 500 Germany 2018

Who's Who Legal 2018

Who's Who Legal 2017

JUVE Award 2016

Legal 500 EMEA 2014

Legal 500 Deutschland 2014


CENTRUM Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH: Legal advice on revitalizing Kröpcke Center, Hanover
Multi-Development: Legal advice on the development of the downtown shopping centers in the cities of Solingen, Hagen, Osnabrück, Bocholt and Wiesbaden
Neue Mitte Oberhausen Projektentwicklung Ltd. & Co. KG: Sales of 50% in the special purpose entity company of CentrO Oberhausen by Stadium Group to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board at a transaction value of about EUR 650 million
Neue Mitte Oberhausen Projektentwicklung Ltd. & Co. KG: Comprehensive legal advice on the development and the existing property of the CentrO Oberhausen shopping and leisure center
CENTRUM Grundstückgesellschaft mbH: Acquisition of a shopping center in Hanover, which will be further developed and has an overall project value of about EUR 150 million
AXA Real Estate Investment Managers, UK: Acquisition of several retail properties and various portfolios of healthcare and retail real estate at a total transaction value in excess of EUR 200 million
AXA Investment Managers Deutschland GmbH: Acquisition and sale of various individual properties in the fields of retailing, offices, hotels, logistics and residential real estate at a total transaction volume of about EUR 1 billion



Interview on the occasion of the 'Düsseldorfer Immobilien Talk'
Wirtschaftsclub Düsseldorf, February 19, 2013


Immobilienerwerb – Länderbericht Deutschland
DACH-Schriftenreihe No. 35, 2010, Verlag Schultheß



Deutsches Immobilienrecht
at Frühjahrstagung of the Deutsch-Nordische Juristenvereinigung e.V., May 2012, Lund (Sweden)


Immobilienerwerb unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Erwerbs durch Ausländer
at 43. meeting of the DACH Europäische Anwaltsvereinigung e.V., September 2010, Lausanne (Switzerland)

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