Christian Schede is Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig Germany and chairs the firm's German Real Estate Sector Group. 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 and ranked among the leading senior partners in the German real estate market (JUVE 2018 and 2017). He was awarded “Lawyer of the Year” for Real Estate Law by Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers several times, most recently in 2018. He is perceived as a “highly connected lawyer with considerable negotiating skills” (The Legal 500, 2017) and “recognized as ‘the best in his field’ ‘due to the ideal combination of clear legal assessment and expertise’” (The Legal 500, 2015). Clients praise him as “deal-oriented, determined” (JUVE 2016). Christian frequently speaks at leading real estate industry events.
Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Christian used to be Managing Partner at Olswang Germany and was a partner in the Real Estate Group at Freshfields.