International business law firm Olswang has been honored with the "immobilienmanager.AWARD 2012" in the category of "sharing networks and know how" becoming the first law firm ever to receive the award, immobilienmanager is Germany's most prestigious real estate magazine.
Olswang received this award thanks to the sector leading support given to international client Dundee International REIT, this was Germany's largest real estate deal in 2011. This was one of four transactions within the top 20 German real estate deals of 2011 for which Olswang provided advice. Together, Olswang's top four transactions totaled EUR 1.38 billion.
"Our successful performance over the past year clearly shows that just two years after entering the market, we are already among the top international law firms in Germany," said Christian Schede, Head of Real Estate Germany. "Our aim has been to provide clients with an integrated service that combines our unparallel sector focus in real estate, finance, capital markets and tax. We understand the market and act as business clients to our partners providing insight that looks beyond the risks and into the opportunities of each transaction."
Four business-leading transactions in one year
One out of every five leading real estate transactions in 2011 passed through Olswang Germany's doors. Our real estate experts have worked with some of the largest investors into German real estate in sector changing deals that have significantly affected the country's real estate market. The largest transaction in the German real estate investment market was the EUR 740 million investment of Dundee International REIT into a portfolio of 292 Deutsche Post properties. With this deal, Olswang paved the way for Canadian REIT to make its entrance into the European market. The firm's transaction volume from its top four real estate deals transactions totaled EUR 1.38 billion.
Three awards in one year
The "immobilienmanager.AWARD 2012" is Olswang's third real estate award in a single year. In November 2011, Olswang was selected as "Real Estate Law Firm of the Year" by the industry publication JUVE. In June 2011, Olswang was given the title "Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, Germany" by the magazine Finance Monthly.
Christian continues, "I would particularly like to thank our committed team, as well as our clients, who have placed their trust in us right from the start."
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Notes to editors
Olswang LLP is one of Europe's leading law firms in the areas of technology, media, telecommunications and real estate. The firm comprises of nearly 700 people including 100 partners, across seven European offices. Olswang is part of a 'best friends' network of leading independent law firms throughout the world.
immobilienmanager.AWARD 2012: category "sharing networks and
know how" - Olswang Germany
Real Estate Law Firm of the Year 2011, Germany - JUVE
Law Firm of the Year - M&A Awards 2011
Chambers Asia Pacific - Corporate Finance mid-market Firm of the Year 2011
Finance Monthly Law Awards 2011: Real Estate Law Firm of the Year, Germany
NOA Outsourcing Advisory of the Year 2010
The Sunday Times Best Green Companies 2010
The Law Society Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility 2010
Taxation Team of the Year 2010 - Taxation Awards
Media Law Firm of the Year - JUVE Awards 2010