Press Release May 10, 2016

Goodwin Procter’s Frankfurt Office Adds Tax Partner Heiko Penndorf

Frankfurt, Germany – May 10, 2016 – Goodwin Procter, a leading Am Law 50 and Global 50 firm, announced today that Heiko Penndorf will join the firm’s Tax Practice as a Frankfurt-based partner. Goodwin’s Frankfurt office opened in January 2016 with four partners and has since grown to a dozen lawyers focused on real estate capital markets, private equity, related financing and M&A work.

“Driven by domestic and cross-border client demand, Goodwin Frankfurt has grown significantly since launching just a few months ago,” said David Evans, Chair of Goodwin's London office. “Heiko’s deep understanding of European tax  perfectly complements Goodwin’s current real estate and private equity offering in Germany, as we continue to build out our team in line with our clients’ needs. We are delighted to welcome Heiko to the Goodwin partnership.”

Penndorf brings to Goodwin Frankfurt extensive experience advising on domestic and international tax aspects of M&A, private equity, real estate and financing transactions. He counsels clients across a broad a range of industries on tax matters relating to executive compensation as well as loan portfolio and securitization transactions.

Penndorf will join Goodwin from Ashurst’s Frankfurt office, where he was a partner, following the completion of his notice period. He is admitted to practice in all German District Courts, Regional Courts and Higher Regional Courts. A certified tax advisor, Penndorf received his undergraduate degree and law degree from Johann Wolfgang Goethe University.

Goodwin Frankfurt is a one-stop shop for premium European real estate and private equity investments. The team also advises domestic and international clients on real estate finance, including Pfandbrief lending, leveraged finance, debt restructuring, structured acquisitions, club deals and private M&A and operating company investments.