We are delighted to introduce Marwin Walterscheidt, who has been serving as our Legal Counsel since November of last year. With over 12 years of experience in commercial law, including six years at the real estate law firm Bottermann Khorrami, Marwin brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge to our company. In this Q&A, we’ll get to know Marwin a bit better and learn about his background, insights on legal challenges facing businesses, and thoughts on the latest trends and developments in real estate law.
Marwin Walterscheidt, General Counsel at GFORM: “I am excited to be a part of GFORM and look forward to working with the team. This is a great opportunity for me to bring my expertise in commercial law, particularly in the real estate field, to a dynamic and growing organisation.”
Marwin was always fascinated by the legal system and studied European Business Law at the universities of Cologne and Amsterdam. After completing his degree, he started his career in the legal department of one of the top 5 auditing firms in Germany and gradually worked his way up into the real estate sector, ultimately working as commercial lawyer with the focus on real estate related M&A transactions. Real estate law has always been an area of interest for Marwin, having the opportunity to work on really interesting cases in that field.
What are some of the most common legal challenges that businesses face, and how can they navigate them?
M: “One of the most common challenges is ensuring that a company’s contracts are legally sound and protect their interests. Another challenge is dealing with regulatory compliance, which can be a complex and ever-changing landscape. In terms of navigating these challenges, it’s important to work with a skilled legal professional who can provide guidance and support. It’s also important to stay informed about changes in the law and regulatory environment, so that you can proactively address any potential issues.”
What do you see as the biggest trends or developments in real estate law currently?
M: “One of the biggest trends right now is the increasing use of technology in real estate transactions. For example, blockchain technology can be used to simplify complex processes and streamline the due diligence procedure. Another trend is the growing importance of environmental and sustainability considerations in real estate transactions. As climate change becomes an increasingly urgent issue, more and more investors are looking for properties that are environmentally friendly and sustainable. As a result, there is a growing need for legal professionals who are well-versed in these areas.”
James McEvoy, CEO of GFORM comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Marwin to our team and believe that his unparallel experience gained from operating at the highest level in the legal sector will be of huge support to our team and the company as we continue to grow our expertise and services. The successful management of grocery anchored retail assets in the future will require legal expertise that Marwin brings to the table.”