Dorothee Atwell

Dorothee Atwell


Dorothee specialises in advising investment fund managers, institutional investors, asset managers as well as open and closed-end fund vehicles in Germany and abroad.

She has extensive experience in advising on the increasingly important regulatory aspects in connection with the set-up, structuring and management of funds and their acquisition targets as well as in fund due diligence and the regulation of fund managers and institutional investors. She also specialises in structuring funds with respect to sustainability aspects. On the asset side, Dorothee focusses on real estate and other alternative investments.

Dorothee heads the German Funds and Asset Management practice.


Representative matters

Client on the structuring of an investment fund for the real estate asset class that is eligible for the participation quota.

Client on the regulatory assessment of the sale and repayment of an existing bond and loan financing of a sub-portfolio of 24 residential properties in Japan.

A fund on the transfer of its target investment to an Alternative Investment Vehicle (AIV).

Client (on behalf of a real estate special fund) on regulatory issues in connection with the planned refinancing of a commercial property located in the USA.



Rechtsanwältin, Germany, 2019

Solicitor, England and Wales, 2012

Attorney-at-Law, New York, 2010


LL.M., Southern Methodist University, USA, 2009
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.