Pinsent Masons hires real estate regulatory and investment partner in Germany

23 Jun 2020 | 09:32 am | 1 min. read

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has hired real estate funds regulatory and investment specialist Dorothee Atwell into its Frankfurt office

Dorothee is a funds regulatory lawyer advising on regulatory aspects of transactions and fund formation to institutional investment managers investing into real estate in Germany and abroad.

Dorothee joins from investment company Universal-Investment where she developed innovative structures for complex real estate transactions working closely with asset managers and custodians. Dorothee is also admitted to the bar in the UK and USA.

Dr. Wolfram Pätzold, Head of Real Estate Germany at Pinsent Masons said, "Dorothee is a recognised expert in real estate investment and regulatory law and will be a valuable addition to the development of the firm's real estate offering in Germany."

Rainer Kreifels, Head of Germany and member of the global board at Pinsent Masons said, "Dorothee's appointment follows our continued commitment to expand the firm's Frankfurt office which opened in 2019. This is particularly true of our real estate and financial services teams following the appointment of Antony Morton in May. Dorothee's expertise spans across both real estate and financial services sectors and is a natural fit for the firm."

The growth of Pinsent Masons in Germany underlines the success of its sector focus approach. Last year, its German real estate practice doubled in size. With the addition of Dr. Tobias Nuß and Katharina von Hermanni joining the partnership in 2019 and additional associates joining the team, the German real estate practice now comprises 13 lawyers in Munich, Frankfurt and Düsseldorf. The German Financial Services Team now comprises 8 lawyers in Munich and Frankfurt.

Pinsent Masons is one of the top 50 law firms in Germany. With three locations in Germany (Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich) the firm focusses on the technology, life sciences, energy, real estate and financial services sectors.

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Dr. Wolfram Pätzold

Dr. Wolfram Pätzold

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Real Estate, Germany

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Rainer Kreifels

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Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Germany

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