Heiko Petzold heads the German real estate law practice group at Osborne Clarke. He has many years of experience in advising national and international investors, banks and project developers with a focus on the real estate industry.

His area of expertise includes real estate transactions by way of asset or share deals as well as project developments. This included large portfolio transactions as well as large individual properties from various asset classes. The support of investors and banks in real estate financing and the purchase and subsequent work-out of non-performing loan portfolios secured by real estate form a further focus of his activities.

After his apprenticeship as a banker, Heiko studied law in Hamburg. He started his legal career in large international law firms and was a partner in a boutique law firm focusing on real estate before joining Osborne Clarke in 2021.

Octane Group

Osborne Clarke has advised the Canadian Octane Group on the acquisition of Aesculap AG's stake in Reutlingen-based TETEC Tissue Engineering Technologies AG on an interdisciplinary basis, read more.


Osborne Clarke advises Scout24 on acquisition of Sprengnetter Group, read more.

Zetland and MBS

Osborne Clarke advises Zetland and MBS on financing of housing projects through HCOB, read more

Borealis Hotel Group

Osborne Clarke advises Borealis Hotel Group on the acquisition (including acquisition financing) of Bierwirth & Kluth Unternehmensgruppe, read more

Domicil Real Estate AG

Osborne Clarke advises Domicil Real Estate AG on block sale in Thuringia, read more

HIH Real Estate

Osborne Clarke advises HIH on purchase of 8,000 sqm office building in London 

PFA Pension

Among the most important mandates in recent years was advising PFA Pension on the acquisition of various large real estate portfolios, including the so-called Century Portfolio, and the subsequent partial refinancing.