Firm Profile > Goodwin > Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Real estate Tier 3

Goodwin's real estate expertise is particularly often used by institutional investors and capital management companies seeking advice on national as well as cross-border transactions in the asset categories office, retail and increasingly the logistics sector, while the firm's private equity practice also demonstrates a strong real estate affinity. In addition to its expertise in commercial tenancy law, the practice is increasingly opening up to topics such as prop tech as well as propsci, which respectively relate to the mechanisation of properties as well as real estate requirements of life sciences and technology companies. Marc Bohne and Peter Junghänel jointly head the team.

Practice head(s):


' Goodwin team members are like members of our team. Working together is seamless and very pleasant. In terms of content, they are all very good. We like to entrust Goodwin with complex and important transactions where we don't want to make mistakes. '

' Peter Junghänel – Very competent, experienced. Remain calm and objective even in the most difficult negotiations and appointments. Catharina Förster – very committed and competent. Always approachable and helpful. '

Key clients

Castlelake LLP


CORESTATE Capital Group


Godewind Immobilien

GreenOak Real Estate

KanAm Grund


Phelan Family Enterprise LLC/Taconic

Slate Asset Management

Real estate finance Tier 3

Goodwin's recent work was focused on office finance and refinance, while the team also handles logistics and residential instructions. In this space, the team advises borrowers, including a number of Pfandbrief banks, investors and debt funds as well as an increasing number of lenders on various loan types, such as green financing, senior, mezzanine and subordinated loans, and on the syndication and tranching of equity investments. This range of topics is reflected in the expertise of team head Stephan Kock. Counsel Andreas Mallin left the firm at the end of 2020 and joined Fieldfisher as equity partner in January 2021.

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Key clients



Godewind Immobilien AG

BentallGreenOak Real Estate


NATIXIS Pfandbriefbank


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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Frankfurt Stephan Kock +49 (0)69 6677 38588
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