Christian Schede is Co-Chair of the firm's global Real Estate Practice of Greenberg Traurig and Founding Chairman Germany. He focuses on complex M&A transactions in real estate, infrastructure and related financings as well as project developments.
Christian's experience covers all real estate asset classes as well as projects in the energy and transportation sectors. His expertise includes advising on joint ventures, investment management platforms, and restructuring of property and infrastructure investments. Christian represents major national and international institutional investors, private equity funds, real estate companies and infrastructure funds as well as financiers, developers, investment managers and government bodies.
Christian is recognized by several legal directories as a leading lawyer in his field, ranked Tier 1 for Real Estate by Chambers and Legal 500 and among the leading senior partners in the German real estate market by JUVE. He was awarded “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law by Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers several times. He is perceived as a “top lawyer” and “expert in his field” (Chambers Europe, 2021), “competent, focused and very cooperative” (JUVE, 2021), a “top-dealmaker” and “leading person in the real estate industry” with “high emotional intelligence for both situations and people” (The Legal 500, 2021).
Christian frequently speaks at leading real estate industry events. Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Christian used to be Managing Partner at Olswang and was a Partner in the Real Estate Group at Freshfields.
- Corporate/M&A and joint ventures
- Real estate transactions
- Real estate financings and restructurings
- Project developments and infrastructure projects
- Investment regulations
- Digital real estate
- Land development