Heiko Penndorf, a partner in Goodwin’s Tax practice, specializes in national and international tax law. He 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.

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  • A Korean institutional investor on its acquisition of the ‘Lateral Towers’ building in Frankfurt am Main (2015)*.
  • Korean Investment Management Co., Ltd. on its bid for the acquisition of the Trianon building in Frankfurt am Main (2015)*.
  • Samsung SRA Asset Management Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of the Silvertower building let out to Deutsche Bahn AG from IVG (2014)*.
  • Adidas AG on its acquisition of all shares in Runtastic GmbH (2015)*.
  • Hypothekenbank Frankfurt (formerly Eurohypo) on the disposal of non-core loan book to JP Morgan and Lone Star (2015)*.
  • Oakley Capital Private Equity on the acquisition of Parship GmbH, a market leading match-making company in Germany in a management buyout from Holtzbrinck Group (2015)*.

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

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 where he headed the tax department. Previously he practiced at Mayer Brown and Allen & Overy.


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

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Tax Advisor Exam
2nd German State Law Examination
Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) Frankfurt
1st German State Law Examination, 1997
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt
Business Diploma (Diplom-Kaufmann) in Accounting and Finance, 1994
Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität Frankfurt



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