Christoph Brenzinger

Lawyer (Rechtsanwalt)
Partner
Practice Group Real Estate Investments
Practice Group

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, also 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 the Kaufhof Group from Metro and for Vonovia (formerly: Deutsche Annington) on the integration of a portfolio of approx. 30,000 flats from the Vitus Group and the sale of approx. 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
  • With Noerr since 2011
  • Admitted to the Düsseldorf Bar

References

  • Allianz Real Estate on the formation of a logistics joint venture with European real estate group VGP
  • Allianz Real Estate and another principal investor on their investment in a newly launched student housing fund and the acquisition of the seed portfolio
  • Bayerische Versorgungskammer on the refinancing of Tower 185 in Frankfurt
  • US healthcare property fund on the acquisition of a hospital and nursing home portfolio
  • Lone Star on the acquisition of TLG Immobilien from the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Blackstone on the acquisition of residential portfolios of the insolvent Level One Group
  • Lone Star on the divestment of most of the Deutsche Post portfolio to Dundee International REIT
  • Vonovia (formerly: Deutsche Annington) on the integration of approx. 30,000 residential units of the Vitus Group
  • Vonovia (formerly: Deutsche Annington) on the acquisition of approx. 11,500 residential units of the DeWAG Group 
  • Vonovia (formerly: Deutsche Annington) on the sale of approx. 9,600 residential units to LEG
  • Vonovia (formerly: Deutsche Annington) on the sale on a portfolio of approx. 13,800 residential units to LEG
  • Westdeutscher Rundfunk on the sale of a portfolio of transmission towers

Distinctions

  • 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)
  • Thought Leader for Real Estate, Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders (2017)
  • Frequently recommended lawyer for Real Estate Law, JUVE (2016/2017)
  • Leaders in their Field for Real Estate, “Market commentators praise him as ‘very reliable and hard working’”, Chambers (2016)
  • Recommended lawyer for Real Estate Law, Legal 500 Germany (2016)