Christian Trenkel is a solution-driven partner in real estate and real estate finance with more than 15 years of experience advising international and domestic clients. He follows a holistic approach and advises on a wide range of transactions, including single property and portfolio projects to purchase, sell, or finance office, retail, hotel, residential, and industrial assets. Christian's practice also extends to restructuring, insolvency, and securitization matters. He has advised on several landmark transactions both in terms of high-profile assets and legal complexity; the aggregate value of these transactions exceeds €2 billion.
Christian's clients include open-ended and closed-ended funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and other institutional investors, private equity firms, family offices and asset managers, as well as developers, German and international financial institutions, and alternative financing providers. Christian counsels clients during the entire term of their investment or financing as he also has extensive knowledge in tenancy laws, restructurings of real estate investments and loans, nonperforming loan transactions, and enforcement of security over real estate. He also advises clients regularly on all types of hotel documentation and on asset, property, and facility management agreements.
Christian regularly lectures at the European Business School (EBS) and is a speaker on various occasions at real estate and real estate seminars. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
- 2015 and 2017
European Sales and Tenancy Law, EBS Executive Education
- Higher Regional Court Hamburg (Second State Examination 2000); Université de Paris X-Nanterre (Maître en Droit [master's] 1996); Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (First State Examination 1995)
- Federal Republic of Germany and solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Named one of Germany's best lawyers in real estate law in 2021 by Handelsblatt, the leading German business publication
Legal 500 Deutschland (2021): recommended for real estate law
- Native German speaker; fluent in English; good command of French