Detlef Kuhlen


Detlef Kuhlen is a partner with Buse Heberer Fromm. Based on his previous professional experience, his core area of practice is focused on advising Fund Initiators and institutional investors regarding the following:

  • Comprehensive advice in the approval procedure of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin),
  • Legal design and structuring of funds,
  • aspects of corporate law,
  • regulatory framework for institutional investors (AnlV, Solvency II),
  • current monitoring of compliance with supervisory and regulatory requirements, including compliance,
  • Real estate law.

In order to ensure that his clients obtain comprehensive, seamless and commercially sound services, Detlef Kuhlen involves specialist subject matter experts in the area of tax.

Prior to his career in legal practice, Detlef Kuhlen started his career as counsel with VICTORIA Insurance, (later part of ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG). As inhouse counsel, Detlef Kuhlen served as deputy head of the Group Legal Department (responsible for Corporate & M&A). Later on he was Managing Director of ERGO Trust GmbH, the financial services subsidiary of the ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG. In this role, he also served as Managing Director in fund entities, investing predominantly in Real Estate, Private Equity and High Yield-Bonds in Europe, the US and Asia.

Detlef Kuhlen is a member of the supervisory board in several companies. He is a member of the Buse Heberer Fromm practice groups real estate and banking and finance.

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