International legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised GSA, the global student accommodation specialist on its partnership with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. GSA’s partnership with GIC will target the major university cities in Germany such as Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich.

GSA, the global student accommodation leader, develops, manages and finances student accommodation projects. GSA has become a significant student accommodation operator in Europe and the only operator with student accommodation in nine countries globally.

The Osborne Clarke team advising GSA was led by Dr Björn Hürten. The team comprised Dr Philipp Reeb, Efthimios Detsikas, Annette Simon (all Corporate), Thomas Schnabel, Janos Mahlo (both Real Estate), Dr Antje Günther, Mark Gebauer (both Financing), Annabel Lehnen, Andreas Grillo (both Employment), Ingo Spahr (Antitrust), and Jan Hellenbrand (IP/Trade Marks).

Osborne Clarke advises GSA on a regular basis across Europe, most recently on the acquisition of a portfolio of 1,000 beds in Germany.

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