Dr. Jens Ortmanns - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Jens Ortmanns advises national and international real estate investors on domestic and cross-border transactions, property developments, financings and joint ventures. Jens is the head of the Firm’s European Real Estate Group and managing partner of the Firm’s Düsseldorf office, and is part of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He has particularly extensive experience in the following:

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  • Advised Art-Invest on the acquisition and acquisition financing of the Allianz headquarter in Cologne
  • Advised Blackstone on the acquisition of the Pollux office tower in Frankfurt
  • Advised SEB Investment on the sale of a pan-European office portfolio, including assets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Hamburg, London, Milan, Paris and Rotterdam

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2023 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Corporate Law, Private Equity Law and Real Estate Law
  • WirtschaftsWoche 2022: Recommended as “Top Lawyer 2022” for Real Estate Law
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2017 – 2022 Germany: Leading Lawyer for Real Estate Law
  • The Legal 500 EMEA 2021, ‘Leading Individual’ in Germany: Real Estate
  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™ 2021 Germany: Lawyer of the Year and Leading Lawyer for Real Estate Law
  • Chambers Europe 2021, Band 2 in Germany: Real Estate
  • The Legal 500 Germany 2020, Band 1: Real Estate
  • JUVE Handbuch
  • Chambers Europe 2023, Band 2 in Germany: Real Estate


University of Trier, Dr. jur. (PhD), 2002
Higher Regional Court of Cologne, Second State Exam, 2002
University of Trier, First State Exam, 1999
Université d’Orléans, 1997 – 1998


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