Dr. Jens Ortmanns - McDermott Will & Emery


Dr. Jens Ortmanns represents investors on all aspects of domestic and cross-border real estate projects. A significant part of Jens’ practice is devoted to complex real estate transactions, large-scale developments, joint ventures and financings.

Jens is the global head of the Firm’s Real Estate Practice Group and serves as managing partner of McDermott’s Germany offices. He also is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee and Management Committee.

Jens Ortmanns was admitted to the bar in 2002.


Jens Ortmanns inter alia advised in connection with the following acquisitions, developments and disposals:

  • Alter Wall Hamburg, Kaiserhof Cologne, Walzstahlhaus and Fürst&Friedrich Düsseldorf, Neuer Kanzlerplatz Bonn, Abraham-Lincoln-Park Wiesbaden and 25hours hotel in Florence, Italy, for Art-Invest;
  • New Heart on the Block in Düsseldorf, JV Lichtwerk Berlin and Urban Soul Bonn for die developer;
  • Chrysler Building New York; Alsterarkaden, Alsterhaus, Elbtower, Kaufmannshaus and Thalia-Haus in Hamburg; Beam, Glance, KaDeWe, Mynd, Stream, Upper West and several other projects in Berlin; Opernplatz 1, Hauptwache and several other projects in Frankfurt; Carschhaus in Düsseldorf; Oberpollinger, Corbinian and several other projects in Munich, Stuttgart and further cities for Signa;

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  • Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers™, “Leading Lawyer” in Germany: Real Estate Law, 2017-2024
  • The Legal 500 EMEA, “Leading Individual” in Germany: Real Estate Law, 2021-2024
  • JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, “Recommended”, Germany: Real Estate Law, 2023-2024

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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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