McDermott Expands its German Real Estate Practice with the Appointment of Dr. Johannes Honzen


Frankfurt a.M., January 5, 2022 – International law firm McDermott Will & Emery is continuing the expansion of its real estate practice in Germany with the addition of another partner. Dr. Johannes Honzen joined the real estate practice in Frankfurt as a partner at the beginning of the year. He previously worked as Counsel at Hengeler Mueller.

Dr. Johannes Honzen advises national and international companies as well as private equity and other financial investors on real estate transactions and joint ventures. In recent years, he has been involved in a number of well-known real estate projects in various asset classes.

“The addition of Dr. Johannes Honzen is part of our strategic growth in Germany. Not only does he have excellent references, but he is also an excellent fit for us both professionally and personally,” said practice group head Dr. Jens Ortmanns. “We are very pleased to welcome such a competent addition to our team.”

Dr. Johannes Honzen added, “McDermott stands for high quality and innovation. The firm’s setup in the areas of transactions and private equity is a perfect fit for my practice. I am very much looking forward to making a significant contribution to the firm’s further development in my new role.”

McDermott’s Real Estate Practice Group has established itself as one of the market leaders in the field of real estate transactions in Germany in recent years, with numerous high-profile projects. In 2015, the practice group received the JUVE Award as “Law Firm of the Year for Real Estate Law” for its outstanding development. This was followed by renewed nominations for the prestigious award in 2017 and 2021.

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