Christoph Brenzinger

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

Christoph Brenzinger has been active in the real estate sector for over 20 years and has played a leading role in many of the largest (including cross-border and multi-jurisdictional) real estate transactions in Germany. He recently acted for a fund managed by Apollo Global Management on building a logistics platform and its subsequent sale to GIC, for HoWoGe on the acquisition of residential portfolios from Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen and for Lone Star on the sale of a residential development platform. 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)
  • HoWoGe on the acquisition of residential portfolios from Vonovia and Deutsche Wohnen
  • Lone Star on the sale of a residential development platform
  • Lone Star: Advising on the acquisition of TLG Immobilien from the Federal Republic of Germany
  • 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

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)