Flick Gocke Schaumburg opens notary's office in Berlin

Flick Gocke Schaumburg will open a notary's office in Berlin. As of November 1, 2018, lawyer and notary Carlos Katins will join the firm as of counsel with lawyers Lennart Schramm and Konstantin von Richthofen, and four notary assistants.

Carlos Katins has been licensed as a notary since 2015 and is currently working as of counsel responsible for the notary's office of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Berlin, joining the Corporate/M&A team as a lawyer in 2007. His main practice areas include notarial support for companies, founders and investors in M&A and venture capital transactions, and the notarization of real estate transactions.

Lennart Schramm, who has been with Freshfields since 2014, most recently as principal associate, and Konstantin von Richthofen, with Freshfields since 2015, previously worked in Corporate/M&A and specialized in advising companies as well as private equity and venture capital investors on M&A transactions, financing rounds and restructurings.

“With a notary's office focused not only on venture capital, corporate law and M&A, but also real estate law, we are expanding our range of services in Berlin, and we can offer many structuring services from planning to implementation,” says Florian Kutt, a partner with Flick Gocke Schaumburg in Berlin. “We are extremely pleased to do this with a well-established team that has extensive transaction experience and perfectly complements our corporate/M&A and private equity practice.”

“The expansion of our notarial services to Berlin follows the successful development of our notary’s office in Frankfurt since its launch three years ago,” comments Thomas Rödder, Chairman of Flick Gocke Schaumburg. "By doing so we are consistently pursuing our multidisciplinary approach of tax-focused legal advice.”

"I am delighted to have found in Flick Gocke Schaumburg an ideal platform for continuing to develop my notary's office,” says Carlos Katins. “Expanding the team by two experienced associates, who will acquire their own notary license in the coming years, will enable us to offer the quality that our clients expect from us, even in the face of growing demand.”

With Dr. Finn Lubberich, Flick Gocke Schaumburg opened its first corporate and real estate notary's office in Frankfurt in 2015 which focuses on cross-border transactions. Since 2017, of counsel Dr. Philipp Schweitzer has also been licensed as a notary in Frankfurt.

Flick Gocke Schaumburg is represented in Berlin by 24 lawyers and tax advisors, including four equity partners and two associated partners. The office focuses on corporate and group tax law, indirect taxes, corporate law/M&A and private equity, private clients, foundations/NPOs as well as tax criminal law and white-collar crime.