Otto-Philipp von Gruben

  • Warburgstrasse 50
  • 20354 Hamburg
  • Germany

Otto von Gruben is an associate in the Hamburg office and advises German and international corporations and private equity funds on mergers and acquisitions and corporate law including on real estate-related transactions.

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins in 2011, he worked as an academic assistant at the Wharton School’s Lauder Institute (USA). During his practical legal training, he spent several months in the corporate department of another major international law firm in Hamburg.


Mr. von Gruben's experience includes advising/representing:

  • Ares Management (formerly Area Property Partners) on the sale of One Goetheplaza to IVG
  • Azure Hotels in connection with the acquisition of a hotel
  • Corpus Sireo on the sale of its real estate portfolio to Deutsche Bank subsidiary Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management
  • Former shareholders of Deutsche Pentosin-Werke GmbH on the sale of the company to FUCHS PETROLUB SE, a globally operating provider of lubricants
  • Juno Therapeutics on its cross-border acquisition of Stage Cell Therapeutics GmbH, a privately held biotechnology company based in Germany
  • Metz-Werke’s insolvency administrator on the sale of Metz-Werke out of insolvency
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing and Redos Real Estate GmbH on the acquisition of the Christie retail portfolio
  • RENA GmbH on its debtor-in-possession insolvency proceedings with a focus on the development of an insolvency plan option and a dual track
  • Rhön-Klinikum AG on its €3.07 billion sale of major assets (e.g. of 40 hospitals) to Dax listed Fresenius SE
  • Sparkasse Frankfurt, Sparkasse KölnBonn, and Sparkasse Düsseldorf on the sale of Corpus Sireo to Swiss Life
  • Union Investment Real Estate GmbH on the acquisition of further 25% in Limbecker Platz GmbH & Co. KG, the holding entity of a €311 million shopping center in Essen
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