Press Release
April 2, 2024

Goodwin Adds Partner Dr. Moritz Vettermann to Leading Real Estate Practice in Germany

Global law firm Goodwin announced today that Dr. Moritz Vettermann will join its Frankfurt office as partner, strengthening the firm’s Real Estate Industry offering.

“Moritz possesses deep experience in corporate and private equity-backed real estate transactions, which will perfectly complement our premiere real estate offering in Germany and across Europe,” said Marc Bohne, chair of Goodwin’s Frankfurt office. “As clients continue to partner with us on their transformative deals at all stages of the real estate life cycle, Moritz’s broad skillset will be immediately accretive to them. We look forward to welcoming him to the firm.”

Moritz’ practice focuses on national and international real estate transactions, private equity-related real estate investments, portfolio deals and structuring, as well as on real estate joint ventures.

Since opening in 2016, Goodwin’s German platform has grown to more than 40 lawyers across the firm’s Frankfurt and Munich offices, serving a broad array of European investors, lenders, and innovators in the real estate, private equity, technology, and financial services industries.

In 2023, Goodwin advised on three of the ten largest real estate transactions in the German market, including advising Slate Asset Management on its €1 billion acquisition of the grocery-anchored retail portfolio of x+bricks Group. This transaction was subsequently named ‘Deal of the Year: Europe’ at the PERE (Private Equity Real Estate) Global Awards 2023.

Goodwin’s highly acclaimed Real Estate practice is unique in the industry with its vertically-integrated full life cycle approach.  Its more than 200 real estate lawyers across the United States, Europe and Asia represent clients in all forms of private and public capital raising – from closed-end funds, open-end funds, separate accounts, public REITs and non-traded vehicles – and in transactions and capital deployment, including equity, debt, real estate M&A and financings.

Goodwin represents more than half of the top 100 ranked real estate investment managers and is consistently ranked as a top advisor in the real estate industry, including in Chambers, Commercial Property Executive, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.