Heiko Penndorf

Heiko Penndorf

Heiko Penndorf
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Heiko Penndorf is a partner in Goodwin’s Tax practice. He specializes in national and international tax law and  has considerable expertise in M&A, venture and private equity, real estate and financing transactions. Mr. Penndorf has also significant knowledge regarding the tax aspects of loan portfolio and securitization transactions. Furthermore, he counsels clients across a broad range of industries on tax matters relating to corporate income tax, value added tax as well as tax compliance issues.


Mr. Penndorf’s recent experience includes representing:

  • Medical Properties Trust, Inc. in its €1.635 billion joint venture agreement with Primonial Group pursuant to which a fund managed by Primonial Group acquired an 50% interest in an MPT portfolio of 71 post-acute hospitals throughout Germany (2018).
  • Barings Real Estate Advisers on the acquisition of Karstadt Germany’s main logistics center for approximately €90 million (2017).
  • CONREN Land on the acquisition of a Munich office property through an asset deal for the open-ended real estate special AIF “CONREN Land Büro Invest-Plus” (2017).
  • GreenOak Real Estate on a €100 million loan to finance a real estate portfolio (acquisition as well as capital expenditures) in Germany (2017).
  • Barings Real Estate Advisers on its joint venture consisting of an international fund and German management team on the sale of the Frankfurt office property Astropark to TLG Immobilien
  • Castlelake on its acquisition of the Treveria property portfolio, which consists of commercial retail and residential space, from Commerzbank. The acquisition was carried out by a trustee structure through a combined asset deal and share deal, as well as an external financing through a loan provided by SEB AG. The purpose of the loan is also to finance certain investment expenses (2017).
  • Castlelake, L.P. on its acquisition of the Gravity real estate portfolio from the financial investors Marcol and Marathon Asset Management. The transaction was structured as a combined share and loan acquisition (2017).
  • KanAm Grund in its acquisition of Campus E in Munich from BlackRock (2017).
  • Gramercy Property Europe plc, a Europe-focused real estate investment fund sponsored by Gramercy Property Trust (Gramercy), on the sale of 100% of the fund’s assets to a consortium of clients managed by AXA Investment Managers (2017).

Professional Experience

Mr. Penndorf was admitted as a German lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) in 2000 and is a certified tax adviser (Steuerberater) since 2004. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, he was a partner at Ashurst LLP where he headed the tax department. Previously he practiced at Mayer Brown and Allen & Overy.




Tax Advisor Exam

Second State Exam1999

District Court of Frankfurt am Main


Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt

Business Diploma (Diplom-Kaufmann) in Accounting and Finance1994

Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt



  • Germany

Recognition & Awards

Mr. Penndorf is consistently recognized as a tax expert with a strong international focus by preeminent, peer-reviewed publications, including Chambers Europe, Best Lawyers and Legal 500.