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Banking and finance > Real estate finance Tier 3

Goodwin was recently particularly active in advising banks and investors on mid- and large-cap financings for single property and real estate portfolios in the logistics, offices, life sciences and mixed-use real estate sectors. Under the leadership of Stephan Kock, the group not only focuses on classic acquisition financing, but also on development financing, refinancing and financial restructuring.

Practice head(s):


Dr Stephan Kock has an excellent understanding of how to translate complex issues into a language that is appropriate for the addressee and thus integrate everyone involved in the processes with an eye on the goal.’

In addition, meaningful key topics are established and addressed within individual specialist groups for answering/processing. This way, often tight time frames are adhered to as best as possible.’

Key clients

777 Capital Partners AG

Castlelake LLP

Slate Asset Management L.P

Work highlights

  • Advising 777 Capital Partners AG on the company’s first two project developments in Berlin-Mitte and in the greater Nuremberg area. The total volume amounts to €100m.
  • Advising Castlelake LP on financing issues relating to the sale of a Franco-German logistics real estate portfolio jointly held with Melcombe as part of a bidding process in which Blackstone was awarded the contract.
  • Advising Slate Asset Management LP on the acquisition and financing of two real estate portfolios in Germany for the Slate European Real Estate Fund III.

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 3

Goodwin advises comprehensively on real estate transactions and real estate financing as well as fund structuring and its restructuring. The advice covers all asset categories and serves a broad client base, which consists of real estate developers, banks, landlords, tenants, sponsors as well as asset and fund managers. Marc Bohne and Peter Junghänel jointly head the practice and focus on transactional matters. The group is also experienced in prop tech and property sciences matters.

Practice head(s):


‘The entire area of real estate law at a very high level, transaction strength and the commitment of the entire team are outstanding.’

‘Competent, reliable and transaction-oriented.’

Key clients

777 Capital Partners AG

Castlelake LLP

KanAm Grund

Slate Asset Management L.P

Firm Overview:
Goodwin’s 1,000 plus lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigation, and world-class advisory services in the financial, life sciences, private equity, real estate, and technology industries. The firm’s unique combination of deep experience serving both the innovators and the investors in a rapidly-changing, technology-driven economy sets Goodwin apart. To learn more, visit and follow Goodwin on Twitter (@goodwinlaw), LinkedIn (@goodwinlaw), Facebook (@join_goodwin), and Instagram (@join_goodwin).

Main Areas of Practice:
Complex transactions, high-stakes litigation and world class advisory services in the financial, private equity, real estate, technology and life sciences industries.

Complex Transactions:
A sophisticated, versatile team of transactional lawyers provides broad market perspective, serves as a business partner on strategic transactions, and advises clients on structuring and developing new and innovative products and services. Areas of expertise include buyouts and acquisitions, capital markets, debt finance, financial restructuring, growth equity, impact and responsible investing, mergers and acquisitions, new company formation, private investment funds, REITs and real estate mergers and acquisitions, search funds, tax, and venture capital.

World-Class Advisory Services:
Experienced regulatory lawyers, including many former high-ranking government officials and regulators, guide clients through the complex conundrum of government regulations with insight and ingenuity – always with an eye toward maximizing business opportunities while minimizing risk. Areas of expertise include antitrust and competition,
banking, environmental, ERISA and executive compensation, FDA, FinTech, global trade, investment management, labor and employment, and privacy and cybersecurity.

High-Stakes Litigation:
Goodwin litigators provide cost-effective, results-oriented representation in high-profile matters across the United States. The firm employs a holistic, cross-disciplinary approach, helping clients settle disputes, mitigate risk, defend their interests, and, in most cases, avoid trial altogether. Areas of expertise include appellate, business and commercial, government investigations and enforcement, environmental, financial industry, intellectual property, labor and employ-ment, privacy and cybersecurity, products liability and mass torts, securities, trade secrets and restrictive covenants, and white collar defense.

Frankfurt-based lawyers focus on matters involving real estate, private equity, debt fund investments and finance, including structured acquisitions of real estate or enterprises, joint ventures, club deals and private mergers and acquisitions, as well as operating company investments, financing, and the workout of distressed investments. The office represents Pfandbrief banks, real estate and private equity investment managers, real estate and private equity fund sponsors, debt funds and public stock companies in all aspects of raising and deploying capital or debt, helping owners, managers, operators, developers, lenders and investors to acquire, develop, manage, finance and sell real estate assets, as well as acting for credit institutions and non-traditional lenders in all aspects of debt capital.

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