Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Announces Promotions in Real Estate and Finance Practice in Germany
International law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) further strengthened its Real Estate and Finance Practice with the promotion of Andrey Latyshev, expert for financial transactions, as well as the two experienced experts for real estate transactions Caspar Samuel von Eicke und Polwitz and Dr. Kirsten-Inger Wöhrn to counsel as of January 1st. In addition, Jennifer Krischok, Lorenz Ludewig, Michaela Penkalla and Vivian Weyreuther were promoted to senior associate.
“This is the largest promotion round to date for BCLP in Germany. The fact that we are able to promote so many colleagues and thus reward them for their outstanding performance shows our successful development in this challenging year,” Country Managing Partner Roland Fabian said. “With this year’s counsel appointments, we are strengthening our successful finance and real estate transaction practice in Frankfurt and Berlin. We have built an excellent reputation in the market for real estate transactions and financing. It also demonstrates the strength of our team that we are able to add three experienced lawyers from our ranks to the circle of counsel, preparing their admission to the partnership. We will continue to grow in 2021 and strengthen our position in the market.”
Andrey Latyshev specializes in domestic and cross-border finance transactions. From BCLP’s Frankfurt office, he advises on a wide variety of areas in banking and financial law. He is experienced in real estate finance, acquisition finance transactions and general corporate financings, and has advised international and domestic clients on securitization transactions (CMBS, CLO and CTL) and the enforcement of security.
Caspar Samuel von Eicke und Polwitz is a member of the BCLP Real Estate Team in Frankfurt. He advises domestic and international clients, including public and corporate clients as well as family offices, in all main fields of real estate and corporate. He focuses his practice on purchase and sales transactions of real estate properties by means of share and asset deals, but also on commercial leases and other property-related transactions.
Dr. Kirsten-Inger Wöhrn is part of BCLP’s Real Estate Team in Berlin. She advises national and international clients (investors, insurance companies, developers and banks) on all real property-related aspects of law, including but not limited to the acquisition and disposal of single assets and real estate portfolios (both by way of asset and share deal), acquisition financing, negotiating commercial lease agreements both for landlords and tenants, and in rem real property-related rights.
Jennifer Krischok and Vivian Weyreuther of the Berlin Real Estate Team were promoted to senior associate. They focus their practices on advising investors, banks, insurance companies, asset managers and developers on real estate transactions and project developments. Lorenz Ludewig and Michaela Penkalla, who are also new senior associates, are members of the Real Estate Team in Frankfurt. They focus on advising on complex real estate transactions and project developments alongside investors, financial institutions and project developers. Additionally, they advise banks, asset managers, special servicers and funds on all real estate-related matters, including advice on real estate investments by way of share or asset deals.
In total, 20 new partners were promoted by BCLP worldwide as of Jan. 1, 10 lawyers were promoted to counsel, of counsel or associate director, and 15 to senior associate.
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