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Annette Griesbach, Counsel

Annette Griesbach




German, English

Practice areas

  • Real estate
  • Real estate development and regeneration
  • Real estate investment
  • Real estate planning
  • Real estate sector

Practice notes

Annette is a Counsel in the Real Estate practice group in the Hamburg office of Eversheds Sutherland.

Her area of advice covers all aspects of commercial real estate transactions (individual and portfolio transactions), in particular contract drafting, purchase contract negotiations, structuring and carrying out due diligence procedures. Her clients also value her special expertise in commercial tenancy law. This includes the drafting of sample lease agreements as well as the drafting and negotiating of individual commercial lease agreements. During her more than 20 years of experience, Annette has acquired special know-how in the field of logistics properties and has been advising project developers in this area for many years. In addition, her clients include institutional investors as well as other real estate investors.

Annette studied law at the University of Passau. Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, she worked at a major law firm in the area of real estate for more than 20 years.

Annette has been listed for real estate law by Best Lawyers. Furthermore she is named as a "frequently recommended" lawyer for real estate and construction law (JUVE 2016/2017). She is recommended for her "very strong negotiation skills" and her "quick handling of matters" (The Legal 500 Deutschland 2017). Her clients appreciate the fact that she is "always available and quickly able to take action" (JUVE 2016/2017). In the area of tenancy law, her clients describe her as an "expert in her field" (JUVE 2013/2014).

Annette's recent experience includes advising:

  • an international project developer on the development and sale of logistics properties
  • an institutional investor on the acquisition and sale of logistics and office properties
  • an institutional investor on the acquisition of a portfolio of 20 specialist stores in Germany
  • an institutional investor on the acquisition of a commercial real estate package with 34 office and retail properties in Germany and Austria
  • Union Investment Real Estate on the sale of the Pegasus portfolio; this transaction was described as the "Portfolio Deal of the Decade" by the expert magazine Property EU in April 2017

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