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Goodwin Procter opens Frankfurt office

Goodwin Procter has opened an office in Frankfurt, Germany, which will be led by Stephan Kock, Peter Junghänel, Marc Bohne and Lars Jessen who are joing the firm as partners.

“Goodwin’s consistent and measured growth continues to be driven by excelling at client service, attracting outstanding talent and expanding strategically in our focus practice areas and markets,” says David Hashmall, Chairman of Goodwin Procter. “Our entry into Germany is the latest step in this growth strategy. We are pleased to welcome this truly exceptional group of lawyers to Goodwin’s partnership.” 
David Evans, Chair of Goodwin’s London office says: “As we deepen and broaden our London real estate capital markets and private equity practices, it is important that we continue to meet our clients’ European needs. Germany is a key market and a focus of our clients’ activity and, in Stephan, Peter, Marc and Lars we have found the perfect team through which to enter this important market.”
Kock led Ashurst’s German international finance department for eight years. He focuses on real estate finance and leveraged finance, associated debt restructuring in these areas, and loan portfolio transactions. He studied at the Universities of Hamburg, Taipei and Munich.
Junghänel served as Managing Partner of Ashurst’s German offices from 2009 to 2013. He specialises in acquisitions and sales of real estate properties via share and asset deals, sale and lease-back transactions, commercial leases and all property related transactions and contracts. He studied law at Frankfurt University.
Bohne also specialises in acquisitions and sales of real estate properties.  He is also experienced in corporate real estate and real estate restructurings and advises both German and international clients. He studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Lausanne.
Jessen focuses his practice on private equity, real estate and M&A. He advises investors, creditors and corporates on restructurings and special situations, primarily in relation to the disposal and acquisition of non-performing real estate loans. He studied at the Universities of Freiburg and Frankfurt

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