Elie Kaufman is a member of Bird & Bird’s real estate and restructuring and insolvency practice groups. He advises international and domestic clients in matters relating to German real estate, covering the entire property life cycle and insolvency law matters, in particular advising clients facing the insolvency of business partners. Offering in-depth expertise in transactional advice on the acquisition, disposal, financing, enforcement or management of properties as well as in commercial lease agreements, Elie advises property users, investors, owners and developers, as well as banks. He acts in sectors as diverse as financial services and technology and communications, on one-time or strategic investments, divestments and corporate real estate management. In addition, Elie advises on matters in insolvency law, supporting clients facing the insolvency of business partners, where he helps navigate insolvency proceedings and enforcement rights, and concludes transactions with insolvency administrators. During his legal traineeship, Elie worked for international law firms and in particular for a firm specialising in Franco-German commercial relationships, bringing a fluent command of both cultures as a dual national of Germany and France.