International law firm Addleshaw Goddard continues its client-led expansion in Germany with a significant lateral partner hire. In May, Kristina Baurschmidt and her team will be joining the firm, further growing its real estate service offering. She will be based in Hamburg and Berlin. Previously, she was a partner in the transaction law firm Lupp + Partner and two major international law firms.

She joins together with senior associate Dr. Natalia Kreuzer. Further growth in the German real estate team is planned.

Kristina Baurschmidt has extensive experience in real estate law including construction and architectural law with a special focus on plant construction. She advises clients on the drafting and negotiation of contracts in connection with real estate transactions and project developments. With her experience in litigation Kristina is also well placed to resolve disputes out of court. Her clients include national and international real estate companies and funds, family offices and industrial companies. She has strong industry experience, particularly in the office and residential, logistics and industry sectors.

Dr. Michael Leue, Head of Germany at Addleshaw Goddard, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Kristina Baurschmidt and Natalia Kreuzer to the team, broadening our German offering. Together with our interdisciplinary team in Germany and the cross-border practice group, Kristina Baurschmidt will support our clients in their strategic growth as well as legal and commercial challenges in real estate and construction law."

"My clients appreciate the comprehensive advice on all aspects of their real estate portfolio and projects – from the purchase and project development to asset management and the exit. For them, Addleshaw Goddard's international, innovative offering and deep industry expertise provide the perfect fit," added Kristina Baurschmidt. "I look forward to contributing to the firm’s sustainable success and becoming a member of both the growing German real estate group and a thriving international team."

Addleshaw Goddard's international real estate practice has offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East and advises on the entire lifecycle of real estate matters. In cross-border projects and complex transactions, clients benefit from the group's integrated approach and deep industry knowledge.
Following the opening of its offices in Frankfurt and Munich last year, Addleshaw Goddard continues strengthening its German presence. Kristina Baurschmidt is already the second lateral partner hire this year. Most recently, banking regulatory partner Marco Zingler joined the finance team in Frankfurt. Further growth in Germany is expected.

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Addleshaw Goddard is an international law firm committed to bringing more quality, imagination and impact. With more than 1,400 lawyers in 17 offices in Germany, France, Luxembourg, the UK, Ireland, Asia and the Middle East, we are where our clients need us, advising them on all aspects of national and international business law. We are represented in Germany since the summer of 2019 and now offer comprehensive advice in the sectors of Corporate & Commercial, Finance & Projects, Litigation and Real Estate with 16 partners in our German offices. For further information, please visit


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