Latham rushes for Linklaters real estate partner in Germany

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Latham & Watkins has added a real estate partner from Linklaters in Germany.

Carsten Loll will split his time between Latham’s Frankfurt and Munich offices, according to an announcement from Latham on Friday.

He joined Linklaters as a partner in 2017, and was previously a partner at DLA Piper for seven years, where he led the firm’s international and German real estate practice.

Loll’s practice focuses on advising private equity firms and institutional investors on real estate matters. He previously advised clients such as Blackstone and BNP Paribas REIM, according to his Linklaters page.

Michael Haas, Global Co-Chairman of Latham’s real estate practice, said, “We see exciting opportunities to further develop our European real estate practice, and the addition of Carsten will help solidify our position as the market’s premier transaction firm.

In April, Willkie Farr & Gallagher poached Latham & Watkins partner Anne Kleffmann, who left the US firm to join Willkie Farr’s Frankfurt office.

A number of firms have strengthened their real estate practices in recent months, with McDermott Will & Emery, Polsinelli, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough and Greenberg Traurig recruiting groups of real estate lawyers in the United States, with partners from various firms doing state of high demand.

Linklaters did not respond to requests for comment in time for publication.

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