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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Greenberg Traurig, PA

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.

Chambers Review

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Real Estate - Germany
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What the team is known for

Greenberg Traurig is highly regarded for both real estate M&A and real estate finance matters, and is a strong choice for complex, cross-border property transactions on a pan-European and transatlantic scale, with experience in both asset and share deals. The team also possesses significant strength in project development matters. The real estate finance practice regularly advises on originations, mezzanine financing, portfolio financing, refinancing and debt restructuring. It is often active on the buyers' side, but also represents banks and lenders. The firm is also recommended for transactions with significant insolvency law components. Its key clients include mortgage bond banks, private equity firms and asset managers.

Work Highlights

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  • Greenberg Traurig represented 12 medium-sized real estate companies and their individual owners in a Federal Constitutional Court complaint against the Berlin Rent Ceiling Act.

Notable Practitioners

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Christian Schede
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Christian Schede
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Christian Schede is one of the co-heads of the global real estate practice. He offers clients advice spanning the full range of transactional and regulatory real estate matters, as well as project development. A client asserts: "Christian’s reputation as one of the strongest real estate lawyers in the German market is more than justified," while another simply relates: "He is a very reliable and trusted adviser."

Claudia Hard
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Claudia Hard
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Claudia Hard is head of the German banking and finance group within Greenberg Traurig. She is a seasoned adviser to borrowers seeking to finance real estate acquisitions. One client enthuses: "Claudia has delivered exceptionally good work and has exceeded our expectations," while another remarks: "Claudia is our first legal contact for all financial matters in Germany."

Peter Schorling
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Peter Schorling
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Peter Schorling often acts on deals relating to industrial properties. He frequently handles portfolio transactions, as well as advising real estate clients on capital markets issuances and restructuring matters. A client observes: "He knows how to solve the most complex problems, and in negotiations this leads to very strong problem-solving; he is also available at very short notice at any time and, together with his team, ensures that processes are carried out very quickly."

Anika Mitzkait
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Anika Mitzkait
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Anika Mitzkait handles a wide range of real estate finance mandates, from portfolio refinancings to development and acquisition financings. A client enthuses: "Anika is very experienced in all issues that arise around financings," adding: "She comes up with solutions for every problem." The same person goes on to say: "In difficult negotiations she is able to present her suggestions and arguments in an understandable and very pleasant way."

Florian Rösch
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Florian Rösch
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Florian Rösch has an active practice which sees him advising on portfolio and single-asset acquisitions, as well as offering leasing advice. He is head of Greenberg Traurig's German real estate team, winning praise for the way in which he is "always customer-oriented. He offers a very high level of experience and skill and always provides goal-oriented advice."

Henning Sieber
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Henning Sieber
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Henning Sieber handles real estate M&A as well as single-asset transactions, with his recent activity including office sales by way of forward deals. A client appreciates his "responsiveness, commercial awareness, industry expertise and quality of deliverables."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Real Estate

Christian Schede
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Christian Schede
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Peter Schorling
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Peter Schorling
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Band 2
Florian Rösch
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Florian Rösch
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Henning Sieber
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Henning Sieber
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Real Estate: Finance

Claudia Hard
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Claudia Hard
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Anika Mitzkait
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Anika Mitzkait
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Band 3