Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure
Nicole Bittlingmayer has more than 20 years of experience in advising German and international clients on investment and regulatory law. She focuses on advising on licensing and registration procedures as well as product-related approval procedures, on the cross-border structuring, launch, administration and liquidation of alternative investment funds, on the structuring and implementation of service KVG models and on outsourcing issues as well as on national and international transactions (with a focus on real estate). Her clients include German and international fund management companies, alternative investment funds, asset managers, custodians and institutional investors. One focus of her advisory work is currently in the area of Sustainable Finance/ESG. In particular, she advises on compliance with the regulatory requirements of Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (Disclosure Regulation) and Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (Taxonomy Regulation), assists with the implementation of disclosure requirements at company and product level and advises on reporting obligations.
Nicole Bittlingmayer studied law at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (Germany). In 2000, she commenced her professional career in a company of the METRO Group, advising on real estate and M&A transactions. From 2002 to 2007, she worked as Legal Counsel at Oppenheim Immobilien-Kapitalanlagegesellschaft mbH (today, PATRIZIA Frankfurt Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH), then the leading management company for open-end institutional real estate funds in the market.
As a member of the company’s legal department, Nicole Bittlingmayer primarily advised on all regulatory, tax and corporate law and financing aspects of the real estate fund business, including all global real estate transactions, and on how to handle the legal relations between the company and fund investors and supervisory authorities. In 2007, Nicole Bittlingmayer moved from her in-house position to the US law firm King & Spalding LLP in Frankfurt (Germany), where she helped found the new office. She worked there as Counsel on the real estate capital markets team until April 2020.
One of her current focus areas is advising on sustainable finance/ESG. In this area, she particularly advises on compliance with the regulatory requirements under Regulation (EU) 2019/2088 (Disclosure Regulation) and Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (Taxonomy Regulation), assists with the implementation of the disclosure requirements at company and product level and advises on reporting obligations.