Nicole Bittlingmayer

Nicole Bittlingmayer

Nicole Bittlingmayer

Frankfurt a.M.

T +49 69 27229 24710

Industries Real Estate & Infrastructure

Areas of practice

Nicole Bittlingmayer has many years of experience advising German and international clients on German investment and regulatory law. She primarily advises on approval, licensing and registration procedures and on distribution authorisation procedures, on structuring, setting up, managing and dissolving open-end and closed-end real estate funds, on structuring and implementing service investment management company models, and on outsourcing issues, as well as on national and international real estate transactions. Her clients include German and international fund management companies, real estate funds, asset managers, custodians, and institutional real estate investors.


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.

Honors and distinctions
  • Best Lawyers (2022): Award in "Real Estate Law" (seit 2019)

  • Providing regulatory advice on the sale of an open-end special real estate fund by way of a unit deal
  • Advising investment management companies and asset managers on the regulatory compliance of national and international real estate transactions
  • Advising investment management companies and asset managers on structuring and setting up (open-end and closed-end) real estate funds, as well as on related distribution law issues and on investments by German regulated investors in such funds
  • Advising market participants on structuring and setting up cross-border fund structures (in particular in Luxembourg)
  • Advising national and international alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs) and asset managers on the distribution of investment funds
  • Advising asset managers and investment management companies on devising and implementing outsourcing structures (outsourcing/advisory models)
  • Advising national and international clients on how to establish/take over regulatory platforms (authorisation, authorisation extension and registration procedures for investment management companies under the German Capital Investment Code (Kapitalanlagegesetzbuch – KAGB))
  • Advising investment management companies and custodians on the dissolution/liquidation of special funds

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