Firm Profile > Goodwin > Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Real estate finance Tier 3

The 'very competent and experienced team' at Goodwin has 'established itself in the market within a very short period of time' and is considered a good contact for project development and portfolio transaction financings, acting for both lenders and borrowers. Team head Stephan Kock is praised for his 'outstanding knowledge of the market' and counsel Andreas Mallin is also recommended and handles a wide range of real estate financing work.

Practice head(s):

Stephan Kock

Other key lawyers:


Excellent quality throughout.

Stephan Kock conducts negotiations prudently, and is therefore able to lead even confrontationally led negotiations to a compromise that is accepted by all.

Key clients

Hamburg Commercial Bank AG


Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)

GreenOak Real Estate

Berlin Hyp AG

Slate Asset Management L.P.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (MPT)

Real estate Tier 4

The Frankfurt-based real estate team at Goodwin specialises in advising international capital management companies, institutional investors and private equity funds mainly on transactions in the asset classes retail, office and logistics. A special niche is covered by assisting foreign investors with multistage equity transactions. Thus, practice head Marc Bohne and Peter Junghänel regularly act in cross-border acquisitions and sales related to joint ventures.  

Practice head(s):

Marc Bohne; Peter Junghänel

Other key lawyers:

Stephan Kock


‘The team at Goodwin Procter has established themselves in the market within the shortest amount of time. The quality of work is outstanding throughout, i.e. ranging from paralegal and associate to partners.

‘Very competent and experienced team, which stood out due to its direct contact and efficient project management.

‘Due to his prudent negotiation skills, Stephan Kock is able to find a universally accepted compromise even in confrontationally led negotiations. His outstanding knowledge of the market is invaluable.

Key clients

Slate Asset Management L.P.

Godewind Immobilien AG

Corestate Capital Advisors GmbH

Pears Global Real Estate International

Ekistics Property Advisors LLP

KanAm Grund Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Frankfurt Stephan Kock +49 (0)69 6677 38588
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