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GSK Stockmann
MOHRENSTRASSE 42
10117 BERLIN
Germany

Construction (including construction litigation) Tier 2

GSK Stockmann's construction practice stands out for the diversity of its advice's objects. The client roster of Jan Kehrberg's large practice group includes several listed international companies as well as three of Berlin's housing associations. Accordingly, the group's established expertise in conversion and extension of production sites is complemented by its strength in assisting with all aspects of residential high-rise development projects. In the infrastructure projects area the firm was able to develop skills in special civil engineering, while the comprehensive advice on a new city quarter reflects the team's capacities related to the realisation of major construction projects. Member of the state parliament and planning lawyer Josef Schmid joined the firm as equity partner in November 2018 on a part-time basis. Associate Kerstin von Staa is recommended for public construction law and planning law as well as for matters at the interface to environmental law and transactional matters.

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Siemens AG

MV WERFTEN

Kelloggs Gruppe

HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft

Städtischer Liegenschaftsbetrieb Wyk auf Föhr

Financial services: regulatory Tier 3

GSK Stockmann provides its clients, including several banks and asset managers, with a wide range of banking regulatory law advice. This includes classic banking regulatory matters such as those pertaining to the UCITS Directive, AIFM, MiFID II, the Anti-Money Laundering Amendment, PSD 2 and capital requirements, but the team also provides assistance with the Brexit-related relocation of business divisions to Germany and Luxembourg (where clients benefit from the strong cooperation with Andreas Heinzmann's Luxembourg-based team), including associated regulatory and capital markets law matters. Transactional mandates and sectoral digitalisation issues, such as consumer authentication models, are also part of the team's workload. The last-mentioned segment was further strengthened by the arrival of fintech expert Tobias Riethmüller in January 2019, who was previously at Schiedermair Rechtsanwälte, while the team also received a boost when Okko Hendrik Behrends joined from DLA Piper in November of the same year. He has particular expertise in representing banks before the Administrative Board of Review of the European Central Bank and before European courts. Robert Kramer and Timo Bernau jointly head the team from Munich. German and international banking regulatory expert Peter Scherer passed away in February 2019.

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Commerzbank AG

Continental AG

Siemens AG

solarisBank AG

Allianz Capital Partners (ACP)

TBF Global Asset Management GmbH

Deutsche Finance Group

Westdeutsche Lotterie GmbH & Co. OHG

IK Interessengemeinschaft Kreditkarten

Investment funds Tier 3

GSK Stockmann focuses on fund structuring and regulatory matters, including tax issues, while also handling transactional work. The team predominantly acts for capital management companies but was also able to expand its investor client base. In addition, the group jointly led by Petra Eckl and Robert Kramer succeeded in expanding its private equity work by winning new PE clients. In conjunction with its Luxembourg office, the team also advises on Luxembourg funds investments.

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Swiss Life Gruppe

DF Deutsche Finance Investment GmbH

Signal Iduna Gruppe

HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH

NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

ZBI Gruppe

Deutsche Finance Group

Hannover Leasing Investment GmbH

Planning and environment Tier 3

GSK Stockmann's environmental and planning law team is well versed in advising on construction and planning law aspects of real estate, infrastructure and regeneration projects, but also assists with environmental issues such as immission protection. Markus Butt heads the 23-strong team, which also includes Arne Gniechwitz, who joined from  KPMG Law Germany in July 2018 and has expertise in port and waterway matters. Andreas Geiger is another key contact.

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Hendrik van Caem

Infineon Technologies AG

Bayerische Versorgungskammer / STRABAG

IKEA, IKEA Verwaltungs-GmbH

50Hertz Transmission GmbH, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH

Land Berlin, HOWOGE Unternehmensgruppe, HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft, mit beschränkter Haftung

Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Infrastruktur, Verkehr und Technologie

DB Netz AG

ACTIV-GROUP, ACTIV-DEVELOPMENT GmbH & Co. KG

Bayerische Versorgungskammer, Bayerische Versorgungskammer

Rohde & Schwarz Unternehmensgruppe, R & S Immobilienmanagement GmbH

EDEKA Konzern, EDEKA Handelsgesellschaft Südwest mbH, Niederlassung Offenburg

Goodman Group, Goodman Germany GmbH

GESOBAU AG, Niederlassung Berlin, Wilhelmruher Damm 142

Office Plaza Unterschleißheim GbR

Real estate Tier 3

Headed by Dirk BrücknerGSK Stockmann's real estate practice specialises in the sale and acquisition of highly modern office properties for specialist funds,  capital managers and project developers. From the Frankfurt office, Michael Eggersberger assists with transactions both in densely populated industrial sites as well in suburban areas that have added value potential. An increasingly sharp focus is directed towards the logistics sector, which also correlates with the team's expertise in the realisation of projects in large-scale areas.  

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Groß und Partner ´Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft

Office First/Blackstone

MP Holding GmbH

Real estate finance Tier 3

With a firm-wide focus on real estate, GSK Stockmann is considered a good contact for lenders and borrowers, including banks, investment and asset management companies, project developers and real estate investment managers, for various transaction and construction-related financing issues, such as mezzanine financings, which are a particular strength of the team. It advises on all asset classes, but with Alma Franke co-heading the practice with Stefan Koser, the group has particular expertise in the hotel segment, while also handling regular instructions on residential project developments. Financing structures under Luxembourg law are regularly dealt with in conjunction with the firm's Luxembourg office.

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AXA Investment Managers

Westbrook Partners LLC

Groß & Partner Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH

Brookfield Europe Asset Management Limited

HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH

Art-Invest Real Estate

LaSalle Investment Management

Aberdeen Standard Investments Deutschland AG

Public procurement Tier 4

The central pillars of GSK Stockmann's procurement law practice continue to be advice related to the real estate and health sector. In addition, the team focuses on the increasingly significant topic Smart City, where the group has already gained experience in relation to newly developed procedure types of the innovation partnership and competition dialogue. Practice head Jenny Mehlitz made partner in January 2019. Arne Gniechwitz is another key contact and focuses on the infrastructure sector, where he mainly advises port authorities and airport operators and has expertise in waterway and shipping administration.

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Land Berlin, HOWOGE Unternehmensgruppe, HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft, mit beschränkter Haftung

STADT UND LAND Wohnbauten-Gesellschaft mbH

Land Berlin, BIM Berliner Immobilienmanagement GmbH

Hamburg Port Authority wg. Neuer Köhlbrandquerung

Land Sachsen-Anhalt, Landesbetrieb Bau- und Liegenschaftsmanagement, Sachsen-Anhalt (-BLSA-), Direktion

Accor Unternehmensgruppe, AccorHotels Deutschland GmbH

Land Berlin, HOWOGE Unternehmensgruppe, HOWOGE Wohnungsbaugesellschaft, mit beschränkter Haftung

Busch GmbH & Co. KG

Pro Potsdam GmbH, Niederlassung Potsdam

Private Internatsschule Neubeuern

Hanse- und Universitätsstadt Rostock vertreten durch das Hafen- und Seemannsamtes

Zweckverband Wassergemeinschaft des Kreis Stormarn

Compliance Tier 5

GSK Stockmann's advice portfolio ranges from corporate, banking and employment law compliance to data protection, while the group assists with both development and implementation of compliance management systems and the investigation of offences. The team is led by Eric Mayer, who has also a corporate law background. Counsel Gerhard Gündel is another key contact for the development and review of compliance management systems.

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Vetter Pharma-Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG

Lupin Atlantis Holdings SA

Affimed GmbH

VONOVIA SE

TBF Global Asset Management GmbH

Conterganstiftung für behinderte Menschen

Statkraft AS

Corporate Tier 5

GSK Stockmann has particular expertise in the automotive, real estate, technology and health industries as well as in the financial, energy and public sectors. The team advises on post-M&A disputes, company restructuring, reorganisations, start-up investment rounds as well as on corporate aspects of transactions and is further active in restructuring and compliance-related matters. Max Wilmanns in Hamburg, who also assists with private equity and venture capital issues, heads the practice.

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Lockheed Martin

NORD Holding Gruppe, NORD Holding Unternehmensbeteiligungsgesellschaft mbH

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets

Signal Iduna Gruppe, HANSAINVEST Real Assets GmbH

Easymarketing AG

Vodafone Automotive Deutschland GmbH

REALIANCE International Real Estate Partners

Leonardo Venture GmbH & Co. KGaA

Grainger Unternehmensgruppe, Heitman Global Systems LLC

Nextclinics International GmbH

Restructuring Tier 6

GSK Stockmann advises investors on the acquisition of assets from insolvent companies, represents principal creditors in insolvency proceedings to enforce claims and assists insolvent companies and those at the risk of insolvency with restructuring concepts. This expertise extends to the corporate and insolvency law-related structuring of acquisitions of insolvent companies alongside distressed M&A transactions. The team is also well equipped to assist family businesses with restructurings that include tax and inheritance law aspects and is experienced in negotiating liquidation agreements with insolvency administrators. Andreas Dimmling made partner in January 2019 and jointly heads the practice with Raoul Kreide.

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AFIAA Gruppe, AFIAA Anlagestiftung für Immobilienanlagen im Ausland

Swiss Life Gruppe, Swiss Life AG, Niederlassung für Deutschland

Starlinger Unternehmensgruppe, Starlinger & Co. Gesellschaft mbH

EBL (Genossenschaft Elektra Baselland)

Landeshauptstadt München, Sozialreferat, Stadtjugendamt

Landeshauptstadt München, Stadtkämmerei, Kassen- und Steueramt

Greenmarck Fund Solutions GmbH

RDR Gruppe

Tax Tier 7

GSK Stockmann demonstrates particular expertise at the interface with real estate law, which leads to regular real estate structuring and real estate tax instructions, many of which are in a transactional setting. Also in the transactional space, the team handles M&A mandates and advises banks and financial services providers on the structuring of funds. Compliance-related matters are also part of its workload alongside instructions where the team acts in defence against criminal tax charges brought by tax authorities. High-net-worth individuals and family offices regularly instruct co-heads Petra Eckl and Dirk Koch to advise on succession matters and on the inheritance tax structuring of their assets.

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Testimonials

The firm stands out for its know-how in broad corporate tax law, immediate solutions and the presence of its advisors.

‘GSK’s tax teams in Munich and Frankfurt deliver very good work and are very client-oriented. The results are useful without exception.‘

The team is broadly active in tax law. Therefore it can in one go also advise clients in the area of real estate project developments and avoids legal interface losses.

‘The team consists of team members with multiple specialisms and can therefore cover diverse tax matters.‘

‘Dirk Koch stands out for his great skills and his structured approach.‘

‘Petra Eckl always has a good answer at hand and her good advice leads to immediate solutions.‘

Key clients

Avia Rent Capital Management S.à r.l.

Art-Invest Real Estate

Real I.S.

Competo Capital Partners

Strenger Holding

Deutsche Finance-Gruppe

Hammer-Gruppe

Chancen eG

Spectralliance-Gruppe

Fay Projects

Wendl & Köhler

Altenburger

GSK Stockmann is a leading independent European corporate law firm with over 200 professionals across our offices in Germany and Luxembourg.

GSK Stockmann is the law firm of choice for Real Estate and Financial Services. In addition, we have deep-rooted expertise in key sectors including Funds, Capital Markets, Public, Mobility, Energy and Healthcare.

With wide-ranging expertise including M&A, private equity & venture capital, dispute resolution, tax, compliance, restructuring, IP & IT, data protection, antitrust and employment law, our dedicated teams have the experience to find the right solution for our clients business needs.

For international transactions and projects, we work together with selected reputable law firms abroad.

Our advice combines an economic focus with entrepreneurial foresight. That is what is behind: Your perspective.

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