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Greenberg Traurig Germany
The Westlight
Budapester Str. 35
10787 Berlin
Germany

Media > Entertainment

Integrated into the firm's global network, the media law team at Greenberg Traurig Germany primarily focuses on supporting the film and music sectors in contractual, copyright and employment law issues (in the context of productions) as well as youth protection. Regulatory aspects and financing matters are also covered, with the latter increasingly including state promotional programmes at national and international level. This expertise is requested by media companies and studios as well as funding bodies, financial institutions and insurance companies. On-demand content constitutes another growth area, here, the group advises streaming platforms. Practice head Stefan Lütje is experienced in national and cross-border media transactions, media disputes and issues pertaining to production and distribution, while Christoph Enaux covers the interface between telecommunications and media law. Laura Zentner handles interfacing technology and IP matters.

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Testimonials

‘Stefan Lütje: Incredibly competent, experienced, networked in the industry, plus an absolute expert who can immediately classify all questions and facts. Pragmatic, accessible and binding.’

‘Laura Zentner: Comprehensive expertise, quick clarification of issues, pragmatism and understanding of our business needs.’

‘Christoph Enaux: A trustworthy partner with whom we work together on various strategic projects. Both his networking in the market and his professional expertise can be described as unique.’

‘Christoph Enaux and his team have been advising our company for a long time and are important partners in various areas of media law and the associated litigation.’

‘From our point of view, the leading law firm in the industry (cinema/film) with extensive expertise, excellent networking and a high degree of professionalism.’

‘Experience, reputation, personal relationship, comprehensive knowledge, ability to learn and curiosity for new areas.’

Key clients

Amazon Media EU / Amazon Studios / Audible

Audible Magic

CBS Corp.

CLIQ B.V.

Ehrlich Entertainment

Focus Features

Autorin Jojo Moyes und ihre Agenten Curtis Brown

Joyn (Joint Venture zwischen ProSiebenSat.1 und Discovery)

Malao GmbH

Media Broadcast

Netflix

Paramount Pictures

ProSiebenSat.1 SE / Studio 71 GmbH

Rise FX und Rise Filmproduktion

Rlaxx TV (Foxxum Group)

Sky Deutschland GmbH

Sophisticated Film GmbH

The Hive Social

Universal Pictures / Universal City Studios

Yorck Kino GmbH

ZDF Studios (vormals ZDF Enterprises)

Work highlights

  • Comprehensive advice to Ehrlich Entertainment GmbH & Co. KG on all contractual, music, competition, broadcasting, personal rights, trademark and copyright issues.
  • Comprehensive advice to Foxxum on the development and exploitation of connected TV solutions, on trademark law and on regulatory and antitrust issues as well as on the development of new business models.
  • Advising Focus Features on structuring co-productions to qualify for German film funding and related negotiations with contractual partners, including for the films Inside and TAR; also ongoing production advice, in particular rights clearance and acquisition of rights.

Real estate and construction > Real estate Tier 1

Greenberg Traurig Germany is among the top players in real estate law and offers full-service advice, including asset management, project developments as well as clients' representation in litigation. The team demonstrates particular strength in supporting large-scale international transactions and respective financing matters. Key contact Peter Schorling heads the German corporate and M&A group and regularly advises on transactions. The close cooperation with the firm's technology and public law experts leads to regular instructions pertaining to sustainable living and ESG. Practice head Florian Rösch and co-chair of the global real estate team Christian Schede both routinely assist with transactions, project developments and financing issues. Rösch also acts as a notary and has additional expertise in joint ventures and the drafting of tenancy agreements.

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Testimonials

‘Strong international customer base; the go-to place for large and complex deals throughout Germany.’

‘Dr. Florian Rösch: Clear legal guidance, taking commercial perspectives into account. Very pleasant negotiator even in highly contentious situations.’

‘Extraordinarily good professional and personal advice from GT for years. The technical competence in all specialist areas is extremely high. Even the most difficult issues are always resolved to our complete satisfaction.’

‘Henning Sieber is very calm, has a lot of experience, is uncomplicated, precise, humorous and unobtrusive.’

‘Pleasantly diverse team, household name in real estate in Germany, unproblematic, seamless service, service-oriented, legally top .’

‘Dr. Christian Schede has a more trained CEO perspective than many CEOs. Dr Daniel Benighaus consistently thinks through project development issues upfront in a way that makes him one of the most creative and effective minds in the industry. Dr Florian Rösch brings every transaction to fruition with almost frightening reliability and dependability – as a lawyer or notary.’

‘Acts reliably in every phase of the transaction from structuring to closing with full commitment, heart and soul!’

‘Peter Schorling: performance-oriented, extremely fast, strong negotiator.’

Key clients

Ares Management

HanseMerkur Grundvermögen AG

Heimstaden Bostad

Dream Industrial

Garbe Industrial

KKR/Velero

OVG/Edge Technologies

Oxford Properties

Pinebridge Benson Elliot

Swiss Life/Beos

Tristan Capital Partners

Wertgrund

Castlelake

CBRE Investment Management

HB Reavis

Aermont

Commerz Real

Tritax

Work highlights

  • Advising Heimstaden on the acquisition of the Akelius Group with around 29,000 apartments in Germany, Sweden and Denmark for €9.1 billion.
  • Advising Canadian Dream Industrial Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the acquisition of a group of companies holding a portfolio of 31 logistics properties in Europe for €882 million.
  • Advising the real estate investment manager Allianz Real Estate and the real estate developer EDGE on the joint start of a €1.3 billion program for the development of intelligent and sustainable office properties in four major German cities and advising on the purchase of a first development site.

Banking and finance > Real estate finance Tier 2

With practice head Claudia Hard as well as key contact Anika Mitzkait (real estate law and financing), Greenberg Traurig Germany 's financing and banking division impresses with its female partner team. The advice covers a wide array of financing matters, including acquisition and development financing as well as financial restructuring and green loans. The team is regularly instructed by borrowers as well as lenders; here, advising on loan funds is considered a particular strength. The practice covers various asset classes – including commercial, office, logistics and mixed-use properties – with a traditionally strong focus on residential construction projects and residential portfolios. The team frequently cooperates with other locations on cross-border matters.

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Testimonials

‘Extremely competent, pragmatic and solution-oriented.’

‘Personal contact, quick reaction, goal-oriented negotiation in the interests of the client.’

‘Anika Mitzkait: Strong in the implementation of content, calm and extremely precise, solution-oriented.’

‘Claudia Hard is very fast and is characterized by her perfectly coordinated team.’

‘Claudia Hard has excellent knowledge of the market and is well connected. She quickly recognizes what the client needs and delivers a tailor-made product. Very good cooperation with the firm’s offices in other countries. This is a real advantage for the client. On time.’

Key clients

Linus Digital Finance

Dream Industrial REIT

Aventos

Heimstaden

KKR/Velero

Berlin Hyp AG

pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG

BF.direkt

Edge

Tristan Capital Partners

PineBridge Benson Elliot

Work highlights

  • Advising Dream Industrial REIT on approval and waiver proceedings and on the restructuring of existing financings in connection with the acquisition of a pan-European logistics portfolio for €882 million.
  • Advice to Linus Digital Finance on the strategic partnership with Bain Capital Credit and financing of up to €183 million to expand real estate financing in the UK and Germany.
  • Advising the investment manager Aventos on the financing of the OSRAM location in Berlin.

Banking and finance > Fintech Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Germany offers comprehensive support on electronic payment services matters and utilises its regulatory expertise in advising on cooperation agreements, German market entries, takeovers and mergers. Thanks to interdisciplinary cooperation, the team covers data protection and investment law issues and is an attractive advisor for various players in the fintech industry, including payment services providers, banks, fintechs and investment companies. Additionally, the German team regularly cooperates with locations in all global technology centers. Viola Bensinger heads the Berlin-based team, she is the respective global co-head of the fintech as well as IP and IT teams.

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Carsten Kociok

Testimonials

‘Great accessibility, reliable answers, high legal expertise.’

‘I mainly worked with Mr. Kociok. He is a very experienced lawyer who knows the fintech industry very well and also covers all regulatory aspects. Compliance and money laundering prevention issues are his strengths.’

‘Carsten Kociok understands the interface between data protection and payment law very well. Careful and reliable, gives advice calmly and thoughtfully.’

Key clients

PayPal

GoDaddy Poynt

Linus Digital Finance

Payone

Papaya Global

Jump Trading

Lendis

PAR Capital Advisors

Satellite Payments

Work highlights

  • Advising Papaya Global, a US/Israeli payroll and HR company, on the acquisition of payment services provider Azimo.  
  • Advising Jump Trading on the acquisition of a German provider of cryptocurrency transaction validation services and other blockchain-based services, as well as on the regulatory framework for the provision of crypto custody services in the EU and Germany.
  • Advising LINUS Digital Finance on setting up and structuring a blockchain-based co-investment platform for financing the Access Tower in Frankfurt am Main.

Industry focus > Telecoms Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Germany is experienced in assisting with the development and implementation of business models pertaining to broadband and multimedia supply, with a recent focus on the expansion of fibre optic networks. Clients can draw on the expertise in telecommunications, media and antitrust law as well as the cooperation with other sector groups. Practice head Christoph Enaux‘ expertise in advising real estate clients on telecommunications and media supply is particularly noteworthy.

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Testimonials

‘The telecommunications team at GT is very well positioned in all areas of telecommunications. The cooperation with other departments (e.g. antitrust or public procurement law) is excellent.’

‘Until now, each of our inquiries could be answered promptly and competently – even outside of the area “telecommunications”.

‘With Dr Christoph Enaux Greenberg Traurig has a know-how carrier in the field of telecommunications that is second to none. Whether it’s the Telecommunications Modernization Act (TKMoG) or helping to shape new business models for fiber optic expansion and operation – the legal support/contract drafting and information is always comprehensive and extremely helpful!’

Key clients

bauverein AG

Degewo Netzwerk

Deutsche Wohnen

Foxxum

GdW (Gesamtverband der Wohnungswirtschaft)

Gewobag

Immomedianet

LEG Immobilien

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners

Tata Communications

Vattenfall Eurofiber GmbH

Vivawest

Vonovia

Work highlights

  • Successful defense of Vivawest, Germany’s third-largest housing company, against a lawsuit brought by the central competition office regarding the conditions for the provision of a cable TV connection as part of the rental agreement.
  • Advising GEWOBAG on a tendering process for the construction of a fibre-optic telecommunications network as well as the multimedia and broadband supply to more than 60,000 apartments.
  • Representation of Immomedianet in a dispute resolution procedure about the joint use and the commercial contractual conditions of telecommunications networks before the Federal Network Agency and in subsequent lawsuits before the Hamburg Administrative Court.

Information technology > Information technology and digitalisation Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Germany‘s expertise encompasses outsourcing and digitisation projects, regulatory advice, cloud computing, e-commerce and e-payments, transactions in the technology sector and related litigation as well as the interfaces with technology, media, data protection and telecommunications law. Integrated into the global network, the team assists companies of all sizes, including start-ups and large global corporations from the finance, mobility and healthcare sectors, among others. The practice is headed by Viola Bensinger, who advises on numerous technology-related disputes.

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Testimonials

‘High engagement; quick understanding and thus short training times.’

‘Obviously good exchange of information between the people involved within the law firm.’

‘Advice on contract issues based on the latest legislation, including highlighting other relevant points outside of the mandate.’

‘Great accessibility, reliable answers, high legal expertise.’

‘An excellent understanding of our business needs, a high level of expertise paired with pragmatism.’

‘Viola Bensinger and her team gave us comprehensive and effective advice on contractual issues. Her work was very thorough and conscientious, but always pragmatic and goal-oriented. The exchange always took place at eye level, even with complex issues, so that we were able to make well-founded decisions in contract negotiations.’

‘Carsten Kociok: High level of expertise, availability, commitment, understanding of our business needs.’

‘Laura Zentner: Always proposes pragmatic approaches.’

Key clients

Zoom

GlobalLogic

AB Volvo

ZTE Corp./ZTE Services Deutschland GmbH

Amazon

PayPal

Foxxum GmbH / Rlaxx TV GmbH

RBI – Restaurant Brands International

Volkswagen Financial Services AG

CA Immo

xPLM

NDC / Garbe Industrial Real Estate GmbH

Medtronic, Inc.

Digital Turbine

Beos AG

Hanova Wohnen GmbH

EDGE Technologies (OVG Real Estate)

Help AG

Greenbyte AB

Dürr AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Foxxum GmbH, a provider of smart TV solutions, on SAAS contracts and PaaS contracts.
  • Advice to Digital Turbine Inc. on the acquisition of ad tech company Fyber N.V.
  • Advising the software company Ateme on designing the software for an Internet video recorder service.

Information technology > IT transactions and outsourcing Tier 3

The outsourcing team at Greenberg Traurig Germany offers interdisciplinary as well as international support at the interface with technology, media, data protection and telecommunications law. Christoph Enaux is particularly well versed in the latter area. He also heads the telecoms industry group and has additional expertise in the real estate sector. Led by Viola Bensinger, the group advises a client roster, which includes start-ups as well as well-known global companies on outsourcing projects, technology transactions as well as e-commerce, e-payments and other digitisation projects.

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Public sector > Commercial administrative law Tier 3

Greenberg Traurig Germany has recently been particularly visible in economic administration and constitutional matters, especially pertaining to housing market regulation, and represented real estate companies and individual owners as well as housing cooperatives in constitutional complaints against the Berlin rent cap law before the Federal Constitutional Court. Other key areas include advice on budgetary and subsidy law as well as transport infrastructure financing, where the team assists a federal ministry with procurement procedures, among other matters. Martin Hamer and Dieter Neumann jointly lead the team. In April 2022, Martin Dressel joined the legal department of an energy company.

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Testimonials

‘Specialists which are well connected with all other areas of law that are in demand; long experience, very good availability.’

Key clients

Barrick Gold

BBU – Verband Berlin Brandenburgischer Wohnungsunternehmen

Benson Elliott

Berlinovo

BFW Landesverband Berlin-Brandenburg

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

CA Immo

Cirplus

Covivio

Gewobag

Matheson Tri-Gas

Oxford Properties

Brookfield Properties

Wertgrund

Work highlights

  • Drafting of a legal opinion for the BBU – Association of Berlin-Brandenburg housing companies on the constitutionality of the socialization of cooperatives after the referendum Deutsche Wohnen & Co. Enteignen.
  • Legal representation of four Berlin housing cooperatives and twelve medium-sized and private owners in collective constitutional complaints against the Berlin Rent Cap Act before the Federal Constitutional Court.

Corporate and M&A > M&A Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig Germany advises on cross-border transactions in the large and mid-cap segment, but is also active in the private equity sector; it primarily assists companies from the technology, healthcare, energy and automotive sectors with public takeovers, venture capital and financing matters. In addition, the team is well versed in distressed M&A matters and works closely with the firm's insolvency lawyers. The practice group is jointly led by M&A and corporate lawyers Peter Schorling and Henrik Armah and also includes start-up and investor advisory specialist Josef Hofschroer, corporate law and private equity expert Nicolai Lagoni and company acquisition specialist Sara Berendsen. Oliver Markmann and Philipp Osteroth (both private equity, M&A) made partners in January 2022.

Testimonials

‘We have been working with GT on numerous transactions and projects for years and regard them as people of trust – the firm’s lawyers are our extended workbench. We are particularly impressed that GT is constantly trying to improve.’

‘Peter Schorling: Our trusted advisor in the best sense of the word – he has an incredibly quick grasp, always keeps an eye on the bigger picture and is incredibly strong in negotiations. We have already come a long way together and look forward to having Peter Schorling by our side in the future.’

‘Oliver Markmann is characterized in particular by the fact that he remains calm even in stressful situations. He is always tough on the matter, but authoritative in his tone – a real negotiating professional.’

‘From our point of view, Greenberg’s corporate and M&A practice, led by Peter Schorling and Henrik Armah, is characterized by short response times and a pure focus on client’s interests.’

‘We have been receiving exceptionally professional and human advice from GT for years. The professional competence in all specialist areas is extremely high and, in our experience, cannot be compared with other law firms. Even the most difficult issues are always resolved to our complete satisfaction.’

‘In all the years that he has been at our side, Josef Hofschroer has had a significant influence on our growth through his expertise, commitment, his negotiation qualities, organization and recognizing connections and is therefore an indispensable partner for us.’

Key clients

CCC S.A.

GlobalLogic Inc.

Inpixon

Pacifico Renewables Yield AG

Eltel AB

Gilde Healthcare

Digital Turbine

KKR

ZTE Corp.

HanseMerkur Gruppe

Jump Trading

LivePerson Inc.

Best Western Hotels

ALS Global Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised ALS Limited (ALS) on the €300m acquisition of a 49% equity stake in Nuvisan Group (Nuvisan).
  • Advising AI company LivePerson on the acquisition of technology start-up e-bot7.

Private equity > Venture capital Tier 4

Integrated into the global network, Greenberg Traurig Germany advises venture capital clients on buy-outs, equity investments, rounds of financing, restructuring and exits, including relevant cross-border issues. The team is well versed in technology-related sectors as well as the renewable energy and automotive segments. Henrik Armah and Peter Schorling advise on all corporate and transformation law matters and jointly head the team. The capacities in private equity and M&A were strengthened with the partner appointments of Oliver Markmann and Philipp Osteroth in January 2022.

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Testimonials

‘Good communication, highly goal- and result-oriented action.’

‘High negotiation skills, good management and overview of complex issues.’

Key clients

Obvious Ventures II LP

VC Worldwide (NVIDIA)

Owl Ventures

Work highlights

  • Advice to T. Rowe Price and Durable Capital Partners in connection with a $1 billion Series D financing round at software developer Celonis SE.
  • Advising Obvious Ventures on their VC investment in Lilium GmbH, which specializes in vertical take-off aviation, including ongoing advice.
  • Advising Owl Ventures on two Series A financings in the EdTech companies Morressier and Study Smarter.

Restructuring and insolvency > Restructuring Tier 4

Greenberg Traurig Germany‘s restructuring practice is regularly appointed by courts as insolvency administrator and also advises on restructuring matters. Accordingly, practice group heads Christian Köhler-Ma, Gordon Geiser and Jesko Stark frequently act as restructuring directors, board members and trustees in self-administration and out-of-court restructuring of distressed companies or draw up insolvency plans for them. In addition, the team advises investors, debtors and creditors on corporate crises and insolvencies, including distressed transactions. Benedikt de Bruyn is the key contact for tax law issues in restructuring proceedings.

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Testimonials

‘High professional competence; Intuition for sensitive topics; high professionalism.’

‘Perfect mixture of professional competence, procedural and litigation experience and client-oriented approach.’

‘Dr. Benedikt de Bruyn: Creative, committed, engaged, technically precise and yet pragmatic.’

‘Dr. Gordon Geiser: Experienced, diplomatic and at the same time assertive, technically precise.’

‘Overall very high reliability, availability and responsiveness. Personally very pleasant cooperation.’

‘Dr. Benedikt de Bruyn: Excellently informed in terms of content, extremely competent and with creative solutions. In addition, very pleasant in the personal, interpersonal cooperation.’

‘Great flexibility, very professional, pragmatic, human, thoughtful.’

‘Gordon Geiser is characterized by his relaxed, friendly, but at the same time absolutely professional and committed appearance and his 100% reliable way of working. He doesn’t shy away from hard work or responsibility and is always there for the client.’

Key clients

IFA Gruppe

Heck & Becker GmbH & Co. KG

Krankenhaus 14 Nothelfer

Stadt Friedrichshafen

CCC S.A.

Acatus GmbH

Gebrüder Götz GmbH & Co. KG

Care Companion

GLS Logistik & Co GmbH & Co Dental Handel KG

Management Finow Automotive GmbH

Corporate and M&A > Corporate Tier 5

Greenberg Traurig Germany's corporate team focuses on cross-border structural measures and matrix structures, but also advises on general meetings, corporate governance, transformations and joint ventures as well as corporate disputes. Peter Schorling, who assists public sector clients with M&A transactions and joint ventures, leads the practice together with transaction lawyer Henrik Armah, who also advises companies from the life sciences, technology, media and telecommunications sectors on conversion law and joint ventures. Josef Hofschroer acts in capital market-related matters and insolvency transactions, while Oliver Markmann, who made partner in February 2022, assists PE clients with international joint ventures.

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Testimonials

‘Super accessibility, very high commitment, very good knowledge of the market.’

‘Henrik Armah: Always available or calls back immediately. His commitment is very high. Very service-oriented and very good work results. Dr. Oliver Markmann is also very service-oriented and shows a high level of commitment. Nevertheless, you can also rely on him for precise and correct work results.’

‘Structured, capable team. Communicative and personable. Good and focused advice on essentials.’

‘Likeable, technically strong, stick to specifications.’

‘Henrik Armah: Objective and pragmatic. Pleasant cooperation, gladly again.’

‘Henrik Armah: Very pleasant, calm, unpretentious way of negotiating. Very responsive.’

Key clients

Best Western International, Inc.

GlobalLogic Inc.

Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG

HanseMerkur Gruppe

NIVIDIA Corporation

Verbaudet Deutschland GmbH

ZTE Corp.

Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC)

Tempur Sealy Deutschland GmbH

Dream Unlimited Corporation

Röhlig Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG

CCC S.A.

GASAG

Inpixon

Work highlights

  • Advising Berlin tech start-up expertlead on a joint venture with Volkswagen subsidiary CARIAD.
  • Advice to Halloren Schokoladenfabrik AG on all corporate issues, in particular the preparation and implementation of the general meeting, duties and organization of the board of directors and the supervisory board, and corporate structural measures.
  • Advising logistics service provider Röhlig Logistics on the establishment of a joint venture with Penske Logistics.

Information technology > Data protection Tier 5

Greenberg Traurig Germany closely cooperates with other practices and covers outsourcing, data security, fintech, medtech and e-health as well as, increasingly, transactions in the areas technology and IT and related data protection matters. Viola Bensinger‘s expertise encompasses clients’ representation in contentious matters and the support of German federal states in the preparation of legal opinions on the admissibility of cloud-related products under data protection law, among others.

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Testimonials

‘Great accessibility, reliable answers, high legal expertise.’

‘High expertise paired with pragmatism.’

‘Innovative solutions; straightforward; also “fight” against large monopolists; are negotiation artists and very well connected.’

‘The team has great expertise, gives very practical advice and communicates in a concise way that is easy for businesses to understand.’

‘They are incredibly responsive and easy to work with.’

‘Carsten Kociok: High level of expertise, availability, fast and reliable; understands our business needs.’

‘Carsten Kociok: Excellent expertise in data protection law; efficient and pragmatic. Very good cooperation with the in-house teams.’

‘Carsten Kociok has an excellent understanding of business needs and provides insightful advice based on guidelines, decisions and best market practices from data protection authorities.’

Key clients

Epiq Systems Inc.

Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur

Cyren

Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum

DuckDuckGo

Multi Corp.

Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes

EDGE Technologies

Digital Turbine

Work highlights

  • Advice to Digital Turbine on the takeover of the ad-tech company Fyber, including review of the target company’s data protection structure and contractual safeguards.
  • Advice to GlobalLogic on the data protection compliant management of its company and a number of internal projects.

Private equity > Transactions Tier 5

Greenberg Traurig Germany‘s private equity team, led by Peter Schorling, Henrik Armah and Nicolai Lagoni, primarily advises investors from the technology, telecoms and media sectors on mid-cap transactions and strengthened its capacities in the healthcare, life sciences and business services sectors with the partner appointment of Oliver Markmann in January 2022 as well as the real estate sector with the simultaneous partner appointment of Philipp Osteroth. International clients also benefit from the cooperation with the offices in London, Warsaw, Amsterdam and the US.

Testimonials

‘Peter Schorling is precise and strong in negotiations. He’s usually three steps ahead of the other side.’

‘Very good communication and availability of contact persons.’

‘Good internal coordination and distribution of tasks, punctual delivery of contract documentation.’

‘Strong in legal arguments in direct contract negotiations.’

‘Peter Schorling: Very entrepreneurial, knows PE by heart.’

‘Very responsive, deep understanding of the market, high quality, always timely. In addition, very likeable personalities.’

Key clients

Activum SG Capital Management

Tuscan Holdings Corp.

KKR

Gilde Healthcare

AEW Europe

Ares Management Limited

Pinebridge Benson Elliot

Black Dragon Capital

Castlelake L.P.

Crestview Partners

Peakside Capital Advisors

Quilvest Private Equity

Shore Capital Group

SJL Partners

The Carlyle Group

Tristan Capital Partners LLP

Work highlights

  • Advising KKR and Velero on the acquisition of a real estate portfolio with around 14,400 residential units.
  • Advising the private equity investor Gilde Healthcare on the acquisition of the medical technology manufacturers ActiMed and EUROPIN.
  • Advising Tuscan Holdings on its merger with Microvast Inc., a US-based global manufacturer of next-generation battery solutions for commercial and specialty vehicles.

Public sector > Planning and environment Tier 5

The environmental and planning law practice of Greenberg Traurig Germany assists with large-scale construction projects across all relevant procedural stages, including the representation of clients in litigation; notably, the team also advises on a lighthouse project in the hydrogen technology sphere. Other key areas include contaminated soil and groundwater, waste legislation and nature conservation. Martin Hamer advises on a wide range of environmental and regulatory issues as well as on complex approval proceedings. In April 2022, Martin Dressel left for an in-house position at an energy company.

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Key clients

Aermont Capital

ARB Investment Partners

Ares/Alteris

Aventos

Barrick Gold

Benson Elliott

Berlinovo

CBRE

Cirplus

Garbe Industrial Real Estate

GE Power Systems GmbH

Gewobag

Linus Capital

Matheson Tri-Gas

Oxford Properties

Ronesans

The Grounds

Vantage Data Centers

Volvo

Wertgrund

Work highlights

  • Advice to Sector Seven on the development of a district for a university, office and hotel in the area of BER Airport, including advice on development plan proceedings and the granting of building permits and preliminary decisions.
  • Advising Nevada Gold Mines on official requirements for the disposal of elemental mercury in Germany, in particular research on the environmental permits for an underground disposal site in Germany.
  • Advice on construction law to Aermont on the development of the office and commercial building at Stralauer Allee 15/16, including the conclusion of several neighborhood agreements.

Germany > Employment Tier 7

In addition to ongoing advice on individual and collective employment law, including remuneration models, compliance systems, transfers of business and the use of external personnel, Greenberg Traurig Germany also offers expertise on restructuring and transactions. The latter corresponds to the focus of practice head Kara Preedy, who also specializes in the design and implementation of working conditions. Other key contacts are Holger Faust, who is well versed in works constitution law, and Konradin Pleul, who made partner in January 2022 and negotiates collective agreements with works councils and trade unions among other matters.

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Testimonials

‘The cooperation among the GT team is positive. Our interests are looked after comprehensively and we are given very good advice. The topics are recorded in great detail, evaluated and checked to see whether the client’s desired goal can be achieved or not – there is always open communication.’

‘Excellent advice, which was delivered incredibly quickly.’

‘All lawyers are top notch when it comes to client needs, exceptional communication.’

‘I have already worked with several team members and have only had good experiences in terms of speed, quality and solution orientation; all this courteously and quickly.’

‘Very high level of professionalism and great expertise, no empty phrases, content is delivered. Possess the ability to explain complex legal issues to the legal layperson, pick them up and enable them to make decisions. Realistic, clear assessment of processes, very willing to help and responsive. Clear assessment of the situation and the time required; timelines are realistically set and adhered to.’

‘Kara Preedy is excellent at advising on large strategic projects and ad hoc advice on urgent issues. She is incredibly responsive and has a feel for client needs as well as market demands. She is incredibly pleasant to work with and provides pragmatic, sensible legal advice on complex issues.’

‘Konradin Pleul’s service concept is great and the client feels completely comfortable and very well looked after. He familiarizes himself with topics in great detail and is always solution-oriented and realistic. In addition, he has very high and very good communication skills and special knowledge and experience in the respective area of law.’

‘Holger Faust is fantastic! Very responsive, open, professional and understands his clients’ business. Has the ability to explain the law to a layperson and has a good sense of humour.’

Key clients

Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes

Diebold Nixdorf Gruppe

Hübner GmbH & Co. KG

STUDIOCANAL GmbH

Erste Abwicklungsanstalt

Work highlights

  • Advising Die Autobahn GmbH des Bundes on collective employment law.

Firm Overview:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP has more than 2650 attorneys in 44 locations in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is a 2022 BTI “Highly Recommended Law Firm” for superior client service and is consistently among the top firms on the Am Law Global 100 and NLJ 250. Greenberg Traurig is Mansfield Rule 5.0 Certified Plus by The Diversity Lab and is recognized for powering its U.S. offices with 100% renewable energy as certified by the Center for Resource Solutions Green-e® Energy as a member of the U.S. EPA’s Green Partnership Program. The firm is known for its philanthropic giving, innovation, diversity, and pro bono. Web: www.gtlaw.com.

GT in Germany:

GT Germany combines legal experience in the areas of corporate mergers and acquisitions, financing, litigation, tax, regulatory, employment, and commercial law with profound knowledge of the real estate, technology and telecommunications, media and entertainment, and infrastructure sectors.

Areas of practice: 

Whether it is about M&A transactions, outsourcing, financing or complex joint ventures, Greenberg Traurig Germany is at home in the international business arena and serves as a central resource on which clients can rely on their transactions. The highly dynamic team of 84 attorneys in Berlin advises national and international clients on their most significant commercial law issues.

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Managing Shareholder Peter P. SchorlingPeter.Schorling@gtlaw.com+49 (0) 30 700 171 144
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Henrik Armah photo Henrik ArmahPartner/Rechtsanwalt
Wencke Bäsler photo Wencke BäslerRechtsanwältin/Shareholder
Kati Beckmann photo Kati BeckmannRechtsanwältin/Shareholder
Daniel Benighaus photoDr Daniel BenighausPartner/ Shareholder
Viola Bensinger photoDr Viola BensingerPartner/Rechtsanwältin
Sara Berendsen photoDr Sara BerendsenPartner/ Shareholder
Martin Borning photoDr Martin BorningLocal Partner/Rechtsanwalt
Niklas Conrad photo Niklas ConradRechtsanwalt/Shareholder
Martin Dressel photo Martin DresselLocal Partner
Christoph Enaux photo Christoph EnauxPartner/Rechtsanwalt
Gordon Geiser photo Gordon GeiserRestructuring Partner
Martin Hamer photoDr Martin HamerPartner/Shareholder
Claudia Hard photo Claudia HardPartner/Rechtsanwältin
Josef Hofschroer photoDr Josef HofschroerPartner/Rechtsanwalt
Carsten Alexander Kociok photo Carsten Alexander KociokRechtsanwalt/Counsel
Christian Köhler-Ma photo Christian Köhler-MaRestructuring Partner
Nicolai Lagoni photoDr Nicolai LagoniPartner/Shareholder
Stefan Lütje photoDr Stefan LütjePartner/Shareholder
Oliver Markmann photoDr Oliver MarkmannSenior Associate
Anika Mitzkait photo Anika MitzkaitRechtsanwältin/Shareholder
Dieter Neumann photoDr Dieter NeumannPartner/Rechtsanwalt
Philipp Osteroth photoDr Philipp OsterothSenior Associate
Kathrin Peiffer photo Kathrin PeifferSenior Associate
Florian Rösch photoDr Florian RöschPartner/Shareholder/Notary/Rechtsanwalt und Notar
Christian Schede photo Christian SchedeRechtsanwalt/Managing Shareholder
Peter Schorling photoDr Peter SchorlingPartner/ Shareholder
Johann-Frederik Schuldt photoDr Johann-Frederik SchuldtAssociate
Henning Sieber photo Henning SieberPartner/Rechtsanwalt
Jesko Stark photo Jesko StarkRestructuring Partner
Laura M. Zentner photoDr Laura M. ZentnerLocal Partner
Benedikt de Bruyn photoDr Benedikt de BruynGT Restructuring Partner
Georg von Wallis photo Georg von WallisPartner/Rechtsanwalt
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