Europe Germany Real Estate
- Alexander Jänecke Noerr
- Anja Fenge Taylor Wessing
- Dirk-Reiner Voss Dentons
- Florian Biesalski DLA Piper LLP
- Florian Thamm Baker McKenzie
- Henning Sieber Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP
- Holger Wolf White & Case
- Jan Lindner-Figura GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
- Julia Haas Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
- Markus Heider GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
- Michael Eggersberger GSK Stockmann
- Reinhard Scheer-Hennings Clifford Chance
- Wencke Bäsler Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLP
- Christian ThieleREIUS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
- Holger IversenREIUS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbB
- Maren StöltingNorton Rose Fulbright
- Nicolas DeuerlingAshurst
- Sven WortbergHerbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP
1Clifford ChanceReal Estate2023 | Band 1 |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 transactions across all asset classes, with a proven track record of representing leading industry clients on both the buy and sell sides. An impressive international network facilitates the seamless handling of cross-border single-asset and portfolio transactions. The team also offers an integrated service by working closely with the firm's corporate, tax and restructuring departments. It is a good choice for complex property financing matters, advising borrowers on acquisition finance and refinancing. Its client roster comprises investors, project developers, private equity funds, REITs and financial institutions. 1Freshfields Bruckhaus DeringerReal Estate2023 | Band 1 |Freshfields has an excellent real estate team offering the industry's full range of services. The firm frequently handles headline real estate M&A transactions with cross-border elements and acts for a number of high-profile clients. The team offers further expertise in innovative project developments, including retail and office projects and area developments. The practice also has noteworthy capabilities in complex real estate acquisition finance. Freshfields offers strength in all asset classes, with regular activity in the office, logistics, retail and hotel sectors. 1Greenberg Traurig Germany, LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 1 |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 buyer side, but also represents banks and lenders. Its key clients include mortgage bond banks, private equity firms and asset managers.
2CMSReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |CMS is a law firm with a strong presence throughout Germany and other European jurisdictions, assisting key clients both domestically and internationally. It is recommended for mid-sized and big-ticket portfolio transactions concerning retail, office, hospitality and logistics targets, and is notably active in the housing sector. The team also assists institutional investors with asset management and related property investment regulatory matters. Its financing expertise encompasses acquisition finance, portfolio financing and alternative lending, regularly acting for both borrowers and lenders. 2DLA Piper UK LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |DLA Piper offers a full-service practice that focuses on real estate transactions in the form of asset, share and financing deals. The team also advises on acquisitions, disposals and pan-European portfolio financing across several asset classes, including logistics, commercial and retail, with increasing strength in transactions involving data centres. The firm is also regularly mandated on hotel transactions, often acting for foreign investors, with further capabilities in project development and restructurings. Its finance practice represents lenders as well as borrowers, including investors, banks and fund managers. It is also frequently recommended for cross-border mandates thanks to its impressive international network. 2Hengeler MuellerReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |Hengeler Mueller utilises its formidable transactional expertise to handle the full spectrum of high-end real estate M&A deals, while additionally advising on asset financing and refinancing. Its expertise spans joint ventures, sale and leaseback structures and lease agreements as well as insolvency-related issues and tender offers. Furthermore, it is well versed in handling cross-border transactions for well-known banks, real estate funds and asset managers. 2Hogan Lovells International LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |Hogan Lovells offers a well-resourced team that handles a range of real estate transactions. It shows strength in a variety of sectors, including hotels, logistics and industrial, advising on due diligence, acquisitions, sales and financings. The firm assists with both single-asset and portfolio transactions and is capable of structuring complex share deals, with further expertise in sale and leaseback transactions and project development. The team also capably provides advice on the conclusion of long-term lease agreements. Its client base is made up of investors, developers and asset managers. Hogan Lovells remains a popular choice for multi-jurisdictional deals thanks to its broad international network, and is often highlighted for its full-service resources. 2McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 2 |McDermott advises on a broad range of real estate matters, including M&A, fund structuring, restructurings and developments. The firm is best known for its work in the retail sector, and is also present on notable transactions in the hospitality and logistics industries. A further focus is lease negotiations, an arena in which the firm represents household-name corporates in office space negotiations. The real estate finance practice is experienced in acting for both borrowers and lenders on various acquisition and development financing mandates, with senior and junior loan structures. It rises in the Finance rankings following increasing market recognition. The team frequently advises on cross-border matters, utilising its considerable international network.
3Gleiss LutzReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |Gleiss Lutz offers a strong practice that regularly handles all types of real estate transactions and also covers financing matters. The firm has considerable strength in real estate M&A, with expertise in asset deals, share deals and pan-European portfolio transactions. The team additionally advises on the acquisition and sale of project developments across Germany, benefiting from exceptional planning law capabilities. The team is also recommended for property financing and refinancing. Its client base includes numerous multinational investors and property developers. 3GSK StockmannReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |GSK Stockmann is a full-service law firm that offers longstanding expertise in the real estate sector. It frequently advises investors and project developers on acquisitions, disposals and forward deals, while also assisting with joint venture structuring and asset management. The firm's work spans all asset classes, including offices, hotels and residential buildings, and the team is additionally sought out for lettings advice. GSK Stockmann provides further support in regulatory issues concerning real estate funds, often working in conjunction with the firm's Luxembourg office. 3LinklatersReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |Linklaters' transactional real estate team advises real estate investment companies, private equity firms and financial institutions on big-ticket, multi-jurisdictional portfolio acquisitions and sales, as well as classic real estate M&A and joint ventures. The team is also experienced in advising multi-jurisdictional investor consortiums. The firm is particularly strong in the logistics sector, while also handling deals in the commercial and retail property fields. 3NoerrReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |Noerr's real estate practice is an active department offering comprehensive coverage of both the real estate and real estate finance markets. The firm regularly advises on property transactions concerning both single assets and portfolios, as well as acting on real estate M&A, joint ventures, project development and asset management. The firm is also well equipped to advise on lease agreements. Its solid real estate finance practice handles acquisition finance and project development financing transactions, as well as real estate loan restructurings. The team is well versed in advising debt funds, mezzanine providers and alternative financing institutions on alternative financings, and offers further strength across the retail, office, logistics and residential spaces. 3POELLATHReal Estate2023 | Band 3 |POELLATH is a respected national law firm representing clients in real estate transactions across a number of asset classes - most notably retail, office, residential and healthcare facilities. It has extensive experience in single-asset and portfolio transactions on both the buy and sell sides and is often active on project development mandates, including forward deals. The team also advises on sale and leaseback transactions, as well as the conclusion of lease and asset management agreements. Its client base consists of investors, funds, private equity firms and financial institutions. The team often closely cooperates with its very reputable tax practice to assist with tax-related real estate questions.
- AshurstReal Estate2023 | Band 3
4Allen & Overy LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |Allen & Overy maintains a pioneering real estate finance practice with the full range of financing expertise at its disposal. The team enjoys an excellent standing in classic real estate lending transactions, as well as bond issuances and CMBS transactions, primarily advising domestic and international banks, with additional expertise in refinancing, development financing and large-scale portfolio restructurings. The team's real estate activities comprise asset and portfolio acquisitions and sales, acting for investors and project developers, as well as providing advice on project development, with strength across the full spectrum of asset classes, including logistics spaces, offices, residential buildings and retail units. Allen & Overy remains a top choice for complex, cross-border transactions thanks to its strong international network, as well as its ability to offer a seamless service across transactional, financing, tax and regulatory advice. 4GoodwinReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |Goodwin is best known for its real estate funds work and frequently advises on the structuring and implementation of funds, most notably in the USA and the UK, as well as on the ground in Germany. In addition, it handles investments, sales, lease law and asset management. The firm has a strong footprint in financing, advising both borrowers and lenders on refinancings and the mezzanine financing of portfolios and single assets, as well as in regard to the financing of construction projects and green financings. 4GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbBReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |GÖRG is best known for its work on transactions, focusing particularly on office and logistics sites. The firm is also active in bidding processes. Further areas of focus for the team include projects in the retail, healthcare and energy sectors, as well as providing advice on asset management and lease contracts. The law firm is frequently mandated by real estate companies, investors and public entities. 4White & CaseReal Estate2023 | Band 4 |White & Case represents lenders in property and acquisition finance transactions and is noted for its longstanding expertise in bank-bond financing and loan portfolio deals within the real estate sector. The team's expertise covers several other financial instruments, including asset-backed financing, and it further assists with the refinancing of property portfolios. The firm additionally handles real estate M&A and portfolio transactions on both the buy and sell sides, including sale and leaseback deals and lease agreement disputes. The team also often advises on project developments and acquisitions. Its clients include investors and property developers, as well as traditional and alternative lenders. The firm is able to draw upon its international network to participate in a number of cross-border deals.
- Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 4
5DentonsReal Estate2023 | Band 5 |Dentons benefits from its global network in its ability to assist with numerous cross-border portfolio transactions on both the buy and sell sides. The team additionally handles portfolio restructuring, leasing and asset management matters and covers a broad spectrum of asset classes, including data and logistics centres, office buildings and student housing. The firm also assists real estate clients with joint ventures for the purpose of acquisitions. 5King & SpaldingReal Estate2023 | Band 5 |King & Spalding is best known for its expertise in the funds domain, where it advises on the structuring, regulation and taxation of open and closed-end real estate investment funds. The firm also assists with the sale and purchase of real estate funds themselves, and takes on a significant transactional workload, handling acquisitions and disposals in the commercial, retail and residential sectors. The team's scope of expertise also covers asset management, real estate disputes and financing. It typically acts for investors, asset managers and financial institutions and frequently advises on international mandates. 5Taylor WessingReal Estate2023 | Band 5 |Taylor Wessing has noted expertise in both transactional real estate matters and real estate financings. The real estate finance practice is adept at acting for both lenders and borrowers and handles the full gamut of real estate finance work, including acquisition and development financings, as well as refinancings. Its transactional team is regularly sought out for its advice on the sale and acquisition of office, logistics, hospitality, residential and mixed-use commercial properties, with additional strengths in real estate M&A. 5Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 5 |Willkie Farr & Gallagher has a notable real estate practice with a strong transactional focus. The firm utilises its extensive international network to advise on cross-border transactions and navigate multi-jurisdictional regulatory environments. It is well versed in sales and acquisitions, as well as project development matters, and is frequently mandated by international investors to assist with transactions.
- Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 5
- Jebens Mensching LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 5
- Mayer Brown LLPReal Estate2023 | Band 5
- Norton Rose FulbrightReal Estate2023 | Band 5
- REIUS Rechtsanwälte Partnerschaft mbBReal Estate2023 | Band 5