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Greenberg Traurig, PA

Real Estate

6 ranked lawyersBand 1GermanyEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded in both real estate M&A and real estate finance matters. Strong choice for complex, cross-border property transactions on a pan-European and transatlantic scale, with experience in both asset and share deals. Also possesses significant strength in project development matters. Regularly advises on originations, mezzanine financing, portfolio financing, refinancing and debt restructuring. Often active on the buyers' side but also for banks and lenders. Recommended for transactions with significant insolvency law components. Clients include mortgage bond banks, private equity firms and asset managers.

Strengths

A client likes that the team is "extremely client-oriented and available 24/7; no matter who you meet there, they are just extremely pleasant." The same client adds that their partnership with the firm is "a cherished cooperation, but the most important point, of course, is the experience and expertise."

Another client likes that the team is "very responsive, solution-driven and without ego," adding: "They are very commercial and I can trust them 100%."

Work highlights

Advised a fund managed by Ares Management on the acquisition and financing of a portfolio of 2900 residential units across Germany.

Notable practitioners

Anika Mitzkait handles a wide range of real estate finance mandates, from portfolio refinancing to development and acquisition financings. A client likes that she "knows exactly what we need," while another considers her a "reliable person who we trust, with lots of experience."

Christian Schede earns a spot in the highest band after leading major transactions and advising on real estate regulatory issues. Clients declare him an "expert in his field" and consider him a "top lawyer."

Claudia Hard is head of the firm's German banking and finance group and is a seasoned adviser to borrowers seeking to finance real estate acquisitions. A client describes her as "a most reliable drafter," while another highlights her "good commercial sense."

Florian Rösch is praised by one client for being a "sensible negotiator who is very reliable and pragmatic and able to find commercial solutions for his clients." His practice includes advising on portfolio and single asset acquisitions, as well as offering leasing advice.

Henning Sieber handles real estate M&A as well as single asset transactions, with recent activity including office sales by way of forward deals.

Peter Schorling is described by one client as "my preferred and most trusted real estate lawyer in Germany." He often acts on deals relating to industrial properties, often handling portfolio transactions, as well as advising real estate clients on capital markets and restructuring matters.

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Overview

Greenberg Traurig Germany is one of the leading law firms focused on real estate in Germany. We offer market-oriented advice in all areas that are relevant for real estate transactions and real estate developments as well as real estate financing, fund formation and capital markets.

Over the years the team has worked with real estate investors, developers, portfolio holders, financiers, industrial companies, and public authorities. Our real estate attorneys combine transactional experience with multidisciplinary service in all asset classes and throughout the entire lifecycle of a property. The team has broad experience within the industry, including residential, office, and commercial properties; operator properties such as hotels, leisure properties, nursing homes, and hospitals; logistics, industrial, data centers and urban infrastructure; they are also experts in “digital real estate” and “energized real estate”.

Due to the broad range of our team’s advisory services, Greenberg Traurig Germany possesses a thorough understanding of the real estate industry which extends beyond knowledge about individual transactions.

Real Estate

Greenberg Traurig, PA

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Location

The WESTLIGHT

Budapester Str. 35

Berlin

Berlin

Germany

10787

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Germany

Real Estate


Christian Schede
Band 1
Florian Rösch
Band 4
Henning Sieber
Band 5
Peter Schorling
Band 2

Real Estate: Finance


Anika Mitzkait
Band 4
Claudia Hard
Band 2