ChristianTrenkel

Partner

Munich + 49.89.20.60.42.200

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.

Experience

  • EPH buys Nhow hotelJones Day advised Eastern Property Holdings (EPH), which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, in the acquisition of the shares of the owner of Nhow Hotel in Berlin-Friedrichshain, a Berlin design hotel with 304 rooms and a total area of 20,000 square meters.
  • Milliken & Company acquires Borchers from The Jordan CompanyJones Day advised Milliken & Company in its acquisition of Borchers Group Limited, a global specialty chemicals company known for its innovative high-performance coating additives and specialty catalyst solutions, from The Jordan Company, L.P.
  • Pandox acquires seven hotel properties in Germany from HR Group for €290 millionJones Day advised Pandox AB, a leading hotel investor in Northern Europe, on the acquisition of seven German hotel properties with a total of 1,532 rooms from HR Group for €290 million.
  • Pandox AB purchases two hotel properties in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands)Jones Day advised Pandox AB on the €83 million purchase of two hotel properties and the respective hotel operations in Hanover and The Hague (Netherlands) from Grape Hospitality.
  • Deutsche Beteiligungs AG sold investment in InfianaJones Day advised DBAG Fund VI, a fund advised by Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG), on the auction sale of the portfolio company Infiana Group GmbH and indirectly all of its subsidiaries to funds advised by Pamplona Capital Management.
  • StepStone Group forms joint venture with ActivumJones Day advised StepStone Group LP on the formation of a joint venture with Activum SG, an investor in European real estate related sectors, in connection with its investment in four residential and commercial real estate assets located in Spain and Germany.
  • Koch-Glitsch acquired Julius Montz from Pfaudler GroupJones Day advised Koch-Glitsch, a subsidiary of Koch Engineered Solutions (KES) and its parent company Koch Industries, Inc., in the acquisition of chemical and pharmaceutical process equipment and technology supplier Julius Montz GmbH (Montz) from the Pfaudler Group, a portfolio company of Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG).
  • Nordson acquires Optical Control GmbH & Co. KGJones Day advised Nordson Corporation in its acquisition of Optical Control GmbH & Co. KG, a German designer and developer of high speed, fully automatic counting systems utilizing x-ray technology.
  • Pandox acquires three hotel properties in Germany for €103 million (US$115 million)Jones Day advised Pandox AB in its €103 million (US$115 million) acquisition of three hotel properties in Germany.
  • Fosun acquires FFT GroupJones Day advised Fosun International Limited with the acquisition of FFT GmbH & Co. KGaA ("FFT") from ATON GmbH.
  • Molex acquires Laird Connected Vehicle Solutions divisionJones Day advised Molex Electronic Technologies, LLC, a leading global manufacturer of electronic solutions, on its acquisition of the Connected Vehicle Solutions division of Laird Limited.
  • Aurora Resurgence sells Alltub Group to One Equity PartnersJones Day advised Aurora Resurgence in the sale of portfolio company Alltub Group to One Equity Partners.
  • Georgia-Pacific sells European nonwovens business to Glatfelter for $185 millionJones Day advised Georgia-Pacific LLC ("GP") in the sale of its European nonwovens business to Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and engineered products, for $185 million.
  • Ferro acquires Ernst-Diegel GmbHJones Day advised Ferro Corporation in its acquisition of Ernst-Diegel GmbH.
  • Reifen Krieg Group acquired by European FinTyre Distribution LimitedJones Day advised the current owners of Reifen Krieg on the disposal of privately held Reifen Krieg Group, a leading full-range tire wholesaler in Germany, to European FinTyre Distribution Limited ("EfTD").
  • Reifen-Müller acquired by Hankook TireJones Day advised Reifen-Müller on the sale of the company, one of Germany's largest and independent tire wholesalers and retailers, to Hankook Tire.
  • LaSalle acquires portfolio of cash and carry stores in MadridJones Day has advised LaSalle Investment Management in its €86.5 million (US$101 million) acquisition and leaseback transaction concerning three strategic cash and carry stores and corporate headquarters in Madrid (Total GLA : 32,000 sqm), sold and operated by Makro Spain (a subsidiary of Metro AG).
  • Amundi Asset Management acquires “Portico” Building in Madrid, SpainJones Day advised Amundi Asset Management in connection with the acquisition of the “Portico” Building (a 34,500 sqm, fully let, multitenant office property located in Madrid) from UNION INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE GMBH.
  • Ratioparts joins Riverside's Arrowhead platformJones Day represented The Riverside Company in connection with the acquisition and related financing, with co-investor Investcorp, of Ratioparts, an add-on to the Arrowhead Engineered Products (Arrowhead) platform.
  • CORSAIR acquires Elgato GamingJones Day advised Corsair Gaming, Inc., a portfolio company of EagleTree Capital, in connection with the acquisition of the gaming division of Elgato Systems GmbH, which develops, designs and manufactures video game streaming software and hardware products.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • 2015 and 2017
      European Sales and Tenancy Law, EBS Executive Education
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