Pinsent Masons boosts real estate sector with Munich office hire

16 May 2019 | 10:04 am | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has boosted its international real estate capabilities with the hire of partner Katharina von Hermanni in its Munich office.

Katharina, who joins from German firm Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, focuses on complex real estate asset and share investment transactions with specific expertise in the logistics, shopping centres, hotels and healthcare sectors. She also advises clients in the asset management of their real estate investments.

Pinsent Masons has made a number of international partner hires in recent months. In January, the firm recruited  Madrid-based real estate partner José Luis Garcia-Manso following the hire of Kevin Collins in the firm's Dublin office in December last year.

In February, tax partner, Eglantine Lioret, joined to lead the firm's tax practice in Paris while the appointment of corporate financial services partner, Naoise Harnett to the firm's Dublin office was announced in March.

Real estate sector head, James Crookes, said: "The firm's strategy is to create a truly international commercial property investment practice, with a strong team of lawyers based in a number of hubs, working together to exploit international flows of capital as well advising domestic investors.

"Katharina's move to Pinsent Masons is a significant step in achieving this ambition. With her outstanding track record, she will bring greater strength in depth, experience and technical capability."

Wolfram Pätzold, Head of German Real Estate practice, said: "Katharina von Hermanni is a highly respected and talented lawyer and is a valuable addition to our expanding German real estate practice as part of our global strategy."

Katharina von Hermanni said: "I am thrilled to be joining Pinsent Masons' international real estate team. Its breadth of tax, regulatory, finance and M&A specialists means both national and international clients will benefit from a full range of real estate expertise.”

During her career Katharina has advised a number of high profile clients including Patrizia, Real I.S. Group, LaSalle Investment Management, BVK, Invesco and Hannover Leasing.

In 2017, she led a team advising LaSalle on its acquisition of commercial property assets in Frankfurt from AXA Investment Managers Deutschland GmbH.

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Dr. Wolfram Pätzold

Dr. Wolfram Pätzold

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Head of Real Estate, Germany

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James Crookes

James Crookes

Partner, Head of Real Estate and Property

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