Pinsent Masons strengthens real estate transaction practice in Germany

22 Jun 2017 | 01:48 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has further enhanced its German real estate transaction practice with the appointment of Dr. Wolfram Pätzold as Partner in the firm's Munich office.

Dr. Pätzold is one of the leading real estate transaction lawyers in Germany and will strengthen the real estate transaction team, which is currently led by Jörn Fingerhuth. The team specialises on advising complex real estate transactions, financings, project developments as well as joint ventures.

Dr. Pätzold joins from P+P Pöllath + Partners where he was a Partner since 2011 and prior to that he was a Partner at Linklaters in Munich. His clients include various real estate funds and companies, and recently he advised Real I.S. AG on the sale of its Trinity portfolio.

Rainer Kreifels, Partner and Head of Germany at Pinsent Masons, comments: "Wolfram is another top-class lateral hire for Pinsent Masons. Our strong sector focus was a key factor in Wolframs decision to join. Expanding our real estate sector expertise is high on our agenda, firmwide as well as for the German practice."

Julia Stubert has also recently joined the team as a Senior Associate. She was a long-standing in-house lawyer at Stadtwerke München where her responsibilities included its real estate portfolio.

James Crookes, Global Head of Real Estate at Pinsent Masons, said: "I am very pleased that Wolfram and Julia have joined Pinsent Masons as we further grow our international Real Estate practice. Germany is an important market for us and I'm sure their skills will help to enhance our client offering."  

Following these appointments the German real estate transaction team consists of two Partners, one Senior Associate and three Associates.

Pinsent Masons continues its growth strategy in Germany. Since its launch in Munich (2012) and Düsseldorf (2016), the German practice of Pinsent Masons now has more than 80 lawyers. The German practice is focused on cutting edge legal services in the areas of technology, life sciences, energy and real estate.

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