Dentons adds partners in Berlin and Prague, strengthening competition and real estate teams

Dentons has added new partners in Berlin and Prague, strengthening its strength in two key practice areas in Central Europe.

Maren Tamke joins Berlin as a competition partner focusing on the technology industry, including e-commerce and online platforms.

She comes from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she started in 2007 as a paralegal and became counsel. Before joining Freshfields, she was a trainee lawyer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, assigned to the Merger Task Force.

Tamke’s arrival “marks an important step in our global strategy to develop our expertise in technology-related competition law,” said Jörg Karenfort, global co-head of competition at Dentons, in a statement. “With Maren, we are clearly aiming for the next level.”

Dentons’ competition and antitrust group in Germany now has 23 lawyers, including seven partners. In January, the firm added Johanna Redlefsen, a lawyer from Hengeler Mueller.

In Prague, Monika Kajánková joins as a real estate partner of Wilsons, where she practiced for nine years as a real estate lawyer.

His practice focuses on representing real estate investors, developers, insurers and lenders in major real estate transactions.

She advised Tesco on the sale-leaseback of its shopping center portfolio in the Czech Republic and Hungary, which included the largest shopping center in the Czech Republic, OC Letňany. She assisted Macquarie Asset Management in the acquisition of the Waltrovka office complex, as well as Reico in the acquisition of various assets in Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

“Monika is a great addition to our team,” Jiří Stržínek, co-head of Dentons’ real estate practice in the Czech Republic, said in a statement. “She brings considerable experience that will complement and further strengthen our existing real estate practice.”

Dentons’ Prague property practice now has 24 lawyers, including seven partners.

This is Dentons’ second partner addition to the Czech capital this year, following the March arrival of Zdeněk Kučera, a former head of TMT at Kinstellar, and three associates.

Berta D. Wells