Christoph Brenzinger

Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt)
Partner
Practice Group: Real Estate Investments
Practice Group: Banking & Finance

Christoph Brenzinger has been active in the real estate sector for over 15 years and has played a leading role in many of the largest (including cross-border and multijurisdictional) real estate transactions in Germany. He recently acted for Allianz Real Estate on the formation of a logistics joint venture, for SIGNA on the planned acquisition of Kaufhof Group from Metro and for Vonovia on the integration of a portfolio of approximately 30,000 flats from the Vitus Group as well as the sale of around 24,000 residential units to LEG. He is particularly experienced in the structuring, financing and implementation of real estate related private equity transactions.

Expertise

  • Real estate transactions
  • Real estate private equity
  • Real estate finance
  • Project developments

Career

  • Legal studies at the University of Bochum
  • Experience abroad with law firms in Toronto (Canada)
  • Longterm experience as equity partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Düsseldorf
  • At Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Düsseldorf Bar

Selected Projects

  • Allianz Real Estate: Advising on the formation of a logistics joint venture with European real estate group VGP
  • Allianz Real Estate and another principal investor: Advising on their investment in a newly launched student housing fund and the acquisition of the seed portfolio
  • Apollo Global Management: Advising on the creation of a pan-European logistics platform, the acquisition of various assets for the platform and the sale of the platform to Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC
  • GEG German Estate Group: Advising on the acquisition of the Japan Center tower in Frankfurt
  • GEG German Estate Group: Advising on an individual mandate of Singapore's sovereign wealth fund GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation)
  • German real estate fund: Advising on the sale of the RWI4 office complex in Düsseldorf
  • Lone Star: Advising on the acquisition of TLG Immobilien from the Federal Republic of Germany and on the acquisition of as well as the divestment of most of the Deutsche Post portfolio to Dundee International REIT
  • SIGNA: Advising on the planned acquisition of Kaufhof Group from Metro
  • Vonovia: Advising on the integration of approximately 30,000 residential units of the Vitus Group, the acquisition of approximately 11,500 residential units from the DeWAG Group and on the sale of around 24,000 residential units to LEG
  • Westdeutscher Rundfunk: Advising the broadcasting network on the sale of a portfolio of transmission towers

Distinctions

  • Frequently recommended lawyer for real estate law, JUVE (2020/2021)
  • Leaders in their Field for Real Estate, Chambers (2020)
  • Recommended lawyer for real estate law, Legal 500 Germany (2020)
  • Leading Business Lawyer for Real Estate, Who's Who Legal (2020)
  • Leading Expert for Real Estate Law, Best Lawyers in Germany (2021)
  • Most highly regarded individual for real estate, “Christoph Brenzinger is ‘one of the strongest lawyers in real estate’. He is one of the most highly recommended lawyers in our research and has 15 years of experience in advising on cross-border real estate transactions, particularly in relation private equity”, Who’s Who Legal Germany (2017)