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22.01.2013

GSK is growing its Real Estate and Banking/Finance practices with two new local partners in each area from its own ranks

In 2013, GSK Stockmann + Kollegen is continuing its organic growth with the addition of new local partners from its own ranks: Monique Franke and Dr. Thilo Franke (both Real Estate) as well as Dr. Alma Franke and Dr. Timo Patrick Bernau (both Banking/Finance) were promoted to local partners effective January 1, 2013.

Monique Franke practices in the Munich office with a focus on real estate transactions and commercial leasing. She advises mainly institutional investors in negotiations and drafting of purchase and lease agreements. She has been with GSK since 2005, first as legal trainee and since her admission to the bar in 2008 as attorney. Dr. Thilo Franke has been practicing in the Hamburg office since 2011 with a focus on transaction advice for institutional investors. Other practice areas include investment law, especially in relation to capital investment companies and open real estate investment trusts, as well as commercial leasing law.

After starting in the Finance group in the Frankfurt office in 2007, Dr. Alma Franke moved to the Munich office in 2011 in order to further build up the Finance team. Dr. Alma Franke’s practice focuses on issues related to national and international financings and restructerings on the banking as well as the investor side. In addition, she also practices banking law. Dr. Timo Patrick Bernau has been practicing in the Munich office since 2009 with a focus on banking regulatory and capital markets law. He advises especially national and international banks, financial institutions as well as investment funds and asset management companies regarding all regulatory issues and the structuring, approval and distribution of their products.

Dr. Oda Wedemeyer and Dr. Mark Butt, who are jointly responsible for human resources at GSK comment as follows: „We congratulate our new local partners and are very happy about their development as lawyers and business people. It is extremely important for our law firm to continue to grow organically.“

The full text of the press release can also be downloaded here.