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Anika Mitzkait is a partner in the finance department. She focuses her practice on national and international financings for real estate transactions of all asset classes.

Her practice covers a wide range of finance-related matters of real estate investments, starting from development financings via acquisition financings through to restructurings, and also includes any refinancings of the lenders, whether by syndication, securitization or loan sales.

Anika advises national and international banks, as well as private and institutional investors. She has a broad experience in advising Pfandbrief-based loans and is familiar with all their specific characteristics. The range of her advice also includes multi-layered finance structures, whether for the senior, mezzanine or junior lender. Additionally, Anika handles the refinancing and restructuring of existing financings, distressed debt in particular.

Chambers recommends Anika as “reliable and fast” with a “good head for overall structures and details of complex transactions."

Prior to joining the firm, Anika worked for several years for Olswang in Germany and for three years in the Real Estate Group at Freshfields.


  • Real estate financing
  • Development loans
  • Loan transactions
  • Mezzanine financings
  • Financial restructurings
  • Land development


Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 EMEA Guide, 2022-2023
    • Recognized Individuals, Real Estate, 2022-2023
    • Leading Individuals, Real Estate: Finance, 2023
    • Next Generation Partners, Real Estate: Finance, 2022
  • Listed, Thomson-Reuters, "Stand-Out Lawyers," 2022
  • Listed, Chambers Europe, Real Estate: Finance - Germany, 2020 and 2022-2023
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, "Star Lawyers," 2020-2021
  • “Very-hard working and hands-on", Chambers and Partners, 2015


  • Ph.D., Freie Universität, Berlin/Germany, 2006
  • Second Legal State Exam, Berlin/Germany, 2005
  • First Legal State Exam, Humboldt University, Berlin/Germany, 2000
  • Germany
  • German
  • English