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Greenberg Traurig Germany

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Wencke Bäsler

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Greenberg Traurig LLP

Work Department

Real Estate


Wencke Bäsler advises real estate companies on all aspects of real estate transactions, including asset deals, share deals and the management of real estate properties. She also advises on corporate investments and participations, in particular joint ventures.

Wencke has broad experience in advising national and international real estate investors, and has wide-ranging experience in handling the sale and acquisition of real estate portfolios, including structuring and financing. Another area of her practice is real estate management, with a particular focus on asset, property and facility management, as well as joint ventures and restructuring.


Prior to joining the firm, Wencke worked for Olswang for six years in the Real Estate Group at Freshfields for three years.


German, English

Germany: Corporate and M&A

M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

Within: M&A: mid-sized deals (sub-€500m)

The ‘objective, goal-oriented and cooperative’ M&A lawyers at Greenberg Traurig Germany have ‘a hands-on approach that is highly effective at achieving optimal results’. The group assisted Tecnoquímicas with the acquisition of Bayer’s generics business in a combined share and asset deal; Henrik Armah, who is ‘very prudent’ and ‘always remains calm, even in demanding situtations’, led the advice. ‘Astute’ practice head Peter Schorling ‘conducts even the most complicated negotiations very well’ and ‘knows very well what is enforceable’. Wencke Bäsler, who made partner in March 2018, works ‘quickly and precisely’ and is recommended alongside Josef Hofschroer.

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Germany: Real estate and construction

Real estate

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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