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8 Ranked Lawyers

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What the team is known for

Clifford Chance has a stellar team advising on the full range of real estate matters. The firm offers a formidable transactional practice which enjoys a first-rate reputation for both big-ticket and mid-sized real estate M&A deals across all asset classes, with a proven track record of representing leading industry clients on both the buy and sell side. An impressive international network facilitates the seamless handling of cross-border single-asset and portfolio transactions. In particular the team offers considerable experience acting for Asian clients, including Korean and Singaporean investors, while also providing an integrated service by working closely with the firm's corporate, tax and restructuring departments. It is a top choice for complex property financing matters, chiefly advising borrowers on acquisition finance, refinancing and NPL acquisitions. Its client roster comprises investors, project developers, private equity funds, REITs and financial institutions.

Work Highlights

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  • Clifford Chance advised asset manager AEW Ciloger on its purchase of the KölnCubus office complex in Cologne.

Notable Practitioners

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Beda Wortmann
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Eminent Practitioners

Beda Wortmann is a market-leading real estate finance expert with a tremendous track record on complex transactions. A source notes that "he's responsible for the strategic development of their finance practice," further acknowledging: "He's very well known in the market."

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Christian Keilich
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Christian Keilich advises several of Clifford Chance's top international clients on an impressive variety of real estate transactions, and is widely acknowledged as a market leader. He leads the firm's German real estate practice and is singled out by one client for leading a team that "works really hard"while also "staying close to the business side" of the matter.

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Tobias Schulten
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Tobias Schulten is a much in-demand adviser to a long list of investors and buyers on the financing of single-asset and portfolio transactions. Of late, he has advised on transactions concerning logistics portfolios and healthcare properties, acting for several asset management and investment fund clients.

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Gerold Jaeger
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Düsseldorf-based Gerold Jaeger frequently advises on real estate acquisitions. His experience spans a broad range of asset classes, including office space, logistics properties, nursing homes and a variety of commercial real estate. A source remarks that he is "very visible and one of the best known in Düsseldorf."

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Thomas Reischauer
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Thomas Reischauer is highly rated by international investors for his handling of portfolio acquisitions and the sale of commercial properties. Based in Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office, he is also qualified to act as a notary.

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Fabian Böhm
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Fabian Böhm is a respected real estate lawyer with extensive experience on transactional real estate mandates. He regularly assists clients with the sale and acquisition of single assets and portfolios.

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Reinhard Scheer-Hennings
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Reinhard Scheer-Hennings is a veteran real estate lawyer with a wealth of experience overseeing transactions and project development mandates. Based in Düsseldorf, his recent practice has seen him advise on the disposal of office properties.

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Philipp Stoecker
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Up and Coming

Philipp Stoecker was appointed partner at Clifford Chance's Frankfurt office in May 2021. He earns a place in the rankings having led numerous single-asset and portfolio acquisitions, as well as real estate joint venture and M&A matters. One client says he is "able to provide services in a 360-degree way around the transaction; he really coordinates people, is able to respond very quickly and always gets involved in all aspects of the deal."

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Christian Keilich
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Gerold Jaeger
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Thomas Reischauer
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Fabian Böhm
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Reinhard Scheer-Hennings
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Philipp Stoecker
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Real Estate: Finance

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Beda Wortmann
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Tobias Schulten
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