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Greenberg Traurig Appoints Three Shareholders in Germany

Greenberg Traurig has appointed three new shareholders in Germany from its own ranks:

The partnership of the international law firm thus grows to 21 shareholders and 7 local partners in Germany. In total, the firm has appointed 11 partners since the opening of the German office in autumn 2015. Women shareholders in the German office make up almost 35 percent, which is far above the current market average. The elevations are effective as of January 1, 2020.

Greenberg Traurig continues the growth of recent years and expands its cross-border M&A and real estate transactions capabilities. "With these appointments we are consistently maintaining our course as one of the leading international transaction firms in Germany. As in recent years, all candidates come from within our own ranks. We are very proud of this and show that we are sustainably promoting young talents and opening up future opportunities," said Dr. Christian Schede, Managing Partner of Greenberg Traurig in Germany.

With the appointment of Sara Berendsen to Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig expands its international M&A and corporate practice. In addition to advising on transactions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures, she has experience in distressed M&A and stock corporation law. She also advises clients from the commercial and consumer goods, media, and technology sectors on matrix structures in corporate groups.

With the appointment of Daniel Benighaus as Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig strengthens the Real Estate Industry Group. He advises national and international investors on project developments, real estate transactions, and ongoing asset management. One focus of his activities is the consulting of complex project developments such as quarter developments, smart buildings, joint ventures, data centers, and refurbishments. He has experience in the sale of project developments in forward deals.

Local Partner Natalie Hsiao focuses on complex corporate transactions, often working for private equity and venture capital investors. Specifically, she advises transactions at the interface of new technologies with established industries such as real estate and infrastructure. She also advises Chinese companies on M&A activities in Germany.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has approximately 2200 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.