Abbildung der ernannten Partner, Local Partner und Counsel
21 November 2022

GSK Stockmann promotes 14 lawyers from within its ranks

At the partners’ meeting on 18 and 19 November 2022, GSK Stockmann appointed, with effect from 1 January 2023, three new Equity Partners, five Local Partners and six Counsels from within the firm. This represents a continuation of the firm’s strategy to expand its strategic advisory fields both in Germany and internationally with talent from within its own ranks, in order to support sustainable client relationships and internal career development.

The new Equity Partners are: Andreas Eichler, Antonius Jonetzki and Daniel Cammann-Reiß.

The following lawyers were promoted to Local Partner: Anna Lindner, Corinna Schumacher, Dominik Berka, Jan Kramer and Lisa Watermann.

The following lawyers have been appointed as Counsel: Anna-Lena Diedrich, Benedikt Walter, Dennis Gehnen, Felix Schill, Katharina Schiffmann and Philipp Dawirs.

With these appointments, the firm is reinforcing its corporate division, in particular the competencies tax, litigation, IT and venture capital. Furthermore, GSK Stockmann is also supporting the further development of the sectors Real Estate Investments & Asset Management and Real Estate Projects.

At the same time, GSK Stockmann is expanding the Financial Services and Funds sectors in response to the growing demand for advice in relation to ESG (environment, social, governance), among other developments.

Lawyer profiles (in alphabetical order):

Before studying law at the University of Tübingen, Dominik Berka completed a dual course of study at the Baden-Württemberg state tax authorities, from which he graduated with a degree in fiscal administration (Diplom-Finanzwirt). He has been working for GSK Stockmann in the area of tax law since being admitted to practise law in Germany in 2012. He has also been authorised to practise as a tax adviser since 2017. Berka mainly advises national and international clients on the structuring and taxation of open-ended and closed-ended fund vehicles as well as on real estate transactions (asset deal/share deal). He also advises on the taxation of public sector companies, charitable foundations and associations, and non-profit organisations.

Daniel Cammann-Reiss has been a lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2014. He studied in Berlin and also completed his legal traineeship at GSK. He advises project developers, investors and real estate portfolio holders as well as the public sector on the development of residential, commercial and infrastructure projects. His advice focuses on real estate transactions in connection with development projects and project-related real estate and building law advice. Daniel Cammann-Reiß has expertise in complex neighbourhood developments and in real estate and construction-related litigation. He is also a lecturer at the TU Berlin.

Philipp Dawirs studied law in Münster, Bielefeld and Rome. He holds an LL.M. degree in real estate law from the University of Münster. Since being admitted to practise law in Germany at the beginning of 2015, he has worked for GSK Stockmann in the area of real estate law with a focus on the asset class of hotel real estate. His areas of advice range from real estate transactions, commercial tenancy law, property/asset management to complex development projects and land law. His clients include national and international real estate investors and hotel operators.

Anna-Lena Diedrich studied law at the University of Giessen. Since being admitted to practise law in Germany in 2015, she has worked for GSK Stockmann in Frankfurt in the area of real estate law. Her work covers all areas of real estate law with a special focus on real estate transactions, legal asset management and other real estate-related issues. Her clients include national and international institutional investors such as asset management companies and insurance companies as well as internationally active project developers.

Andreas Eichler studied at the University of Mannheim and received his doctorate from the University of Augsburg. He also holds master’s degrees in international commercial law and in corporate real estate. Andreas Eichler was admitted to practise law in Germany in 2009 and joined GSK Stockmann in 2017. From the very beginning of his legal career, he has specialised in real estate transactions, large-volume leases, PM/AM contracts and advising on complex development projects. He has particular expertise in both office and logistics properties. His clients include national and international investors, project developers and non-property companies.

Dennis Gehnen studied law at the University of Osnabrück and the Free University of Berlin. After passing his second state examination, he completed a master’s degree in intellectual property law. Gehnen was admitted to practise law in Germany in 2005 and joined GSK Stockmann in 2019, where he advises on intellectual property rights and corporate law. He specialises in advising investors and founders on venture capital financing. In addition, he provides advice on trademark law and IT contract law. His clients include national and international investors, retail groups and manufacturers of branded products.

Antonius Jonetzki studied law at the University of Hamburg. He was admitted to practise law in Germany in 2010 and joined GSK Stockmann in 2014. Jonetzki specialises in dispute resolution and has extensive experience in national and international court and arbitration proceedings and alternative dispute resolution methods. Jonetzki provides comprehensive advice on complex disputes with a focus on the Funds, Capital Markets and Financial Services sectors, as well as corporate law, international trade and technical matters. Jonetzki has also been actively involved with the International Association of Young Lawyers for many years.

Jan Kramer studied law at the University of Bonn and has been working as a lawyer at GSK Stockmann since being admitted to practise law in Germany in 2017. The main focus of his work is on providing comprehensive advice on complex project developments, from acquisition through construction to sale, as well as real estate asset management. He has particular expertise in the field of ESG and the associated challenges for project developers and other construction project participants. His clients include national and international real estate investors and project developers as well as institutional investors such as asset management companies and portfolio holders.

Anna Lindner studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Würzburg. She is admitted to practise law in Germany and Luxembourg. Since 2016, she has been advising national and international investors and companies in the areas of corporate, banking & finance and equity capital markets at GSK Stockmann in Luxembourg. She specialises in transactional advice in venture capital and real estate, financing, corporate restructuring and corporate governance advice. She has particular experience in ESG issues and is co-chair of the Corporate Sustainability working group of the Luxembourg Bankers’ Association ABBL.

Katharina Schiffmann studied law at Saarland University. She was admitted to practise law in Germany and Luxembourg in 2012 and joined GSK Stockmann in 2016. She has specialised in tax law since the start of her career. Her main areas of practice include advising on international, European and Luxembourg tax law as well as cross-border tax planning and cross-border restructuring. A further focus area of her work is capital market transactions and their tax implications.

Felix Schill studied law at the University of Munich (LMU) and the Université Paris II. He has ten years of professional experience working as an assessor in tax consulting and as a lawyer in Germany and Luxembourg. He joined GSK Stockmann’s tax team in July 2019. His advice focuses on the entire life cycle of real estate and equity investments as well as complex issues relating to fund and corporate taxation. He has particular expertise in international tax law and transactional insurance. He advises capital management companies and asset managers as well as clients from the finance and insurance sectors, as well as industrial companies.

Corinna Schumacher studied law at the University of Trier. She also holds a master’s degree in international commercial and business law from the University of East Anglia in Norwich (UK). She was admitted to practise law in Luxembourg and Germany in 2013. After working in large law firms in Luxembourg, she joined GSK Stockmann in 2020. In particular, she advises private and institutional investors on the structuring and launch of Luxembourg-based investment funds. Her experience includes regulated and unregulated products in all asset classes, such as hedge funds, debt funds, private equity and real estate funds, but also private client products.

Benedikt Walter studied law at the Free University of Berlin and holds a master’s degree in building law and construction supervision from the University of Marburg. He joined GSK Stockmann in Berlin after being admitted to practise law in Germany in 2018. Walter specialises in complex real estate development projects and industrial plant engineering. He supports clients with his expertise through all planning and construction phases of their projects. In addition to drafting contracts and providing assistance during the construction phase, Walter is an expert in dispute resolution both in and out of court.

Lisa Watermann studied law at the University of Münster and the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands) after completing her training as a banker. She has worked as a lawyer at GSK Stockmann since 2013 and advises regulated companies, such as asset management companies, insurance companies and investment firms, on a wide range of regulatory issues. She has specialised in particular on the conception of investment funds and the design of distribution structures that comply with MiFID II and the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD). She focuses on advising on the implementation of sustainable finance requirements for the financial market.

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