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Germany: Banking and finance

Lending and borrowing
Lending and borrowing - ranked: tier 5


Goodwin has real estate finance at its core but the team led by the renowned Stephan Kock also handles various other forms of loan financing and, due to the firm’s international reach and strong co-operation with its US offices in particular, it is well versed in handling US-related matters. This leads to regular instructions from, among others, German banks, which require assistance with their US business, while, in leveraged finance, the practice works in close conjunction with its Paris colleagues, and, in real estate, with its London office. In recent co-operation with its colleagues in London, the team advised real estate financing company Medical Properties Trust on the financing of a joint venture with Primonial Group with an investment value totalling €1.635bn. In other work, the team has been increasingly active in advising investors and debt funds; it advised a debt fund set up by GreenOak on the provision of a €100m loan to finance a real estate portfolio in Germany. HSH Nordbank instructed the team to advise on the financing of the acquisition of a commercial property in Germany as part of a share deal by Global Gate Capital Management. Kira Müller joined the team as international legal consultant from Baker Botts L.L.P.’s Moscow office in May 2018.

Leading individuals

Stephan Kock - Goodwin

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 4


Goodwin’s ‘very good’ Frankfurt-based real estate team has substantial experience in retail, logistics and office property transactions. In a recent highlight, and in co-operation with its London office, team head Peter Junghänel advised the seller on the sale of the Gramercy Property Europe logistics portfolio to AXA Investment Managers for circa $1.1bn, while co-head Marc Bohne assisted Barings Real Estate Advisers, as part of a joint venture with an international fund, with the sale of an office property to TLG Immobilien for €97.2m. Slate Asset Management is a long-term client.

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