The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

DLA Piper

WESTHAFEN TOWER, WESTHAFENPLATZ 1, 60327 FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY
Tel:
Work +49 69 27 13 30
Fax:
Fax +49 69 27 13 31 00
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com/germany

Dr Torsten Pokropp

Tel:
Work +49 69 271 33 281
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Finance and Projects

Position

Dr Torsten Pokropp has a broad experience in the financing sector. He focuses on advising both financiers and borrowers on real estate acquisition and development financings including residential, commercial, single assets, portfolio and warehouse financings. As regards restructuring advice, Torsten advises on loan portfolio sales and re-financings. Further, he advises on project financings including the sectors of infrastructure, wind and power financings. Torsten works for domestic and international financiers as well as investors in connection with the activities identified above, including German Pfandbrief banks, investment banks and private equity companies.


Germany: Banking and finance

Lending and borrowing

Within: Lending and borrowing

With ‘outstanding industry knowledge’, DLA Piperprovides the full package’ and focuses on advising companies and financial institutions on acquisition finance, while handling project finance work in the energy and infrastructure sectors constitutes another central pillar of the practice. In this segment, ‘flexible and well-versed’ counsel Robert Hofbauer assisted DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale with the project financing for the offshore wind farm project Nordlicht in Norway, and advised Norddeutsche Landesbank on the project financing for one of Marguerite’s wind farm projects in Sweden valued at €60m. Team head Torsten Pokropp is ‘precise and highly experienced’ and ‘consistent’ real estate finance expert Frank Schwem is ‘an extremely strong negotiator’. The team added counsel Sven Seibold from Hogan Lovells International LLP in late 2017 but lost former practice head Wolfram Distler to Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in September 2017.

[back to top]


Back to index

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Germany

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to