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Kati Beckmann is a partner in the German Finance Group with a focus on investment law, acquisition and corporate finance as well as financial restructurings.

She advises sponsors and investors on fund formations, investments in and marketing of funds, as well as on regulatory requirements for specific institutional investors. Kati has also a wide-ranging experience in advising clients on the borrower and lender side regarding national and cross-border financing, refinancing transaction and in workout and insolvency scenarios or in connection with distressed loan investments (NPLs).

Prior to joining the firm, Kati spent several years working for Olswang Germany, the banking team of Freshfields in London and Frankfurt/Main and the finance group of CMS Hasche Sigle in Berlin.


  • Acquisition finance
  • Corporate finance
  • Investment law
  • Financial restructuring
  • Project finance


Recognition & Leadership

  • Selected, Legal 500 EMEA, Real Estate: Finance - Recognized Individuals, 2022
  • Listed, IFLR1000, "Notable Practitioner," Banking and Finance, M&A, 2019-2023
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Environmental Practice Group of the Year, 2022
  • Team Member, PERE Global Awards, Law Firm of the Year: Fund Formation in Europe, 2018 
  • Team Member, Chambers USA Award for Excellence, Real Estate, 2017


  • Ph. D., Humboldt University Berlin/Germany, 2008
  • Second Legal State Exam Berlin/Germany, 2008
  • LL.M., Martin-Luther- University Halle-Wittenberg (Saale)/Germany, 2003
  • Frist Legal State Exam, University Hamburg/Germany, 2003
  • Germany
  • German
  • English