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Greenberg Traurig Germany

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Dr Christian Schede

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

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Real Estate M&A


Christian Schede is Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig Germany and chairs the firm's German Real Estate Sector Group. He focuses on M&A transactions in real estate, infrastructure and related financings as well as project developments. Christian's experience covers all real estate asset classes and ranges from residential to office and retail, hotels, leisure, nursing homes and hospitals as well as logistics, industry and infrastructure. His practice includes advice on asset, facility and property management, joint ventures, and restructuring of property investments.

Christian has wide-ranging experience advising on complex transactions. He represents major national and international real estate companies and private equity funds, large institutional investors, financiers, and developers as well as asset, facility and property management firms.


Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Christian used to be Managing Partner at Olswang Germany and was a partner in the Real Estate Group at Freshfields for seven years.


German, English

Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate

Within: Leading individuals

Christian Schede - Greenberg Traurig Germany

Within: Real estate

Handling the full remit of real estate law, Greenberg Traurig Germany is praised for its ‘deep understanding of the market’ and its ‘solution-oriented and earnest’ advice. The team, which is led by the ‘well-connected’ and ‘outstanding personality’ Christian Schede, who is also noted for his ‘broad expertise’, increased its bench strength significantly by adding ten associates in 2017 and expanded at partner level with the promotions of Wencke Bäsler and Anika Mitzkait. In significant work, the team advised Oxford Properties and Madison International Reality on the acquisition of the Sony Center in Berlin for €1.1bn, and, in co-operation with its Amsterdam office, assisted Dream Global REIT with entering the Dutch market and the acquisition of Merin’s commercial real estate portfolio. ‘Outstanding lawyer and very good negotiator’ Florian Rösch advised several joint ventures on various real estate transactions and project developments. Peter Schorling is ‘an extremely talented lawyer’ and Claudia Hard is best known for her real estate finance expertise.

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